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About EMU Lancaster

EMU at Lancaster offers undergraduate and graduate academic programs that serve the needs of non-residential and post-traditional adult learners in southeastern Pennsylvania. EMU at Lancaster works closely with local civic and business organizations to ensure that our programs of study meet educational and workforce development needs of the regions.  Our commitments to love, service, non-violence, and peacebuilding form the distinctive community of care for which EMU at Lancaster is known.

Value Proposition

Our value proposition is to be a supportive learning community where purposeful students can thrive in their pursuit of personal and professional growth.

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Do I have to be a Mennonite?

Some EMU students come from a Mennonite faith tradition, but the majority of EMU at Lancaster students come from other faith traditions or no faith tradition. Rooted in the historic peace church tradition, you will find EMU to be a welcoming, inclusive, accepting, and loving place to learn and grow.  

70% Discount for all undergraduate students*

At EMU at Lancaster, we keep our tuition rates affordable because we believe every hard-working student deserves a real opportunity to earn an affordable, high-quality degree or credential that offers a clear path to civic engagement, economic security, and success. (*In comparison to comparable private, liberal arts institutions) 

Pennsylvania and Virginia

In addition to the Lancaster, PA site, EMU has a beautiful main campus in the Shenandoah Valley in Harrisonburg, VA. Whether in Pennsylvania or Virginia, you’ll notice the hospitality and community that is so important to EMU.  In total, more than 1800 students study at EMU. EMU is grounded in values including service to others, peacemaking, cross-cultural engagement, and sustainability, all of which prepare graduates to serve and lead in a global context.

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