B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    C+
Eastern Michigan University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Mid-American Conference
Address
202 Welch Hall
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Website

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
75%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
873-1160
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
$12,782/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,794/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,791/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,637/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,097/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,476/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.187 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.184 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.183 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
13,079Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 127 responses
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  • Nice
    43%
  • Approachable
    18%
  • Average
    15%
  • Depends, but most are not very inviting.
    8%
  • Below Average
    7%
  • Depends
    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.219 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.262 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 134 responses
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  • Diverse
    66%
  • Diverse but still VERY cliquey
    15%
  • Mostly black
    7%
  • Diverse, comfortable for a student 25+
    6%
  • Undiverse. 65% white, 25% black with little else.
    5%
  • Cliquey
    1%
  • Full of young full-time working students.
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
40%
National
48%
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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Eastern Michigan has great departments. The one that I can speak the most highly about is the disability center. They try to meet the needs of every single student that has needs to be met. My roommate this year is a straight A student, but she has always had problems with reading. To help her they supplied her with audio books! Another great thing is that they show interest in our mental health. Eastern understands that classes can be stressful, and putting that on top of possibly being away from home for the first time, other stressful events in life, and sometimes depression, things can tend to get overwhelming. So, they took the liberty to offer EVERY student about a month of free sessions with a therapist on campus. That lovely opportunity comes from the program CAPS. Of course every school has their ups and downs, but things like this make you feel like you have someone that cares about you, and when you are away from home that can make you feel very secure in a new place.
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My experience at Eastern Michigan University is life taken. I've attend Eastern Michigan University for 4yrs. I will be a senior this fall. I enjoy that the school is very diverse and there is always something to do on campus. When it comes to different organization having basketball games, carnivals, and food tasting to get you comfortable and meeting new people while having a good time. Eastern Michigan University might not be the most popular school when it comes to sports like basketball and football, but we enjoy the fact that we can support and cheer for our fellow student who want to pursue in football or basketball as a career. Of course getting out of your dorm room is always the best because being stuck in your room will eventually become boring. They have great food but trust me, it can be very addictive and the freshman 15 will come and bit you right in the butt. (laughing) Furthermore theirs always parties and you will make memories. Trust me!
Eastern Michigan University is the best! The campus size is perfect, with a beautiful scenery all year round! The student to teacher ratio is very appropriate (30:1 in a normal class). EMU also has a very diverse campus, which I personally love. It is awesome to get to talk to and make new friends through different backgrounds! The professors are very genuine and are always looking to help students to do their best. There are several ways to get involved on campus, whether its through Greek life, academic clubs, club sports, intramural sports, jobs across campus, and more!