Students Say

With one in four students pursuing an education degree, Eastern Michigan University "is very much a teaching university known for teaching future teachers." Students report that "many classes, even if they are not in the School of Education, have a slant [toward] teaching in some way, which is interesting, if not always relevant to non-education majors." This emphasis sometimes overshadows Eastern's other strengths, which students tell us include "all the different science disciplines from biology to zoology," the nursing program, a social work program that "advocates for social and economic justice and is a great place to learn," and a popular business program (claiming one in five undergra

Overview

Applicants
11,538
Acceptance Rate
65%
Average HS GPA
3.18

GPA Breakdown

14%
Over 3.75
15%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
27%
2.50 - 2.99
8%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
450 - 570
SAT Math
460 - 570
ACT Composite
19 - 24

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

From The School

Fine and Performing Arts Natural Sciences and Mathematics Social Sciences Humanities Accounting and Finance Computer Information Systems Management and Marketing Leadership and Counseling Special Education Teacher Education School of Health Sciences School of Nursing School of Social Work School of Health Promotion and Human Performance School of Engineering Technology School of Technology Studies Military Science and LeadershipSchool of Engineering Technology

Students Say

With one in four students pursuing an education degree, Eastern Michigan University "is very much a teaching university known for teaching future teachers." Students report that "many classes, even if they are not in the School of Education, have a slant [toward] teaching in some way, which is interesting, if not always relevant to non-education majors." This emphasis sometimes overshadows Eastern's other strengths, which students tell us include "all the different science disciplines from biology to zoology," the nursing program, a social work program that "advocates for social and economic justice and is a great place to learn," and a popular business program (claiming one in five undergrads) whose "administration is very tech savvy and knows that the business world is a changing place; to help us, they have required classes which cover almost every business aspect from accounting to communication, management, and computer-oriented classes." The curriculum is designed to serve "real people learning through discussion and interaction" and taking advantage of "opportunities for education beyond the classroom, whether it's through involvement in a student organization, attending diversity programming or volunteering. There is always an opportunity to make a difference, and it is truly an empowering experience."

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
19:1
Total Faculty
1,226
with Terminal Degree
703

648
Women
578
Men
217
Minority
15
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
33%
Graduate in 5 years
77%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
On Campus Interviews
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Bruce T. Halle
Chairman, Discount Tire Company, Inc.

Sheryl James
Pulitzer Prize Winner for Feature Writing, 1992

Earl A. Boykins
Professional NBA player

Greg Mathis
Youngest judge in Michigan history-has own tv show

Paul McMullen
Track Olympian and 8-time all american track star

Rodney Slater
Former United States Secretary of Transportation

Michael G. Morris
Chairman, President & CEO of American Electric Power Co.

Overview

From The School

An Eastern education is a great value. 2005-2006 Tuition and Fees* for Michigan and Ohio residents $5,463.00 Tuition (30 credit hours, $182.10 per credit hour) $6,356.00 Room and board (double room/20 meals per week) $1,077.50 General student fee (30 credit hours/$33.25 per credit hours + $40 registration fee per semester) $900.00 Books and supplies (estimated) $13,796.50 Total (per academic year, September through April) $16,818.00 Non-resident tuition (30 credit hours, $560.60 per credit hour) $6,356.00 Room and board (double room/20 meals per week) $1,077.50 General student fee (30 credit hours/$33.25 per credit hours + $40 registration fee per semester) $900.00 Books and supplies (estimated) $25,151.50 Total (per academic year, September through April) * All rates subject to change. Bonus for Ohio Residents Ohio residents can attend Eastern Michigan University at in-state tuition rates. Ohio residents pay the same tuition and fees as do students who graduate from Michigan high schools. And, you'll find our tuition very competitive when compared to other Michigan and Ohio universities. It's a great way to go "out-of-state" to school at in-state rates.

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
66
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,399

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,348

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,116

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$25,133

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
66%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$6,581

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$7,701
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$22,683
Required Fees
$1,325
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$900

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$832
Transportation for Commuters
$2,000

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Nursing Scholarships
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

From The School

Eastern Michigan offers a number of special academic programs to help students succeed. These include the Honors Program; the Holman Learning Center; distance learning; accelerated format programs; online, weekend and evening programs and courses; American Humanics certification; the World College Study Abroad Tours; a specialized master's degree program for corporations offered onsite; a double master's degree; online technologies for education and training through the Centers for Corporate Training; and EMU Worldwide. With 200 academic and social organizations, an extensive intramural sports program, 21 NCAA Division I-A sports and numerous cultural activities from which to choose, EMU students have diverse opportunities to become involved in campus life. Students' on-campus housing choices range from traditional dormitory-style rooms to apartments and include living/learning center options.

