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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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,259
   Women 823 (65.4%)
   Men 436 (34.6%)
Graduate Students Not reported
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 61% of 1,215 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.56
SAT Math 520 average
450-580 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 512 average
440-590 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 24 average
20-28 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay       X
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $47,860
  Tuition and Fees $34,200
  Room and Board $10,660
Average Percent of Need Met 76%
Average Freshman Award $31,857
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates Not reported
Regular Class Size Not reported
Harrisonburg Population 50,981
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 84% of freshmen, 62% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Herm, the Royal Lion
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.9% Asian
9.0% Black/African-American
8.2% Hispanic/Latino
2.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
74.4% White
3.3% Unknown
International Students 3.5% from 32 countries
First-Year Students Returning 74.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 46.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported