Eastern Michigan University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More

Eastern Michigan University
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Eastern Michigan University Admissions Overview:

Around three-quarters of applicants will be admitted to Eastern Michigan University each year, making it accessible to most applicants. Students with good grades and solid test scores will have a better chance of being admitted. Interested students should visit the school's website for application instructions, and to contact the admissions office with any questions. Campus visits are not required, but always encouraged. In addition to submitting an application, prospective students will also need to send in high school transcripts and scores from the SAT or ACT.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Eastern Michigan University Description:

Eastern Michigan University is one of Michigan's 15 public universities; it is located in Ypsilanti, a small city in the southeast of the state between Ann Arbor and Detroit. Eastern Michigan University has well-regarded programs in business, forensics, nursing, and education, to name a few. The university also wins high marks for its African-American graduation numbers. On the student-life front, EMU has over 340 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.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 21,246 (17,682 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 41% Male / 59% Female
  • 73% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $11,209 (in-state); $27,702 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,100 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,300
  • Other Expenses: $2,240
  • Total Cost: $23,749 (in-state); $40,242 (out-of-state)

Eastern Michigan University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 97%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 96%
    • Loans: 62%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,901
    • Loans: $6,168

Academic Programs:

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 75%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 13%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 41%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field, Basketball, Golf, Wrestling, Baseball, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Swimming and Diving, Golf, Rowing, Gymnastics, Track and Field, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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