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Fast Facts 2020


  • 98% of job-seeking alumni are hired within a year of graduation, year after year.
  • Over the past 10 years, students who completed EMU’s pre-professional health sciences program enjoyed:
    • 92% acceptance rate to physical therapy schools
    • 82% to physician assistant programs
    • 70% to medical schools
  • 100% of 2019 business and leadership grads:
    • who sat for the CPA exam passed, the majority on the first try.
    • pursuing advanced degrees were accepted into graduate schools.
    • who were looking for jobs were offered jobs upon graduation.
  • 83% of business and leadership internships in 2018-19 turned into a permanent full-time job offer upon graduation.
  • 95% of our 2020 teacher education graduates have jobs for this fall and the new school year. Typically, all who seek teaching positions are employed in PreK-12 education settings the year after they graduate.
  • Nearly 100% of 2019 job-seeking nursing graduates were offered jobs before graduation.

Academic Excellence

Average ACT 23 | Average SAT 1090 | Average GPA 3.6

  • Student/faculty ratio: 10:1
  • Median class size: 15
  • Undergrad fields of study: 46+ programs of study
  • Graduate degrees and certificates: 30
  • Faculty: 78% of faculty have terminal degrees (the top degree in their field)


  • 35% students of color
  • 30 states represented
  • 50+ countries represented
  • 50+ faith traditions


Affiliation: NCAA Division III

Conference: Old Dominion Athletic Conference

40% of all undergraduates are athletes

18 Sports

  • Men’s: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Track and Field, Volleyball
  • Women’s: Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, Triathlon, Volleyball

Campus Life

  • 15+ rec sport options
  • 30+ student clubs and organizations
  • 6 music ensembles
  • Annual theater productions

Rankings and Recognitions

  • EMU is a Forbes Best Return on Investment (ROI) University. The Grateful Grads Index ranks colleges based on alumni satisfaction with their college experience and the success of grads.
  • Princeton Review ranked EMU as a top “Green College.”
  • The 2019 US News & World Report lists EMU as one of the “Best Colleges” in the regional south.
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