About Eastern Mennonite University

Founded in 1917, Eastern Mennonite University. is a Private college. Located in Virginia, which is a city setting in Virginia, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 1,259 full time undergraduate students, and 486 full time graduate students.

The Eastern Mennonite University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 10:1. There are 104 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Eastern Mennonite University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate61%
Application Deadline
Application Fee25
SAT Range890-1170
ACT Range20-28

Admissions at EMU are considered Selective, with ,10% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 18 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

83% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 47% were in the top quarter, and 20% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Eastern Mennonite University.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
14%
“We know about current events and vote”
43%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
43%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
29%
“We save it for the classroom”
14%
“Sometimes, but not often”
43%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
14%
“All the time, including weekends”
14%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
29%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
57%
“I feel extremely safe”
25%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
50%
“We bought the gear”
25%
“We live for the big game”
29%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
71%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
14%
“Haven”t met them”
14%
“Available in class”
29%
“They keep regular office hours”
43%
“They”re always available”
71%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
29%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
57%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
14%
“We only party on weekends”
29%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
14%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
71%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
14%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
14%
“We know about current events and vote”
43%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
43%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
29%
“We save it for the classroom”
14%
“Sometimes, but not often”
43%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
14%
“All the time, including weekends”
14%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
29%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
57%
“I feel extremely safe”
25%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
50%
“We bought the gear”
25%
“We live for the big game”
29%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
71%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
14%
“Haven”t met them”
14%
“Available in class”
29%
“They keep regular office hours”
43%
“They”re always available”
71%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
29%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
57%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
14%
“We only party on weekends”
29%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
14%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
71%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
14%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    38 Students rated on-campus housing 3.8 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    25 Students rated off-campus housing 3.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    40 Students rated campus food 3.7 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    40 Students rated campus facilities 3.9 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    40 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 73 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    39 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 26 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    39 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 51 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    39 Students rated academics 3.9 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

Eastern Mennonite University REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Eastern Mennonite University?

9 Students rated Eastern Mennonite University

Dianne - 04/20/2024

My opinion about Eastern Mennonite is it is like home away from home. And the teacher to student relations are the best I have ever seen in a school. It location is perfect because it is located in a valley that makes it a better environment to study.

Adam - 09/26/2019

It is a very nice campus to visit. placed in the Shenandoah valley, it has a very nice view especially from the top of the hill. everyone is nice and they are very helpful, even if you are not a student there. they make you feel welcome and try to help you to the best of their abilities.

Gefania - 04/10/2019

Eastern Mennonite University is an academically strong university with a family-friendly feeling. EMU has created an affordable safe environment for students with room to grow and improve. Students are guaranteed a bright future with a degree from EMU.

Jazmin - 06/06/2018

Hate that school! I encourage anyone thinking of going there to think twice. The only good thing about the school was it is a safe campus and very small class sizes. Some of the professors are down right hateful and spiteful. I actually can not believe i stayed at this school for the amount of time that I did. Some of my other classmates also hated it. This place is definitely a waste of time and money. I completely regret this waste of time. The only good thing I got of this experience was a life long friend.

Eastern Mennonite University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Eastern Mennonite University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Eastern Mennonite University is 61%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I would give an advice for myself, do every school work ahead. Starting from application, easays, and decide early which school I want to go and why I want to go that specific school, in addtion of mind readiness. Other than this I will tell my self to make sure that i can affored that school financially.

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  3. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    EMU is a small Christian college that thrives on welcoming people into their community.

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are nice but unique in their own ways.

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    The small class sizes allow students and professors to actually get to know eachother. Professors are very willing to help students both academically and in other areas they may be stuggling with. Professors offer students many opportunties to join their research projects. There is also a strong professor led study abroad program that allows students to become involved in another culture rather than just being tourists.

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  6. What kind of person should attend this school?

    This school is perfect for a community oriented person.

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  7. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    EMU is probably best known for their Cross-Cultural Study programs. I went to the Middle East for a semester for mine. The Cross Cultural program is a little different from most study abroad programs because it emphasizes full submersion into the culture. I loved with a Palestinian family for 3 weeks, then we stayed on kibbutzes in Israel. It is a very wholistic and enriching experience. You get a true sense of the culture and an experienced world traveler by the end of the trip. You even get a week to go anywhere on your own in that region!

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  8. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish that I had looked more into the art program, or asked to sit in on a few studio classes.

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  9. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Community! Eastern Mennonite is all about the community. We are a big enough school that not everything knows everyone but small enough that we can have game nights, watch movies together and build a friendly community within the student body. It's definitly been something I like and value about my school.

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  10. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    For me, the only thing would be distance. Anything worse and I would not be going there, right?

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  11. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Th emost frustrating thing would be the stereotypes about my school even in Harrisonburg. Most are untrue and people aren't open to the possibility that maybe their perceptions are wrong.

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  12. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Any person can attend EMU, but if you want your life to change for the good then this is the place of growth-Eastern Mennonite University, where you can be You!

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  13. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Best Thing: I went there One Thing I Would Change: That it is legal to smoke on campus, screw that. Is it too large/small, etc? No How do people react when I tell them I go there? They don't because I don't talk to people. where did I spend most time on campus? In my classes. "What College town?" School Administration? They suck. They are a bunch of old, fat, and rude white ladies. Biggest controversy on campus: Angry fucking people fighting over religious folk. Is there school pride? Yes, a big group of idiots who love this school more than breathing run around with joy and mirth over this school, but all campuses have fools. Unusual things about this school? Nothing if you count grass as unusual. What experience will I always remember Getting the hell out through graduating. Frequent student complaints? Don't know, I try to ignore all other people here.

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  14. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    that over all its a good school

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  15. What are the academics like at your school?

    Do professors know your name? Some, naturally. Tell us about your favourite class. It was my favourite. Least favourite? I hated it. How often do students study? Hell if I know. Is class participation common? Not in a gen-Ed course. Do the students have intellectual conversations outside of class? No, they're fucking dumb. Are students competitive? Stupidly so, they like sports, of course they do. What's the most unique class you've taken? There is not any here. Tell us about your major / department. It's sociology, yay. Do you spend time with professors outside of class? No, that's not legal. How do you feel about this school's academic requirements? Whatever.

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  16. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    I don't do groups.

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  17. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    Mostly Frat kids (I'll use the male term instead of the Greek sisters because males are the standard by which us people with vaginas have to live anyway, go sexism!) Yes, the idiots are all over and the stereotype is accurate.

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Student Body

Students

65%

female

35%

male

1,259

Total Undergrad Enrollment

486

Total Grad Students

27%

Out-Of-State

69%

In-State

4%

International

Organizations

33

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

44%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
9%
% Hispanic/Latino
8%
% White or Caucasian
72%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

99% of students attending Eastern Mennonite University receive some sort of financial aid. 43% were awarded federal grants. While 78% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$34,200

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,000

Books and Supplies

$10,660

Room and Board

45,860

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$21,178
$30 - $48K
$19,819
$48 - $75K
$20,431
$75 - $110K
$24,213
$110K & UP
$28,388

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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