Eastern Mennonite University

Harrisonburg, VA

Eastern Mennonite, founded in 1917, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 92-acre campus is located in Harrisonburg, 60 miles from Charlottesville.

Website: www.emu.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,098
Undergraduate
Students
(62.9%) 691 Women
(37.1%) 407 Men
432
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
54% of 1,232 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.50
SAT Math
540 average
490-580 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
552 average
500-590 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23 average
20-28 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$51,660
Tuition and Fees
$37,100
Room and Board
$11,160
Average Percent of Need Met
79%
Average Freshman Award
$33,055
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$39,845
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
114
Regular Class Size
Not reported
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Campus Life

Harrisonburg Population
50,981
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
59% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Herm, the Royal Lion
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.5% Asian
9.7% Black/African-American
7.5% Hispanic/Latino
3.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
72.2% White
4.0% Unknown
International Students
4.1% from 33 countries
First-Year Students Returning
79.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   3
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   3
History    
Academic Electives   6

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1200 Park Road
City, State, Zip
Harrisonburg, VA 22802-2462
Phone
(540) 432-4118
Fax
(540) 432-4444
E-mail
admiss@emu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for some freshmen
Other
Community Lifestyle Commitment required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
54% of 1,232 applicants were admitted
Women
52% of 732 applicants were admitted
Men
56% of 500 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
212 (32%) of 662 admitted students enrolled
Women
110 (29%) of 380 admitted students enrolled
Men
102 (36%) of 282 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.50
3.75 and Above
42%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
16%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
540 average
490-580 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
5%
Score of 600 - 700
17%
Score of 500 - 600
50%
Score of 400 - 500
25%
Score of 300 - 400
3%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
552 average
500-590 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
5%
Score of 600 - 700
20%
Score of 500 - 600
51%
Score of 400 - 500
23%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
23 average
20-28 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
17%
Score of 24 - 29
34%
Score of 18 - 23
40%
Score of 12 - 17
9%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$51,660
Tuition and Fees
$37,100
Room and Board
$11,160
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$2,400
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003708
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
192 (86.1%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
181 (94.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
181 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
41 (22.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$33,055
Need-Based Gift
Received by 180 (99.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,597
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 136 (75.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,518
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 33 (18.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
36 (16.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,609

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
840 (77.7%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
772 (91.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
772 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
133 (17.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
75%
Average Award
$31,315
Need-Based Gift
Received by 764 (99.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,417
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 649 (84.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,884
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 93 (12.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
168 (15.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,317

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
72%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$39,845
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
12.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, International Students, Religious Affiliation
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,266
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Computer Science
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
  • Photography
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Theology/Theological Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Liberal arts/general studies
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
114
Part-Time Faculty
76
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Not reported
Regular Class Size
Not reported
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
450,140
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
154
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies
  • Counselor Education
  • Education--General
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Organizational Management
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Religion
  • School Nursing
  • Theology

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Harrisonburg Population
50,981
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
93 acres

Weather

Temperature
25.7 average low in January, 85.1 average high in September
Rain
114 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Harrisonburg
Nearest Train Station
20 mile(s) from campus in Staunton

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
59% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
41%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Not available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Not available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
night watchman

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Herm, the Royal Lion
School Colors
Royal blue and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Golf x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x   x  
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey x  
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey    
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, golf, rock climbing, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, young people's christian association, student government association, student education association, creation care council, black student union
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,098
Women
691 (62.9%)
Men
407 (37.1%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
942
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.5% Asian
9.7% Black/African-American
7.5% Hispanic/Latino
3.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
72.2% White
4.0% Unknown
International Students.
4.1% from 33 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
432

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
79.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
63.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 1.5%
Law 0.5%
Theology 0.5%
Arts and Sciences 2%
Medicine 1%
Education 0.5%
Other 1%

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