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Eastern Mennonite University Overview

Eastern Mennonite University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Eastern Mennonite University Known For?

354 Undergraduate Awards
$36,715 Avg Cost After Aid
54% Acceptance Rate
  • Students who want to work more closely with their professors have an easier time at Eastern Mennonite since the student to facuty ratio is 9 to 1.
  • The 4% student loan default rate at Eastern Mennonite is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Eastern Mennonite.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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Eastern Mennonite University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Eastern Mennonite.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Education Philosophy Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Value Health/Medical Prep Programs Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#93 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Eastern Mennonite has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#96 Best Nursing Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#119 Best Nursing Schools Nursing Degree Search

Where Is Eastern Mennonite University?

Location of Eastern Mennonite University

Contact details for Eastern Mennonite are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1200 Park Rd, Harrisonburg, VA 22802-2462
Phone: 540-432-4000
Website: https://emu.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EasternMennonite
Twitter: https://twitter.com/EMU_News

How Do I Get Into Eastern Mennonite?

You can apply to Eastern Mennonite online at: https://emu.edu/admissions/apply/

Admission Requirements for Eastern Mennonite

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Eastern Mennonite?

54% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
84% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 54%, Eastern Mennonite does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 56%, and the acceptance rate for women is 52%.

Average Test Scores

About 84% of students accepted to Eastern Mennonite submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 590. Math scores were between 490 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Eastern Mennonite University  ( 500 to 590 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Eastern Mennonite University  ( 490 to 580 )
200
800
Eastern Mennonite received ACT scores from 25% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 29. Math scores were between 19 and 28. Composite scores were between 20 and 28.

ACT English Scores for Eastern Mennonite University  ( 18 to 29 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Eastern Mennonite University  ( 19 to 28 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Eastern Mennonite University  ( 20 to 28 )
1
36

Can I Afford Eastern Mennonite University?

$36,715 Net Price
75% Take Out Loans
3.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Eastern Mennonite is $36,715. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Eastern Mennonite, approximately 75% of students took out student loans averaging $8,541 a year. That adds up to $34,164 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Eastern Mennonite is 3.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Eastern Mennonite University Undergraduate Student Diversity

828 Full-Time Undergraduates
61% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 978 undergraduate students at Eastern Mennonite, with 828 being full-time and 150 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Eastern Mennonite

There are also 380 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 828 full-time undergraduates at Eastern Mennonite, 39% are male and 61% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Eastern Mennonite

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Eastern Mennonite University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Eastern Mennonite Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 18
Black or African American 76
Hispanic or Latino 63
White 558
International Students 27
Other Races/Ethnicities 86

Geographic Diversity

Virginia students aren't the only ones who study at Eastern Mennonite University. At this time, 17 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 37 countries are represented at Eastern Mennonite. The most popular countries sending students to the school are South Korea, China, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Eastern Mennonite University

246 Took All Classes Online
376 Took At Least One Class Online
70.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 1 master’s degree programs available online at Eastern Mennonite. In 2017-2018, 376 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Eastern Mennonite has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 41st most popular in Virginia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Eastern Mennonite

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Eastern Mennonite University was 70.9%. This is the #411 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Eastern Mennonite regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Eastern Mennonite majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 20%
Business, Management & Marketing 17%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Eastern Mennonite ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Eastern Mennonite.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Nursing #60
Health Professions #110

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Eastern Mennonite University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Nursing 0 135 0 26 161
Business Administration & Management 0 26 6 9 41
Liberal Arts General Studies 4 29 0 0 33
Human Resource Management 0 25 0 0 25
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 1 2 21 24
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 22 22
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 0 5 0 17 22
General Biology 0 18 0 0 18
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 15 15
Health & Physical Education 0 13 0 0 13
General Psychology 0 13 0 0 13
Social Work 0 12 0 0 12
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 11 0 0 11
Education Philosophy 0 0 11 0 11
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 2 9 11
Dispute Resolution 0 0 3 6 9
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 7 0 0 7
Accounting 0 6 0 0 6
Mathematics 0 6 0 0 6
Computer Science 0 5 0 0 5
History 0 5 0 0 5
Sociology 0 4 0 0 4
Fine & Studio Arts 0 4 0 0 4
Writing Studies 0 3 0 0 3
Economics 0 3 0 0 3
Music 0 3 0 0 3
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 2 0 0 2
Communication & Media Studies 0 2 0 0 2
Natural Resources Conservation 0 2 0 0 2
Homeland Security 0 0 2 0 2
General Social Sciences 0 2 0 0 2
Drama & Theater Arts 0 2 0 0 2
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 1 0 0 1
General Engineering 0 1 0 0 1
General English Literature 0 1 0 0 1
Romance Languages 0 1 0 0 1
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 1 1
Sustainability Science 0 1 0 0 1
Religious Studies 0 1 0 0 1
International Business 0 0 0 0 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0 0 0
Teaching Assistants 0 0 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Other Philosophy & Religious Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Chemistry 0 0 0 0 0
Biblical Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Theology & Religious Vocations (Other) 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 4 350 26 126 506

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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