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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
1200 Park Rd
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
From Eastern Mennonite University

EMU offers rigorous academic study at the undergraduate, graduate, and seminary levels. More than 2000 students study at our main campus in Harrisonburg, Virginia, at our Lancaster, Pennsylvania site, and online. EMU encourages students, faculty, and staff to live their faith and values through service to others, peacemaking, cross-cultural engagement, and sustainability. Students, faculty, and staff collaborate, learn, and lead together.

Professors know their students by name and provide lifelong networks and support. You can choose from 50+ programs of study designed to prepare you for a career. Experience hands-on learning and mentoring from faculty as you develop marketable skills and confidence in teamwork, leadership, and intercultural communication.

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Eastern Mennonite University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
59%
SAT Range
980-1220
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$24,936/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$25,498/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.22 responses
92%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.26 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.26 responses

Majors

STEM at EMU

At EMU, STEM students receive hands-on lab experiences, personal career advice, and guidance from faculty, as well as resume-building internships and research experiences, customized for your field. We offer valuable opportunities such as in-depth cadaver labs, participation in innovative environmental conservation efforts, and national-level competition in programming and cryptanalysis contests.

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    8%
  • On Campus
    82%
  • Online
    11%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
849Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
191
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
28%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 13 responses
  • Willingness to work hard
    85%
  • Exclusive
    8%
  • Friendly
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
89%
Poll
96%
of students say they don't have Greek life.26 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.34 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
  • Friendly
    45%
  • Like no other
    30%
  • Only great if you are Mennonite
    15%
  • Flexible and accomodating
    10%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $40,300/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    58%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    93%
    National
    83%
    80%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.15 responses

    Eastern Mennonite University Reviews

    344 reviews
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    I have just started my process into Emu's program for nursing and I'm also getting involved in their soccer team. Just starting out is really scary but I have gone through the process with extremely helpful people who have took me around and assisted me no matter the problems I was having. I am very excited to start there as the experience has already been great and I have heard numerous good things. Diving into this process was not easy but with the help of staff it was easy to get anything solved so this experience so far as been excellent and I'm ready for the next four years there.
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    My experience at EMU was decent. Even though I did only spend one year attending the university I did have a nice time. The environment was very warm and welcoming there were people there all willing to help you. The food was amazing. The view was Gorgeous!
    Classes were fun and I learned a lot especially from having very good professors who actually cared about their students academics. They always worked with me and were motivated and not at all hesitant with me. This may seem unusual for most people but I only did well in a big class whereas small classes, I really needed tutoring. Tutors at the Academic Support Center really helped me and I eventually had the chance to become friends with them.