Students Say

Eastern Michigan students tend to be "from smaller towns, achieving average grades, and local." Local is by necessity, as "most students are commuters who are here to attend class and then go home." EMU has "a large African American population from the Detroit area, which probably makes up the second-largest demographic group at Eastern" after whites, and "There are a lot of non-traditional students. These are older adults who are coming back to college for a variety of reasons. They are friendly, but they don't seem to worry about fitting in in the sense that an 18-year-old would, because they often have family and job responsibilities."

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
18,914
Out of State
8%

International
2%
Foreign Countries Represented
80

Demographics

2.29%
Asian
22.43%
African-American
3.40%
Hispanic
64.71%
Caucasian
4.45%
Unknown
2.18%
International

58% female
42% male
8% are out of state
70% are full time
30% are part time

Overview

From The School

Eastern Michigan University is located in historic Ypsilanti, about 10 miles east of Ann Arbor, 40 miles west of Detroit and just 20 minutes from Detroit Metropolitan Airport. It is an area rich in academic, research, technological and recreational resources. The University also has sites in Livonia, Jackson, Traverse City, Flint, Detroit and Monroe. EMU's 800 plus-acre campus of scenic flora and wooded areas includes 18 miles of walkways and jogging trails and has 122 buildings throughout the academic and athletic campuses. Eagle Crest Eastern Michigan's conference center, golf course and resort is located on the banks of nearby Ford Lake. Recently named "A Cool City," by Michigan's Governor Jennifer Granholm, Ypsilanti plays a leading role in industry and education. The city and the University have forged close ties that have lasted 155 years.

Students Say

"There really isn't much of a huge campus life" at Eastern Michigan, because "most students are commuters" who visit campus only to take classes and study. Those who do stick around tell us that there are opportunities to get involved. EMU is home to "lots of student-run organizations"; has "a Student Center that is a great place to hang out with friends, eat, study, play video games, curl up with a good book, meet new people, and get homework done"; and houses "three art galleries on campus and lots of opportunities to get involved in the art department." The school sponsors free second-run movies every Friday night "that are repeated on Monday afternoons," "so if you didn't get a chance to see the movies in the theatre or if you want to see them again, here's your chance." Hometown Ypsilanti "has a lot to do, including shopping, bowling, bars, coffee shops, sports complexes, etc.," but many students complain that it's "a high-crime city."

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
22%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
68%

Campus Environment
Small Urban
Fire safety rating
77

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Cooperative
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
International Student
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
300
Number of Honor Societies
14

Number of Social Sororities
13
Number of Religious Organizations
24

4% join a fraternity
4% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Eagles)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Swimming
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Eagles)
13 Sports

Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Resource Center

Minority Support Groups: Minority organizations, Multicultural Affairs Center, Women's Center

Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Navy ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Sustainability

Green Rating
75

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
60

Average Number of PC's per Lab
28

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
85%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple, Dell Pricing Arrangements

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Celia Murkowski
Coordinator of Admissions Visits Program

Address
Admissions Visit Programs Office
220 Student Center
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Phone
734--487-6453


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
New Student Center
Recreations and Intramurals Building
The Lakehouse
Halle Library
Athletic Campus

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Eagle Crest Golf Course
Aubree's
Arborland Mall
Briarwood Mall
Since Eastern Michigan University is approximately 35 miles from the Detroit area, all major sporting, musical, and recreational events are easily accessible.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Friday
8:00 - 5:00
734--487-6453

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
Other

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Visiting Center

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
EMU is approximately 20 minutes from the Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus and about the same time from the Amtrak station in Ann Arbor. There are buses operated by the Ann Arbor transit System throughout the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area as well as shuttle bus routes amid the campus entities.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From US23, take the Washtenaw exit east and follow signs. From I94, take the Huron St exit north and follow signs.

Local Accommodations
Check Orbitz website: Ypsilanti Marriott, 1275 S. Huron St. Days Inn, 2380 Carpenter Rd. Quality Inn and Suites, 3750 Washtenaw Ave. Comfort Inn, 2455 Carpenter Rd.
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Key Stats

11,538
Applicants
18,914
Size
65%
Acceptance Rate
1020
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists