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Eastern Mennonite University

Harrisonburg, VA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate95%
Acceptance Rate95%

About Eastern mennonite

Eastern Mennonite University Overview

Eastern Mennonite University is a private, religious school in a small town setting in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Eastern mennonite was founded in 1917 and the school now enrolls around 1,342 students a year, including 958 undergrads. Eastern mennonite offers on-campus housing for up to 660 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 80% of students spend their weekends on campus.

Student Involvement at Eastern mennonite

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Eastern mennonite's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Eastern mennonite students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at Eastern mennonite, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? Eastern mennonite has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Eastern mennonite on the Student Life page.

2022 Eastern mennonite Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 95%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.7
Tuition $40,590
Percent of Need Met 73%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $38,614

Is Eastern mennonite a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer view of what Eastern mennonite offers and if the college seems like the right college for you.

Eastern mennonite Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Eastern mennonite. Eastern mennonite admitted 95% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 1,090 students applied to Eastern mennonite and 1,038 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Eastern mennonite

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Eastern mennonite, around 77% return for their sophomore year. 55% of Eastern mennonite undergrads graduate within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Eastern mennonite Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Eastern mennonite by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Eastern mennonite directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Eastern Mennonite University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Eastern mennonite's endowment was valued at $42.4 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Eastern mennonite spends about $12,023 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Eastern mennonite

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Eastern mennonite meets 73% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Eastern mennonite full-time are awarded $38,614 a year in financial aid, on average.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $37,448 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Eastern mennonite.

Based on this information, is Eastern mennonite the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Eastern mennonite a good school for you?

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Where is Eastern Mennonite University Located?

Eastern mennonite is located in the small town setting of Harrisonburg, Virginia.

If you are interested in seeing Eastern mennonite for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 81 to Harrisonburg, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Shenandoah Valley Regional.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Eastern mennonite and Harrisonburg are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1200 Park Road Harrisonburg, VA 22802-2462

Campus Setting: Small Town

Eastern mennonite Application Deadline

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Eastern mennonite is Continuous processing.

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Eastern mennonite Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at Eastern mennonite is like? There are approximately 1,342 students enrolled at Eastern mennonite, including 958 undergraduate students and 384 graduate students. 86% percent of students attend school full-time, 61% percent are from VA and 39% percent of students are from other states.


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