#3 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

Eastern Mennonite University

Harrisonburg, Virginia

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Student Population
Eastern Mennonite University overview
Location Harrisonburg, Virginia
Online emu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
Religious Affiliation Mennonite Church
Eastern Mennonite University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Harrisonburg, Virginia, Eastern Mennonite University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Mennonite Church faith. In the most recent statistical year 1,090 prospective students applied, and 1,038 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 208 enrolled in the school.  907 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 435 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $39,620 plus fees of $370. EMU is ranked 211 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2023 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



EMU is rated within the top 31% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Eastern Mennonite University overview
SAT 1040/1590
ACT 25/34
GPA 3.7
Applications Accepted
Eastern Mennonite University overview
Applications Due Jun 1, 2023
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $25

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Eastern Mennonite University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$370
Room and Board $11,900
Budget for Other Expenses$2,610
Total One Year Cost$55,500

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$43,900 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
66% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Eastern Mennonite University students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 30%
Business 22%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 9%
Visual and Performing Arts 5%
General Studies 5%

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