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Eastern Michigan University is a comprehensive, co-educational public university located in Ypsilanti, Michigan. It was originally founded as Michigan State Normal School in 1849 and became Michigan State Normal College in 1899. It was renamed Eastern Michigan University in 1959.

EMU's site comprises an academic and athletic campus that is spread across 800 acres. There are more than 120 buildings in the campus. EMU consist of five colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Health and Human Services, Technology and a Graduate School.

Eastern Michigan University athletic teams are nicknamed the Eagles. Some of the notable alumni of EMU are Thomas Galasso, an American Film Actor; Keith Krygielski, an American scientist; and Allen Fazio, the CIO and Vice President of Disneyland

Profile of Eastern Michigan University

Ypsilanti, MI is home to Eastern Michigan University. Ypsilanti is a rural site not far from an urban area. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Eastern Michigan University go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Students at the school can choose among many degree programs. The range of program offerings available from Eastern Michigan University is especially impressive compared to its number of students. Students commonly pursue studies in education and teaching.

Eastern Michigan University Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 440. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 450 and 580.


Eastern Michigan University has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

Eastern Michigan University has 22, 837 enrolled students .

Student Life

The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Mid-American Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Eastern Michigan University is committed to excellence in teaching, the extension of knowledge through basic and applied research, and creative and artistic expression. Building on a proud tradition of national leadership in the preparation of teachers, we maximize educational opportunities and personal and professional growth for students from diverse backgrounds through an array of baccalaureate, master's and doctoral programs. We provide a student-focused learning environment that positively affects the lives of students and the community. We extend our commitment beyond the campus boundaries to the wider community through service initiatives and partnerships of mutual interest addressing local, regional, national and international opportunities and challenges. "

Eastern Michigan University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching1, 458elementary school teaching, English teaching, secondary teaching, reading teaching, educational administration, mental retardation education, social studies teaching, math teaching, . . .
Business and Management824business management, accounting, marketing, human resources, finance, MIS, international business, business, . . .
Liberal Arts517interdisciplinary studies, English, history, social services, political science, sociology, English composition, economics, . . .
Media195communication studies, public relations, journalism, communications tech
Family and Social Work189social work, public administration, social service professions, adult development and aging, food and nutrition
Therapy and Counselling170psychology, clinical psychology, educational psychology, music therapy
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy140occupational therapy, dietitian, athletic trainer, health and physical education, sports and fitness management, recreational therapy, parks and recreation management
Science119biology, geology, biochemistry, chemistry, biological and physical sciences, bioinformatics, molecular biology, physics, . . .
Art Studies93art studies, arts management
Nursing and Emergency Medicine92registered nursing
Security and Law Enforcement90criminology, security and protective services
Engineering Technician82CAD and design, mechanical engineering tech, industrial tech, electronics tech, construction engineering tech, plastics engineering tech, quality control tech, computer engineering tech, . . .
Computer Science and Engineering76computer science, computer security, computer and info science, artificial intelligence and robotics
Photography and Commercial Art59film studies
Drama and Performing Arts53drama, theatre arts management, dance
Engineering51engineering management, engineering physics
Medical Support and Technology45orthotist/prosthetist, speech pathology, clinical lab tech
Real Estate and Construction Management39construction management
Mathematics29mathematics, mathematics and computer science, statistics
Medicine26drug development, gerontology
Design25interior design
Hospitality24hospitality management
Fine Arts23art history and criticism, fine arts
Music18music performance, music, voice
Law16legal assistant
Medical administration16health care administration
Architecture and Planning16urban planning
office and Administration15office management
Transportation12aviation operations, commercial pilot and flight crew
Religion and Philosophy12philosophy

Contact: Eastern Michigan University

Eastern Michigan University

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

General Phone: (313) 487-1849


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