EMU Description

While most Christian colleges stress uniformity, Eastern Mennonite University differs in its emphasis on diversity. Despite being a Mennonite school, only about half of EMU’s students are Mennonites, and the campus represents nearly 40 religious groups and denominations.

What these religious groups have in common is a commitment to global peace and cross-cultural understanding. Eastern Mennonite’s academics are based on these principles. The school’s cross-cultural program, which is required of all students, allows you live with and learn from people of a different culture.

Past destinations for this unique program have included Mexico, Tanzania, and the Middle East. For students who are uncomfortable traveling across the globe, the Washington Community Scholars’ Center is a local alternative.

As a Christian university, EMU emphasizes the importance of spirituality in student life. The school holds chapel services every Wednesday and Friday, and each residence hall has a ministry assistant who hosts a weekly bible study.

Eastern Mennonite’s academics are also geared toward the Christian student. In addition to traditional college subjects like Biochemistry and English, the university offers concentrations in Christian subjects like Religious & Intercultural Studies and Congregational & Youth Ministry. With a low student-to-faculty ratio, you’ll also receive individualized instruction from engaged professors.

Quick Facts about Eastern Mennonite University

Region

Mid-Atlantic

Setting

Large Town Setting

Type

Private

Affiliation

Mennonite Church

Size

Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Royals

Website

www.emu.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Selective

In-State Tuition

$26,260

Out-of-State Tuition

$26,260

Retention Rate

75%

Enrollment

1,451

Year Established

1917

EMU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
995
Freshman Class
231
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
1,451

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
69%
Graduate
31%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
100%
Part-Time
0%

Students Coming From In-State vs. Out-of-State

In-State
46%
Out-of-State
54%

Gender of Students

Women
61%
Men
39%

Ethnic Diversity

African-American
5%
Asian
1%
Caucasian
85%
Latino
3%
Other
6%

Students State Origin

Virginia
46%
Pennsylvania
20%
Ohio
6%
Iowa
2%
West Virginia
1%
Other
25%

International Students

International
3%
Domestic
97%

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