Eastern Michigan University

2,476 reviews
  1. Ypsilanti, MI
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    C+
Eastern Michigan University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Mid-American Conference
Address
202 Welch Hall
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
69%
SAT Range
870-1120
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$13,040/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,036/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,365/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,018/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,336/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,864/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.115 responses
72%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.109 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.108 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
13,101Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 66 responses
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  • Nice
    50%
  • Average
    15%
  • Below Average
    14%
  • Approachable
    8%
  • Depends, but most are not very inviting.
    8%
  • Anti-Social
    5%
  • Depends
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.160 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.197 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 57 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    67%
  • Diverse but still VERY cliquey
    9%
  • Diverse, comfortable for a student 25+
    9%
  • Mostly black
    9%
  • Undiverse. 65% white, 25% black with little else.
    5%
  • Cliquey
    2%

After Eastern Michigan University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
37%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
78%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.59 responses

Reviews

2,476 reviews
  • Excellent
    244
  • Very Good
    853
  • Average
    1061
  • Poor
    204
  • Terrible
    90
What I experience at Eastern Michigan when I was on a college tour is life on campus. All the students were really nice and optimistic about showing us around campus. I really like their campus, and how the environment and how they make it feel like home. Also, I love how they have a lot of majors to chose from.
  • Niche User
  • 17 days ago
I graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. I have been out of school for 5 years and I have yet to land a career in my field. I am now going back for a second bachelor's degree, this time in Social Work, then a Masters degree. If I could change a few issues at Eastern I would say they need to drop tuition costs, improve safety on campus and employ capable advisors who will help and speak the truth about the field you are trying to enter. All of these factors combined would help to create a better experience.
  • Alum
  • 17 days ago
So far my 2 years at Eastern Michigan University have gone pretty well. Aside from my personal difficulties, the school itself is a pretty decent school. EMU is located in Ypsilanti which doesn't have the greatest reputation but campus seems to be like its own little city; one that's much safer but still can be dangerous. EMU is also known for being incredibly accepting of the LGBT community and every year people get together to make a gay pride flag out of little colored flags representing gay youth who commit suicide. Last year these freshman destroyed it the night it went up and the next morning people from all over campus came together to put it back together. Greek life on campus makes up less than 1% but us Greeks stand up for one another despite the rivalries. There are many clubs and organizations that people can choose to be apart of that suits their interests. If I had to choose to go here again, I would. It's a semi-large university but you get more one on one instruction because class sizes are smaller than those of massive universities.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago