Eastern Michigan University (EMU)

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EMU can be found in Ypsilanti, MI, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The students enrolled at EMU number nearly twenty six thousand per year, and is one of the largest universities in the state.

Students can report either the SAT or ACT exam scores to EMU. A score within the range of 1330 to 1680 on the SAT exam, or 19 to 24 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 Michigan University (EMU) average GPA ranges from 2.98 to 3.33 for accepted students. 64% of all those students that apply are admitted to EMU, from which 35% choose to attend. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the Eastern Michigan University (EMU) acceptance rate in 2015 is going to be around 63%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at emich.edu.

Overall Eastern Michigan University (EMU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for Eastern Michigan University was reported as 64.0% in Fall 2012 with over 11,900 college applications submitted to EMU. 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 SAT Scores: 1330 - 1680
  • EMU ACT Scores: 19 - 24
  • EMU Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into Eastern Michigan University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Eastern Michigan University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Eastern Michigan University has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 72.6%
  • 2009-2010: 52.8%
  • 2010-2011: 66.3%
  • 2011-2012: 59.8%
  • 2012-2013: 64.0%
  • Projected EMU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 62.5%

How Does Eastern Michigan University (EMU) Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Eastern Michigan University is fifteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor33.3%
Wayne State University76.2%
Oakland University66.0%
Michigan State University68.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

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

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Eastern Michigan University (EMU) (Fall 2012)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading440 - 570
Math460 - 570
Writing430 - 540
Total Score1330 - 1680
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 24
Math17 - 24
Composite Score19 - 24
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