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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
69%
SAT Scores Range
870-1120
ACT Scores Range
19-25
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for Eastern Michigan University

Cost

Net Price
$13,040/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,036/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,365/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,018/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,336/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,864/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
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
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.181 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.180 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
13,101Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 124 responses
Report
  • Nice
    43%
  • Approachable
    17%
  • Average
    15%
  • Depends, but most are not very inviting.
    8%
  • Below Average
    7%
  • Depends
    6%
  • Anti-Social
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
57%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.216 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.259 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 131 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    65%
  • 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 Eastern Michigan University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
37%
National
47%
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

Eastern Michigan University Reviews

2,559 reviews
All Categories
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!
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I am currently in my second year at Eastern Michigan University. My first year was amazing! I stayed in the dorms on campus and had great friends to experience college with for the first time. My classes were fairly easy but still presented their challenges.

My second year has definitely been more challenging; I'm working one on campus job and one off campus, and I'm going to school full time. The classes I'm taking have provided a heavy workload but that has kept me busy and focused.
I live in the Honors Dorm, Downing Hall, and I like it! It's right across the street from Pray Harrold, where a ton of general education classes are held, so that's convenient. It also connects to the Commons Dining Facility via an underground tunnel, which will be especially nice in winter. The laundry facility is the worst part so far - four loads of laundry costs $10, which is a lot when you're living on a full-time student budget. The mail is delivered to the front desk, and if you have the correct postage, you can send mail from there too, which is very convenient as well.