Eastern Mennonite University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Eastern Mennonite University
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Eastern Mennonite University Admissions Overview:

EMU is a fairly accessible school, as it admits just over six out of every ten students who apply. Most admitted students have grades in the "B" range or higher, a combined SAT score of 950 or better, and an ACT composite score of 19 or better. Keep in mind that some students with grades and scores below these ranges still manage to get in. To apply, interested students should submit a completed application, official high school transcripts, and scores from the SAT or ACT. Be sure to visit EMU's admissions website for updated requirements, and to contact the admissions office with any questions. 

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Eastern Mennonite University Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Eastern Mennonite University Description:

A small faith-based University of the Anabaptist Mennonite perspective, Eastern Mennonite University is located in Harrisonburg, Virginia, with a satellite campus in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Outdoor lovers will appreciate the main campus's location along the Blue Ridge Parkway with biking, kayaking, fishing, hiking, and skiing opportunities all nearby. Eastern Mennonite has an average student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1 which allows for students to have small class sizes and easy access to their professors. Eastern Mennonite advertises that they wish for their students not only to learn from their faith’s perspective, but also to think cross-culturally. For this reason, the college encourages its students to study abroad while they attend the university. EMU students do well after graduation, and the university boasts a 98% employment placement rate of their students within a year of their graduation. Student life is active with a range of clubs and performance groups. On the athletic front, the EMU Royals compete in the NCAA Old Dominion Athletic Conference. The college fields seven men's and eight women's intercollegiate sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,745 (1,259 undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 35% Male / 65% Female
  • 86% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $34,200
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,660
  • Other Expenses: $1,740
  • Total Cost: $47,600

Eastern Mennonite University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 78%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $21,107
    • Loans: $8,960

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Liberal Arts, Management and Organizational Development, Nursing, Peacebuilding, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 74%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 47%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 62%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Track and Field, Volleyball, Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Golf, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Golf, Field Hockey, Track and Field, Cross Country, Volleyball, Softball, Soccer

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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