About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern Michigan University. is a Public college. Located in Michigan, which is a city setting in Michigan, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 17,682 full time undergraduate students, and 3,564 full time graduate students.

The Eastern Michigan University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 17:1. There are 755 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Eastern Michigan University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate72%
Application Deadline
Application Fee35
SAT Range910-1140
ACT Range19-25

Admissions at EMU are considered Selective, with ,87% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 19 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

71% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 36% were in the top quarter, and 13% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

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

2%
“We”re apathetic”
15%
“We know about current events and vote”
61%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
21%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
4%
“We save it for the classroom”
23%
“Sometimes, but not often”
52%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
21%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
12%
“I only go out in groups”
50%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
37%
“I feel extremely safe”
2%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
47%
“We bought the gear”
51%
“We live for the big game”
10%
“It”s not really our thing”
14%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
54%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
22%
“We”re a very artistic group”
1%
“Haven”t met them”
4%
“Available in class”
65%
“They keep regular office hours”
30%
“They”re always available”
1%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
23%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
74%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
2%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
3%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
35%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
40%
“We only party on weekends”
21%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
10%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
56%
“There might be people who do”
32%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
2%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
2%
“We”re apathetic”
15%
“We know about current events and vote”
61%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
21%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
4%
“We save it for the classroom”
23%
“Sometimes, but not often”
52%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
21%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
12%
“I only go out in groups”
50%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
37%
“I feel extremely safe”
2%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
47%
“We bought the gear”
51%
“We live for the big game”
10%
“It”s not really our thing”
14%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
54%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
22%
“We”re a very artistic group”
1%
“Haven”t met them”
4%
“Available in class”
65%
“They keep regular office hours”
30%
“They”re always available”
1%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
23%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
74%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
2%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
3%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
35%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
40%
“We only party on weekends”
21%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
10%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
56%
“There might be people who do”
32%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
2%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Eastern Michigan University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    243 Students rated on-campus housing 3.5 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    194 Students rated off-campus housing 3.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    265 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    284 Students rated campus facilities 3.8 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    284 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    282 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    283 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    284 Students rated academics 3.9 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Eastern Michigan University?

150 Students rated Eastern Michigan University

Monica - 07/07/2021

it is a diverse school with plenty of opportunities and places to be involved. There is always someone interesting to talk to and for the most part everyone is very pleasant. The classes offered are really unique and while we're there we are almost required to expand our horizons beyond the classroom.

Selah - 06/01/2021

It's alright. The campus is nice however the lack of student life and guaranteed smell of drugs in the air kind of ruins some of the experience for me. Many of the professors are also really frustrating and are hard to follow, even for beginning classes.

Amber - 08/27/2020

I came to Eastern Michigan in fall of 2019. I was nervous about being on campus and away from home but I quickly felt like I belonged. I enjoyed my freshman year classes; my professors were always prepared and accessible when I needed assistance. As a black girl going to a PWI, I didn't feel like an outcast. Majority of the students are respectful, warm, and welcoming which is important so you can feel comfortable. I am confident in my decision to stay at Eastern Michigan University to continue my education.

Larisha - 07/14/2020

I love my school. I love my program of study and all of my professors. The campus is peaceful and it’s always something to do. You can always find your place with all of the student Orgs. There are always some changes going on and they always try to make it better.

Eastern Michigan University FAQS

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

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Eastern Michigan University is 72%. 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 have gotten the experience of being on my own. Learning in the college setting and taking my education to the next level.

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

    My school has a nice relaxed environment in which I have had plenty of oportunities to enjoy my life and make new friends that I cherish highly.

    Read all  47 answers
  4. What's unique about your campus?

    This school is very open to all ethnic groups. It is a very welcoming community and makes me feel at home and like I actually belong here.

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

    How nice the other students are around campus. Also some of my teachers that i have had have been great to me.

    Read all  46 answers
  6. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    I feel that my peers lack school spirit. I love my school, and if the school promoted more of its sports and programs then more students will be able to take pride in their school.

