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Eastern Michigan University (EMU) Reviews

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  • 09/08/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    35 out of 36 people found this review useful. 1 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Education majors!!! One of the best schools for educators.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't live on campus if you live near home. The dorms are smaller than normal and it's not worth the money.

    Bang for the buck

    It all depends on which degree you are after. Eastern is great for Education majors.

    Am enjoying being here

    I like the campus, but not at night. I don't advise taking night classes because it's a little rough.

    Am learning a lot

    Eastern has such a wide variety of majors and minors. Professors are personable, but still don't make it easy. You have to work for your grades.

  • 11/26/2009

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    20 out of 20 people found this review useful. 2 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Eastern is great for all types. I would recommend this school to anyone. Eastern is a big school with a large student body, yet it maintains a quaint. EMU is also a bit of a commuter school which may be a drawback for some.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your priorities. Be sure to stay on top of academics and financial aid. Dont be afraid to get involved on campus. Eastern is a place where you can get the most out of your time there by being fully engaged socially and academically. There are a lot of great people attending this school, so you can definitley make some life long friends here. EMU has a impressive library to take advantage of. There are also tons of academic resourses to utilize, that are always accessible if you need help in any area of study.

    Bang for the buck

    I received a quality education and i have a great job now due to my education, that i am very proud of. Eastern has an impressive campus and good facilities.

    Did enjoy being here

    I had a fun time at Eastern. There was plenty of fun to be had. I have seen some great performances from very high-profile entertainers here on campus. The people were very friendly, and the campus was gorgeous, complete with beautiful landscaping and man-made lakes and fountains. The student center is beautiful. During the fall and spring, there is no better place to be than outside studying near the fountains or on the lawns, socializing, or just taking in the scenery.

    Did learn a lot

    Eastern has a good atmosphere for learning. The professors offer a college level challenge, yet are very accessible and more than willing to help if you are having trouble. I felt like the cirriculum was set up for you to become a well rounded and cultured person and open you up to many different learning experiences and ideas.

  • 07/10/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 out of 18 people found this review useful. 2 people found it offensive. 3 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Eastern is great for business students. The school is widely known for its business program.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is one of the least D-I school in michigan. It is a great commuting school, almost everyone does it. Eastern has a superb business school and is known for it. Eastern has a small campus and is easy and fast to get around.

  • 12/13/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 out of 12 people found this review useful. 4 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    One has to stay on top of their work by working diligently, not letting anyone be a distraction, managing your time, always present your best work, and putting your best foot forward!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get caught up in wordly activities because once you attend a party you will want to go time and time again and this will take away your focus and study time. Always keep in mind the reason why your going to college and I hope it isn't to party because you could have done that without paying college tuitions.

    Bang for the buck

    Your going to be spending thousands of dollars so why not get your money worth and get those good grades so you can get your desired degree.

    Am enjoying being here

    Most people that attend Eastern are very friendly but you always have the odd balls in every school. Eastern has many different functions and activities that on-campus students can enjoy such as: Poetry slams, frat steppers, jazz at night, and the sky lounge.

    Am learning a lot

    Eastern Michigan University is a great school and it offers a good Psychology program as well as Business, and Education. The campus is very easy to get use to and the professors are very helpful and most will actually tell you, If your having any problems just let me know and we can talk. I respect a professor that puts passion into their teachings as well as student well being! You don't find this too often.

  • 01/05/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 11 people found this review useful. 5 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Everyone

    Tips for prospective students

    As long as you stay focused on getting good grades and ask your teachers for help when you need it, you should do well at EMU.

    Bang for the buck

    At EMU you get to experience being a part of a division 1 school that isn't very expensive.

    Am enjoying being here

    There's a lot of activities to get involved. There are student organizations, the recreation center, and downtown Ypsilanti. However, during the weekends it is very quiet and empty.

    Am learning a lot

    Eastern is a smaller school so you get to know a lot of people. The professors make themselves available whenever you need help. I feel like I'm understanding the material rather than just trying to get a good grade on a test.

  • 01/17/2010

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    8 out of 8 people found this review useful. 6 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who are naturally outgoing, bright, and dedicated to making their college experience memorable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus (for at least one year). The freshman center is a great place to meet friends and comfortably get involved. Be flexible with your major! I changed mine 3 times my first two years until I settled into business. I definitely made the right choice for me!

    Bang for the buck

    With a variety of academic, athletics, and merit-based scholarships and grants available, Eastern Michigan can be an affordable option for many. Graduate assistantships can also make earning an advanced degree very cost-effective. Ohio residence share in-state tuition rates with Michigan residents which is an added perk!

    Did enjoy being here

    As with any college/university, getting involved is critical to your success in college. If you expect a college to drag you from your dorm room and show you a good time, you will be disappointed anywhere you go. I found getting involved in academic groups and the Greek system to be extremely valuable to my overall college experience. I also worked on campus (Eastern Echo, Campus Life, and Dining Services) which were great places to meet lifelong friends and feel more involved. In addition, I lived in the residence halls for three years. Eastern has great living and dining options -- it was in the residence halls that I met many people who are most special to me still today.

    Did learn a lot

    Completing an undergraduate degree in Marketing, as well as a Master in Business Administration from Eastern's College of Business, I found the faculty to be involved, supportive, and incredibly dedicated. You will learn from industry-leaders. I left with two degrees that put me in a competitive position for obtaining jobs in my field.

  • 11/09/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 8 people found this review useful. 7 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Because of the flexibility Eastern brings, it is great for transfer students, commuting students, working students, and returning students. Of course, it is good for traditional students as well, everyone is generally accommodated.

    Tips for prospective students

    There's no special trick to making one's way through Eastern but some advice I would give is to sign up for classes early, research the professors to find the best one, and make sure to take only the classes relevant to the respective programs you are in.

    Bang for the buck

    As far as money goes, Eastern is a good choice. The tuition is lower than a lot of other options and with commuting, it is even cheaper. The university also puts out ample opportunities for scholarships.

    Am enjoying being here

    I recently transferred to Eastern and am glad I did. This college makes commuting easy but I am also told by the people who live on campus they enjoy it too. The campus is very manageable and I have never come close to getting lost. The class sizes for the most part are pretty small which allows for more direct feedback from the professors. There are also many places to eat with a variety of choices, I'm a vegetarian and i have never had trouble finding something good to eat. Overall, I enjoy being at Eastern and am happy to continue going there.

    Am learning a lot

    I am an education student at Eastern and since being admitted to the College of Education I have learned so much about the field. A lot of the teachers were classroom teachers in the past, so they have real life experience to share. I also have noticed the amount of knowledge I have learned by my vocabulary. I can talk technical terms regarding education with other professionals. The classes allow a lot of experience by observations and working in classrooms. I feel confident in the education I am getting.

  • 12/30/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 7 people found this review useful. 8 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who want to learn, student who want to major in computers this is the place for you because NSA actually recruits students in the field.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you come here make sure you get involved. It will make your college life so much easier and you will know so many people. Whether its with Student Government, a fraternity or sorority, and anything else. GET INVOLVED!

    Bang for the buck

    Eastern is the only college in the state of MI that has their price of tuition increase lower than everyone else. The dorms are nice, the food is good, and the teaching is excellent.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being here. The atmosphere is great, everyone is friendly and laid back. I am a candidate of Sigma Nu Fraternity and they help a lot to make sure their brothers keep up on their grades so it makes me do good in school. Also there is tons of places to eat whether is on campus or a Jimmy Johns off campus that isn't more than a 10 min walk.

    Am learning a lot

    I have just completed my first semester at Eastern and so far I have learned quite a bit. Everything from Risk Analysis on buildings and computers to Ethical decisions to learning different types of speech.

  • 01/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 6 people found this review useful. 9 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students that want the big university without the big university price. Also students who are looking for a family-feeling school. Very friendly and open to students of all types.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus, it is easier to get involved especially your first year. With that being said get involved. It is the most important thing I would say to enjoying your college career. Bring a coat; it does get a little chilly!

    Bang for the buck

    You get the big university feel, which a compact small campus. Its just right. You can walk from one end of campus to the other in only 11 minutes which is nice on those cold days. You also get the fun on being 10 minutes from Ann Arbor and 20 minutes from Metro Detroit.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love my university. There are over 340 clubs and organizations here and I found things for me instantly. I joined kayak club, speech and debate, and i got involved in Greek life which has opened many more doors like inter-mural sports. I liked it so much I recently started a tour guide job on campus so I can show everyone else that's thinking about coming to EMU how amazing it is.

    Am learning a lot

    At EMU we are guaranteed not to be taught by Graduate Assistants or Teachers Assistants. I can say that I am learned from professors that are knowledgeable in their fields. At EMU 90% of the professors are tenured which means they are beyond fully qualified to teach. I am doing better grades and GPA wise here at EMU than I was in high school. The professors are required to have 10 hours of office hours a week which means they are just sitting there waiting for you to come talk to them! I go to my professors office hours to get help and also to get to know them.

  • 03/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 10 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    they have escorts to take you places at night, campus security, and a campus police station with on duty police officers. however, there is quite a bit of crime that still occurs. stabbings and rapes to name a few.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    muddy volleyball at the beginning of the year is fun. ice skating on the pond in the winter months.

    What to do for fun

    every friday they have a free movie at two separate showings. this is always a fun experience even when it's a dumb movie. there are dances, a drag show, ice skating on the pond in the winter, and other free activities. plus, all of the different clubs to join. life on campus is very fun.

    Food and Dining

    emu is doing okay with the dining. there are lots of options spread out on campus so no matter where you are there is something close by. more options open on the weekends would be nice. some people do live on campus.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life here would probably be like a 3.5. the rooms are decent, the mattresses are comfortable, and the windows are nice and big. what makes the biggest difference with your dorm experience are the other people that live on your floor.

    Academic Rigor

    the academics i have experienced are great so far. i am a music therapy major, and emu has some of the best instructors around. i have not taken any of my gen. eds. yet.

    Tips for prospective students

    living on campus the first year is great, however it will also drive you crazy. it makes it easy to get involved and meet new people! but, the small space of the dorm rooms are a little overwhelming after awhile. my biggest advice would be to get involved in things. involvement truly maximizes your college experience.

    In three sentences

    so far i love attending this school. the people are very friendly, there is lots to do on campus, and the courses that i have taken are a perfectly challenging level. i would like to see my tuition dollars better spent, however.

  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 11 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safety is a hige deal at Eastern since Ypsilanti is not the nicest of areas. We have a group called SEEUS, which are escorts that are out all night to escort you where ever you are walking to. I usually see them out starting at 5 pm. They also have vans too. And all students get emails and sometimes text messages in extreme cases, informing them of the safety precautions and events in the area.

    Greek Life

    I am not personally involved in Greek Life at Eastern but in every General Education class I've had, I see lots of people displaying their Greek letters so I know that it's very popular on campus. However, I've heard that the specific sororities and fraternities we have at Eastern are not the best of the best. Most of their houses seem pretty nice though.

    Clubs and Activities

    Eastern Michigan has an unthinkable number of clubs. Everything from a Quidditch team and a Zombie Club to tons of bible studies and more.

    Great for these types of students

    Eastern is perfect for students who want the university feel but would also like to save money and stay at home. It's also perfect for those who plan to be teachers because that is what Eastern has a longstanding history for creating.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Everyone knows Eastern football team isn't exactly undefeated... however going to football games is sooo fun! The whole students section and marching band has endless cheers and chants to pep up the team. Everyone has a ball, even if we're down by 40.

    Bang for the buck

    Eastern is not a very expensive school, but you can definitely get a good education if you really make an effort.

    What to do for fun

    For fun there's lots of things to do with your friends. There are free movies at the student center every Friday, things to do at the Rec, plays, sports games to go to, ice skating on the pond in the winter, Starbucks. And if nothing on campus appeals to you, Ann Arbor is right next door. If you're lucky enough to get a snow day, that's when the fun really begins.

    Food and Dining

    The food is not always the best at Eastern, honestly. Sometimes it seems to only get worse. The best food is found at the marketplace over but the upperlclassmen dorms, which can be quite a hike but it's well worth it.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great. I would say it is best in the Honors dorm because you are surrounded by like-minded people that are far more respectful than the dorms that I lived in for two years. Who you surround yourself with at Eastern can make a big deal for your success.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at Eastern are what you make of it. Most classes I have taken, I have had to work for my grade but you will definitely find those people in your classes, just like in high school, that slack off and distract the rest of us.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus! If you can afford it, do it. Since your whole life will be surrounded by school, you are guaranteed to meet lots of people, and really feel like a part of it all. Also, apply for the Honors College. It is not strenuous work but it really makes a difference.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan is a wonderful place for aspiring educators to be. Most students commute so it has the feel of a community college but if you're living on campus, it's also very easy to make friends and get involved. I have met so many interesting people here.

  • 04/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 12 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    EMU is great for students looking into a career of education. other fields are great but not as big as our education program.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you choose EMU as your college, become active in the community! being active with EMU campus helps you meet people and guides you to becoming a leader. also, use the help that they have to provide you!

    Bang for the buck

    yes, EMU is expensive but the financial aid office helps you get your financial aid ready and applying for scholarships. EMU also offers many services to help you, including a career center which helps you with choosing a career later helping you apply for scholarships.

    Am enjoying being here

    i transferred from a community college, making this my first year living on campus. i believe emu has made the transition easy and enjoyable. plus i live in the dorms and love every minute of it, they provide fun activities and get you involved in on-campus activities. because of that i became active in my dorm by being on the Leadership Advisory Board as the sports coordinator to encourage other residents/students to become active.

    Am learning a lot

    I have had one great year attending EMU. i have taken about 30 credit hours this year and haven't had any bad professors. they have all helped me and have made the classes enjoyable!

  • 09/24/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 13 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any one who wants to get a great degree at a relatively cheap cost in comparison with any other colleges. There are so many options for anything that you could ever want.

    Tips for prospective students

    I was told this when I first came to Eastern, and it is Make this what you want that was the best advice I could have ever received. I found my niche within minutes of stepping on campus and could not have enjoyed my time here any more that what I currently do.

    Bang for the buck

    One of the cheapest Universities that I looked into and it is one of the best experiences I have ever had. Plus financial aid has paid for all of my schooling with the exception of aviation costs (which is a very expensive major to get into).

    Am enjoying being here

    It truly is my new home after high school. The campus is small but with a lot of students. I have never walked across campus without running into someone that I know and enjoy talking to. At the same time however, there are so many students that you always get the opportunity to make new friends.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are very knowledgeable and are very experienced. Outside of the classroom I have learned more then I thought I ever could. It has been an amazing experience, and I could not ask for more.

  • 12/24/2010

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 14 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    EMU is great for all students. They offer 200 undergraduate majors. If your looking to attend a college that's not that big, and not really expensive, then EMU is a great choice

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get caught up in wordly activities, stay focused. If you attend EMU make sure you keep in mind the reason why your going to college, do not get caught up in any kind of trouble.

    Bang for the buck

    EMU is not that expensive. It is affordable, if you want to attend its about 17,500. That is a very good price, plus you can the time of your life, a good education, and you will be glad to work towards your future career.

    Will enjoy being here

    I visited the campus, the campus is great. It's a bit small but that's the good thing. You really have the time to do what you want, you can study more, and you can also talk to professors one on one, you get more time to be with your peers. When you are attending a larger college you really do not get to experience that.

    Will learn a lot

    Eastern Michigan is a smaller University in Michigan. That's a good thing becasue you can can one on one time with the professors, you have a lot of time to do stuff, and you will be in contact with people more.

  • 12/31/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 15 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Like being away from home. Want to learn to be on their own. Like being around others. Easy-going. Want to get their moneys worth on their education. Want to get involved on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn how to properly manage your time and homework. Always study for important tests ahead of time. Wake up early for class. Make friends. (It betters your college experience)

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is pretty affordable. Eastern is one of the more affordable schools in Michigan, but along with being affordable they provide a good education.

    Am enjoying being here

    Eastern Michigan University is an excellent university. Since I have been here, the people have been very welcoming and humble. I especially love how easy it is to get from class to class on a daily basis. To get completely across campus it takes less than 15 minutes, usually 10 for me. The only draw back is the boys. Some of the boys lack proper manners, be careful who you befriend.

    Am learning a lot

    Since I began class, things have been going pretty well. I love the class sizes for most of my classes. The professors are approachable and very easy to talk to about any issue at hand. The workload is average, but can be overwhelming if you don't manage your time properly.

  • 06/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 16 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    It is a great school for future teachers, commuters, working students, parents, and of course regular students who want to live on campus. It can work for everyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would meet with a counselor to plan out courses and explore the campus and surrounding area!

    Bang for the buck

    Part of the reason I transferred to Eastern was because of the financial options available. Scholarships and loans are widely available and helpful. The university has also kept tuition down when a lot of other school tuitions are rising.

    Am enjoying being here

    I transferred here from another school and am really glad I did. I love the campus and where it is and have found many things to do on and off campus. I feel confident in my classes and have a lot of support from the university.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes I have had to take are usually pretty interesting and teach me a lot of things I didn't know. I feel like I am being really prepared for my future career.

  • 03/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 12 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 17 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    good from what i hear.

    Bang for the buck

    it is a very cheap school; you get what you pay for.

    What to do for fun

    nothing. friday night movies is the only thing to do.

    Food and Dining

    not many options.

    Dorm Life

    very expensive and not many benefits.

    Tips for prospective students

    don't come here and if you do make sure you bring a car and live off campus.

    In three sentences

    it is a boring campus and it is not a good school to go to if you are not going for teaching. a lot of the students here are only here because they feel like they have to be and not because they want to be. administration is horrible and needs significant work. i will be transferring schools because it is so bad here.

  • 05/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 18 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is absolutely superb. There is not one incident on campus that will not be noticed immediately. Eastern has a program called See-Us which provides personal safety for students who do not feel safe walking around the campus. They will escort you to your destination safely.

