Fast Facts

EMU Fast Facts Infographic

Main campus

Total enrollment: approx. 1,500
Town size: Harrisonburg, Va. (48,900)

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

Financial aid

Given to nearly 100% of undergrads. An average financial aid package is around $25,100. Close to $11 million in aid was awarded by EMU in 2013-14.

Average incoming student

Average SAT/ACT scores:

  • SAT: 500 Verbal, 495 Math
  • ACT: 21 English, 22 Math

Average GPA: 3.43

Original research

1:1 mentoring and collaborative original research between faculty and students are staples of the EMU academic experience.


Average student-faculty ratio: 10:1
Many EMU professors have experience living and working in other cultures, usually outside the United States. Several have been Fulbright Scholars. 78% of full-time faculty have terminal degrees.

Religion and diversity

Forty denominations and faith traditions in addition to Mennonite are part of the EMU community. And 43% of traditional undergraduate students are from Mennonite backgrounds. Fifty-four unique countries of citizenship are represented for all currently enrolled students.


Named #10 by Best Choice Schools in 45 Top Colleges to Study Abroad.

All students participate in cross-cultural study, living and learning in another culture. Most study a full semester in another country or region such as the Middle East, New Zealand, India, Central America or southern Africa. Others study in Washington D.C. while completing an internship. 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)

Of those 2012 graduates who responded to a survey, 90% of graduates are employed full-time, in grad school, or serving in a volunteer/mission position within one year of graduation.

Medical school acceptance

Over the past 10 years, nearly 90% of EMU students who completed EMU’s pre-medical program were accepted into medical school.

Education employment

96% of 2012-13 education grads seeking a teaching job were employed as teachers in fall 2013.

Accounting graduate pass rate on CPA exam

EMU accounting students rank second in the state behind the University of Virginia for first-time pass rate on all sections of the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam.


Information provided by the EMU office of Institutional Research. Verified and updated August 2014