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Eastern Michigan University Overview

Eastern Michigan University is a public institution situated in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Ypsilanti is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

What Is Eastern Michigan University Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$24,606 Avg Cost After Aid
85% Acceptance Rate
  • The 2% student loan default rate at Eastern Michigan 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.
  • The highest award offered at Eastern Michigan is the doctor's degree.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 99% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Eastern Michigan makes roughly $47,087 a year. This is 15% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

Where Is Eastern Michigan University?


Contact details for Eastern Michigan are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 900 Oakwood St., Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Phone: 734-487-1849

How Do I Get Into Eastern Michigan?

You can apply to Eastern Michigan online at:

Admission Requirements for Eastern Michigan

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Eastern Michigan?

85% Acceptance Rate
65% Of Accepted Are Women
55% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 85%, Eastern Michigan may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 35% of accepted students are men and 65% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 81%, and the acceptance rate for women is 87%.

Average Test Scores

About 55% of students accepted to Eastern Michigan submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 470 and 600. Math scores were between 460 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Eastern Michigan University  ( 470 to 600 )

SAT Math Scores for Eastern Michigan University  ( 460 to 580 )
Eastern Michigan received ACT scores from 8% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 16 and 25. Math scores were between 17 and 25. Composite scores were between 18 and 25.

ACT English Scores for Eastern Michigan University  ( 16 to 25 )
ACT Math Scores for Eastern Michigan University  ( 17 to 25 )
ACT Composite Scores for Eastern Michigan University  ( 18 to 25 )

Can I Afford Eastern Michigan University?

$24,606 Net Price
49% Take Out Loans
2.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Eastern Michigan is $24,606. 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 Michigan, approximately 49% of students took out student loans averaging $6,312 a year. That adds up to $25,248 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Eastern Michigan is 2.3%. 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 Michigan University Undergraduate Student Diversity

9,038 Full-Time Undergraduates
61% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 12,730 undergraduate students at Eastern Michigan, with 9,038 being full-time and 3,692 being part-time.


There are also 2,610 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 9,038 full-time undergraduates at Eastern Michigan, 39% are male and 61% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 305
Black or African American 1,561
Hispanic or Latino 783
White 5,272
International Students 244
Other Races/Ethnicities 873

Geographic Diversity

Michigan students aren't the only ones who study at Eastern Michigan University. At this time, 25 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 87 countries are represented at Eastern Michigan. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Eastern Michigan University

3,999 Took All Classes Online
12,246 Took At Least One Class Online
110.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 12,246 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


This school is the 44th most popular in Michigan for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of Eastern Michigan

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Eastern Michigan University was 110.3%. This is the #397 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Eastern Michigan regardless of major.

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%.


*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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