    Greek Life

    Kappa, Omega, Beta, Iota, etc. There are many different organizations around campus to choose from.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are D-1 sports available as well as Intramural sports.

    Great for these types of students

    If you like to party and stay up all night, Eastern is definitely a place to go. It is always a live atmosphere. But it is also serious when it comes to the work. Work is always important. But I am positive that there is a way to tie both into one schedule.

    What to do for fun

    There are numerous frat houses around the campus that hosts parties every week. That is a chill spot. There are a few clubs in the area. Most people attend parties that are in apartments around campus. I personally go to the Rec/IM Center every day to play basketball. I love basketball. Or I would just go outside to socialize. I am well known around the campus.

    Food and Dining

    At first, the food was amazing. There is such a big variety of foods available to eat at EMU. However, towards the end of the school year, the food choices became more and more repetitive and I began to steer away from it. Then again, who can eat the same thing every single day.

    Dorm Life

    I personally loved my dorm experience. My room was kind of the chill spot so many people would stop by everyday and just relax, laugh, and just have fun. However, the dorms are sort of small, but as most colleges have for their freshman students, the room size is not a main priority for incoming students.

    Academic Rigor

    All of my classes consisted of professors that made my first year of college the greatest. My professors were very lenient on work and made sure all of the material was comprehensible.

    Tips for prospective students

    The main goal of attending Eastern Michigan University, as well as any other college, is become lazy enough whereas your grades are a negative reflection of your effort. The work is not that hard and do not put partying before school work. That is what I did, but I definitely learned from it second semester.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan offers opportunities that will definitely satisfy the majors offered. There are several clubs/sports that allows interaction with other students/peers. The academic curriculum is the most interesting I have ever seen.

  • 06/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 19 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Eastern is located in a rough area. The campus has many safety perventions. Not alot happens on campus, but there are robberies off campus.

    Greek Life

    I live on campus and the greeks are always throwing events. I used to go to eastern and the greeks were far more of a presences in the community and on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Eastern Definately is a great option for those who can not offered some of the more expensive Universities. The best part is that they offer much of the stuff that these Universities have.

    What to do for fun

    There are many organizations at Eastern. It is easy to get involved on campus and make friends. The dorms often throw programs for students to attend and the Universitys offer newer movies every weekend. Usually one on friday and another on saturday. All sporting events are free and come with free shuttles to the games and back

    Food and Dining

    There are several locations for eating around campus. The one thing I would complain about at Eastern is the food. I lived on campus for year and found that home style food is at a lack. There is one buffet style eating facility called the commons. The food is very blan and flavorless. I found myself leaving hungry most of the time. The eating facility connected to the Freshman dorms is no good. At first you'll love the fast food style of eating, but after a month or so you will find your self sick. The upper classmen's eating facility is very nice. It is the furthest from the main dorms, but very much worth the walk. The student center also provides good meals for commuters and residents.

    Dorm Life

    Easterns housing is not the best. It is very cheap to commute from home so if you have that option take it. Many of the students commute. If not the higher end dorms cost a bit more, but are definately worth it. Such as Buell, Downing, The Towers, and the Village. The freshman center is okay. In dorms like Best and Wise things are very old. You ill also find great frustration with the Wifi.

    Academic Rigor

    Eastern Michigan has some awesome programs. Even though it is not one of the top schools in Michigan. The proffesors care and want there students to excell. Once your into your major, ofcourse, the work gets a little more extensive. Classes are challenging and fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Easterns housing is not the best. It is very cheap to commute from home so if you have that option take it. Many of the students commute. If not the higher end dorms cost a bit more, but are definately worth it. Such as Buell, Downing, The Towers, and the Village. The freshman center is okay.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan brings you the campus enviorment you want at affordable prices. The class room sizes tend to be smaller than a larger University and the people are very friendly. I love EMU and the variety of programs they offer.

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 20 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Eastern Michigan has their own police force that patrols the grounds 24/7. On campus, there are poles with blue lights on the, emergency poles, and if the button on said pole is pushed a police officer will be there in under one minute. Also, if there is an incident, the campus police and the university let every student know what is going on so that we can all be as safe as possible.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 200 student organizations on campus. There is a club for every interest out there, and if for some strange reason there is not a specific club that you are looking for get you and at least two other people together and start a new club.

    Great for these types of students

    Eastern is great for any type of student, but it is especially great for the student who is seeking to become an educator. Often times EMU is referred to as a teacher�s school. They offer every subject related to education in secondary, elementary, early childhood and even special education.

    Bang for the buck

    Located slightly off campus is a store called Ned�s Bookstore where you can find all types of Eastern wear and books cheaper than you will ever find on campus. It is a small store, but definitely worth the trip.

    What to do for fun

    Each week on campus there is something going on. Whether it�s a free Friday night movie, swing dancing at sky lounge, getting involved in one of our over 200 organizations, or playing in a pick-up game of capture the flag, there is always something to do. If you are ever bored as a student on campus the only excuse is that you have not left your room in days.

    Food and Dining

    There are many dining options on campus that offers a variety of foods. While there is a wide variety of food, it may not always be warm or good for you. My advice, stay away from the Eateries. It has a bad reputation for making people either overweight or sick.

    Dorm Life

    At EMU the residence halls are separated based on interest. I, for example, am in the honors residence hall. Being place in a dorm with people who think like you and are interested in similar things makes it easy to make friends and get involved. Each residence hall puts on programs for the residents including, but not limited to, yoga, ping pong tournaments, finger painting, dance nights, and video game tournaments. Each person who works in a residence hall is outgoing and always willing to help. EMU�s residence halls are an amazing place, because it allows you to make friends without even leaving the building.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at Eastern Michigan University are rigorous. The university requires that each student study and stay focused. The professors, however, are amazing. They teach the material in a way that engages each student so learning isn�t a chore. The professors are willing to do whatever it takes to help their students succeed. It is a lot of material, that can sometimes be difficult, but the way professors present the information you learn and retain the information instead of just memorizing it for a test.

    Tips for prospective students

    As a prospective student you should consider applying early, how to get involved, and if you qualify, applying to the Honors College. After a tour given by an EMU student, you will see what Eastern Michigan University has to offer everyone.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan University is a college you can call home. The students faculty and staff are all caring individuals who will do anything to see you succeed. Not only does it provide a place for you to grow intellectually, but a place to grow as an individual.

  • 12/10/2009

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 6 people found this review useful. 21 of 244

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    Bang for the buck

    This school isn't expenisve yet you can get a wonderful education.

    Will enjoy being here

    They offer anything you can think of which makes it more enjoyable.

    Will learn a lot

    I feel that this is a wonderful school for students to attend especially those that want to go into eduaction.

  • 12/12/2010

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 22 of 244

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    Great for these types of students

    Education and Business majors. It was built on Education and is well-known for its business.

    Tips for prospective students

    Although it is known to be more of a party school, it's not worth to waste your money when you can get a great education if you just keep your habits in the positive zone.

    Bang for the buck

    Uber cheap, but not in a bad way. lots of scholarships, so the $17,000 a year is easily knocked down to an even more affordable rate.

    Will enjoy being here

    It's a big campus for me, personally, and I heard a couple bad things about the school, especially involving the crime rate, from a professor there when I went to visit. However, that information was also 4 years old, so I don't know how reliable it still would be.

    Will learn a lot

    It's a normal-sized school but it has a small-town feel to it, with the personal one-on-one that is desired for a good education.

  • 02/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 23 of 244

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for all types of students: honors, athletes, independent, social, etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early. Most students are accepted but the sooner you are accepted, the sooner you can make an appointment to schedule and the more likely you are to register for the classes you want. Which, let's face it, will make you a happier student.

    Bang for the buck

    Eastern prides itself on 0%. Meaning that they did not raise the rates of attendance. Tuition, room and board, and fees did not go up. They also offer many scholarships and there are people whose only job is to help students with financial aid.

    Am enjoying being here

    A small town feel with a big city attitude. I love going to Eastern. Most classes are small, limited to about 50-60 or less. I never feel like I'm lost in the crowd. And it is so easy to make friends and feel like a part of the community.

    Am learning a lot

    There is a wide array of majors and minors to choose from at Eastern. There are always classes that will spark someone's interest and the professors are very personable and helpful. They enjoy what they do so you can enjoy what they teach you.

  • 08/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 24 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You will never be alone, if it gets to late someone will walk you to your car or dorm. Police are always on the lookout to help.

    Greek Life

    Not just a brotherhood or sisterhood but a family that helps others and mentors others and they help other organizations retain their appeal.

    Clubs and Activities

    Band, Swim, organizations, sponsors, too many too name just look into it and you wont regret it!

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone is welcomed and acknowleged. It is DIVERSE

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Whether is deals with food, activities, clothes, religion, or helping others, you can count on it to be help at or with EMU.

    Bang for the buck

    College at EMU is what you make you make it, all you have to do is explore all opportunities, and don't be afraid. You can become whoever you want to be. EMU is one of the cheapest colleges around with great recognition and experience.

    What to do for fun

    Activities around campus, fusion, mentoring, ball games, tennis, swimming, bowling, self defense classes. Be in a band, movie nights, getting a right in a limo with friends or new friends to meet from campus to go out to eat.

    Food and Dining

    You will get to enjoy a diversity of foods, have over 12 different restaurants in over 4 different areas that consists of over 100 different meals just on campus not including off. But remember it is up to you not to get over whelmed by all the foods and neglect your health.

    Dorm Life

    Be friendly, remember that your a pre-adult and you need to get out of the bird nest and gain a mature state of mind the can expand you quality of friends and life but not just maintain it, where it will stay the same and you learn nothing. It is a wonderful experience because you get the understanding of what its like to have to be responsible and take care of your self, your own life is in your hands now and depends on you, not your parents or peers.

    Academic Rigor

    Explore all options because there are more than you think, keep in good with academics. It is very important and remember your not alone unless you make your self isolated.

    Tips for prospective students

    Since going into college is a different lime light from high school or just a different college period I that is going to determine your future I would suggest to get advice from advisors but go to the head of the department to find out info on the major you want to pursue but use your own intuition as well. take all gen eds first then start on major classes because it will get that high school feeling out the way. Make sure you read the student handbook so you will understand the concepts of how the school works just in case you run into any encounters. Attend different activities and don't skip out on assignments because you may not realize while your a freshmen or sophmore but once its time too look into grad schools and your gpa isn't up to the standards it will hurt you so please make sure your at your best work ethic and not just passing.

    In three sentences

    EMU is a wonderful college, they have great professors, with a good staff behind them. If anyone has a problem with something, they can feel free to write a letter to voice their opinion to the source of the problem and something will get done about it. Current and future students will not be in the dark at EMU unless the make their self in the dark because someone at Eastern is always there to help you, you just have to ask or interact your self.

  • 07/21/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 25 of 244

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    Great for these types of students

    This School is great for people who are willing to try new thing and like to learn hands on. In just about every major there are a lot of hands on group projects. Also, there College of Business is excellent. The also have a lot of clubs that allow you to get experience in your career field.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to participate in as many extra curricular activities as possible because when you start looking for a job it will look good on your resume.

    Bang for the buck

    It is definitely a very affordable University.

    Am enjoying being here

    Living on campus has been one of the best experiences for me. There is always some event going on.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes are very informative; however, you must be willing to put in the amount of work and effort needed to succeed.

  • 07/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 26 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Want to stay close enough to home, like to volunteer, enjoy exploring the area, have school spirit, open to diversity.

    Tips for prospective students

    Give Eastern a chance! I wasn't crazy about it at first, but I also was not involved and unfamiliar to a large school. It takes adjusting, but you'll find that Eastern will welcome you with open arms if you let it happen. Take a tour with someone one-on-one, instead of a group tour, and you'll learn a lot more about the school.

    Bang for the buck

    There are a lot of scholarships available just for having good grades and being in certain communities like the Honors College or living in dorms. The tuition isn't that bad, and it is certainly cheaper than area schools like U of M.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is a fantastic amount of diverse and exciting ways to be involved on campus. As a second year New Student Orientation Leader, and a member of Circle K International and Active Minds, I am able to keep myself very busy exploring the community and helping others. There are also great campus jobs available, and you can have more than one, like I do. Volleyball games, free movies on Friday nights, super cute town areas with restaurants and stores.... there is always something to do.

    Am learning a lot

    Like all colleges, general education requirements can be sort of hum-drum, however the professors are all very dedicated to the subjects they teach. Once you get into your major's classes, the fun really begins.

  • 09/09/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 27 of 244

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    Great for these types of students

    If you are lookin for small friendly class sizes, and a good school for an educational or health degree eastern is the place. And the human resource departments is also a good play. You will get lots of hands on experience here and lots of good training and workshops are even offered here for free.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you think you may want to come to Eastern, you should spend a day here go on the tour and also sit in on some classes and find organization members that you may talk to that will give you the full inside look of the eagle nation.

    Bang for the buck

    Emu is a very reasonable price for what your getting. I must say that although it is a cheaper school the institution is very accredited.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is GREAT! the orgs on camous make living on campus a blast and they help you to get to know a lot of people. Being that i am involved in a few orgs on campus i have gotten to know a lot of people and many times getting ahead isn't what you know but who you know.

    Am learning a lot

    You will love the emu staff most of the professors are very helpful and they will do almost anything to help you succeed.

  • 12/20/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 28 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for students that struggled for good grades in high school. Great for commuter students, because its so close to so many big cities. Great for people who struggled to fit into high school, the diversity on campus makes anyone and everyone a welcome member of the family. Great for anyone from a place were opportunites were limited, this is your place to build yourself up and get away from anything that could limit you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come in with an open mind towards new people and new experiences! Be willing to check out teams or clubs. I highly recommend living on campus if possible, it is a great way to meet new people and have fun. There is always something going on! Classes (Gen Ed's at least) won't take too much work, just make sure you do it, and you'll be fine.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to other colleges across Michigan with equal educational opportunities, Eastern's tuition is reasonably less than others. In addition, smaller class sizes allow for more individual time with professors, and each department has competent and helpful faculty who are always willing to assist, at no cost to you. Tutoring is provided for all students at no cost, along with group studying sessions which are organized yet optional for all students. Housing is reasonably priced and comfortable.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are a lot of friendly people on campus, Many of these people are willing to help or welcome you in any way they can. Housing frequently provides themed activities and get-togethers that are a great way to meet people and make friends. The food is good, and there is plenty of variety. The atmosphere at the most popular places, like the Commons, Student Center, and Halle Library is welcoming and fun. Campus is the perfect size, easy to navigate, and no walk is too far.

    Am learning a lot

    Learning opportunities are present not only in the classroom, but also beyond. Classroom life is serious, but not too stressful; Classes must be taken seriously but will not often be overwhelming. The diversity on campus is an opportunity in itself. There are students of all ages, from all stages in life, and of all races and cultures. Groups, clubs, and teams are all easy to access and join. If you take advantage of all the opportunities on campus, you can learn a lot every day.

  • 12/22/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 29 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Eastern Michigan University is great for those whose aims are: becoming a school teacher, information systems, Mechanical/Computer Engineering, Mortuary Services and several other fields.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to be social and be challenged intellectually. There are several opportunities to make new friends and contacts, especially for first year students. There are also several organizations, fraternities, and sororities which also lends to the social nature of Eastern Michigan University.

    Bang for the buck

    The bang for the buck is satisfactory. Though there is some question of the necessity of some of the fees, for the most part the money is well spent. There are numerous benefits that come from paying tuition such as usage of the Halle Library, Student Center, Recreational/IM Center, and Dining Facilities.

    Am enjoying being here

    It is a great experience to live on campus at Eastern Michigan University. Great experiences can be had when meeting people not only in Michigan but across the world. Intermingling with so many different kinds of people extends your horizons

    Am learning a lot

    The great diversity of the general education requirements are very informative and useful. Most instructors I've encountered have been or are still operating in the fields of study that they currently teach.

  • 01/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 30 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    they have seeus availble for all students.

    Clubs and Activities

    the gospel choir, emerging leaders series, dancers of david dance team, close up drama team, reflections of christ drama team. so many more.

    Great for these types of students

    athletes would enjoy the campus very much. also students who enjoy partying alot.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the people and the way that they dress can be a little awkward. most of the parties are located in downtown ann arbor.

    Bang for the buck

    unsure as to what this means exactly.

    What to do for fun

    there is so much to do for fun. chilling with friends in the eateries. going to the e-zone to play in the game room. going to pool parties in the rec. so much to do the list can go on forever.

    Food and Dining

    the food places are good but they are spread out so far aprart. the hours of each location should be changed. eating healthy is very hard to do. but the variety of different food that are is very good.

    Dorm Life

    living in the dorm is not that fun people tend to very loud and don't respect the rules. the only benefit about living in the dorms is the opportunity to get involved in the fun activities that the ra's offer. i give the dorm life 2 stars.

    Academic Rigor

    i will sayb that i have learned alot and went to class expecting to not receive much but learn alot. its all about the right teacher and how they teach. though lectures may not be the funnest. about 90% of most classes are lecture based.

    Tips for prospective students

    stay focused, get out and meet people there are alot of friendly people on campus. go onto rateyourprofessor.com to pick a professor that fits you, it is actually very accuraten and helpful.

    In three sentences

    eastern contains teachers that are helpful when getting the information across. eastern contains alot of activities around campus such as clubs, organizations, and a church on campus. the variety of food places is excellent.

  • 03/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 31 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    dps is always on watch and night watch is also available.

    Greek Life

    greek life is a big part of eastern and all the sororities and fraternities are fun and supportive.

    Great for these types of students

    eastern is great for all types. i would recommend this school to anyone. eastern is a big school with a large student body, yet it maintains a quaint. emu is also a bit of a commuter school which may be a drawback for some.

    Bang for the buck

    as far as money goes, eastern is a good choice. the tuition is lower than a lot of other options and with commuting, it is even cheaper. the university also puts out ample opportunities for scholarships.

    What to do for fun

    go to the student center they have everything from games to televisions. go to the rec/im they have everything from pool to basketball or a jacuzzi to a swimming pool.

    Dorm Life

    there's no special trick to making one's way through eastern but some advice i would give is to sign up for classes early, research the professors to find the best one, and make sure to take only the classes relevant to the respective programs you are in.

    Academic Rigor

    eastern has such a wide variety of majors and minors. professors are personable, but still don't make it easy. you have to work for your grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    don't be afraid to ask questions. get to know your school. do not sit in your room all day go out and check out all the organizations, teams and clubs offered here at eastern.

    In three sentences

    eastern is a fun, friendly school. all the professors are nice and really good at helping you retain the most knowledge possible. your fellow students are welcoming and willing to help all you have to do is ask.

  • 04/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 32 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I'm from Chicago, so nothing scares me, but there are crimes on and off campus now and then.

    Great for these types of students

    EMU is great for students who are looking for a more personalized and individual approach to education. EMU also provides a less expensive and less academically rigorous alternative to its neighbor, U of M.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of IM sports, club sports, non-atheltic club activities, game rooms, etc...

    Food and Dining

    The food is alright, there are a few options. Eastern really does a good job trying to make accommodations for students with food intolerances/allergies like myself.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are extremely conveniently and centrally located on campus, I can roll out of bed and be in my first class ten minutes later.

    Academic Rigor

    If you're looking for academic rigor I would strongly recommend applying to the Honors College. My honors courses are more intellectually stimulating that the regular classes, which can often be dull and slow moving.

    In three sentences

    Eastern is really focused on providing its undergraduate students with individual attention and research learning opportunities. Teacher to student ratios are high, my largest current class has about thirty students and it's a freshman intro to chem lecture. Students are given so much attention and Eastern really pushes everyone to succeed.

  • 04/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 33 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is well protected. They have the ISEE program where a group of people will walk you to your vehicle or class upon request. They are very present in the evening hours.

    Bang for the buck

    Free movie night is a good offering not just for students, but family members are welcome too.

    Food and Dining

    Although there are many spots on campus, the food is less than exemplary

    Academic Rigor

    Core curriculum is very substantial, however, the duplication in course offerings between undergraduate and graduate studies can be frustrating.

    Tips for prospective students

    Services are available to help students succeed. Rely heavily on teachers who are more than willing to help you understand and succeed in an area that you are interested.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan University has provided a quality education, offering me insight into a new technology that will provide many uses in a variety of work applications

  • 05/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 3 people found this review useful. 34 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have evening classes, and I've gotten text messages several times saying that someone had been attacked in the parking lot where I park at night. Be vigilant and walk in groups whenever you can.

    Bang for the buck

    Depending on your major, attending EMU is a good deal for your money, especially if you transfer from a community college. There are also many scholarships available for undergraduate students.

    What to do for fun

    The Student Center hosts many events--definitely check them out! There are some nice movie showings both outdoors and in an auditorium. Get involved in some clubs or join a group, and you'll have plenty of new friends and things to do for fun.

    Food and Dining

    The Student Center is nice and has an ok selection of restaurants, but the campus area does not have many options at all.

    Academic Rigor

    I previously attended a very academically rigorous school, and I've found EMU to be much easier that what I was used to. I am still learning a lot, but the assignments are not as difficult as I've had at other schools.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know what you want to study to get the most out of your time here. Meet with your advisers to determine if this is the best school for you.

    In three sentences

    EMU is a good value for your money school. There aren't as many options for majors as some of the other bigger schools, but if you know what you want to study and EMU has it, it can be a good choice. The area around the college is not the safest, which is troubling for me since I take evening classes.

  • 05/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 35 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus safety isn't the greatest because it is ypsilanti but there are police all over the place

    Clubs and Activities

    They have clubs for every type of student and whatever you are interested in.

    Bang for the buck

    It is priced lower than competitive universities

    Food and Dining

    They have a wendys and a subway on campus which is really nice

    Academic Rigor

    Eastern michigan has a normal academics you have to maintain a 2.0 to the credit to move on

    Tips for prospective students

    The main thing that i learned is go to a school that is affordable so you don't have a bunch of debt when you graduate and EMU is reasonably priced for a university.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan University is a great university if you are a commuter student like myself. If you live in metro detroit and dont have the income to stay on campus this school would be perfect for you. Eastern Michigan also offers great programs in health, education, and business.

  • 05/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 36 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Great people really are there to help you.

    Greek Life

    A lot of nice people i am thinking about joining one.

    Bang for the buck

    Rent your books cost a lot less.

    What to do for fun

    Movie night at the student center, Learning Beyond the Classroom events, Football games, Basketball games, and concerts at the Convocation center.

    Food and Dining

    Good food. i recommend the Market place.

    Dorm Life

    A way to meet new friends and a chance to be on your own.

    Academic Rigor

    Eastern has great professors who are willing to help you.

    Tips for prospective students

    don't be afraid to ask for help. Attend Fast Four Really helps you out.

    In three sentences

    Great place to go to school. Great place to be apart of organization. Great place to meet new friends.

  • 05/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 37 of 244

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    What to do for fun

    If you have friends all you can do is chill.

    Food and Dining

    The food is ok, but could be better. We need more variety.

    Dorm Life

    Nothing to do, not much campus activities.

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes shouldn't be hard if you study. Some professors make a class unnecessarily hard for no reason, be sure to search up your professor at rate my professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Although this school may be a smaller university, it seems to be one in which academic rejects get accepted into which I did not know prior to entering this university. Do your research, and do it well!

    In three sentences

    Needs more resources.

  • 05/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 38 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Ypsilanti is a pretty rough area in itself, the campus security is always driving around day and night, and the school always sends out an email alert anytime a crime has occurred on campus or close to campus. MAJORITY of the time it is NOT on campus just close to campus, but as I said Ypsilanti is not a real nice area.

    Greek Life

    unknown

    Clubs and Activities

    unknown-- not in any clubs on campus

    Great for these types of students

    Social Work & Health Administration. *If you have a flexible schedule*

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    unknown

    Bang for the buck

    It's not cheap that's for sure, it usually costs me about $5000 per semester, but that is only tuition, since I don't live on campus. But good education for what you pay.

    What to do for fun

    unknown

    Food and Dining

    decent variety on campus or close to campus

    Dorm Life

    unknown-- have never lived in the dorms, commuter student

    Academic Rigor

    The scheduling aspects have made the college experience much more difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you work a full-time day job, I would seriously question going to Eastern because of the availability of when classes are offered. However if you don't have any conflicting schedules during the day, Eastern would probably be a great school for you. Majority of the Professors in the Social Work department are very knowledgeable and have experience in the field, many of them still do work outside of teaching, in the field of social work.

    In three sentences

    The majority of the professors in the social work program are absolutely amazing! They will teach you so much valuable information that will apply to your career. However the scheduling aspect, and availability and time arrangements of classes is a complete and utter mess, it is extremely frustrating and it's hard to get help to try to work an adequate schedule out (at least if you work full-time, which I do), so it's a nightmare.

  • 06/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 39 of 244

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is tons to do for fun on campus. Between events and plays to parties and clubs, the fun is endless. Even the Rec IM is full of great games. No matter what you like to do, you'll find fun at Eastern.

    Food and Dining

    There are many dining options at Eastern. The all-you-care-to-eat buffet at The Commons gives you a wide variety of food, while The Market Place is the place to go for some barbecue goodness. The Eateries is a great place for late meal.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms is a great experience. The resident advisers are young, helpful, fun students who are there to help you in the best way that they can. They also plan different events in the hall that are educational, fun and free.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging but the teachers are always available to help. The library has many helpful resources for your every need. There's a lot of support at Eastern.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused. It's easy to get caught up in the hype of finally being in college and off on your own. Create a study plan and purchase a big wall calendar or planner to stay on track

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan University is a great diverse school where students can truly be themselves while learning from insightful professors. It has a beautiful campus that's just the right size. Eastern should be a top choice when choosing a college.

  • 06/08/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 40 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    There are so many fraternity and sorority options and their houses are on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Absolutely a great choice for expenses. It is less than 20K a year.

    What to do for fun

    Walk around the campus and learn more about what people do for fun. Everyone definaes fun differently so you might want to join a club.

    Food and Dining

    Same as being at home. Food just like you would go to fast food restuarants. Also, stores to buy different types of meals. Meal plans are nice to help you balance out a diet.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice. You can be a roommate with someone of your choice who has the same interests as you. So you know what type of roommate and who is your roommate before you attend.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are long but educational. The extra push to make sure you are a succeeding Eagle. They even have counselors to keep you in check for classes. It is for the better of you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go on the campus tour. Students usually give the tour so you will have a friend before you even attend. Learn about the department where your major will be. Think outside the box.

    In three sentences

    The campus is enormous so you will never run out of things to do. The students are so very friendly and always looking out for each other. The campus makes you feel like an adult on your own to get you started for your future.

  • 06/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 41 of 244

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of things to do. There are college activities to get involved in, frats to join, and friends to hang out with.

    Food and Dining

    The food at college is farily good. I love dining out, when I can afford it.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fun, but keep a head on your shoulders. Make time to study and keep up with classes.

