Eastern Mennonite University (EMU)

Harrisonburg, VA

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Eastern Mennonite University

Eastern Mennonite University

Eastern Mennonite University Student Essentials

Eastern Mennonite University Student Essentials
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Mennonite Church
Size: Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Herm the Blue Lion
Website: www.emu.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $27,970
Out-of-State Tuition: $27,970
Retention Rate: 81%
Enrollment: 2,134
Year Established: 1917

About EMU

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.

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EMU Map & Location

Eastern Mennonite University
1200 Park Rd
Harrisonburg, VA 22802


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Getting Around EMU

Walkability

Good walkability. We think you’ll enjoy walking in this area.

6/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Harrisonburg, VA

Winter
Dec
44
24
Jan
40
20
Feb
44
22
Spring
Mar
53
29
Apr
63
38
May
72
48
Summer
Jun
81
58
Jul
85
62
Aug
84
61
Fall
Sep
77
53
Oct
66
41
Nov
55
32

EMU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 1,243
Freshman Class 231
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 2,134

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 5%
  • African American: 6%
  • Caucasian: 82%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Unknown and Other: 5%
Latino 5%
African American 6%
Caucasian 82%
Asian 2%
Unknown and Other 5%

Undergraduate 58%
Graduate 42%
Full-Time 93%
Part-Time 7%
Women 65%
Men 35%
International 3%
Domestic 97%

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Eastern Mennonite University

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