A Virginia university, a global experience

What part of Virginia do you call home?

  • scenic Shenandoah Valley
  • busy streets of Northern Virginia or Richmond
  • the rolling hills of Southwest Piedmont
  • rural Central or Southern areas like Farmville or Danville
  • near the water on the Eastern Shore or in the Tidewater area

Wherever you’re from, you won’t be far from home, but your EMU experience will extend far beyond campus.

Christian campus with global perspective

EMU students get real-world experience with internships in all majorsAt EMU you’ll be part of a caring Christian community with global perspective and Mennonite core values of social justice, sustainability, community and service.

Your cross-cultural study, internships, or hands-on research projects – locally and abroad – will likely be life-changing. It’s part of what makes EMU a Christian university like no other.

Progressive majors and minors

Did you know? Virginia residents receive Tuition Assistance Grants up to $3,000 each year for up to four years.

Choose from progressive and diverse majors and minors like:

Hands-on learning and research

Most EMU majors require in-the-field work, part of our philosophy to “learn by doing.” Education majors are in local classrooms the first few weeks of study, and nursing majors spend most of their final years of study in clinical settings off-campus. Digital media majors study video production, digital photography, graphic design and web design through real-world projects.

EMU students from Virginia - research in labStudents usually see their research projects through to completion, and STEM students co-author research papers published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and even present at scientific conferences.1

EMU’s Washington Community Scholars’ Center offers internships at places such as the National Institutes of Health, the Smithsonian Institution, and Al Jazeera’s Washington, D.C. broadcasting center.

Professors who are mentors

EMU students collaborate with professors who are mentorsYou’ll build lasting connections toward meaningful careers. EMU professors are mentors who will help you learn by doing and develop real-world skills you can apply beyond college.

A low 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio guarantees individual attention and small classes, best for learning.

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1. In May 2010 10 science students presented research findings at the Virginia Academy of Sciences. Their abstracts appeared in the summer 2010 Virginia Journal of Science, and in 2011 they submitted their research materials for manuscript publication in a peer-reviewed journal.