Fast Facts

Main Campus

Total enrollment: 1,880
Undergraduate enrollment: 1,000
Town size: Harrisonburg, Va. (52,478)

Harrisonburg, Virginia – Our Cool College Town

Harrisonburg, Virginia, is home to more than our school – we’re neighbors with James Madison University and Bridgewater College. The close proximity of colleges adds to our town’s upbeat, creative atmosphere and lively downtown. Harrisonburg is #5 on the Best College Towns in America list. Learn more about the burg…

Other EMU Locations

EMU Lancaster – Pennsylvania site for pastoral studies, graduate teacher education, and nursing programs for working professionals
Washington Community Scholars’ Center – top-notch internship program in the nation’s capital

Financial Aid

Given to nearly 100% of undergrads. An average financial aid package is around $30,000. About $11 million in aid was awarded by EMU in 2013-14.

Average Incoming Student

Average SAT scores (combined): about 1110
Average ACT scores (combined): 24
Average GPA: 3.56


15 NCAA Div III sports. 16+ recreational sports options.

Original Research

1:1 mentoring and collaborative original research between faculty and students are staples of the EMU academic experience.


Average student-faculty ratio for undergrads: 10:1
Median class size: 14
Many EMU professors have experience living and working in other cultures, usually outside the United States. Several have been Fulbright Scholars. 79% of full-time faculty have terminal degrees.

Religion and Diversity

More than fifty denominations and faith traditions in addition to Mennonite are part of the EMU community. More than 50 unique countries of citizenship are represented for all currently enrolled students.

Cross-Cultural Study Abroad

Named #10 by Best Choice Schools in 45 Top Colleges to Study Abroad.

All students participate in cross-cultural study, living and learning in another culture. Most study a full semester in another country or region such as the Middle East, New Zealand, India, Central America or southern Africa. Others study in Washington D.C. while completing an internship. Summer programs are shorter (three to six weeks) and available internationally and in the U.S. each year.

Placement Rates (within 12 months of graduation)

Of those 2016 graduates who responded to a survey, about 98% of graduates are employed full-time, in grad school, or serving in a volunteer/mission position within one year of graduation.

Medical School Acceptance

Over the past 14 years, EMU students who completed EMU’s pre-medical program enjoyed a 100% acceptance rate to physical therapy school, a 90% acceptance rate to physician’s assistant programs and a 75% acceptance rate to medical school.

Future Teacher Employment

100% of education program graduates who seek positions in education were employed in education settings.

Nursing state licensing exams

85% of EMU nursing graduates pass their state licensing exam on the first try.

Accreditations and Certifications

Information provided by the EMU office of Institutional Research. Verified on February 13, 2015.