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EMU Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into EMU? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 1,022 out of 1,656 applicants or 62% were admitted making EMU a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores. Eastern Mennonite University typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 982 674 1,656
Accepted 615 407 1,022
Acceptance Rate 63% 60% 62%
Enrolled 136 118 254
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 29% 25%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Eastern Mennonite University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that EMU regularly accepts students with ACTs of 18 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. 34 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Eastern Mennonite University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 950 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 825. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1075 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 81 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 950 1200
SAT Reading 470 620
SAT Math 480 580
ACT Composite 18 26
ACT English 16 25
ACT Math 18 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >74%
22 to 26 Avg + 62%-74%
18 to 22 Avg - 49%-62%
14 to 18 Reach 36%-49%
Less than 14 Low <36%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1200 and Above Good >74%
1075 to 1200 Avg + 62%-74%
950 to 1075 Avg - 49%-62%
825 to 950 Reach 36%-49%
Less than 825 Low <36%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Eastern Mennonite University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Eastern Mennonite University was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as EMU accepts 62% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 36% Good
3.50 to 3.75 14% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 16% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 14% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 15% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 5% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Eastern Mennonite University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=232043 IPEDS survey data for Eastern Mennonite University.



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