    Academic Rigor

    What you put in classes refledcdts in your grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    What you put into classes and the school reflects in your attitude and GPA. The key to keep in mind do not keeep saying what if, what if, just do it.

    In three sentences

    I am a transfer student at Eastern Michigan University. The professors are excellent and caring. I am in EMU's Honor College and my average is now 3.85.

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 42 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    cops always around and are friendly.

    Clubs and Activities

    basically any club you can think of they have. intramural sports are big and a lot of fun.

    Great for these types of students

    commuters but at the same time not great for commuters.

    Bang for the buck

    hard to get into some classes depends on major and classes times.

    What to do for fun

    go to local places for bingo or beer pong or pool.

    Food and Dining

    Good local restaurants. clean and always events at some. like bingo and singing.

    Dorm Life

    Never lived in dorms but have visted friends and stayed in for a month did not enjoy.

    Academic Rigor

    This all depends on what major you are in and what classes you take. Also your teacher.

    Tips for prospective students

    Commuters the parking sucks. They have a lot you can park in for free and take a bus in but then you have to wait for the bus and get dropped off in middle of campus. The College of Business is not on main campus and is a 5 minute drive from main campus.

    In three sentences

    A great enviroment but the parking sucks! Classes are small. Teachers are willing to help.

  • 06/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 43 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It is definitely something they are working on. I would avoid campus during non-active hours, ie early morning or evening.

    Bang for the buck

    Only because some of the professors are not that good, though you can complain to the Dean.

    What to do for fun

    Tons of interesting things to do on campus; including comedy shows, sporting events, special events, etc. Not to mention all of the happenings in nearby Ann Arbor.

    Food and Dining

    They offer a variety of restaurants on campus in the student center building.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Have low GPA requirements for acceptance into their programs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your grades up! Lock your car doors. Walk or take the bus if possible.

    In three sentences

    A lot of top-notch professors teach at EMU. Although the school offers a variety of degree programs, they are ultimately an education major school. Most of the money the school gets goes into that program, though they are attempting to update a lot of the buildings and equipment.

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 44 of 244

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    You can attend any sport event for free on campus, providing your student ID. There is a local movie theater, bowling alleys, putt putt golf, and many more things to do around the area.

    Food and Dining

    They have many different choices for food in the student center, and have little cafe shops in different buildings around campus. There are local food places around the area off campus as well.

    Dorm Life

    I am not sure how the dorm life is, for I live off campus. All the dorms seem to be in a general location on the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    EMU is ranked #2 for students who are going into Education (teaching).

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be nervous about attending this college. It is an easy campus to get around and the people are friendly.

    In three sentences

    A very welcoming school. Small(ish) classes, not many students in each class. Professors are easy to communicate with.

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 45 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    The ORGS are in full effect and there is something out there for you and your interest. just reach out!

    Great for these types of students

    Voted best LGBT friendly University.

    Bang for the buck

    Great price for a world class business school experience. Rated in the top 5 for like 8 years in a row.

    What to do for fun

    Ann Arbor and Detroit are our best resources for fun.

    Food and Dining

    There is a wide range of food available on and off campus.

    Dorm Life

    I did not stay on campus

    Academic Rigor

    classes rage depending on professors, but are generally immediately applicable to your work life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved. You will meet people with similar interests through the Student Orgs. Take advantage.

    In three sentences

    Great Business school with real life situational training. The campus life is full and varied.

  • 06/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 46 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Main Campus offers a variety of food options for students with and without meal plans.

    Dorm Life

    I am a transfer student and have never stayed in the dorms, but I have heard good things.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study and stay focused! Don't be afraid to ask your professors questions about the class or your major.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan University really cares about their students. I have dealt with many faculty members that will go out of their way to get you the information you need/want. This university is also very good about helping students get employed after graduation.

  • 07/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 47 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Ypsilanti may seem scary at first glance, but that is just any city. The campus itself is very safe. There is a program called SEEUS where students can be escorted to any building after dark just by a phone call or by coming across a SEEUS worker pair. There are emergency phone that light up blue and they are located everywhere. At night it is impossible not to always have one in sight. The dorms all lock after 7p.m. It is then necessary to use a student ID to get into the buildings, and after 10p.m. students and any guests must check-in just after entering the doors.

    Greek Life

    I was never a member of a sorority; however, my suite mate was. She was always on the go with her sorority sisters and seemed to really enjoy it.

    Clubs and Activities

    Anything and everything: reading, writing, zombie, Harry Potter, Greek life, gaming, sports, religious practices and more.

    Great for these types of students

    Eastern is great for any type of student. There are groups for everyone from greek life to a zombie group (Outbreak) and LBGTC students. They even have a Quidditch team for those Harry Potter fanatics.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It may not be appropriate but we have a lot of pride in our Ypsilanti water tower. To see why it is not appropriate just google it and see what I mean.

    Bang for the buck

    There is a lot to experience at EMU, and they have been keeping tuition rates low in comparison to other schools in Michigan. The food is plentiful with a meal plan and events on campus are free to students.

    What to do for fun

    The are movies every friday night at the Student Center, and poetry and story telling on thursday nights. The REC has a multitude of courts and a hot tub, which is amazing during exam week. Ann Arbor is a mere short drive away and has tons to offer.

    Food and Dining

    I work at the Eastern Eateries on campus and I can say first hand that our food is fresh, but even then after a year is can get kind of boring. I recommend making sure that one goes to the special event days at The Commons for an exciting atmosphere.

    Dorm Life

    I loved dorm life! Friends are not hard to come by on this campus, but I recommend Downing Hall; I never lived in the Freshman dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    For me personally, the academics are harder as I am in the Honors College at EMU. The honors staff are very friendly and promote discussion amongst the students instead of lecture.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan to attend EMU, I recommend learning the fight song as it is fun to do and during orientation it is very prominent. Be sure you get a meal plan with at least two meals a day, and be sure to eat at The Commons on fridays for some excellent grilled cheese.

    In three sentences

    EMU is a school that is full of pride and strength. The students and staff can always be counted on to help anyone who asks for it and sometimes even those who do not ask for it. It has a knowledgeable staff, great campus life, and great programs.

  • 07/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 48 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are safety concerns on every college campus across the nation, but I would say that this campus is very safe. At night there is a thing called night watch. They can walk you anywhere you wish to go so that you stay safe.

    Greek Life

    Eastern has a very unique Greek Life. It is very friendly and all of the Greek organizations are very close to each other. Go Greek! You won't regret it!

    Clubs and Activities

    Join something!!

    Bang for the buck

    This school has really a lot to offer it's students with activities and organizations that you can get involved in.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the rec or the student center for Friday night movies. There is always an event going on around campus to check out. It is a safe and clean campus so feel free to take a walk.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved with some sort of on campus organization right away. It helps make the transition from high school to college so much easier. By joining an organization you meet more people on campus and it helps you feel like you are apart of something.

    In three sentences

    Eastern has wonderful professors with great learning facilities. The campus is friendly and small enough to get to know people around. It's a great school for commuter students.

  • 07/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 49 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You get alerts if there is something going on at campus.

    Greek Life

    I do not belong to any Greek committees.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many different clubs and activites to keep you busy.

    Bang for the buck

    This college has keep cost down over the past two years to make it more affordable to complete your degree.

    What to do for fun

    Keep up with the college basketball, football games

    Food and Dining

    I do not dine on campus

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It's very competitive, and complete, keep your nose in the books and study to keep your grades up.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep positive about your goals and stay focus with the classes needed to graduate. Keep the tutor number handy as you'll need it to keep pace with your classes.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan University is an excellent school that provides me with the opportunity to continue my education while still working full time.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 50 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Ypsilanti, MI is a little bit dangerous, but the campus is exceptionally safe.

    Great for these types of students

    Science. Mathematics.

    Bang for the buck

    Great education, and a great degree, if you are to stay in Michigan.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved with clubs.

    Food and Dining

    I wouldn't know, I commute.

    Dorm Life

    I wouldn't know, I commute.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are easy generally but complete and very educational. Make sure to take notes and review the professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take notes, get involved, make sure to check www.ratemyprofessors.com before registering for classes.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan University is a great institution with great faculty, great science facilities, and a great study environment. Financial Aid is provided if asked for and involvement opportunities are great.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 51 of 244

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do on campus, you just need to look. Sporting events, Friday/Saturday Night movies, Programs provided by RHA and RA's. Laugh lounge, Lyric lounge, etc..

    Food and Dining

    The food is good, and they are always looking for ways to improve!

    Dorm Life

    Live on campus! Do not go home! This is your time to be young, don't waste it commuting home or moving off campus, you have the rest of your life to do so. I have lived on campus my entire college career and wouldn't change it for anything!

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can and will be challenging. I have had some of the best professors that have left lasting impressions not only on my education but on myself as a whole.

    Tips for prospective students

    You are only young once, and college isn't something that everyone is able to attend. Work hard, and study hard. If you choose EMU, you will know you made the right decision!

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan is Home. It is welcoming and inclusive. I am TruEMU!

