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Eastern Michigan University

202 Welch Hall, Ypsilanti, MI

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Eastern Michigan University (EMU) is a public university located in Ypsilanti, Michigan, on a campus covering more than 800 acres.  EMU offers more than 200 degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels. At the undergraduate level, the major and minor concentrations are delivered via the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Educaiton, Health and Human Services, and Technology.

The nearly 700 full-time faculty members at Eastern Michigan University have doctoral degrees and are experts in their fields. Many faculty members involved students in their research, including those at the undergraduate level.

History

Eastern Michigan University was founded in 1849 as the Michigan State Normal School to educate teachers for the state's public schools. In 1959, after several name changes, the "Normal School" became Eastern Michigan University. After training thousands of teachers for certification over its first 100 years, EMU expanded its curricula to match the demands of its university status.

More recent advances at EMU include the construction of the Terrestrial and Aquatic Research Facility, the Convocation Center, the Bruce T. Halle Library, John W. Porter College of Education, and the Everett L. Marshall College of Health and Human Services, among other school buildings.

Academics

The academic calendar for Eastern Michigan University follows the semester format, with fall, spring semesters.

Colleges and Schools

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Health and Human Services
  • College of Technology
  • Graduate School

Student Life

There are hundreds of student organizations available on campus at EMU, including everything from an Accounting Club to the American Marketing Student Association, and Big Brothers Big Sisters to many sports clubs or fraternities and sororities.

Student services at EMU include:

  • Student Government
  • Service EMU
  • The Children's Institute
  • Disability Resource Center
  • Diversity and Community Involvement
  • International Students
  • Orientation
  • Veteran Services
  • Ombudsman
  • Academic Projects Center
  • Academic Advising
  • Holman Success Center
  • Library
  • CATE lab (Center for Adaptive Technology Education)
  • Writing Center 

On campus housing is available through several options, including Living-Learning communities. Many dining options are also available.

Traditions

The school colors for EMU are green and white, and the school mascot is the eagle. The EMU athletic teams are nicknamed the Eastern Michigan "Eagles."

Athletics

The Eastern Michigan "Eagles" athletic teams compete in many intercollegiate sports, including:

Men's Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross County
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Track and Field
  • Wrestling 

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

Community Life

Eastern Michigan University has 14 research institutes and centers devoted to community improvement and civic engagement in several areas. Some of the community assistance provided by EMU includes:

  • EMU's Center for Regional and National Security and the Michigan Citizens Corps train high school students how to be first responders during emergencies on their campuses.
  • The University's Checkpoint Program has, for more than 10 years, helped both college students and area youth learn about alcohol and drug issues. 
  • EMU's Coatings Research Institute is working with the Pentagon to develop a coating to protect military equipment and vehicles from corrosion and chemical and biological weapons. 
  • The interdisciplinary EMU Water Resources Consortium is researching water concerns and the multifaceted importance of this valuable and endangered natural resource. Its research supports conservation projects and will help maintain high-quality supplies.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the applicants Eastern Michigan University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Eastern Michigan University is about 22,000, where graduate students make up roughly 13% of the student body.

$12,800

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $12,800. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $35 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • State Residents: $8,900-$11,000
    • Out-of-State: $26,000-$31,420
  • Charges per unit:
    • In-State: $300-$360 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $870-$1,000 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid98%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships97%$7,205
Receiving Student Loans67%$6,388
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Eastern Michigan University may offer services to students like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Assisting students to find work
  • Day care

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Eastern Michigan University is around 38%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years12%
Graduating in 5 Years17%
Graduating in 6 Years9%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Coordinated Dietetics Program
  • English Language Program
  • Music Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
  • Occupational Therapy (OT) Program
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

Eastern Michigan University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-A classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Mid-American Conference)
  • Basketball (Mid-American Conference)
  • Track and Field (Mid-American Conference)
  • Football (Mid-American Conference)
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Eastern Michigan University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Architecture

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Transportation and Materials Moving

Visual and Performing Arts

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
74.78%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
98%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
18:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
32

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$6,048