Eastern Mennonite University (EMU)

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EMU, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Harrisonburg, VA, a predominately urban area. Over a thousand students are enrolled at EMU.

Students can submit either the SAT or ACT exam scores at Eastern Mennonite University. A score in the range of 980 to 1220 on the SAT exam, or 19 to 26 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) average GPA ranges from 2.98 to 3.38 for accepted students. Eastern Mennonite University accepts about 60% of students applying per year. Of those that are accepted, about 22% enrolled. You can get more information from the admissions office website at emu.edu.

Overall Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Eastern Mennonite University was reported as 64.6% in Fall 2020 with over 1,440 applications submitted to Eastern Mennonite University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • EMU ACT Scores: 19 - 26
  • EMU Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Eastern Mennonite University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into EMU, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Eastern Mennonite University has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 61.2%
  • 2017-2018: 53.7%
  • 2018-2019: 59.2%
  • 2019-2020: 64.6%
  • Projected EMU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 56.4%

How Does Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) Compare?

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The acceptance rate for EMU is fourteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Bridgewater College67.3%
Mary Baldwin College84.4%
Virginia Military Institute59.5%
Washington and Lee University18.6%
Southern Virginia University98.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading490 - 620
Math490 - 600
Total Score980 - 1220
ACT®Score Range
English17 - 26
Math17 - 26
Composite Score19 - 26
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