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Campus & Student Life at Eastern Mennonite University

Home to about 896 undergraduates in 2020, Eastern Mennonite is a small, private university located in Harrisonburg, Virginia. This urban setting might be best suited for students who like the fast-paced city life. Should you tire of the campus however, Eastern Mennonite offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Eastern Mennonite can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Eastern Mennonite Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Eastern Mennonite University is Affiliated With the Mennonite Church Faith.

Some, but not all, schools with a religious affiliation may require a statement of faith or religious studies component. Contact the school to see what their requirements are. If an affinity with the Mennonite Church faith interests you, check out our ranking of The Best Mennonite Church Colleges and Universities.

Eastern Mennonite Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 9.0% of the student population at Eastern Mennonite. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Eastern Mennonite Disability Services.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Eastern Mennonite University

Eastern Mennonite offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Eastern Mennonite University

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Eastern Mennonite University

Eastern Mennonite has a comparatively small, student body. There were 896 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 812 (90.6%). Part-time attendance was 84 (9.4%).


Eastern Mennonite University is Ranked #1,069 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Eastern Mennonite is more diverse than average in terms of overall diversity. We rank Eastern Mennonite #1069 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Eastern Mennonite University

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Eastern Mennonite by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Eastern Mennonite Diversity Guide.

Eastern Mennonite University Competes in the NCAA

Eastern Mennonite has a total of 229 student athletes, 116 men and 113 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$1,212,106
Total Expenses (all teams)$1,212,106

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Eastern Mennonite University Athletics

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