Eastern Michigan University Reviews

  • 72 Reviews
  • Ypsilanti (MI)
  • Annual Tuition: $12,508
77% of 72 students said this degree improved their career prospects
85% of 72 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Carlie
  • Reviewed: 9/14/2019
  • Degree: Anthropology
"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."
Jeff
  • Reviewed: 7/26/2018
  • Degree: Special Education
"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."
Brittany Hairston
  • Reviewed: 6/24/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
"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."
Nicholas Symonette
  • Reviewed: 6/16/2018
  • Degree: Education
"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."
Ariel Roberts
  • Reviewed: 3/22/2018
  • Degree: Social Work
"Eastern Michigan University is one of the best things that has ever happened to me. I graduated from University of North Carolina in 2013 and received my bachelor's degree. I planned to take a year or two, at most, off to work in the field before dedicating more time and money to a master's program. I became pregnant and had to push those two years to about four years. Once I was enrolled in the program, I became increasingly nervous about the amount of time I had to take off between school and began to doubt myself and the quality of work I could give in a masters program. The professors at Eastern strive to help their students achieve like I have never experienced before. I have spoken to professors of many universities and often times I hear that the biggest downfall of being a professor is teaching because many of them are more dedicated to their studies and the research. Eastern professors love teaching and they love helping students find their way. I have benefited from many emails and meetings that professors have gone out of their way to have with me, ensuring that I am on the right track and fully understand the material in class. All of my doubts have subdued and I am more thankful than anything that Eastern chose me to be apart of their wonderful program."
AK
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"It prepared me fornmy current profession and provided the necessary requirements for advancement in my career."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Information Technology
"I think college is extremely important for most (but not all) people. However, many families are being priced out of higher education. Loans are a crushing burden on so many."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Chemistry
"College was a great experience I would highly recommend it to everyone. You meet a variety of new people from across the world. Professors and teachers are a wealth of Now,edge"
Josephm
  • Reviewed: 8/20/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"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."
Lauren Bauer
  • Reviewed: 7/23/2017
"The professors of Eastern Michigan's Clinical Behavioral Master's of Science program are top notch. They truly want students to learn as much as possible, and are always happy to provide additional support through meeting with students, giving additional readings, etc. The workload is tough, but none of it is "busy work" - everything directly applies to what we are learning and will eventually apply to our future careers. The student center is awesome, and much of campus is very beautiful, albeit slightly dated in some parts. While it may not be inherently safe, there are people whose job it is to walk students to their cars (for free), which definitely helps me feel at ease. I think the biggest downside to Eastern is the fact that the WiFi is very spotty, and certain classrooms don't have the best heating and cooling. However, I would recommend the program and school to anyone."
Lara Proegler
  • Reviewed: 6/27/2017
  • Degree: Marketing
"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."
Catherine Gala
  • Reviewed: 6/12/2017
  • Degree: Communications
"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."
Hurons
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Information Technology
"EMU is a great college with caring and talented faculty. You will receive a great education at a decent price"
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Information Technology
"It is a great school where the professors truly care about their students and their education. It is often overshadowed by a larger university in close proximity, but overall it delivers a great value and great experience."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: History
"A predominantly commuter school that spends far too much money on it's lackluster football program and not enough on it's academic programs."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"Welcoming, helpful, the professors were always willing to answer any questions we had."
Ann Jones
  • Reviewed: 3/18/2017
  • Degree: Elementary Education
"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."
Abby Fedewa
  • Reviewed: 3/16/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"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."
Kayla Brown
  • Reviewed: 3/7/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"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."
Jenna
  • Reviewed: 2/21/2017
  • Degree: Fashion
"As one who was indecisive about pursing fashion, this program solidified my views. This program is broad enough to focus on any part of the industry, while gaining a clear picture of the industry's entirety. With a degree in ATM, you can stay in Michigan and find a somewhat relevant job, as I did, or you could move to a fashion capital city and pursue a job at a prestigious company. I would advise that you put extra work in. It's very easy to have a mundane experience, but if you choose to be proactive, and individualize your projects and experiences, it could be a really beneficial program. The professors are great because they have actual industry experience. They are also eager to assist and allow students to use the tools and technology that belongs to the program. The trips are an easy way to gain credit, and are a unique component of the program. Students have the opportunity to really strengthen their portfolio in this program, and I think that's a valuable trait for any fashion program. Experience trumps all in the fashion industry. Overall, I recommend it to those who wish to pursue the broad spectrum of the industry, and are not just limited to design."