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Eastern Michigan University Overview

Eastern Michigan University is a public institution located 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?

3,635 Undergraduate Awards
$22,376 Avg Cost After Aid
45% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Eastern Michigan.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 98% of the faculty were full-time.

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Eastern Michigan 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.

Eastern Michigan has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#148 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#152 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#215 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Taxation Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Drafting & Design Engineering Technology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best General Engineering Technology Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Taxation Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Drafting & Design Engineering Technology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Value Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Value Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Value Neurobiology & Neurosciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Value Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Value Social Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

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

Rank Ranking Name Source
#4 Best Value Colleges for Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services College Factual
#19 Best Health Professions Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#32 Best Value Colleges for Health Professions College Factual
#52 Best Value Colleges for Social Sciences College Factual
#90 Best Value Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual
#130 Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is Eastern Michigan University?

Location of Eastern Michigan University

Contact details for Eastern Michigan are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 401 Pierce Hall, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Phone: 734-487-8834
Website: www.emich.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Eastern.Michigan.University
Twitter: https://twitter.com/emu_swoop

How Do I Get Into Eastern Michigan?

You can apply to Eastern Michigan online at: https://www.emich.edu/admissions/apply/index.php

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 neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Eastern Michigan?

45% Acceptance Rate
25% Of Accepted Are Women
77% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate of Eastern Michigan University is 45%. While it may not be as selective as some schools, it does screen its applicants very carefully. Do what you can to stand out among others in the pool of applicants!

Approximately 62% of accepted students are men and 25% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 70%, and the acceptance rate for women is 19%.

Average Test Scores

About 77% 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 460 and 520. Math scores were between 500 and 560.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Eastern Michigan University  ( 460 to 520 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Eastern Michigan University  ( 500 to 560 )
200
800
Eastern Michigan received ACT scores from 34% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 24. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 19 and 25.

ACT English Scores for Eastern Michigan University  ( 18 to 24 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Eastern Michigan University  ( 18 to 25 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Eastern Michigan University  ( 19 to 25 )
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36

Can I Afford Eastern Michigan University?

$22,376 Net Price
60% Take Out Loans
9.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Eastern Michigan is $22,376. 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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Eastern Michigan, approximately 60% of students took out student loans averaging $6,418 a year. That adds up to $25,672 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Eastern Michigan is 9.1%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Eastern Michigan University Undergraduate Student Diversity

10,572 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 14,872 undergraduate students at Eastern Michigan, with 10,572 being full-time and 4,300 being part-time.

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

There are also 2,912 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 10,572 full-time undergraduates at Eastern Michigan, 40% are male and 60% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Eastern Michigan

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Eastern Michigan Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 293
Black or African American 1,872
Hispanic or Latino 667
White 6,392
International Students 285
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,063

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

1,916 Took All Classes Online
6,440 Took At Least One Class Online
8.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 3 bachelor’s degree and 7 master’s degree programs available online at Eastern Michigan. In 2017-2018, 6,440 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.

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This school is the 15th most popular in Michigan 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 Michigan

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Eastern Michigan University was 8.3%. This is the #1,430 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Eastern Michigan regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Engineering Technologies 9%
Engineering-Related Fields 3%
Entrepreneurial Studies 10%
Health Professions 9%
Industrial Production Technology 25%
Nursing 20%
Quality Control Technology 14%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Eastern Michigan 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 Michigan.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Quality Control Technology #6
Food, Nutrition & Related Services #10
Industrial Production Technology #13
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services #15
Engineering-Related Fields #30
Entrepreneurial Studies #39
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #62
Human Resource Management #78
Instructional Media Design #85
Engineering Technologies #86
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #86
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #123
Educational Administration #170
Nursing #315
Education #401

