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Eastern Mennonite University

Harrisonburg, VA

At A Glance

Main Address

1200 Park Rd

Harrisonburg, VA 22802-2404

https://emu.edu/

Admission Office

1200 Park Road

Harrisonburg, VA 22802-2462

(540) 432-4118

Fax : (540) 432-4444

admiss@emu.edu

Contact : Matthew Ruth

Director of Admissions

Type of School

Small

Private

university

liberal arts college

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

Mennonite Church

College Board Code: 5181

Quick Facts

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 58.0%

Total undergraduates : 980

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 204

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 79.0%

Average financial aid package : $37,852.00

In-State Tuition : $39,220.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $39,220.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Certificate

Associate

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Small City (50-250k)

Rural

Residential campus

Other Characteristics

Cross-cultural study (usually a semester in another country) and community service required of all students.

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : May 1

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Aug 15

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Mar 1

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 10 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 58.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 85.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Health Professions : 39.0%
Business/Marketing : 15.0%
Liberal Arts : 8.0%
Biology : 6.0%
Public Administration and Social Services : 5.0%

Associates
Liberal Arts : 100.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry B
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B
Business Administration and Management, General B M
International Business/Trade/Commerce B
Marketing/Marketing Management, General B
Organizational Behavior Studies B
Organizational Leadership B M

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Science B

Education
Curriculum and Instruction M
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching B
Teacher Assistant/Aide A
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor M

Engineering
Engineering, General B

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B
Writing, General B

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature B

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist B
Health/Health Care Administration/Management M
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor M
Nursing Administration M
Nursing Practice D
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies M
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse B

History
History, General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
General Studies A
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies B

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Dispute Resolution M
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General M
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution B M
Sustainability Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management B

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B

Psychology
Psychology, General B

Public Administration & Social Services
Social Work B

Security & Protective Services
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management M

Social Sciences
Development Economics and International Development B
Economics, General B
Political Science and Government, General B
Social Sciences, General B
Sociology B

Theology & Religious Vocations
Bible/Biblical Studies A
Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies A C
Theology/Theological Studies M

Visual & Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General B
Music, General B
Photography B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Double Major

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Liberal Arts/Career Combination

Teacher Certification

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Washington Semester

Extended Class Availability

Distance Learning

Computer Services

50 Public computers, available in: Libraries, Student Center, Computer Center

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Student web hosting available

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Small

Unique Facilities : museum of natural history, arboretum, campus garden, student-run coffee shop

Geographic Location : 110 miles from Richmond, 110 miles from Washington, DC.

Small City

Rural

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 980

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 204

Degree-seeking undergrads : 966

Graduate enrollment : 380

Student General Information

All students average age : 23

Full time students average age : 20

In state students : 63.0%

Out of state students : 37.0%

Part Time students : 14.0%

Percentage of males : 38.0%

Percentage of females : 62.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 5.0%

Black African American : 9.0%

Asian : 2.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 8.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 4.0%

White : 69.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 3.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : Alcohol and drug use by students prohibited. Chapel/convocation attendance required. Students must sign and adhere to Community Lifestyle Commitment. Emphasis on justice and peacebuilding.

Student Newspaper : The Weather Vane

Student Newspaper URL : http://weathervane.emu.edu

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 84.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 44.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Married Students

Apartments For Single Students

Men's Housing

Wellness Housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)

Women's Housing

Special Housing For Disabled Students

Theme Housing

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $200.00

Housing deposit due : May 1

Housing deposit is refundable in full if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Royals

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

NCAA Division III

Intercollegiate

Intramural

Club

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Chaplain/spiritual director

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Health services

Minority students services

Personal counseling

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Financial aid counseling

Placement services for graduates

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Reduced course load

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

N

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

Y

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

N

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

N

Yearbook

Y

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Field Hockey

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's NCAA Division III

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Lacrosse

Women's Intercollegiate

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division III

Table tennis

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Tennis

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Track: Indoor

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Track: Outdoor

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Triathlon

Women's Intercollegiate

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Volleyball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Other Sports : dodge ball, floor hockey, cycling, sand volleyball, rock climbing


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $25.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 1,435

Admitted : 927

Enrolled : 204

Somewhat selective 65.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Recommendations

Standardized Test Scores

Important

Rigor of secondary school record

Considered

Alumni Relation

Character/Personal Qualities

Extracurricular Activities

Interview

Talent/Ability

Volunteer Work

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

AP

Institution's own exam

SAT score use policy

Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates

Other Test Policies

If an applicant has been out of school longer than five years, EMU does not require the SAT or ACT.

A note from the college

2.6 GPA required. 980 SAT or 19 ACT required.

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 17.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 13.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 13.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 13.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 2.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 3.0%

600 - 699 : 31.0%

500 - 599 : 38.0%

400 - 499 : 26.0%

300 - 399 : 2.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 3.0%

600 - 699 : 21.0%

500 - 599 : 49.0%

400 - 499 : 23.0%

300 - 399 : 4.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 11.0%

24 - 29 : 33.0%

18 - 23 : 42.0%

12 - 17 : 14.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 8.0%

24 - 29 : 36.0%

18 - 23 : 31.0%

12 - 17 : 25.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 17.0%

24 - 29 : 16.0%

18 - 23 : 39.0%

12 - 17 : 28.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: High school students taking the Advanced Placement Examinations may receive university credit if they achieve a satisfactory score on the AP Exams.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

English

0

4

Math

0

3

Science

0

3

Science Lab

0

3

Social Studies

0

3

Foreign Language

0

2

Academic Electives

0

6

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 88.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 18.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

