EMU Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Eastern Mennonite University
How hard is it to get into EMU and can I get accepted? The school has a 59% acceptance rate ranking it #13 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 737 out of 1,245 applicants were admitted making EMU a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 52 percent. Eastern Mennonite University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
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EMU SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT86%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||500|
|SAT Math 25th||500|
|SAT Composite 25th||1000|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||630|
|SAT Math 75th||600|
|SAT Composite 75th||1230|
|Average SAT Score||1120|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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 60 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1000 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 880. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. The school ranks #16 in Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 86 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1230 and Above||Good||>71%|
|1115 to 1230||Avg +||59%-71%|
|1000 to 1115||Avg -||46%-59%|
|885 to 1000||Reach||33%-46%|
|Less than 885||Low||<33%|
EMU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT24%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||21|
|ACT Math 25th||21|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||31|
|ACT Math 75th||29|
|ACT Composite 75th||31|
|Average ACT Score||26|
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 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #8 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. 24 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Eastern Mennonite University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|31 and Above||Good||>71%|
|26 to 31||Avg +||59%-71%|
|21 to 26||Avg -||46%-59%|
|16 to 21||Reach||33%-46%|
|Less than 16||Low||<33%|
Avg. High School GPA3.5
Typical High School GradesB+
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 #18 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 59% of students who apply.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||26%||29%||27%|
What are the requirements for admission to Eastern Mennonite University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
86% of students submit their SAT scores to EMU. 24% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
59% of those who apply are granted admission to EMU. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1000 and 1230. 86% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.