#13 Best Public Universities in Michigan

Eastern Michigan University

Ypsilanti, Michigan

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Eastern Michigan University overview
Location Ypsilanti, Michigan
Online emich.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Eastern Michigan University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Eastern Michigan University (EMU), situated in Ypsilanti, Michigan, is a comprehensive public institution established in 1849. The university's campus is noted for its historic and extensive use of educationally purposed buildings constructed in the International Style, particularly those designed by architect Joseph E. Mills. Approximately 40 minutes from downtown Detroit, the campus blends urban and suburban environments, offering a diverse setting for its student body. EMU provides a range of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, with notable focus areas in education, business, and the health sciences. The university's admissions process is considered moderately selective. Student housing is available across numerous residence halls and apartment complexes on campus. While EMU fields a range of athletic teams known as the Eagles, it is recognized regionally for its achievements in football and basketball within the Mid-American Conference.

In the most recent statistical year 19,919 prospective students applied, and 16,578 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,177 enrolled in the school.  9,039 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 4,979 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $14,500 plus fees of $1,910. Eastern Michigan University is ranked 828 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Eastern Michigan University is rated within the lower 39% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Eastern Michigan University overview
SAT 930/1180
ACT 18/25
GPA 3.37

Applications Accepted

Eastern Michigan University overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $35

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Eastern Michigan University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,910
Room and Board $11,396
Budget for Other Expenses$2,170
Total One Year Cost$30,976

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$41,600 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

40% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Eastern Michigan University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 23%
Education 19%
Health Professions 12%
Visual and Performing Arts 7%
Communication 6%

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