490 - 590

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

490 - 620

ACT Composite

19 - 26


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

2*

--

All

3-D Art and Design

3

2*

--

All

Art History

3

2*

--

All

Biology

3

3

BIOL 155

All

4

4

In consultation with advisor, one course from: BIOL 225 Molecules, Genes, Cells; BIOL 235 Ecology; BIOL 245 Animal Form & Function

All

5

8

In consultation with advisor, two courses from : BIOL 225 Molecules, Genes, Cells; BIOL 235 Ecology; BIOL 245 Animal Form & Function

All

Calculus AB

3

3

MATH 150

All

4

4

MATH 185

All

Calculus BC

3

--*

--

All

4

8

MATH 185 Calculus I, MATH 195 Calculus II

All

Calculus BC: AB Subscore

4

4

MATH 185

All

Chemistry

3

3

CHEM 155

All

4

4

CHEM 223

All

5

8

CHEM 223 & CHEM 224

All

Comparative Government and Politics

4

2

POL 111

All

Computer Science A

4

2*

In consultation with Math Dept. advisor, CS 145 Intro to Programming or CS 255 Intermediate Programming

All

Drawing

3

2*

--

All

English Language and Composition

4

3

Elective credit. Qualifies student to take WRIT 140 Advanced College Writing

All

5

3

WRIT 130/140

All

English Literature and Composition

4

3*

WRIT 130

All

Environmental Science

3

2

ENVS 145

All

5

4

BIOL 235

All

European History

4

3

--

All

French Language and Culture

4

6

Intermediate French

All

German Language and Culture

4

6

Intermediate German

All

Human Geography

4

3

GEOG 231

All

Latin

3

--*

--

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

ECON 212

All

Microeconomics

3

3

ECON 211

All

Music Theory

4

--

To be determined in consultation with the Music department

All

Physics 1

4

3*

PHYS 151

All

Physics C: Mechanics

4

4

PHYS 252 and 253 University Physics I lecture, lab

All

Psychology

3

3

PSYC 101

All

Spanish Language and Culture

4

6

SPAN 210/220

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

4

3

--

All

5

6

--

All

Statistics

3

2

STAT 120 Descriptive Statistics (if planning to take STAT 220 Inferential Statistics) or STAT 140 Elementary Statistics

All

4

4

STAT 120 Descriptive Statistics and STAT 220 Inferential Statistics

All

United States Government and Politics

4

2

POL 112

All

United States History

4

2*

HIST 102 U.S. History II

All

5

4

HIST 101 U.S. History I and HIST 102 U.S. History II

All

World History: Modern

4

2*

HIST 122 The Global Past II

All

5

4

HIST 121 The Global Past I and HIST 122 The Global Past II

All

*Check with the related academic department at the college for more information.


College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

3

American Literature

50

3

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

3

Biology

50

3

Calculus with Elementary Functions

50

3

Chemistry

50

3

College Algebra

50

3

College Mathematics

50

3

English Literature

50

3

Financial Accounting

50

3

French I

50

6

French II

59

12

German I

50

6

German II

59

12

History of United States I

50

3

History of United States II

50

3

Human Growth and Development

50

3

Humanities

50

3

Information Systems and Computer Applications

50

3

Introduction to Educational Psychology

50

3

Introductory Business Law

50

3

Introductory Psychology

50

3

Introductory Sociology

50

3

Natural Science

50

3

Pre Calculus

50

3

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

Principles of Management

50

3

Principles of Marketing

50

3

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

Social Sciences and History

50

3

Spanish I

50

6

Spanish II

63

12

Western Civilization I

50

3

Western Civilization II

50

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 72.0%

% of loans / jobs : 28.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 100.0%

% of need met : 79.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $37,852.00

Avg non need-based aid : $21,552.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $28,350.00

Avg need-based loan : $5,349.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $43,893.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Mar 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Michele Hensley

Financial aid office phone : (540) 432-4137

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

State aid form

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $1,430.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): --

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Scholarship Opportunities

President's Scholarship; minimum 3.9 GPA. Academic Achievement Scholarship; minimum 3.2 GPA. University Grant; minimum 2.5 GPA. 920 SAT (exclusive of Writing) or 20 ACT required for all scholarships. Amounts based on GPA and test scores; no limit on number of awards. Full-tuition scholarships available for 2 honors program applicants with highest test scores and GPA; half tuition scholarships available for next 10 candidates.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Art

Music/Drama

Religious Affiliation

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Art

Music/Drama

Religious Affiliation

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

External finance company

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$39,220.00

$39,220.00

$39,220.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$39,220.00

$39,220.00

$39,220.00

Room and board:

$11,730.00

$9,000.00

$5,000.00

Books and supplies:

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$1,850.00

$1,850.00

$1,850.00

Transportation expenses:

$700.00

$930.00

$930.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$54,500.00

$52,000.00

$48,000.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$54,500.00

$52,000.00

$48,000.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 15

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 1.7

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 65

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 96

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 32

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 186

Transfers admitted percentage: 61.0%

Transfers admitted: 115

Transfers enrolled percentage: 23.0%

Transfers enrolled: 44

Students who applied for transfer from 2 year schools: 44.0%

Students who applied for transfer from 4 year schools: 56.0%

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Special Requirements

1 recommendation required.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: $25.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $39,220.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $11,730.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $9,000.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $1,430.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for need based aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms:

Foreign Student Certification of Finances

Foreign Student Financial Aid Application

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 79

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser