Total enrollment: approx. 1,500
Town size: Harrisonburg, Va. (48,900)
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
Given to nearly 100% of undergrads. An average financial aid package is around $19,000. Close to $10 million in aid was awarded by EMU in 2012.
Average incoming student
Average SAT/ACT scores:
- SAT: 517 Verbal, 519 Math, 1036 Combined.
- ACT: 23 English, 23 Math, 23 Composite
Average GPA: 3.5
1:1 mentoring and collaborative original research between faculty and students are staples of the EMU academic experience.
Average student-faculty ratio: 10:1
Many EMU professors have experience living and working in other cultures, usually outside the United States. Several have been Fulbright Scholars.
Religion and diversity
Dozens of denominations and faith traditions, and more than 30 nationalities, are a part of the EMU family, with 44% of EMU undergrads being Mennonite.
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 souther Africa. Others study in Washington, D.C. while completing an internship. Summer programs are shorter (three weeks) and available internationally and in the U.S. each year.
In 2009 EMU ranked competitively in a national study of graduation rates by the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research.
Placement rates (within 12 months of graduation)
Overall placement rates: 98%
Placement rates in field of study: 88%
Medical school acceptance
Over the past 10 years, more than 90% of EMU students who completed EMU’s pre-medical program were accepted into medical school, compared to the national average of 49%.
Nearly 100% of teacher education program grads who seek teaching positions are employed within six months of graduation, year after year.
Nursing graduate pass rate
Nearly 100% of EMU nursing graduates passed their state boards (NCLEX-RN) on the first try, year after year.
Accounting graduate pass rate on CPA exam
EMU accounting students rank second in the state behind the University of Virginia for first-time pass rate on all sections of the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam.
- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges
- Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
- Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
- National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
- Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE)
- Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS)
Information provided by the EMU office of Institutional Research. Verified and updated January 2013