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Get the facts about Eastern Mennonite University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Eastern Mennonite University Ranked?

2021 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 5 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health professions.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Eastern Mennonite as #613 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

Eastern Mennonite is also ranked #22 out of 48 schools in Virginia.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Eastern Mennonite?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Eastern Mennonite University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 54%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 84% 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 500 and 590. Math scores were between 490 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Eastern Mennonite University  ( 500 to 590 )

SAT Math Scores for Eastern Mennonite University  ( 490 to 580 )
Eastern Mennonite received ACT scores from 25% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for Eastern Mennonite University  ( 20 to 28 )

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Eastern Mennonite University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Eastern Mennonite, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 9 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 50%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  50 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at Eastern Mennonite

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,040 undergraduates at Eastern Mennonite with 849 being full-time and 191 being part-time.

Eastern Mennonite Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for Eastern Mennonite is 64.50 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  64.50 out of 100
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How Much Does Eastern Mennonite University Cost?

The overall average net price of Eastern Mennonite is $24,326. 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 +
$22,079 $23,749 $23,179 $25,366 $27,286

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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Eastern Mennonite, approximately 75% of students took out student loans averaging $8,541 a year. That adds up to $34,164 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Eastern Mennonite is 3.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your 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 situated 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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Location of Eastern Mennonite University

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 44 majors graduated from Eastern Mennonite University. Of these students, 354 received undergraduate degrees and 126 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 $60,300
Liberal Arts General Studies 29 $32,000
Business Administration & Management 26 NA
Human Resource Management 25 NA
General Biology 18 NA
General Psychology 13 NA
Health & Physical Education 13 NA
Social Work 12 NA
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 11 NA
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 7 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 options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 376 students took at least one online class at Eastern Mennonite University. This is an increase from the 360 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 376 246
2016-2017 360 248
2015-2016 348 288
2014-2015 298 243
2013-2014 234 64

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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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