Eastern Michigan University Reviews

3.59 out of 5 stars
(33 Reviews)
  • Ypsilanti (MI)
  • Annual Tuition: $12,508
73% of 33 students said this degree improved their career prospects
85% of 33 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
Carlie - 9/14/2019
Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2019
"Eastern Michigan University has a moderately sized, nice campus thats not too big as to be overwhelming, but not too small as to feel cluttered or cramped. The staff are dedicated to the students and the professors are mostly very knowledgeable in their fields. My greatest complaint is how much the prices for everything increased over my years there, while the quality of school did not rise to meet the tuition hikes. Far too much money is spent on sports and on unnecessary cosmetic changes on campus instead of where they are needed. Almost everything has been privatized in some way as an attempt to bring in money to the school, but that only allows outside companies to try and profit off of students now (such as with the new and over-zealous parking company who squeeze every penny they can out of students). EMU is a good school that holds a lot of nice qualities, but their poor budget management in the past has caught up to them and is hurting current and prospective students financially."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Jeff - 7/26/2018
Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2018
"prices are outrageous. instructors waste valuable educational time to talk politics and religion time that the students pay for. parking prices are monumental and the parking is terrible you cannot find a spot anytime between 10 am and 1pm. campus is very poorly built especially for handicapped individuals. there are hidden fees like you wouldn't believe. classes are too big. classes get canceled way too often before semester starts. overall if you can avoid this university I would. If I could go back I would have gone to literally any other university and been better off."
2.7 out of 5 stars
Brittany Hairston - 6/24/2018
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015
"While I did enjoy my time at Eastern Michigan University, I feel that I may have been better off attending a different university. The resources are limited compared to other universities. School sports teams suck for the most part and there is pretty low attendance at most of the sporting events. The graduation rate is low and I feel that is something that you want to be mindful of. The plus side is that tuition is pretty low and they do offer scholarships if your grads a decent."
4.1 out of 5 stars
Nicholas Symonette - 6/16/2018
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015
"My school is known for its shaping and development of educators. My program also has an endorsement for superintendents. The professors there really care and are committed to seeing you grow as a professional. I currently attend online because of the flexibility it offers me. I would absolutely recommend it to anyone interested in Education."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Josephm - 8/20/2017
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2017
"I liked that EMU offers a 5 year Master program for accounting. I was able to finish much quicker than if I had went to another university. I was a commuter. I was able to graduate debt free by working full-time in the summers and part time during classes. I also received some scholarships which helped to bring the costs down. I would recommend Eastern. It is a good school and is affordable if you plan to commute."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Lara Proegler - 6/27/2017
Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 1997
"EMU was a fantastic university! I was a member of the Honors Program as well as created my own dual major (with the approval of the Dean of Students). I found my Honors classes to be exceptional in quality in addition to enjoying small class sizes. I was grateful and pleased at the University's willingness and flexibility to grant me a dual major from two separate colleges within the University, once I presented my case. Overall, my experience at EMU was well worth the time and money spent. I am proud to be an EMU alumni and would recommend the University very highly."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Catherine Gala - 6/12/2017
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2016
"EMU administration isn't the greatest when dealing with career advising, but the professors are truly inspiring. I had a blast learning about communication and the professors want you to do well. They make learning interesting and help you apply your knowledge to the real world."
3.3 out of 5 stars
Ann Jones - 3/18/2017
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2003
"I feel the classes were informative and useful. The professors were knowledgeable about the subjects taught. I don't feel the university had many opportunities to help you get a job. I wish I would I've known about endorsement opportunities before now."
3.8 out of 5 stars
Abby Fedewa - 3/16/2017
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017
"Eastern Michigan University's Social Work Program prepared me better than I could have imagined for the University of Michigan's Master of Social Work Program. The program gives you practice at real life scenarios, and prepares you for your 400-hour internship. Relying on the education that I have received from Eastern Michigan University has helped me get through tough situations throughout my internship, and I could not be anymore grateful or proud of this education."
3.8 out of 5 stars
Kayla Brown - 3/7/2017
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016
"EMU was a wonderful experience in terms of preparing students for their career. The professors were amazing with different teaching styles and experiences. My favorite part of the program was the mandatory field placement with the degree. Advisors helped us find an internship that we were interested in. The only thing I wish the school offered in the program was more Macro social work classes. Definitely a great school if you are interested in clinical/micro social work."
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