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Main Campus

Total enrollment: 1,870
Undergraduate enrollment: 1,200
Town size: Harrisonburg, Va. (51,395)

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 $25,000. About $11 million in aid was awarded by EMU in 2013-14.

Average Incoming Student

Average SAT scores (combined): about 1000 or 997
Average ACT scores (combined): 22
Average GPA: 3.39


About one-third of the first-year class is enrolled in an intercollegiate athletic team during the 2014-15 school year.

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

Thirty-nine denominations and faith traditions in addition to Mennonite are part of the EMU community. And about 40% of traditional undergraduate students are Mennonite. 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 2013 graduates who responded to a survey, about 90% 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, over 80% of EMU students who completed EMU’s pre-medical program were accepted into medical school.

Future Teacher Employment

93% of 2014-15 education program graduates who sought positions in education were employed in PreK-12 education settings.

Accounting Graduate Pass Rate on CPA Exam

EMU accounting students ranked second in the state behind the University of Virginia for first-time pass rate on all sections of the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam in 2012.

Accreditations and Certifications

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