EMU

Eastern Michigan University

900 Oakwood St, Ypsilanti, United States
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  • Total Documents
    1,186
  • Class Notes
    1,060
  • Textbook Notes
    30
  • Study Guides
    96
  • Currently Enrolled
    627
  • Previously Enrolled
    1,000

Overview of Eastern Michigan University (EMU)

About this school

Eastern Michigan University, founded in 1849, is a public, multipurpose university. It delivers "The Learning Edge," the valuable competencies students gain through real-world application and experimental learning. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Human Services and Technology. Eastern emphasizes both relevant coursework and out-of-class experiences, thus preparing students for both gainful employment and, if desired, postgraduate study. Its 460-acre campus is located in Ypsilanti, seven miles from Ann Arbor.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:16,997
    • Men:6,899 (40.6%)
    • Women:10,098 (59.4%)

Location

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Admission Information (EMU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Eastern Michigan University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
4
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
2
History
-
1
Academic Electives
-
4

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
-
City, State, Zip
Ypsilanti, MI  48197
Phone
(734) 487-3060
Fax
(734) 487-1484
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$35
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for some freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
73% of 16,012 applicants were admitted
Women
73% of 10,009 applicants were admitted
Men
73% of 6,003 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
4,669 (40%) of 11,675 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,750 (38%) of 7,282 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,919 (44%) of 4,393 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.30
375 And Above
18%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
24%
2.00 - 2.49
5%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
19%
• Score 500 - 600
56%
• Score 400 - 500
25%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
25%
• Score 500 - 600
50%
• Score 400 - 500
19%
• Score 300 - 400
6%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
19-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
6%
• Score 24 - 29
32%
• Score 18 - 23
49%
• Score 12 - 17
13%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (EMU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $13,649|Out-of-state: $29,240
  • Room & Board: - $9,672 (76.21749408983452%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,000 (7.880220646178093%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,018 (15.902285263987391%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Eastern Michigan University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 12
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002259
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
2,554 (91.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
2,020 (79.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,995 (98.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
124 (6.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
45%
Average Award
$10,667
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,422 (71.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,850
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,378 (69.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,334
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,475 (73.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
691 (24.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,149

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
10,503 (82.6%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
8,657 (82.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
8,523 (98.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
358 (4.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
47%
Average Award
$10,030
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 6,165 (72.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,707
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6,429 (75.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,214
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 4,169 (48.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
2,479 (19.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,413

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
70%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$30,205
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
13.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
4.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Agriculture, Architecture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Debating, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership, Memberships, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Ethnic Background, International Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Religious Affiliation

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,302

Academics & Instruction (EMU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


760

Part-Time Faculty


559

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


47%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 14% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 25% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 40% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 15% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 3% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 17% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 42% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 39% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1600
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Eastern Michigan University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


72.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


32.4%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


40.8%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


44.0%

Programs & Majors (EMU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (127)


  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
  • Anthropology
  • Area Studies, Other
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communications Technology/Technician
  • Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Teacher Education
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Construction Management
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • Dance, General
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Orthopedic and Other Physical Health Impairments
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Vision Impairments Including Blindness
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • Engineering/Industrial Management
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Facilities Planning and Management
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • German Language and Literature
  • Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Interior Design
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Labor Studies
  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Linguistics
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Music, General
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Sciences, Other
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Sales and Marketing Operations/Marketing and Distribution Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Statistics, General
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
  • Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy
  • Toxicology
  • Women's Studies
  • Writing, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Education

Online Degrees


Accounting, occupational therapy

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Health Administration, Master of Occupational Therapy, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Liberal Studies, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Human Resources and Organizational Development

Master's Programs of Study (108)


  • Accounting
  • Adult Nursing
  • Art Education
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Artificial Intelligence/Robotics
  • Arts Administration
  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Research
  • Clothing and Textiles
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Community College Education
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Developmental Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Policy
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Finance and Banking
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • French
  • Gender Studies
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Geosciences
  • German
  • Health Education
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • Hispanic Studies
  • Hispanic and Latin American Languages
  • Historic Preservation
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Interior Design
  • International Business
  • Japanese
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Middle School Education
  • Molecular Biology
  • Museum Studies
  • Music
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Organizational Management
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Quality Management
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Student Affairs
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Technical Communication
  • Technology and Public Policy
  • Theater
  • Urban Education
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Water Resources
  • Women's Studies
  • Writing

Campus Life (EMU)

Location & Geography

Population


487,519,809

Nearest Metropolitan Area


460 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Detroit

Weather


Temperature
15.6 average low in January, 78.9 average high in September
Rain
135 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
15 mile(s) from campus in Romulus
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Ypsilanti
Nearest Train Station
8 mile(s) from campus in Ann Arbor

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


22% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


78%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Swoop the Eagle
School Colors
Dark green and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, cross-country running, golf, racquetball, rock climbing, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Eastern Michigan University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, international student association, golden key international honor society, psychology club, indian student association, green (gathering resources to educate about our environment and nature)

Sororities


4% of women participate

Fraternities


4% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


12,395

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
16,997
Women
10,098
Men
6,899

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.7% Asian
  • 18.6% Black/African-American
  • 5.3% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 65.4% White
  • 3.6% Unknown

International Students


1.8%

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


3,316

Student Resources (EMU)