Eastern Mennonite University Acceptance Rate, Average GPA, SAT and ACT Scores

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) was founded in 1917 by the Virginia Mennonite Conference as a two-year college to provide higher education for young people of the Mennonite faith. The school quickly grew and became a four-year college in 1961. During this same period, EMU began to expand its academic programs, adding new courses and degrees such as business, education, nursing and social work. In 1973, EMU was accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Since then, EMU has continued to grow and develop its academic programs to meet the changing needs of students in an ever-evolving world.

In 1981, EMU added a graduate program which now offers master’s degrees in areas such as counseling, international development and peacebuilding. The university also offers a variety of certificate programs for both undergraduate and graduate students. Over the years, Eastern Mennonite University has also been dedicated to providing quality service learning opportunities with local organizations such as food banks, homeless shelters and other non-profits that serve the Harrisonburg community. These experiences allow students to gain real world experience while helping their local community. Today Eastern Mennonite University continues to provide quality higher education while remaining true to its commitment of serving others through service learning opportunities and other initiatives that benefit the local community.

Eastern Mennonite University, as one of the top colleges ranked by major educational institutions, has impressed us by its high selectivity and student friendly application process during admissions. The following tables detail 2018 class profile, including total applications received, average high school GPA, SAT scores/ACT scores, and acceptance rates of Eastern Mennonite University. To learn more about GPA, SAT and ACT scores information, please follow the links below. If you want to find even more about Eastern Mennonite University, such as tuition fees and scholarships, you can click the link after tables to visit the school’s official website.

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Admissions Stats

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) is a private, faith-based institution located in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Established in 1917, the university has grown to become one of the leading liberal arts universities in the region. EMU has a total enrollment of 1,841 undergraduate students and 1,497 graduate students. Of these students, 48% are male and 52% are female. The student to faculty ratio is 13:1 and the average class size is 19 students. The acceptance rate at EMU is 65%, making it a moderately selective school. In terms of demographics, 59% of the student body identifies as Caucasian while 20% identify as African American or Black; 5% identify as Hispanic or Latino; 5% identify as Asian; and 11% identify as two or more races or other ethnicities. Additionally, there are international students from over 30 countries enrolled at EMU. In terms of financial aid, 82% of undergraduate students receive some form of assistance with an average award amounting to $17,769 per year. EMU also offers several merit-based scholarships to incoming freshmen who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement or leadership qualities.

Fall 2022 Selectivity

Selectivity selective
Fall 2022 acceptance rate 71%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 71%

Fall 2022 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments

Applicants 764
Female applicants 433
Male applicants 331
Applicants accepted 539
Female applicants accepted 315
Male applicants accepted 224
Freshman enrollment 206
Female freshman enrollment 122
Male freshman enrollment 84
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2022 Wait List

School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2022 High School Rank

Freshman students submitting high school class standing 67%

Fall 2022 High School GPA

Freshman students submitting high school GPA 95%
Average high school GPA 3.5
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3.1-3.9

Fall 2022 Freshman SAT Scores

Freshman students submitting SAT scores 83%
SAT Critical Reading average score 529
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 460-580
SAT Math average score 525
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 460-590
SAT Writing average score 517
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 450-580
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2022 Freshman ACT Scores

Freshman students submitting ACT scores 29%
Average ACT Composite score 24
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 20-26
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 21-28
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 19-26