  • 08/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 52 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    EMU takes drastic measures to keep its students safe from Emergency Text Messages to Emergency Assistant Stations. EMU also has disaster and life safety education classes that will teach students how to keep themselves safe.

    Great for these types of students

    Eastern is great for any student who is looking to receive a quality education and life long relationships with a diverse number of students.

    What to do for fun

    Eastern's Recreation Center hosts events every month and every Friday is Movie Night where your favorite movies are played in the Student Center Building. EMU also provides a number of different events that appeal to everyone's own definition of entertainment

    Food and Dining

    Eastern's dining services appeal to every students taste pallet from veggie stir fry to greasy cheeseburgers. Yum! Eastern's dining facility called The Commons provides a diverse, but not limited array of foods.

    Dorm Life

    EMU dorm life prides itself on its cleanliness, safety, and diversity. The campus provides Resident Assistants on every floor of every dorm to ensure everyone is safe. They also provide Night Watch to make sure students that reside in the dorm are safe.

    Academic Rigor

    Overall the academic rigor is challenging, however the professors do all they can to help different types of learning styles from office hours to hands on learning. EMU staff also provides tutors and a facility called The Holman Success Center to ensure academic success.

    Tips for prospective students

    Any tips for prospective students would be to attend every class, the professors are willing to help you but only if you attend the class. Manage your time wisely, in all the exciting things that happen on campus you definitely want to manage your time so that everything will be balanced accordingly. Lastly, ask for help if you are having a problem. EMU staff is equipped to handle all sorts of problems that individuals deal with in order to experience an effective school year.

    In three sentences

    I would rate Eastern Michigan University on a scale of 1 to 10 to be a 9. Eastern is a very welcoming school and they value students education above everything. They have staff to help you with your academic, emotional, and spiritual needs.

  • 08/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 53 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    SORORITY AND FRATURNITY STEP SHOWS , FASHION SHOWS, Parties, and small events

    Bang for the buck

    its all worth it.

    What to do for fun

    The Laugh Lounge, sports outside such as volleyball. Pool or video games in the E-zONE. I LOVE SWIMMING AND PLAYING BASKETBALL IN THE GYM.

    Food and Dining

    go to the Market Place

    Dorm Life

    Freshmin dormes are the best but this year i have the towers I feel as if i have my own appartment.

    In three sentences

    The greatest hands on classrooms you could have. Coordinated Academic Advising team to help you every step of the way. Also a place to find your true calling in life.

  • 09/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 54 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There's a public safety police office right on campus. They have students in yellow shirts that are premitted around night to walk around campus so you won't be alone. In ever dorm, no matter the style, they have night watchers who check I.D.'s and sign your guess to make sure noones outta place.

    Clubs and Activities

    I signed up for dance. But they have a lot to choose from. If you wanna try something new or stick the status quo.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The eatery by the freshman dorms is bascially the hangout spot. You can grab a meal and sit outside if you prefer and talk to all your friends and meet new people.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, there are all kinds of organizations to sign up with. And there are parties, dances, movie nights, open mic poetry night, festivals, game rooms, dance lessons, yoga classes, swimming, work out center, and tons of other stuff to keep you occupied.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great! The meal plans here are mostly used everywhere. With the meal plan you recieve flex dollars thats like extra food money. You get one meal and a beverage. There are three meal plans to choose from that suits everyone's appetite.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on what dorm you get, you'll live very comfortably. I live in the towers and i have my own space. Its great and there are so many other options and choices in living styles here that fits some of everyones personality.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic here is okay! its not top notch, but its wonderful. The teachers really work with you. So, your never left in the dark about anything.

    Tips for prospective students

    If your looking into coming into Eastern Michigan University. One, come with a open mind and ready to learn a lot of new things. Two, you might want to consider a bike to ride around campus. Three, be ready to be steered into the right direction.

    In three sentences

    Eastern is a very prestigious school. You will defenitely go far in this school. The campus will always leave you with something to do.

  • 09/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 55 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    No need to worry about safety too much! If there is a problem, campus police will be there in moments. There is no hesitation when there is a problem!

    Bang for the buck

    I was gonna go to Schoolcraft Community College before, but when i received my scholarship that was simple to receive, i was in! Eastern is the most inexpensive University in our area!

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do for fun! Choose from card games, sports or religion and no one will judge you! And if there isn't a club for you, go ahead and create it yourself!

    Food and Dining

    The food is fantastic! Each time you go up, each thing is made to order. There are so many types of places to eat, and most of them accept your meal plan!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is an amazing way to be active on campus. I live on campus and don't regret it at all! Instead of mom and dad bugging you, you make your own decisions on your room and when you come back!

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers understand about homework and the need to keeps grades up. They will sit down and help you, even when you can't bring in an assignment on time. The teachers understand!

    Tips for prospective students

    1) Do not get off track! Do your homework once you get it. If you can't right away, stick to a strict schedule to getting it done! 2) Get involved! Not only does it help relieve stress, it helps make life-long friends!

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan University is a fantastic college. The teachers truly are there to teach you. Not only are the teachers there for you, but there are countless way to get involved on campus!

  • 10/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 56 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    It depends on the major, education is known here.

    What to do for fun

    You can always go to the student center for some fun. The recreation center is open seven days a week the hours vary. I go to both and I always have fun.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of places to eat on campus and definitely off campus. The food is healthy and they have a lot of options.

    Dorm Life

    I get along with my roommate, I enjoy her company and she enjoys mine. If you rearrange the room or just add the littlest things to it feels like home.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics here are wonderful. Eastern is known for there teaching program.

    Tips for prospective students

    Time management is everything, people may say college is hard, but its not that bad. You have to make the right choices, because college is all about freedom you get a lot more at college.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan University is a great school. I love how diverse the campus is, and how great the teachers teach here. I am glad that I am attending Eastern Michigan University.

  • 10/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 57 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are always yellow jackets walking around campus at night, which is a good thing. I never feel threatened here, even when I have to walk to my dorm late at night after coming from the library.

    What to do for fun

    for fun, I watch television or listen to music. I don't really get out much because I'm always studying but when I do have free time I like to see what's new on TV.

    Food and Dining

    the food here is great!

    Dorm Life

    the dorm life is different from the norm. actually having a roommate is fun and challenging at the same time.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, I try my hardest to stay on top. My professors alert me when they feel like I'm not working to the best of my ability and I like that.

    Tips for prospective students

    I advise you to stay on your A game in college. It's not all about partying and having fun. your future is in your hands; make it count.

  • 12/03/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 58 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I really like the prestige that campus safety has. You feel safe all the time.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have different clubs and activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for the students who are not international. If you are is a pain EMU.

    Food and Dining

    Food like everywhere else.

    Dorm Life

    I am not sure, this is my first semester at EMU

    Academic Rigor

    I like their programs, thats the only thing that keep me at EMU.

    Tips for prospective students

    Admission process its ridiculous, you wait more than 2 moth to have an answer.When you get an answer, you are to late to apply for scholarships or classes.

    In three sentences

    The biggest mistake of my life. No organization, they move you from one department to another and you never get a right answer.

  • 02/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 59 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Eastern Michigan in my opinion is a great school but their food is not what i expected. The food makes you miss home, in many aspects. eating the same thing over and over is just not what i expected when i came here.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is really not that bad here. You have a fairly big enough space in your room but the walls are very paper thin. In the winter it can get very cold and in the summer it can get very hot so in my opinion wouldn't stay in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Being at Eastern Michigan makes me want to push myself to be all that i can be, because it is very competitive here, especially, for the career that i am pursuing i know what i came here for and i buckled down to do everything that i have to do to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you come to Eastern Michigan make sure you stay focused and you know what you are here for. While partying is what most people think that college is all about that is the last thing on most peoples mind who are here to excel.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan University is a great school with teachers who are very willing to help you succeed. They show a great interest in wanting to help and there are many different activities to do here. if you are planning to come to Eastern Michigan you are making a great choice.

  • 03/12/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 60 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Everyone!

    Tips for prospective students

    Great with processing finical aid. Get to know your roommate. Go to the first class. Take advantage of the Holmer Success Center, offers free tutors and many other great things.

    Bang for the buck

    Eastern Michigan is the only public university that hasn't raised their tuition and room and board rates. Which is great especially in this tough economy. Refund can be amazing if you need it. They offer jobs through the CAP program that allows you to work and instead of a pay check it pays for your tuition and room and board. Scholarships are easy to come about.

    Will enjoy being here

    I cant wait to live on campus here. When I visited the campus everyone was so friendly and made you feel at home! They have free movies and club nights, many Greek organizations,and leadership programs available.

    Academic Rigor

    You will learn and grow from Eastern amazing academic programs and great campus community.

  • 06/01/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 61 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Find a steady group of people to hang out with and you will be just fine.

  • 06/08/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 62 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Will enjoy being here

    There is a lot to do at this university. Personally this is a great choice for a school as far as opportunity is concerned

  • 08/02/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 63 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    EMU is Great for any type of student it has a lot to offer

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure this is what you want. Have a go get it attitude and always put business first.

    Bang for the buck

    The money for tuition is good with Financial aid you will be able to pay for everything you need.

