A Christian University Like No Other

An EMU education will prepare you to make a difference for the common good in your own town and around the world. With an emphasis on cross-cultural study study; core values of creation care, service to others and peacebuilding; and a university setting with world-renowned graduate programs, EMU is a Christian college like no other.

Here in Harrisonburg, Virginia, just two hours from D.C., you can discover your purpose through a liberal arts curriculum that pushes you to explore your own values and faith. You’ll study in another culture (abroad or in the United States), develop critical thinking skills, and consider your place in the world. At EMU, you’ll interact one-on-one with professors who care about your personal journey and help you discover who you are.

See EMU’s profile on the selective Colleges of Distinction.

Questions about financial aid?

Worried about affordability? Nearly 100% of EMU students receive financial aid,, and we are committed to maintaining that level. An average assistance package is around $19,000. Close to $10 million in aid was awarded by EMU in 2012 to students like you!

Parents of current EMUers say the cost of an EMU education is comparable in the end to that at large public colleges. And 1:1 financial counseling from caring staff results in decisions you are comfortable with, that are right for you and your family. Learn more with our cost of attendance estimator.

Get to know us

Do you have to be Mennonite to attend EMU? No – about half of the student body is Mennonite. Dozens of denominations and faith traditions, and more than 30 nationalities, are all part of the EMU family. Don’t be afraid to ask questions like this – our admissions staff is here to help.

Choose EMU and choose a place where you will feel at home in a short time – whether you’re a student-athlete, international student, still deciding on your major, or unfamiliar with the Mennonite community. Students admitted to EMU list “friendliness” as the number one descriptor of EMU!

Come visit campus, talk with a professor or coach, enjoy the beauty of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. If you can’t visit, give us a call at (800) 368-2665 or request more info online.

We can’t wait to hear from you!