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. There are around 20,000 students enrolled per year at Eastern Michigan University.

Students can report either the SAT or ACT exam scores to EMU. A score within the range of 970 to 1190 on the SAT exam, or 19 to 25 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. 74% of all those students that apply are admitted to EMU, from which 20% choose to attend. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the Eastern Michigan University (EMU) acceptance rate in 2021 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 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Eastern Michigan University was reported as 74.1% in Fall 2020 with over 14,300 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 ACT Scores: 19 - 25
  • 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 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 Michigan University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 72.9%
  • 2017-2018: 39.2%
  • 2018-2019: 75.7%
  • 2019-2020: 74.1%
  • Projected EMU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 63.3%

How Does Eastern Michigan University (EMU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Eastern Michigan University is thirty-one percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Michigan-Dearborn62.0%
University of Detroit Mercy77.5%
Oakland University83.1%
University of Michigan-Flint66.0%

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 2020)


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

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading490 - 600
Math480 - 590
Total Score970 - 1190
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 25
Math17 - 25
Composite Score19 - 25
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