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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C+
Eastern Michigan is a public university located in Ypsilanti, Michigan in the Detroit Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 12,410 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Eastern Michigan acceptance rate is 45%. Popular majors include Nursing, Psychology, and Social Work and Youth Services. Graduating 40% of students, Eastern Michigan alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,000.
About Eastern Michigan University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Mid-American Conference
Address
202 Welch Hall
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Website
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Eastern Michigan 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
45%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
960-1080
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$14,090/ 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
$7,531/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.187 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.207 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.206 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,410Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,807
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 150 responses
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  • Nice
    38%
  • Approachable
    20%
  • Average
    16%
  • Depends, but most are not very inviting.
    8%
  • Depends
    6%
  • Below Average
    6%
  • Anti-Social
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
57%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.242 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.285 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 157 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    66%
  • Diverse but still VERY cliquey
    13%
  • Diverse, comfortable for a student 25+
    6%
  • Mostly black
    6%
  • Undiverse. 65% white, 25% black with little else.
    5%
  • Full of young full-time working students.
    2%
  • Home away from home
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
40%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.142 responses
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My personal experience with Eastern Michigan has not been too pleasant. However, there is so much potential for this school to grow! Right now it seems as if every department of EMU (academic services, health/food, customer service, etc) is messy. Most of the phone calls I make to EMU for assistance, they usually result with no solution/no attempts to remedy the issue at hand. I feel that if Eastern would adopt a stricter training process, where it is explained who to ask when a issue occurs, there would be less problems. I for example, almost got a "W" grade because no one knew how to help me drop a class before the deadline. This particular problem, I had tried to fix months prior to the deadline. But no one could help me, so I had the grade for a short period until I was able to prove how hard I worked to ask for help. Other than the unorganized nature of this school, it is pretty great! There is a strong diversity, caring professors, and many activities to keep student life nice.
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I have spent the last two years looking for a college that will challenge me and I could feel at home at. I just moved down in Northville after living for 25 years in Lapeer, and I have never felt more at home here. My professors work with me on ANYTHING I need or have questions about and after having some snow days they have adjusted everything to our schedules because most of us students work and study! I am so happy I picked EMU as the place to get my major and minor. the professors are all accommodating and adapt for the courses they teach. I would recommend this university to any one of my friends.
I enjoy EMU, although I have found that the area has a lot of crime. It depends on the area you are in, and around the school is not awful. EMU tends to put money in areas that could be used for things that could be more beneficial to students, but it is a work in progress. They offer free tuition after two years starting next year if you live on campus and pay your Freshman and Sophomore year. It is just a bummer that it does not apply to a lot of the students that are not included in this, but it is a good idea! There are few classes on Fridays and I have found that if the winter weather is dangerous to students, they will close the entire campus down. They try their best to balance student safety and profit.