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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 12,880 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Eastern Michigan acceptance rate is 73%. Popular majors include Nursing, Psychology, and Social Work and Youth Services. Graduating 41% of students, Eastern Michigan alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,900.
About Eastern Michigan University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Mid-American Conference
Address
202 Welch Hall
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
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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
73%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
910-1140
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
$14,268/ 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
    $12,176/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,618/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,337/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,541/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,350/ year
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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
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.197 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.196 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,880Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 140 responses
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  • Nice
    40%
  • Approachable
    19%
  • Average
    16%
  • Depends, but most are not very inviting.
    9%
  • Below Average
    6%
  • Depends
    6%
  • Anti-Social
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.232 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.275 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 147 responses
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  • Diverse
    65%
  • Diverse but still VERY cliquey
    14%
  • Mostly black
    6%
  • Diverse, comfortable for a student 25+
    5%
  • 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
$37,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
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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Eastern's campus isn't huge so everything is nearby and close together. It's mostly a commuter school though. Living in the dorms is nice because of the proximity to classes being so close but the food isn't much of a highlight. Eastern offers mostly Monday - Thursday classes. It's actually difficult to find Friday courses, giving a large majority of students a three day weekend! Events that occur on campus usually end up going Monday - Thursday as well, but if you're staying on campus during the three-day weekend there's not much around. There are nearby parks and Depot Town, but not very much after that. If you go a bit further, Ann Arbor is not too far away and a great place to hang out at! For incoming freshman, orientation is really awesome (even if you're not commuting). The best way to have fun is to be a part of something!
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I love this school. It tends to have a bad reputation, especially from where I come from, but I have nothing but great things to say about it. Campus culture is very work oriented, many people here are ready to really earn their way to what they want to do. Eastern is very community based, and that is shown in Ypsilanti, and the kind people around you. Very diverse student body. EMU tends to be too focused on the work at times, which is never a bad thing, but we could learn to relax. You have to work to get the experience that you want. Don't expect to pay tuition and love it - get involved, talk to your professors, do community service, look into study abroad, talk to your classmates, do research! There is plenty there if you grab it.
Eastern Michigan University has a very diverse population, so students can easily interact with other cultures that they may have never been exposed to. It has so many clubs and activities to allow for everyone to find their place in the college, and if there isn't a club that someone was hoping to take part of it's super easy to start one! The intimate class sizes allows for a very close relationship with the professors and an overall better learning experience. The people there truly make you feel at home. They also have fantastic majors for a wide variety of students.