Eastern Mennonite University (EMU)
1200 Park Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22802
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
Large Town Setting
Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
On-Campus Housing Available
- Full-Time Undergrad Students
- Freshman Class
- Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
Undergraduate vs. Graduate
Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students
Gender of Students
- African American
- Unknown and Other
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