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. 


Eastern Michigan University is located in Ypsilanti, Michigan, 20 minutes from the Detroit International Airport.


Type of SCHOOL: Public university, founded in 1849

Size of Campus: 800 acres

Number of Students:
17,000 undergraduate students
800 international students from 84 countries
17:1 student-faculty ratio

Number of Faculty: 1,348

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees:
Five academic colleges:
• College of Arts and Sciences
• College of Business
• College of Education
• College of Health and Human Services
• College of Technology

Over 200 undergraduate majors and programs

Top majors for international students:
- Business and Management
- Chemistry
- Clinical Research Management
- Computer Information Systems
- Computer Science
- Economics
- Engineering Management
- Engineering Technology
- Finance and Accounting
- Geographic Information Systems

Geographic Diversity: 87% Michigan; 5% Ohio; 4% Domestic out-of-state; 4% International

International Student Services: Office for International Students and Scholars

International Student Budget:
2018–2019 tuition and fees:
Tuition (24 credit hours per year)$10,300
Insurance (required for F-1 international students)$1,779
Room and Board (housing and meal plan)$9,956
Total (estimated)$22,035

* EMU charged tuition at approximately $413.60 per credit hour for the 2018–2019 academic year. The above example is based on a student taking 24 credit hours per academic year, the minimum required for full-time student status and visa sponsorship.

Financial Aid: TRUEMU Global Rate—In-state tuition for undergraduate international students

Test Score Requirements: Official test scores must be sent directly to Eastern Michigan University. Minimum test scores for undergraduate admission are as follows:
• TOEFL: 61 (iBT)
• IELTS: 6.0
• MELAB: 72
• PTE: 44

Application Deadlines and Fees: To submit an application, visit Use fee waiver code INTL to apply for free! Deadlines, checklists, and application instructions can be found at

When you join Eastern Michigan University, you’ll join an international community of scholars and leaders.

Accreditation and honors
• Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1915
• College of Business accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
• EMU’s International English Language Testing System (IELTS) center recognized for “Best Audit—New Test Center” in the nation
• Named by Inside Higher Ed as a national leader in diversity for participating in the #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign

Find your community and get involved
Ypsilanti is a culturally diverse community offering rich tradition, neighborhood shopping, museums, and unique annual events. Just minutes
from town, you can find golfing, mountain biking, canoeing, and hiking. Campus is located 10 minutes from downtown Ann Arbor and 45 minutes from Detroit. From Depot Town to downtown Detroit, there’s culture in every direction.

Living on campus puts you among your peers in the center of it all. Be within steps of fantastic dining options, recreational and health facilities, and the Student Center. From traditional residence halls to fully furnished apartments, from themed living and learning communities to suite-style rooms, living on campus gives you the full Eastern experience. There are more than 20 on-campus dining locations, including an all-you-care-to-eat dining hall. Additionally, there are many options for students who are vegetarian and vegan or have other dietary restrictions.

Going to college is all about exploring your interests. No matter what you’re interested in, you’re likely to find people who share your passion. Learn about particular fields of interest, develop new skills, network with faculty and staff, make friends, and have fun. With more than 200 student clubs and organizations, there is something for everyone, from intramural sports and academic honor societies to community service organizations and cultural identity groups to music and arts and Greek Life. Also, connect with the International Student Association and the Office for International Students and Scholars.

Contact us at with any questions. We hope to meet you soon!

Introducing the TRUEMU Global Rate:
In-state tuition for all undergraduate international students!

TRUEMU Global Rate
As part of EMU’s commitment to educating students in a diverse and welcoming environment, EMU will no longer charge international students out-of-state, non-resident tuition. Effective fall 2018, all new international undergraduate students will pay in-state tuition. There is no out-of-state tuition for undergraduate students—domestic or international. 

Fast Facts
• “Best Midwestern College” for 16 consecutive years, The Princeton Review
• 85th “Best Regional University,” U.S. News & World Report
• 17 NCAA Division I varsity sports
• Over 200 student clubs and organizations