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Eastern Mennonite University

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How Well Is Eastern Mennonite University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Eastern Mennonite University was awarded 24 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is registered nursing.

Overall Quality

Eastern Mennonite landed the #825 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Eastern Mennonite also holds the #21 spot on the Best Colleges in Virginia ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Eastern Mennonite?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Eastern Mennonite University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 72%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 76% of students accepted to Eastern Mennonite submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 620. Math scores were between 490 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Eastern Mennonite University  ( 490 to 620 )

SAT Math Scores for Eastern Mennonite University  ( 490 to 610 )
Eastern Mennonite received ACT scores from 15% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 30.

ACT Composite Scores for Eastern Mennonite University  ( 22 to 30 )

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Eastern Mennonite University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Eastern Mennonite, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 10 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Eastern Mennonite University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Eastern Mennonite University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 79% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Eastern Mennonite University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  79 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Eastern Mennonite for first-time, full-time students is 52%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  52 out of 100

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Eastern Mennonite University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 896 undergraduates at Eastern Mennonite with 812 being full-time and 84 being part-time.

How Much Does Eastern Mennonite University Cost?

The overall average net price of Eastern Mennonite is $23,763. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Eastern Mennonite

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$22,935 $19,512 $21,128 $24,096 $27,401

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Eastern Mennonite, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Eastern Mennonite, approximately 71% of students took out student loans averaging $8,060 a year. That adds up to $32,240 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Eastern Mennonite is 6.8%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Eastern Mennonite Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Eastern Mennonite with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $40,300 in their early years. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


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Location of Eastern Mennonite University

Eastern Mennonite University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The city atmosphere of Harrisonburg makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Contact details for Eastern Mennonite are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1200 Park Rd, Harrisonburg, VA 22802-2462
Phone: 540-432-4000

Eastern Mennonite University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 46 majors graduated from Eastern Mennonite University. Of these students, 349 received undergraduate degrees and 134 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 135 $64,885
Human Resource Management 28 NA
Liberal Arts General Studies 18 $36,134
General Psychology 16 NA
Social Work 15 $31,133
General Biology 14 NA
Health & Physical Education 13 NA
Computer Science 11 NA
Business Administration & Management 9 $33,993
Sociology 8 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Eastern Mennonite University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Eastern Mennonite

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2019-2020, 1,020 students took at least one online class at Eastern Mennonite University. This is an increase from the 323 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,020 420
2018-2019 323 208
2017-2018 376 246
2016-2017 360 248
2015-2016 348 288

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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