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.
Eastern Michigan University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.187 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.207 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.206 responses
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.242 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.285 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.142 responses
Eastern Michigan University Reviews
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.
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.