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About Eastern Michigan University

Eastern Michigan University is a public, state school located in the suburban setting of Ypsilanti, MI, less than an hour from Detroit.

Founded in 1849, Eastern Michigan University currently enrolls around 16,324 students a year, including 13,572 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $76,960,713. For each full-time student, Eastern Michigan University spends about $7,516.

2021 Admissions Facts About Eastern Michigan University

Acceptance rate: 75%

Average GPA: 3.41

Does not offer early decision.

Doesn't offer early action.

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What's the acceptance rate at Eastern Michigan University in 2021?

It is moderately difficult to get into Eastern Michigan University. Eastern Michigan University accepts around 75 percent of applicants each year. Out of 15,957 applications received, 11,997 students received an admissions offer.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.41 out of 4.0.

Is Eastern Michigan University a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Eastern Michigan University, around 72 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 2,588 students who started at Eastern Michigan University as first-time freshman, 514 graduate within four years.

Eastern Michigan University's six-year graduation for undergrads is 47 percent. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $27,938 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Eastern Michigan University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is Eastern Michigan University a good school for YOU?

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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

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

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ACT Range

19 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above

Good

19 to 26

Avg

19 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Eastern Michigan University is 23. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into Eastern Michigan University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Eastern Michigan University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

490 - 510

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Reading SAT Range

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Eastern Michigan University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$16,295

In State

$31,603

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$13,500
$28,808
Fees
$1,795
$1,795
Housing
Unknown
Unknown
Books
$1,000
$1,000

Student Life

Wondering what life at Eastern Michigan University is like? There are approximately 18,833 students enrolled at Eastern Michigan University, including 15,725 undergraduate students and 3,108 graduate students. 73% percent of students attend school full-time, 90% percent are from MI and 10% percent of students are from other states.

73%

Full Time

27%

Part Time

90%

In State

10%

Out-of-State

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

18,833

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

76%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$15,295

Out-of-State

$30,603

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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