Chances of getting into Eastern Mennonite University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
59.2%
Admission Difficulty for Eastern Mennonite University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionAverage

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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1000-1230
Applicants Submitting SAT
86%
SAT Scores for Eastern Mennonite University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1000
SAT Scores for Eastern Mennonite University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1230
Average SAT Score 1120

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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 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Eastern Mennonite University admission chances by SAT score
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%
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EMU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-31 
Applicants Submitting ACT
24%
ACT Scores for Eastern Mennonite University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Eastern Mennonite University
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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Eastern Mennonite University admission chances by ACT score
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%
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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 #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.

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Admission Statistics

Eastern Mennonite University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 736 509 1,245
Accepted 460 277 737
Acceptance Rate 62% 54% 59%
Enrolled 120 80 200
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 29% 27%

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.

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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 31. 24% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.