    Read all  44 answers
  7. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are typically either really oppinonated and open in class lectures, or they are quiet and more resereved; it really just depends on the class I am taking at the time.

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

    the thing that i consider the worst about my school is dorm room after ten sign in guest.

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

    Eastern is really diverse and they provide many oppurtunities for students to reach their full potential in life. I love the campus because it's not too big and the classrooms are stull good to build a connection with the teacher.

    Read all  40 answers
  10. What kind of person should attend this school?

    the type of person that wants to succeed in life and make something of themselves.

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

    Anyone.

    Read all  39 answers
  12. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I would have known that there were so many hoops through which I would have to jump to get to the place where I wanted to go. It was not clear at the time (1968-1970

    Read all  35 answers
  13. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Eastern Michigan University is known for their College of Business. Eastern was voted one of the best business schools in the state for over 20 years.

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

    The stereotype Eastern has is the cheap black school. This is incorrect, while we do have a larger body of blacks than most, there are just as many other races and ethnic groups. The cheap stereotype comes from our lower tuition rate, which makes the school more affordable, not cheap in a rundown way.

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  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    I love Eastern Michigan University. I have had my fair shares of issues with the school, like problems with figuring out financial aid, registering for classes, and Professors who were just flat out rude. However, this school has been one of the best things that has ever happened to me. For the most part, the people there are very friendly and accepting. I have been able to get help whenever frustrated and needing answers. My current GPA is so much larger than high school and it's because I am actually enjoying my classes and eager to learn. I am so proud to be an Eastern Eagle, and my fellow classmates seem to feel the same way. There is so much support at every event I have ever gone to (from football games to poetry nights). I have never seen such a diverse group of people be so supportive and accepting of one another as Eastern Michigan students and staff. It is just a great environment that I will always love and remember. College has been so special to me and I am just a commuter. The life of a student living on campus is even more enjoyable. They are front and center in the action and get to participate in many of the great events that Eastern has.

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  16. What are the academics like at your school?

    To be honest I am not sure what this question is asking so I am just going to go with what I think it's asking. Eastern is a fairly easy school to enroll in. They understand that standardized testing does not prove your academic ability and because of this the ACT and GPA requirements are not as high. This does not mean the courses available are any less trying. It is like any other university and it depends on the professor you have to determine the level of difficulty.

    Read all  12 answers
  17. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    This is something I am not sure I am qualified to answer. I am not really involved with any particular group or activities on campus because of the amount I work. Though if i had to guess I would say it is Greek life and the LBGT community.

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  18. What are your classes like?

    I have enjoyed majority of the classes as I have had a Eastern Michigan University. They challenge me without overworking me. Many of my classes have been very interesting and engaging. I think I have only had a handful of classes that I sincerely did not like and that was because I did not like the Professors' teaching styles. I am a big visual learner. I also love listening to lectures that are direct and give me the information I need. The class that I least enjoyed did not give me the information I needed directly and my grade relied heavily on reading of a text book. That's just not my thing.

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  19. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    Well, I realized it was the only school from the 11 that I applied where I would know my professors and they would know me too. I also got the chance to work on undergraduate research 1st semester 1st term and a really good scholarship

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  20. What are the most popular classes offered?

    I believe Harry Potter literature, Women's Studies and Gender sexuality.

    Read all  3 answers
  21. When you step off campus what do you see?

    amazing campus that is well maintained

    Read all  3 answers

Student Body

Students

59%

female

41%

male

17,682

Total Undergrad Enrollment

3,564

Total Grad Students

15%

Out-Of-State

84%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

269

Student Organizations

15

Fraternities

13

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

17%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
3%
% Black or African-American
19%
% Hispanic/Latino
5%
% White or Caucasian
65%

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.

97% of students attending Eastern Michigan University receive some sort of financial aid. 48% were awarded federal grants. While 62% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$27,702

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,000

Books and Supplies

$9,300

Room and Board

38,002

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$12,176
$30 - $48K
$12,618
$48 - $75K
$14,337
$75 - $110K
$16,541
$110K & UP
$17,350

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