Eastern Michigan University: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

Eastern Michigan University

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Eastern Michigan University is a public research university with an acceptance rate of 76%. Located in Ypsilanti, a small city between Ann Arbor and Detroit, Eastern Michigan University has well-regarded programs in business, forensics, nursing, and education. EMU has over 250 student clubs and organizations and an active Greek system. On the athletic front, the Eastern Michigan Eagles compete in the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference. Popular sports include football, golf, basketball, track and field, swimming, and softball.

Considering applying to Eastern Michigan University? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Eastern Michigan University had an acceptance rate of 76%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 76 students were admitted, making Eastern Michigan's admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 14,577
Percent Admitted 76%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 22%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Eastern Michigan University requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 85% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 450 590
Math 440 580
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of Eastern Michigan's admitted students fall within the bottom 29% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Eastern Michigan scored between 450 and 590, while 25% scored below 450 and 25% scored above 590. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 440 and 580, while 25% scored below 440 and 25% scored above 580. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1170 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Eastern Michigan.

Requirements

Eastern Michigan University does not require the SAT writing section or SAT Subject tests. Note that Eastern Michigan does not superscore SAT results, your highest composite SAT score from a single test date will be considered.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Eastern Michigan University requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 25% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 13 24
Math 16 23
Composite 15 23

This admissions data tells us that most of Eastern Michigan's admitted students fall within the bottom 20% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Eastern Michigan received a composite ACT score between 15 and 23, while 25% scored above 23 and 25% scored below 15.

Requirements

EMU does not require the ACT writing section. Note that Eastern Michigan does not superscore ACT results, your highest composite ACT score from a single test date will be considered.

GPA

In 2018, the average high school GPA of Eastern Michigan University's incoming freshmen class was 3.29. This data suggests that most successful applicants to EMU have primarily B grades.

Admissions Chances

Eastern Michigan University, which accepts more than three-quarters of applicants, has a somewhat selective admissions process. If your SAT/ACT scores and GPA fall within the school's average range, you have a strong chance of being accepted. Note that EMU admits students on a sliding scale that combines high school GPA and SAT or scores. Students with high GPAs, may be admitted with below average test scores, and students with high test scores, may be admitted with a lower-than-average GPAs.

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