Total enrollment: 1,880
Undergraduate enrollment: 1,000
Town size: Harrisonburg, Va. (52,538)
Harrisonburg, Virginia – Our Cool College Town
Harrisonburg, Virginia, is home to more than our school – we’re neighbors with James Madison University and Bridgewater College. The close proximity of colleges adds to our town’s upbeat, creative atmosphere and lively downtown. Harrisonburg is #5 on the Best College Towns in America list. Learn more about the burg…
Other EMU Locations
EMU Lancaster – Pennsylvania site for pastoral studies, graduate teacher education, and nursing programs for working professionals
Washington Community Scholars’ Center – top-notch internship program in the nation’s capital
Given to nearly 100% of undergrads. An average financial aid package is more than $30,000.
Average Incoming Student
Average SAT scores (combined): about 1090
Average ACT scores (combined): 24
Average GPA: 3.5
15 NCAA Div III sports. 16+ recreational sports options.
1:1 mentoring and collaborative original research between faculty and students are staples of the EMU academic experience.
Average student-faculty ratio for undergrads: 10:1
Median class size: 14
Many EMU professors have experience living and working in other cultures, usually outside the United States. Several have been Fulbright Scholars. 74% of full-time faculty have terminal degrees.
Religion and Diversity
More than fifty denominations and faith traditions in addition to Mennonite are part of the EMU community. More than 50 unique countries of citizenship are represented for all currently enrolled students.
Cross-Cultural Study Abroad
Named #10 by Best Choice Schools in 45 Top Colleges to Study Abroad.
EMU’s cross-cultural experience was ranked #13 in Best College Review’s “50 Best Study Abroad Programs.”
All students participate in cross-cultural study, living and learning in another culture. 69% of undergraduate students complete cross-cultural study in an international setting, such as the Middle East, New Zealand, India, Central America or southern Africa. Others fulfill the EMU cross-cultural requirement in diverse settings in the United States. Summer programs are shorter (three to six weeks) and available internationally and in the U.S. each year.
Placement Rates (within 12 months of graduation)
98% of job-seeking graduates are employed full-time within one year of graduation.
Medical School Acceptance
Over the past 14 years, EMU students who completed EMU’s pre-professional health program enjoyed a 100% acceptance rate to physical therapy school, a 92% acceptance rate to physician’s assistant programs and a 73% acceptance rate to medical school.
Future Teacher Employment
100% of education program graduates who seek positions in education were employed in education settings.
Nursing state licensing exams
85% of EMU nursing graduates pass their state licensing exam on the first try.
Visual and Communication Arts
Visual and Communication Arts (VACA) photography and digital media grads have launched careers at Facebook, National Geographic, and Rosetta Stone.
Accreditations and Certifications
- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges
- State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV)
- Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
- Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
- Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
- National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
- Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE)
- Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS)