Eastern Mennonite University

1200 Park Rd, Harrisonburg, VA 22802-2462
Tel: (540)432-4000
Private, non-profit | 1,519 students
Eastern Mennonite University Photo #1 - Students get hands on experience working with their professors.
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Eastern Mennonite University Photo #1 - Students get hands on experience working with their professors.
Christian liberal arts colleges colleges vary. Do you care about: • being a good steward of God’s creation by making sustainable choices? • transforming conflict and making peace? • building relationships with people from other cultures? • keeping your values at the forefront of whatever you do? At EMU students, faculty and staff talk with each other about how their values effect every day choices about the food they eat, how they travel, their imprint on the environment, the clothes they wear, their political views... everything. It’s social justice. It’s peacebuilding. It’s living as Christ modeled. At EMU you’ll serve with and learn from others through the community learning program, study abroad or in other cultures in the United States, in the classroom and over coffee. You'll have a chance to get to know people of other denominations and faiths. EMU students are prepared to “do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with God” (Micah 6:8). They study in a global context to go out to offer healing and hope in a diverse world.That's why we say EMU is "A Christian university like no other."

School Overview:

Eastern Mennonite University
CountyHarrisonburg City County, VA
Title IV EligibleYes
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level4 or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
138 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,519 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,190 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
329 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
1,124 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
395 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted70%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)430-600450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)450-600460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)420-570440-570
ACT English (25-75%)18-2819-25
ACT Math (25-75%)18-2718-25
ACT Writing (25-75%)6-86-8
ACT Composite (25-75%)19-2720-25

School Notes:

  • EMU envisions a learning community marked by academic excellence, creative process, professional competence, and passionate Christian faith, offering healing and hope in our diverse world.
  • Contemporary students need a global context in which to understand the meaning of knowledge, and its relevance to daily decisions. EMU's core curriculum provides this rich context. Students and faculty examine, analyze, critique, synthesize and weave together strands of knowledge to develop the learner's God-given intellect.
  • EMU is located in the northwest corner of Harrisonburg. Traveling from the north, take Interstate 81 to Exit 251, then turn left on U.S. 11 and right on Mt. Clinton Pike. If you are traveling from the south, take Exit 245. Turn left on Port Republic Road, right on Va. 42 and left on Mt. Clinton Pike.
  • EMU is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate and masters degrees. We offer 36 majors and 36 minors, a seminary (MDiv and MA in religion, as well as certificates) and graduate degrees and certificates: MBA, MA in biomedicine, MA in conflict transformation, MA in counseling, MSN (online),  MA in education, MA in organizational leadership.
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