Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) offers rigorous academic study at the undergraduate, graduate and seminary level. More than 1,800 students study at our main campus in Harrisonburg, Virginia; at our Lancaster, Pennsylvania site; and online. EMU is grounded in values including service to others, peacemaking, cross-cultural engagement and sustainability, all of which prepare graduates to serve and lead in a global context.
At EMU, we believe in and celebrate the power of community as we learn in classrooms, across campus and around the globe. We begin to see the possibilities together. We honor our differences and care for each other. We listen, explore and create. Together, our ideas are transformed, our assumptions tested, our values strengthened, our faith activated and our lives enriched. At EMU, leaders are developed, mentored, supported and challenged to make the world a better place TOGETHER.
EMU prepares students to serve and lead in a global context. Our community of learning integrates Christian faith, academic rigor, artistic creation and reflective practice informed by the liberal arts, interdisciplinary engagement, and cross-cultural encounter.
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.