Eastern Michigan University.

Eastern Michigan University

Ypsilanti, MI4 year degree
Out-of-state tuition
Acceptance rate

About Eastern Michigan University

Eastern Michigan University (EMU) is a public research university in Ypsilanti, Michigan. The university was founded in 1849 as Michigan State Normal School. Today, the university is governed by an eight-member Board of Regents whose members are appointed by the governor of Michigan for eight-year terms. The school belongs to the Mid-American Conference and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Since 1991 EMU athletes have been known as "Eagles" and the school mascot, Swoop, was officially adopted by the university three years later. It is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity".Currently, EMU comprises seven colleges and schools: College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, College of Health and Human Services, College of Technology, an Honors College, and a Graduate School. The university's site is composed of an academic and athletic campus spread across 800 acres (3.2 km2), with over 120 buildings. EMU has a total enrollment of more than 23,000 students.


  • Offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees
  • 16,536 students
  • 0.14 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available
  • www.emich.edu

Notable programs at Eastern Michigan University

Fine Arts
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Fine Arts, Biology, Molecular Biology, Business, Accounting, Actuarial Science, Marketing, and Finance.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

7,214 students out of 16,126 applicants were accepted into Eastern Michigan University. They had an average SAT score of 1046. 77% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 34% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at Eastern Michigan University was $29,200, while for in-state students it was $12,019. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $34,691.

The average financial aid at Eastern Michigan University is $7,797. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $21,403 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at Eastern Michigan University

Family Income Level

Average Discount

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

73% of undergraduate students at Eastern Michigan University received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at Eastern Michigan University

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Eastern Michigan University was of $9,854 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000.

Diversity at Eastern Michigan University

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017