Eastern Mennonite University

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

1200 Park Road

Harrisonburg, VA 22802-2462

(540) 432-4118

(800) 368-2665

Fax: (540) 432-4444

Contact: Stephanie Shafer

Director of Admissions
Main Address

1200 Park Road

Harrisonburg, VA 22802-2462

(540) 432-4000


Total undergrads: 995

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 184

Degree-seeking undergrads: 951

Graduate enrollment: 281


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: $25
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 69%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 80%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B
Photography B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
International Business B
Organizational Behavior Studies B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Digital Communications/Multimedia B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B


Physical Education B
Teacher Assistance A

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science B
Nursing (RN) B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Preveterinary Medicine B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A
Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Camping, Recreation, and Outdoor Ministries B
Peace/Conflict Resolution Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy and Theology B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Social Sciences

Development Economics B
Economics B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Bible Studies A,B,C
Congregational and Youth Ministries B
Pre-Ministerial Studies A,B
Theology B,C

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Eastern Mennonite University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (540) 432-4000
Website: https://emu.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online: https://emu.edu/admissions/apply/
Address: 1200 Park Rd, Harrisonburg, VA 22802-2462
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 1,358
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 63%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 10 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,035 (76% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $38,230
Out-of-state Tuition: $38,230
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 99%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $25,498

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Eastern Mennonite University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Eastern Mennonite University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 352
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1
Education 2111
Engineering 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 124
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 423
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 2
Philosophy and Religious Studies 3
Physical Sciences 1
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Social Sciences 4
Theology and Religious Vocations 5222
Visual and Performing Arts 4
Grand total 1644112

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Eastern Mennonite University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $38,230
Out-of-state $38,230
Books and supplies $1,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $14,590
Out-of-state $14,590

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 197 99%
Grant or scholarship aid 197 99% $25,498
Student loan aid 132 66% $7,580

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 856 82% $20,624
Federal student loans 616 59% $7,431

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Eastern Mennonite University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Eastern Mennonite University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,435 557 878
Percent admitted 100% 64% 65%
Percent admitted who enrolled 14% 14% 14%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Eastern Mennonite University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 1,358
Undergraduate enrollment 978
Graduate enrollment 380

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Eastern Mennonite University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., Accreditation Commission
    • (SCPE) - Clinical pastoral education (CPE) centers offering CPE and supervisory CPE programs
  • Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
    • Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

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