Eastern Michigan University

Graduates: 4588
Undergraduates: 19084
Graduates: 4588
Setting: Large four-year, primarily nonresidential
In-state Tuition: $7,989.00
Out-of-state Tuition: $23,534.00
Student/Faculty Ratio: 18:01
SAT / ACT / GPA: 1140 / 24 / 3.2
Public/Private: Public
Male/Female Ratio: 41:59
Campus Housing: Yes
Religious Affiliation: N/A
Campus Housing: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 68%

Eastern Michigan University is committed to excellence in teaching through traditional and innovative approaches, 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 strive to provide a student-focused learning environment that enhances the lives of students and positively impacts the community. We extend our commitment beyond the campus boundaries to the wider community through service initiatives, and public and private partnerships of mutual interest addressing local, regional, national and international opportunities and challenges.


Eastern Michigan University (EMU) is a comprehensive, co-educational public university located in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Ypsilanti is 35 miles (56 km) west of Detroit and eight miles (13 km) east of Ann Arbor. The university was founded in 1849 as Michigan State Normal School. Today, the university is governed by an eight-member Board of Regents, who are appointed by the Governor of Michigan for eight-year terms. The school belongs to the Mid-American Conference and was re-accredited by the North Central Association in 2001. 
 
Since 1991 EMU athletics has gone by the name "Eagles". Then in 1994, "Swoop" was officially adopted by the university as the school's mascot. Currently, EMU comprises seven colleges and schools: Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, Health & Human Services, Technology, an Honors College, and a Graduate School. The university's site is composed of an academic and athletic campus spread across 800 acres (3.2 km2), with over 120 buildings. EMU has a total enrollment of more than 23,000 students.

The College of Education's Bonisteel Technology Lab and Instructional Technology Services is dedicated to providing students, faculty, and staff a friendly, supportive, and professional environment by: Maintaining state-of-the-art computers and peripherals in its open lab and classrooms, and assisting lab users with solutions to their computer-related needs.

The university was founded in 1849 and opened its doors in 1853 as Michigan State Normal School. Michigan State Normal School was the first in Michigan and the first normal school created outside the original 13 colonies. One hundred and twenty-two students started classes March 29, 1853. Adonijah Welch served as Michigan State Normal School's first principal. Michigan created a state educational system modeled on that of Germany. The normal schools were to train teachers for common schools, which were being established rapidly in new towns in the state. 
 
In 1899, the school became the Michigan State Normal College when it created the first four-year curriculum for a normal college in the nation. Normal began the 20th century as Michigan's premier teacher-preparatory school and had become the first teacher-training school in the United States to have a four-year degree program. Just like many other universities during World War I, the Great Depression and World War II, the school survived and expanded further. With the additions of departments and the large educational enrollment after WWII, the school became Eastern Michigan College in 1956.
 
In 1959 the school became a university gaining the title Eastern Michigan University after establishing the Graduate School (graduate classes were offered since 1939). Between 1959 through 1980 the College of Education, College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate School, College of Business, College of Health and Human Services and College of Technology were established. In the early 1970s, international student exchange schemes were organised, including one with Coventry College of Education (later part of the University of Warwick) in Britain.

EMU is located in Ypsilanti, a city 35 miles (56 km) west of Detroit and eight miles (13 km) east of Ann Arbor. Detroit Metro Airport is a fifteen-minute drive from campus. The school is a culturally diverse learning and teaching community set in a small city environment, amid a major metropolitan area. Students, attracted by the school's atmosphere and location, come not only from the Metro Detroit area but from the entire state of Michigan; EMU is well known both nationally and internationally. The university's site is composed of an academic and athletic campus spread across 800 acres (3.2 km2), with 122 buildings. The EMU campus includes several buildings with sculpture by Corrado Parducci. Just like many larger campuses Eastern Michigan University has it own department of public safety.


Eastern Michigan University has more than 145,000 living alumni, more than 100,000 of whom still reside in Michigan. Some notable Eastern Michigan University alumni include personalities such as Joseph Sobran, Dann Florek, Tara Wall, Akkineni Nagarjuna and Greg Mathis. Some political and business officials that include Rodney E. Slater, Marilyn Jean Kelly, Jack Roush, John Harvey Kellogg and Bruce T. Halle. Also NBA player Earl Boykins and NBA legend George Gervin attended Eastern Michigan. Nagarjuna Akkineni attended EMU and is an Indian film actor and producer who works primarily in the Telugu Cinema.


 


Alumni Association:www.emich.edu/alumni

Chief_administrator: Dr. Susan Martin (President)
Phone: 7344871849
Geographic region: Great Lakes IL IN MI OH WI
Website: www.emich.edu
Financial aid office website: www.emich.edu/finaid/
Net price calculator web address: www.emich.edu/finaid/calculator/
Online application website: www.emich.edu/admissions/apply/
Admission office website: www.emich.edu/admissions/
Undergraduate application fee: $35.00
Graduate application fee: $35.00
Member of National Athletic Association: Yes
Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA): Yes
Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIC): Yes
Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA): Yes
Member of National Small College Athletic Association (NSCAA): No
Member of National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA): No