Eastern Michigan University

Ypsilanti, MI

Eastern Michigan University, founded in 1849, is a public, multipurpose university. It delivers "The Learning Edge," the valuable competencies students gain through real-world application and experimental learning. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Human Services and Technology. Eastern emphasizes both relevant coursework and out-of-class experiences, thus preparing students for both gainful employment and, if desired, postgraduate study. Its 460-acre campus is located in Ypsilanti, seven miles from Ann Arbor.

Website: www.emich.edu/

Public
Co-ed
16,997
Undergraduate
Students
(59.4%) 10,098 Women
(40.6%) 6,899 Men
3,316
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
73% of 16,012 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.30
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
19-25 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$24,042
Tuition and Fees
$10,786
Room and Board
$10,248
Average Percent of Need Met
45%
Average Freshman Award
$10,667
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$30,205
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
760
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 25% of classes
20-29 students: 40% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Ypsilanti Population
487,519,809
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Detroit
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
22% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Swoop the Eagle
Sororities
4% of women participate
Fraternities
4% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.7% Asian
18.6% Black/African-American
5.3% Hispanic/Latino
4.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
65.4% White
3.6% Unknown
International Students
1.8%
First-Year Students Returning
72.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
32.4%
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   4
Science   4
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   2
History   1
Academic Electives   4

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
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: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
 
City, State, Zip
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Phone
(734) 487-3060
Fax
(734) 487-1484
E-mail
admissions@emich.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$35
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
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for some freshmen
Other
 
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
73% of 16,012 applicants were admitted
Women
73% of 10,009 applicants were admitted
Men
73% of 6,003 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
4,669 (40%) of 11,675 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,750 (38%) of 7,282 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,919 (44%) of 4,393 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
3.30
3.75 and Above
18%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
24%
2.00 - 2.49
5%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
19%
Score of 500 - 600
56%
Score of 400 - 500
25%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
25%
Score of 500 - 600
50%
Score of 400 - 500
19%
Score of 300 - 400
6%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
19-25 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
6%
Score of 24 - 29
32%
Score of 18 - 23
49%
Score of 12 - 17
13%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 14%
Top quarter: 38%
Top half: 74%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$24,042
Tuition and Fees
$10,786
Room and Board
$10,248
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$2,008
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
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 12
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002259
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
2,554 (91.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
2,020 (79.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,995 (98.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
124 (6.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
45%
Average Award
$10,667
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,422 (71.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,850
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,378 (69.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,334
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,475 (73.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
691 (24.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,149

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
10,503 (82.6%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
8,657 (82.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
8,523 (98.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
358 (4.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
47%
Average Award
$10,030
Need-Based Gift
Received by 6,165 (72.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,707
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6,429 (75.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,214
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 4,169 (48.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
2,479 (19.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,413

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
70%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$30,205
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
13.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
4.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

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

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture, Architecture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
6,252
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Debating, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
104
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership, Memberships, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
93
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Ethnic Background, International Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Religious Affiliation
Number of Awards
323
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,302
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
  • Anthropology
  • Area Studies, Other
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communications Technology/Technician
  • Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Teacher Education
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Construction Management
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • Dance, General
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Orthopedic and Other Physical Health Impairments
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Vision Impairments Including Blindness
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • Engineering/Industrial Management
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Facilities Planning and Management
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • German Language and Literature
  • Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Interior Design
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Labor Studies
  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Linguistics
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Music, General
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Sciences, Other
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Sales and Marketing Operations/Marketing and Distribution Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Statistics, General
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
  • Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy
  • Toxicology
  • Women's Studies
  • Writing, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Education
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Accounting, occupational therapy
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


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

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
760
Part-Time Faculty
559
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
47%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 25% of classes
20-29 students: 40% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 17% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 42% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 39% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs

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
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
1600
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
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 Fine Arts, Master of Music, Master of Science, Master of Occupational Therapy, Master of Health Administration, Master of Liberal Studies, Master of Social Work, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Public Administration, Master of Education, Master of Science in Human Resources and Organizational Development

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Adult Nursing
  • Art Education
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Artificial Intelligence/Robotics
  • Arts Administration
  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Research
  • Clothing and Textiles
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Community College Education
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Developmental Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Policy
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Finance and Banking
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • French
  • Gender Studies
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Geosciences
  • German
  • Health Education
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • Hispanic Studies
  • Hispanic and Latin American Languages
  • Historic Preservation
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Interior Design
  • International Business
  • Japanese
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Middle School Education
  • Molecular Biology
  • Museum Studies
  • Music
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Organizational Management
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Quality Management
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Student Affairs
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Technical Communication
  • Technology and Public Policy
  • Theater
  • Urban Education
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Water Resources
  • Women's Studies
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Community College Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Higher Education
  • Management of Technology
  • Psychology--General
  • Student Affairs

Location and Setting


Ypsilanti Population
487,519,809
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Detroit
Campus Size
460 acres

Weather

Temperature
15.6 average low in January, 78.9 average high in September
Rain
135 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Ypsilanti
Nearest Train Station
8 mile(s) from campus in Ann Arbor

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
22% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
78%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
bicycle patrols, local police in dormitories, self-defense education, lighted pathways, bike lock lease program

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Swoop the Eagle
School Colors
Dark green and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Crew x x    
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf x x x x
Gymnastics x x    
Soccer x x    
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x    
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Wrestling     x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Crew x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Gymnastics x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Crew    
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Gymnastics    
Soccer    
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis    
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, cross-country running, golf, racquetball, rock climbing, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, international student association, golden key international honor society, psychology club, indian student association, green (gathering resources to educate about our environment and nature)
Sororities
4% of women participate
Fraternities
4% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
16,997
Women
10,098 (59.4%)
Men
6,899 (40.6%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
12,395
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.7% Asian
18.6% Black/African-American
5.3% Hispanic/Latino
4.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
65.4% White
3.6% Unknown
International Students.
1.8%
Average Age
23
All Graduate Students
3,316

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
72.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
32.4%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
40.8%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
44.0%

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
Not reported

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