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Eastern Mennonite University 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

Vaishnavi Agrawal Vaishnavi Agrawal
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Eastern Mennonite University is a public liberal arts college in the State of Virginia. The University offers admission on a rolling basis beginning in Fall and Spring seasons and has an acceptance rate of 53.7%. The university releases the application form online on the official website for the courses.The institute provides programs in 

  • Students can go for Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees, or even certificate programs.
  • International applicants can apply online with the University Website.
  • Students need to submit all the official documents required for admission.
  • Students are required to submit the statement of purpose and letter of recommendation for admission and Resume for the admission procedure.
  • SAT/ ACT scores need to be submitted to get the admission.
  • A minimum of 6.5 and 79 scores are needed in TOEFL/IELTS for international students.
  • In some courses, an interview is required for admission.
  • For both domestic students and international, the application fee is USD50.
  • For transfer application acceptance rate is 49.06%.
  • The institutional ACT code is 4348 and the SAT code is 5181.

Admission Highlights

Application PortalOnline portal
Application Fee (non-refundable)USD50
Acceptance rate53.7%
Average SAT score1116
Average ACT score26
Mode of PaymentDebit/Credit
Academic CalendarSemester Based
Work ExperienceRequired only for MBA
Financial AidAvailable

Admission Deadlines for International Students

The full-time academic session at Eastern Mennonite University starts in the Fall and Spring semester. Though the university offers rolling admissions, international applicants are suggested to apply for the fall semester by June 1. International applicants looking forward to applying for scholarships are suggested to complete their application procedure by May 1.

Students are requested to submit their applications prior to the deadlines for them to be

considered for admission. The University does not entertain late applications.

How to apply for the application?

  1. Visit the university’s online application.
  2. Fill the necessary information and attach the documents required.
  3. Pay the application fee of USD50.
  4. Submit the application form.
  5. Request that the high school transcripts be sent to EMU.
  6. SAT/ACT can be retaken to increase scholarship opportunities. (A combined score of 980+ in SAT and a cumulative score of 20+ in ACT improves your chances)
  7. Submit the testing requirements of English Proficiency 
  8. Receive the admission decision and the scholarship offer (if and when accepted)

International Student Admissions at EMU

International students are required to submit all the necessary information before the semester is recommended. The university also has a scholarships scheme for international students.

Application Portal: online application

Application Fee: USD50

Admission Requirements: International Students have to verify all the necessary documents that are given below for admission to the Eastern Mennonite University.

  • Completed application form.
  • Official transcripts/mark sheets
    • NACES evaluated
    • English translations, if required.
  • A copy of the test scores is required after giving the GMAT/ GRE/MCAT/DAT. (Required for graduate business programs)
  • Official scores of IELTS, TOEFL, PTE are required.
  • Verification of Certificate of Finance needs to be submitted indicating how the student’s fee and living expenses will be incurred. The certificate should be signed by the Financial Sponsor and the bank statement receipt is also required.
  • An official transcript of all the professions that the application has attended. (if work experience is required)
  • I-20 VISA is required.
  • Statement of Purpose is a required statement of why the student is interested in a particular course. 
  • A resume is required.
  • A letter of recommendation is required.
  • A copy of the passport page for identification.

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

International applicants are required to provide the official TOEFL, or IELTS scores as evidence of English proficiency. The minimum required scores by the university are:

TestMinimum required score

Visa Process for International Students

  • Students need to fill the form of I-20 for student visa to study in the US
  • The applicant must have to submit the documents of financial solvency for the verification that they can meet the financial obligation and also the bank statements and letter of sponsorship.
  • A payment of the SEVIS fee and USD200 tuition fee before the semester starts.
  • After submitting the application the interview for the VISA will be scheduled.
  • The applicants will receive the I-20 within two weeks
  • After completing the above process, the students will be issued the VISA.

Necessary documents to bring for the VISA interview

  • Form I-20
  • Receipt of SEVIS
  • Acceptance letter
  • An official of financial aid
  • Financial documents
  • Academics transcript and test scores.

Undergraduate Admissions

American University offers some UG courses in different areas such as major, minor, certificates, etc. Some of the courses that the university provides are Computer Science, Digital Communication, Biology, Business Administration, etc. The students who are seeking admission must have a high school degree and have to submit the original transcript. The students are required to submit the official SAT score report.

Where to Apply: Online Application portal

Application Fee: USD50

Admission Requirements: Applicants must submit the following documents at the time of Admission:

  • An average GPA of 3.6 is required.
  • SAT is required
  • GRE/GMAT/ is Required
  • High school degree
  • Original transcript
  • Personal essay.
  • Resume
  • Letter of recommendation 
  • Statement of purpose.

There are some more requirements for the transfer students-

  • A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required on a scale of 4.0
  • Must be good in academics and social standing in their previous school.
  • Must have TOEFL/IELTS/PTE scores.
  • Must have a letter of recommendation.

Graduate Admissions

The university provides various courses for study. Tabulated below are some of the requirements of some courses offered by the Eastern Mennonite University.

RequirementsMaster in business administrationDoctor of Nursing PracticeMaster of Science in Interdisciplinary StudiesMaster of Arts in CounselingMaster of Science ( Biomedicine)
Application FeeUSD50USD50USD50USD50USD50
GMAT/GRENot RequiredNot RequiredNot RequiredNot RequiredGRE/MCAT/OAT/DAT required
Statement of PurposeRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredNot Required
Work ExperienceRequired ( 5 years)Not RequiredNot RequiredNot RequiredNot Required
Professional CV/ResumeRequiredRequiredRequiredNot RequiredNot Required
RecommendationRequired ( 2 letters)Required ( 3 required0Required ( 2 letters)Required ( 2 letters)Required ( 2 letters)
Admission InterviewRequiredRequiredRequiredNot RequiredNot Required


Ques. What examinations are required to get admission?

Ans. GMAT/GRE/MCAT/DAT examination score is required to get the admission and also for English proficiency TOEFL/IELTS/PTE examination scores are required.

Ques. How do I pay the application fee?

Ans. You can visit the official website and under the admission, you will get the link to apply for the different courses. Fill the application form and pay the fee by using a debit/credit card.

Ques. Do I need to submit my SAT scores and what is the minimum requirement?

Ans. Yes, the applicant is required to submit the SAT scores and the minimum requirement is 1116 and for any further detail, you can visit the official website of the university. 

Ques. Is the scholarship available for the transfer students?

Ans. Yes, the scholarship is available for the transfer students also. Details about the scholarship can be found at

Ques. Does the experience required in the MBA program?

Ans. Yes, the experience of 5 years is required for getting admission in an MBA program.

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