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Harrisonburg, Virginia

EMU Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Eastern Mennonite University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
53.7%
Admission Difficulty for Eastern Mennonite University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into EMU and can I get accepted? The school has a 54% acceptance rate ranking it #14 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 662 out of 1,232 applicants were admitted making EMU a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 48 percent. Eastern Mennonite University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 29% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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EMU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1070-1240
Applicants Submitting SAT
84%
SAT Scores for Eastern Mennonite University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1070
SAT Scores for Eastern Mennonite University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1240
Average SAT Score 1160

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Eastern Mennonite University?

Eastern Mennonite University typically requires applicants to be in the top 47 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 980. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 out of 1600. The school ranks #21 in Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 84 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Eastern Mennonite University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1240 and Above Good >67%
1155 to 1240 Avg + 54%-67%
1070 to 1155 Avg - 41%-54%
985 to 1070 Reach 29%-41%
Less than 985 Low <29%
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EMU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
25%
ACT Scores for Eastern Mennonite University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Eastern Mennonite University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into EMU?

Admission data indicates that EMU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #10 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. 25 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Eastern Mennonite University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Eastern Mennonite University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >67%
24 to 28 Avg + 54%-67%
20 to 24 Avg - 41%-54%
16 to 20 Reach 29%-41%
Less than 16 Low <29%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.5
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Eastern Mennonite University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Eastern Mennonite University was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #15 in Virginia for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as EMU accepts 54% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Eastern Mennonite University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 36% Good
3.50 to 3.75 14% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 16% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 14% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 15% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 5% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

80% of Eastern Mennonite University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Eastern Mennonite University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 17%
Top 25% of class 44%
Top 50% of class 80%
Bottom 50% of class 20%
Bottom 25% of class 5%

Admission Statistics

Eastern Mennonite University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 732 500 1,232
Accepted 380 282 662
Acceptance Rate 52% 56% 54%
Enrolled 100 89 189
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 32% 29%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Eastern Mennonite University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Eastern Mennonite University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Eastern Mennonite University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=232043 IPEDS survey data for Eastern Mennonite University.