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Campus & Student Life at Eastern Michigan University

Home to about 13,572 undergraduates in 2020, Eastern Michigan is a large, public university located in Ypsilanti, Michigan. A safe, suburban environment can offer many of the amenities of city living without the constant hum. Should you tire of the campus however, Eastern Michigan offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Eastern Michigan can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Eastern Michigan Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Eastern Michigan Has a Disability Services Site

For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Eastern Michigan Disability Services.

Eastern Michigan for the Military

While not a "service academy", Eastern Michigan does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information, check out our Eastern Michigan for Veterans Guide.

Eastern Michigan offers On-Campus Day Care

For students with young families, Eastern Michigan does offer some day care. Programs like this are often in very high demand, so be sure to inquire as soon as you can.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Eastern Michigan University

Eastern Michigan 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 Michigan University

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

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

Eastern Michigan has a comparatively large, student body. There were 13,572 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 9,630 (71.0%). Part-time attendance was 3,942 (29.0%).


Eastern Michigan University is Ranked #905 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Eastern Michigan is more diverse than average in terms of overall diversity. We rank Eastern Michigan #905 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 Michigan University

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

Eastern Michigan University Competes in the NCAA

Eastern Michigan has a total of 617 student athletes, 357 men and 260 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$23,093,749
Total Expenses (all teams)$23,093,749

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

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