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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  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
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B+
Eastern Mennonite is an above-average private, Christian university located in Harrisonburg, Virginia. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,081 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Eastern Mennonite acceptance rate is 61%. Popular majors include Nursing, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Biology. Graduating 62% of students, Eastern Mennonite alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,100.
About Eastern Mennonite University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Address
1200 Park Rd
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Website
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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

Acceptance Rate
61%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
890-1170
ACT Range
20-28
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$23,452/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,178/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,819/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,431/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,213/ year
  • $110k+
    $28,388/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.22 responses
91%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.23 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.23 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,081Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
22%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
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  • Willingness to work hard
    90%
  • Exclusive
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
89%
Poll
96%
of students say they don't have Greek life.23 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.31 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    47%
  • Like no other
    29%
  • Only great if you are Mennonite
    18%
  • Flexible and accomodating
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
62%
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
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The word ‘nice’ itself is a good example of a nice adjective. It’s nondescript, the opposite of descriptive. If a friend went on vacation and described the Colosseum as ‘nice’, you wouldn’t be any wiser as to how it felt to stand in an ancient, enormous arena. Similarly, if someone described their new friend to you as ‘nice’, you wouldn’t know much about their personality or appearance.
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I enjoy EMU because of their emphasis on community building, sustainability, and peace building. They are furthering diverse student demographics racially, religiously, by gender and cultural backgrounds. It is set close to JMU, and close to downtown Harrisonburg, so there is plenty to do on weekends on campus, with other campuses, and off campus.
Since I attend the Lancaster, PA campus, I believe that this program is one of the best ones out there. So many of my fellow co-workers previously went through the program and I never heard anything negative about it. It was absolutely wonderful! As I continue on in the program with my cohort, I believe that the quality of the employers at EMU strive for excellence and ensure all the students are happy and well taken care of.