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Eastern Michigan University

Ypsilanti, MI 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate85%
Acceptance Rate85%

About Eastern Michigan University

Eastern Michigan University Overview

Eastern Michigan University is a public, state school in the suburban setting of Ypsilanti, Michigan. Eastern Michigan University was founded in 1849 and the school enrolls around 15,370 students a year, which includes 12,730 undergraduates. Eastern Michigan University provides housing for up to 3,909 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Eastern Michigan University!

Love music or performing? At Eastern Michigan University you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Eastern Michigan University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? Eastern Michigan University has both fraternities and sororities.

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

2022 Eastern Michigan University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 85%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 55%
In-State Tuition $14,400
Out-of-State $14,400
Percent of Need Met 39%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $12,624

Is Eastern Michigan University a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a better view of what Eastern Michigan University offers and if it might be the right college for you.

Eastern Michigan University Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Eastern Michigan University. Eastern Michigan University admitted 85% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 17,506 applications received in 2022, 14,811 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Eastern Michigan University

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.

About 69% of students who start at Eastern Michigan University return the next year. Around 48% of students who started at Eastern Michigan University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Eastern Michigan University Graduates

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

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

Eastern Michigan 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.

As of 2022, the total market value of Eastern Michigan University's endowment was $95.2 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $8,025 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Eastern Michigan University

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 Michigan University meets 39% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Eastern Michigan University full-time are awarded $12,624 a year in financial aid, on average.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $26,876 of 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 available 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! No one should ever pay to fill out 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 Michigan University.

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

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Where is Eastern Michigan University?

Eastern Michigan University is located in the suburban setting of Ypsilanti, Michigan, less than an hour from Detroit.

If you want to see Eastern Michigan University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 94, U.S. 23 to Ypsilanti, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Detroit Metropolitan.

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

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College Info

900 Oakwood St. Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Campus Setting: Suburban

Eastern Michigan University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Eastern Michigan University is Continuous processing.

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

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Eastern Michigan University ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

25 and Above


18 to 25


18 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Eastern Michigan University is 22. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into Eastern Michigan University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Eastern Michigan University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

950 - 1180


Math SAT Range

460 - 580


Reading SAT Range

470 - 600

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1180 and Above


950 to 1180


950 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Eastern Michigan University students is 1051. Applicants with SAT scores of 1180 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Eastern Michigan University, while applicants with SAT scores between 950 to 1180 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 950 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Eastern Michigan University.

Eastern Michigan University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Eastern Michigan University is like? There are approximately 15,370 students enrolled at Eastern Michigan University, including 12,730 undergraduate students and 2,640 graduate students. 71% percent of students attend school full-time, 90% percent are from MI and 10% percent of students are from other states.


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