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

Eastern Michigan University (EMU) was founded in 1849 as the Michigan State Normal School. It was the first school established in Michigan solely for the purpose of teacher preparation. In 1899, the name of the school was changed to Michigan State Normal College and it began offering a four-year degree program. In 1923, it became a publicly supported institution and changed its name to Eastern Michigan College of Education. The college continued to expand its academic programs and by 1959 had attained university status, prompting a change to Eastern Michigan University.

Throughout its history, EMU has continually adapted to changing educational demands and has become one of the largest universities in the state with an enrollment of over 20,000 students. Today, EMU offers more than 200 undergraduate degree programs across seven colleges and schools: Arts & Sciences; Business; Education; Health & Human Services; Technology; Visual & Performing Arts; and Graduate School. Students have access to cutting-edge research opportunities through various centers such as the Center for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST) and The Institute for Japanese Studies (IJS). Additionally, EMU is home to several prominent athletic teams known as “The Eagles” that compete in NCAA Division I football and basketball games.

Eastern Michigan 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 Michigan 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 Michigan 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 Michigan University (EMU) is one of the top public universities in Michigan, offering over 200 undergraduate and graduate programs. EMU has an acceptance rate of 75%, with over 20,000 applications from prospective students each year. The student body is comprised of approximately 17,000 undergraduate students and 4,000 graduate students from all 50 states and over 80 countries. The student to faculty ratio at EMU is 18:1, allowing for a more personalized educational experience. In terms of racial diversity, EMU’s student body is about 65% white, 13% Hispanic/Latino, 10% African American/Black, 4% Asian American/Pacific Islander and 8% other. Additionally, the gender breakdown of the student population is roughly 60% female and 40% male. The average GPA for accepted applicants to EMU is 3.3 on the 4-point scale with most admitted students having an SAT score between 950-1150 or an ACT score between 19-25.

Fall 2022 Selectivity

Selectivity selective
Fall 2022 acceptance rate 66%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 66%

Fall 2022 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments

Applicants 10,336
Female applicants 6,267
Male applicants 4,069
Applicants accepted 6,860
Female applicants accepted 4,232
Male applicants accepted 2,628
Freshman enrollment 2,039
Female freshman enrollment 1,193
Male freshman enrollment 846
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 73%

Fall 2022 High School GPA

Freshman students submitting high school GPA 97%
Average high school GPA 3.1
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 2.7-3.4

Fall 2022 Freshman SAT Scores

Freshman students submitting SAT scores 8%
SAT Critical Reading average score 508
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 430-588
SAT Math average score 516
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 450-580
SAT Writing average score 490
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 420-560
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2022 Freshman ACT Scores

Freshman students submitting ACT scores 94%
Average ACT Composite score 21
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 18-23
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 17-24
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 17-24