Get Ready for the Rest of Your Life!
EMU graduates are favored by grad schools, sought after by employers and prepared with skills for a lifetime. A number of factors make the difference.
Benefit from professors who are mentors
A student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1 means students work closely with PhD-holding professors who know their students by name. These relationships help students strengthen their character, values and personal networks and contribute to success in grad school and the workplace.
And most EMU professors have lived and worked in another culture, outside of the United States. Two are recent Fulbright Scholars.
Envision success after school
Just under 90% of EMU grads surveyed find work or pursue further education in their field within a year of graduation.
- 95% of EMU grads who apply to medical school are accepted, far above the national average.
- Acceptance rate for all health sciences – veterinary school, dental, etc. – is 93%.
- Nearly 100% of teacher education grads are employed as teachers within six months of graduation.
- The majority of EMU nursing grads pass their state boards (NCLEX-RN) on the first try.
EMU grads live out their values, too. In a recent alumni survey, 69% of grads say the volunteer regularly in their church or community, and 44% participate in mission and service assignments.
Grads are also highly sought-after by potential employers…
Your EMU degree communicates strong ethics and values and a desire to do meaningful work. Employers say they hire EMU grads because of their respect for others, academic preparedness, and top-notch communication and critical thinking skills.
Develop friendships for life
The EMU community is tight-knit and open to newcomers at the same time. Shared values like integrity, peacebuilding and service to others mean there are always people to help out nearby. EMU alumni say the friendships they formed in college last the rest of their lives.
The campus community is small but diverse, with many opportunities to meet people from a variety of backgrounds. Campus activities include chapel services, forum and academic speakers, movies, dances, clubs and councils, student-led worship services, and much more.
Make a priceless investment
It’s hard to put a price tag on being prepared for life in so many ways… experiences and academics that shape your life, relationships that last lifetimes, the security of a supportive community, and lasting relationships. These all combine to make a Christian education like no other.