Eastern Michigan University: Narrative Description

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Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Tel: (734)487-1849
Free: 800-GO TO EMU
Admissions: (734)487-3060
Fax: (734)487-1484
Web Site: http://www.emich.edu/


State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1849. Setting: 460-acre suburban campus with easy access to Detroit. Endowment: $35.8 million. Research spending 2003-04: $4.9 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $4671 per student. Total enrollment: 23,593. Faculty: 1,111 (735 full-time, 376 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 8,445 applied, 78% were admitted. 12% from top 10% of their high school class, 34% from top quarter, 67% from top half. 18 valedictorians. Full-time: 12,994 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 5,874 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 43 states and territories, 68 other countries, 6% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 17% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 23% 25 or older, 20% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 72% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Recommended: ACT. Required for some: 1 recommendation, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 6/30. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $4707 full-time, $156.90 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $14,714 full-time, $490.45 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1055 full-time, $32.50 per credit hour part-time, $40 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $6082. College room only: $2856. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility and location.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 215 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 8% of eligible men and 12% of eligible women are members. Major annual events: homecoming, Family Weekend, Founders' Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, bicycle patrols, local police in dormitories, self-defense education, lighted pathways, bike lock lease program. 3,750 college housing spaces available; 3,200 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Bruce T. Halle Library with 658,648 books, 973,380 microform titles, 4,457 serials, 11,524 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $7.2 million. 1,500 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Named for the Greek general of the 1820s Demetrius Ypsilanti, the community became a city in 1858. Ypsilanti is located in southeastern Michigan, approximately 40 miles west of Detroit and 7 miles from Ann Arbor. In addition to the extensive cultural opportunities at Eastern, the resources of the University of Michigan are 15 minutes away and downtown Detroit is a 45 minute drive. Regular bus service is available. Ypsilanti has an impressive historic district (Depot Town) and hosts a Heritage Festival annually in late August.

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