Eastern Michigan University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (29)
It takes times to adjust but people there are wonderful . The some teacher are amazing , some are very hard to talk to . Some dept are very awful while others dept are very good in help students and guiding them to better road for the future. Good school.
Eastern Michigan University is a small University, but it grants a lot of opportunity for those willing to seek it. Perhaps one would think that a small university would be limited in resources, variety of professors, extracurricular activities, and connections. This is a false belief. EMU is located by other larger institutions, and professors who want to teach more classes come to Eastern. Students pay a smaller tuition bill than the University of Michigan students, but they share the same professors. Also, EMU is located near two of Michigan's largest cities, Detroit and Ann Arbor, so there were many professionals with unique backgrounds who taught in their spare time. While at Eastern I had a professor from India, another from Saudi Arabia, one from Italy, and one who had lived all over the world. All of my education teachers worked in high schools and elementary schools before they were professors, my political science teachers were either researchers, revolutionaries, stock market brokers, and lobbyists. The same professors who were from varying countries with unique backgrounds would also have the opportunity to know their students and their work ethic personally. Professors were able to figure out quickly why a student was not performing well and what they could do to help, how to make class interesting for that particular class, or what extracurricular activities and internships matched the interests and goals. As an education major, Eastern Michigan University made sure that I passed my Education Certification Exams and made sure that I was placed in a school close to where I was living for Student Teaching. EMU also put on an Education job fair with local schools and schools around the nation that included Tennessee, Arizona, Texas, and Florida. Eastern Michigan University is a small school, but it provides great opportunity for anyone who is willing to work and seek assistance from others.
The Written Communications program at EMU is staffed with knowledgeable, dedicated professors who give 100% + to their students. The graduate students in the classes I've had towards my bachelor degree have convinced me that continuing for a master's degree would be beneficial and a worthwhile goal. They provide real-world experience through networking with people in the field and include career advising in the required courses. I got so much more out of my course of study than I thought I would when I started the program. I debated doing the certificate program at the local community college instead but I am very glad I didn't. I look forward to learning even more while pursuing a master's degree.
This particular university is best for commuters. I do not recommend living on or near campus. With business major what I liked most would be the separate area of campus the building was located in.
International Students Beware of this Program. I am an International former Student at this University and wanted to comment about Engineering Management program in this university. University is okay if you take any other course, but if you take Engineering Management you are in big trouble. Only one Asian Instructor will be teaching all courses and he too is crack. He will causing problems to all International students once you enroll in that degree. He threatens all international students and make them register only to his courses ( leaving few whichever is offered and taught by other instructors), and he gives show off in department that he is everything in that Program.You will not get job if you are in this program. I strongly suggest all International students and their parents (if you are reading this) not to apply for this program at least. All have faced the problem, but I opted to write review to let students understand their risk.
One word: Worthwhile. Do it. Move away from home and your comfort zone, enjoy new people, experiences....everything. it's worth it. Tip: do not take out more money on your loans than needed.
I would strongly recommend EMU to others. I have never had a problem getting a job and am very proud of stating that I am an EMU Graduate. I took my education seriously. It is true that you get what you put into things in life! I look back at my time at EMU with fond memories.
I enjoyed my time at EMU, the program I was in did prepare me to be a teacher, but there weren't many jobs upon graduating. The campus is pretty, most of the teachers I had were great and most of the buildings look/are brand new. The library and student center were a real draw, but I didn't use them as much as I could. The campus is mainly safe, but like anywhere, keeps your eyes open.
I found inconsistent class quality. Online classes were especially not worth while. The campus is nice, and I liked the fact that the student body was diverse in race and life experience (age). I didn't sense any school pride, with many students being part of the wolverine culture just 15 minutes away. A quality teaching program.
I enjoyed my time at EMU. The school has an amazing value to it. For those who cannot afford a larger school and still want to get a Bachelors of Science this may be a good route for you. I graduated from EMU with a BSMET and I work along side with other professionals who have graduated from MIT, GW, and pretty much every Big Ten engineering school. So In my opinion, it is not so much as where you graduate from as it is how you apply yourself in school, and how much you get out of the education experience.