Eastern Michigan University

We’ve always focused on helping students find their true passion. Founded in 1849 as a small teacher’s college, EMU is a major learning and research institution with a distinct mix of comprehensive academic resources and strong community initiatives. We offer more than 200 undergraduate majors, minors and certificates, plus more than 150 graduate programs to our 21,105 students.

At Eastern Michigan University, you will find a campus that is small enough to be truly welcoming but large enough to offer many opportunities for study, research and growth. When you join Eastern Michigan University, you will be joining an international community of scholars and leaders.



  • Located in historic Ypsilanti
  • 20 minutes from the Detroit International Airport
  • Easy access to public transportation
  • 800 acre campus
  • 18 miles of walkways and trails
  • Experience all four seasons


  • Mascot: Swoop, the Eagle
  • “Best Midwestern College” for 16 consecutive years by Princeton Review
  • 85th Best Regional University (U.S. News and World Report)
  • 250+ Student Organizations
  • In-State-Tuition option for international students
  • University website: emich.edu
  • International Admissions website

Be sure to visit the university website for the most up-to-date information about their campus.


Top Programs for International Students

  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering Technology
  • Business
  • Clinical Research Management
  • Economics


Costs and Scholarships


As part of EMU’s commitment to educating all students in a diverse and welcoming environment, EMU does not charge out-of-state tuition and fees for any undergraduate students. International undergraduate students pay the in-state rate.

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Admission Requirements

To Apply – Undergraduate*…

  • Complete EMU online application 
  • Grades: “B” or above average grades
  • Strong grades in math and science
  • SAT or ACT: Optional 
  • English Proficiency: TOEFL: 61 or higher (18 minimum in each subsection) or IELTS: 6.0 or higher 
  • Different process for U.S. Citizens Abroad: No 

Priority Deadlines*

  • November 1 – Winter Admission (Jan)
  • March 1 – Summer Admission (May)
  • July 1 – Fall Admission (Sept)

*Check university website for up-to-date info and details


Connect with Admission Office and Students

Talk to an Admissions Officer

Ashleigh Spatt, Communications Administrator

Ask Ashleigh questions about the admission process, scholarship opportunities, and life on campus