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 Michigan University Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 400 1 14 0 415
Business Administration & Management 192 12 50 0 254
Social Work 180 0 68 0 248
General Psychology 217 0 4 0 221
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 143 1 31 0 175
Teacher Education Grade Specific 132 23 11 0 166
Teacher Education Subject Specific 129 1 35 0 165
Communication & Media Studies 144 0 7 0 151
Accounting 95 0 40 0 135
Marketing 124 1 7 0 132
Special Education 41 4 81 0 126
Health & Physical Education 111 0 15 0 126
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 66 0 57 0 123
Criminology 110 0 2 0 112
Educational Administration 0 19 76 15 110
Health & Medical Administrative Services 91 6 8 0 105
General Biology 77 0 10 0 87
Human Resource Management 0 14 65 0 79
Computer Information Systems 69 0 0 0 69
Finance & Financial Management 56 3 9 0 68
Engineering-Related Fields 38 0 28 0 66
Fine & Studio Arts 55 0 1 0 56
Graphic Communications 55 0 0 0 55
Management Information Systems 34 0 15 0 49
History 35 0 13 0 48
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 37 7 44
General Business/Commerce 43 0 0 0 43
Communication Sciences 42 0 0 0 42
Political Science & Government 39 0 0 0 39
Writing Studies 21 0 17 0 38
Construction Management 37 0 0 0 37
Allied Health Professions 7 0 29 0 36
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 22 0 14 0 36
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 36 0 0 0 36
Economics 25 0 9 0 34
Information Technology 32 1 0 0 33
Mechanical Engineering Technology 33 0 0 0 33
Public Health 24 0 9 0 33
Computer Science 16 0 16 0 32
General English Literature 27 0 3 0 30
Human Development & Family Studies 20 0 10 0 30
Public Administration 9 4 17 0 30
International Business 23 0 6 0 29
Student Counseling 0 14 15 0 29
Mathematics 18 0 11 0 29
Natural Resources Conservation 29 0 0 0 29
Chemistry 19 0 10 0 29
Science, Technology & Society 28 0 0 0 28
Hospitality Management 27 0 0 0 27
Teaching English or French 0 7 19 0 26
Anthropology 24 0 0 0 24
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 19 0 4 0 23
Journalism 23 0 0 0 23
Sociology 19 0 4 0 23
Public Relations & Advertising 22 0 0 0 22
Geography & Cartography 16 0 6 0 22
Drama & Theater Arts 18 0 4 0 22
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 17 0 4 0 21
Ethnic Studies 12 2 7 0 21
Entrepreneurial Studies 15 1 4 0 20
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 9 0 11 0 20
Air Transportation 18 0 0 0 18
Legal Support Services 17 0 0 0 17
International Relations & National Security 17 0 0 0 17
Construction Engineering Technology 0 0 16 0 16
Philosophy 14 0 2 0 16
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 15 0 0 0 15
Historic Preservation 0 1 14 0 15
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 14 0 0 0 14
Communications Technology 14 0 0 0 14
Quality Control Technology 0 0 14 0 14
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 0 14 0 14
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 8 0 6 0 14
Gerontology 0 14 0 0 14
Design & Applied Arts 11 0 3 0 14
Taxation 5 0 8 0 13
Urban & Regional Planning 8 0 4 0 12
Instructional Media Design 0 0 12 0 12
Electronics Engineering Technology 12 0 0 0 12
General Engineering Technology 0 0 0 12 12
Computer Engineering Technology 11 0 0 0 11
Mechanical Engineering 11 0 0 0 11
Music 9 0 2 0 11
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 2 8 0 10
Other Homeland Security 10 0 0 0 10
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 9 0 9
Statistics 5 0 4 0 9
Arts & Media Management 7 0 2 0 9
Industrial Production Technology 2 0 6 0 8
Engineering Technology (Other) 8 0 0 0 8
Romance Languages 6 0 2 0 8
Physics 4 0 4 0 8
Business/Managerial Economics 7 0 0 0 7
Engineering Physics 7 0 0 0 7
East Asian Languages 6 1 0 0 7
Geological & Earth Sciences 7 0 0 0 7
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 6 0 0 0 6
General Education 0 0 0 6 6
General Social Sciences 2 0 3 0 5
Education Philosophy 0 0 4 0 4
Germanic Languages 3 0 1 0 4
Other Public Administration 0 4 0 0 4
Dance 3 0 0 0 3
Information Science 0 0 2 0 2
Literature 0 0 2 0 2
Museum Studies 0 2 0 0 2
Food Science Technology 1 0 0 0 1
Multilingual Education 0 0 1 0 1
Area Studies 0 1 0 0 1
Biological & Physical Science 1 0 0 0 1
Computational Science 1 0 0 0 1
Other Social Sciences 0 0 1 0 1
Community Organization & Advocacy 0 1 0 0 1
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 0 0 0
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 0 0 0
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 0 0 0
General Sales & Marketing 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 0 0
Educational Assessment 0 0 0 0 0
American Sign Language 0 0 0 0 0
Fisheries Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
Public Policy 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 3,635 140 1,057 40 4,872

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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