Eastern Mennonite University Profile
Located in Virginia’s scenic Shenandoah Valley, EMU (Harrisonburg) prepares students to serve and lead in a global context, providing cross-cultural study, a supportive Christian community and a focus on service to others. 97% of EMU students are working or studying in their chosen field within one year of graduation. 90 percent of our pre-med grads are accepted into medical school, well above the national average (47%). EMU's nursing, teaching and other professional placement rates are equally impressive.
Student success has much to do with the personal attention received on campus. Full Ph.D.-level professors not only teach classes (11:1 student/teacher ratio), but they open their offices and homes to students, whom they get to know on a first-name basis. Hands-on original research, community service, interaction with local immigrants, and projects across disciplines are examples of how EMU uniquely mentors students as they explore faith and vocation.
Graduate schools and employers look forward to applications from EMU graduates because of their strong work ethic, cultural sensitivity, adaptability and high ethical standards.