    Will enjoy being here

    I will enjoy living on campus and attending here because its not to far from home and it has everything from sports to music to anything you can think of.

    Will learn a lot

    I will enjoy my classes they are small enough where I can have a personal relationship with my professor due to the program that I am in. Its called PASS.

  • 08/22/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 64 of 244

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    Am enjoying being here

    I am a commuter student so I would enjoy it more if parking wasn't always so hectic.

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning a lot here, but to me exams are too easy. As a college student there should not be take home exams. Then again I did go to U of M Ann Arbor before Eastern so I am used to a more challenging curriculum.

  • 08/23/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 65 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Join the honors college if you can. It has great perks and great people

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is not bad, but it really helps to get scholarships

    Will enjoy being here

    The campus is really nice, and it is really close to Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan campus. There is always a lot to do.

    Will learn a lot

    I am in the Honors College and it seems like it will be a great Experience. The Classes are smaller and more individual attention is given to each of the students. They really care and they want you to succeed.

  • 08/24/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 66 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Focused, diverse, and all types of students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet new people, use the school resources such as the library, always ask for help if needed, and stay focused and don't let campus life distract you from staying focused on your work. EMU motto is Education first so always put your work first.

    Bang for the buck

    Eastern is one of the cheaper schools and you get the same education if not better for less.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love EMU, I have made great new friends and the campus is beautiful.

    Am learning a lot

    I love my professors and the class sizes. The professors take the time to help you with anything you need.

  • 01/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 67 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The theater department is good and the students involved here seem to enjoy it very much.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to major in what interests you the most. If you have fun doing work, then you're doing alright.

    Bang for the buck

    Overall it will give you the education you need.

    Am enjoying being here

    I don't live on campus, I commute so I can't easily take advantage of the fun activities and programs availiable.

    Am learning a lot

    So far the classes I have taken have taught me a lot. So far I have started with the general eds, so it is nothing too crucial as of yet.

  • 01/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 68 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    international

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    can't think of any

    What to do for fun

    work-out

    Tips for prospective students

    keep up and study hard.

    In three sentences

    eastern michigan is a great school to attend, and has been voted one of the best business school for the last six years.

  • 02/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 69 of 244

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    as long as you are aware of your environment, it is not anymore dangerous than any other campus.

    Greek Life

    they are not shy on recruiting.

    Clubs and Activities

    they have a pretty good amount of usual and unusual clubs that can fit any type of student.

    Great for these types of students

    international.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the layout is very beautiful.

    Bang for the buck

    if the tuition fee's look appealing, that is because the costs are offset on other fees and parking tickets.

    What to do for fun

    they do have a lot of different clubs and events to join that can be somewhat fun to meet other peers.

    Food and Dining

    the variety of food and cost is very much a rip off. live off campus as soon as possible for incoming freshman.

    Dorm Life

    you pay a lot for horrible rooms that have needed to be fixed up since 1970 or so.

    Academic Rigor

    although the classes alone are not so bad, the bad part is that they only offer a limited amount of sections.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you are ready to go to school or live in a campus that is not able to answer a lot of questions. you really have to dig to find the right people to point you in the right direction.

    In three sentences

    emu is not very organized. emu's campus is small and comfortable. emu has a pretty decent staff.

  • 02/13/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    there are so many places on campus and off campus to eat that it's unimaginable. i especially love the wendy's.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms may be a little too for my taste but i think they are pretty homey

    Academic Rigor

    the classrooms seemed small and organized and i liked the atmosphere that the buildings had.

    In three sentences

    i went to the campus on a tour and completely loved the atmosphere!

  • 03/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    there's a swim pool and hot tub. there's basket ball courts and volleyball courts. we have a great rec i'm center with a vast amount of workout equipment.

    Food and Dining

    they have a wide variety of foods to choose from. like healthy vegan foods to fast food.

    Dorm Life

    i can't rate the dorm life because i myself am a commuter student

    Tips for prospective students

    eastern really is a great school. get to know the campus a little more so your not lost while trying to search for classes. and just keep your head up college is hard but getting through it will be a great accomplishment.

    In three sentences

    the campus is beautiful. teachers are so far really good, and make me understand said topics better. is a learning experience to be in such a different environment then back at home.

  • 03/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    DODGEBALL!!!

    What to do for fun

    LOTS of clubs. Movie night Fridays!!

    Food and Dining

    Keeps changing but not getting any better.

    Dorm Life

    Expensive but worth it!

    In three sentences

    Emu is a very friendly place. Great Advisers and Professors.

  • 04/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is always plenty to do after homework is done!

    In three sentences

    I am very pleased with the smaller campus, and the academics offered here. I wish the first year dorms were a little nicer and larger. But overall, my first year here has been a great experience.

  • 04/19/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Go to one of the earlier Fast Track sessions so that you have a better chance at getting the classes you need and want.

    In three sentences

    EMU is very welcoming and helpful to incoming students. The orientation process is spread out and not squeezed into one day, rather an early Fast Track session then a four day long orientation right before classes begin. The students are rather wonderful and friendly, during my Fast Track session lunch-while in the student center- a few random students sat down with my group and conversed with us in order to make us feel welcome.

  • 04/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There have been many accidents on campus that are either early in the morning or very late at night.

    Bang for the buck

    Class materials are expensive and so are the classes so make sure you take classes that you are interested in so that your money is not wasted.

    What to do for fun

    There is always the rec. where students can meet and swim or play video games.

    Food and Dining

    I do not eat on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm but from what I have heard form other students, it is loud and sometimes crowded.

    Academic Rigor

    All of the classes have goals that they try to reach and if you don't try your best the professors will not try to help you as much.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students should always go on to Rate My Professors and see what other students have said about certain professors before registering for classes. Don't be afraid to ask for directions on the first day of class.

    In three sentences

    Eastern is a nice campus with a nice size variety of classes. Although Eastern was not my first choice of college, I still enjoy going here. Eastern should also try to pick a larger variety of professors.

  • 04/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    All

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Powell's Pub

    What to do for fun

    Student Center activities, Greek life, sporting events, concerts, etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    Leave early if you are a commuter and park on campus. Get involved! There is a lot of activites and groups to get involved in through campus such as volunteering, greek life, and other professional development groups.

    In three sentences

    EMU offers manageable class sizes. They also offer a lot of hands on experience with tutoring and professional development. EMU has many student activities to be involved in.

  • 05/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food is good but after a you eat it enough you want something different but everything kind of stays the same. There is a places were you have a all you can eat of a lot of different foods. The is only like four places you get to eat from.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is good it just depends on the type of way you live. If you stay at the freshman dorm you may start off with problem but it get better. There are a lot of other dorms that are a lot better than the freshman dorm and dorms on that side.

    Academic Rigor

    Don't really know they have a bad reputation so there not much to talk about.

    Tips for prospective students

    For students I would say make sure you have money for the place you stay at on campus. Try and make yourself know to your teacher because they can help you. The school is not that much of a party school like people say so don't go for that.

    In three sentences

    the student are nice and friendly on campus. The dorm room are nice but some are not the one that are cost money. The campus food is good and healthy for you.

  • 05/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Feel free to ask for help. You should know all about what you are doing.

    In three sentences

    They have been very helpful in guiding me in what I need. The Dietetic adviser works one on one to make sure you have what you need. Full online program, which I was looking for.

  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Since I did not live in the dorms, I commuted from home and packed my own lunch (and sometimes dinner) so I did not eat the college food hardly at all.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in the dorms so I do not have much to say about this.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your program, your class schedule and amount of work for those classes can either be really light or extremely heavy. How hard a class is usually depends on the program it is a part of and the professor who is teaching it. Some teachers have really high standards for their students while others are fairly low. Some of the programs have set standards which can be high at times.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know some of the professors and students in your program to find out if you will enjoy it and fit in well.

    In three sentences

    The music and education programs are amazing. The music professors are awesome and really care about their students and helping them succeed, even in things beyond the scope of their classes. The general education program can be a bit of a drag and some of the professors teaching those classes could care less about being there and teaching the classes, but if you try it can be enjoyable.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Get involved with school activities. A lot of opportunity to partake in free campus activities.

    Food and Dining

    Pricey! Go figure.

    Dorm Life

    Ahh....could be more fun I'm sure.

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on the professor. Some can be very very helpful, and some can not care at all.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be aware of your surroundings. The campus is not always the safest place to be especially at night/spring/summer.

    In three sentences

    Great professors for the most part, good school for education and business, a lot of student involvement opportunities!

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is SEE-US which it is a group of students who walk around at night and will walk you wherever you need if you are alone. Also, the EMU campus police is right on campus so whenever something happens they are right there.

    What to do for fun

    You can go to sporting events, just be involved somehow. There are plenty of clubs and activities. You can always go down to Ann Arbor if you get bored in Ypsilanti.

    Food and Dining

    The best food is probably at the marketplace. The other places aren't bad but they get old after the first few months. Nothing compares to home-cooked food.

    Dorm Life

    I love the fact that the dorms have heat but dislike that there is no air-conditioning. Having no air-conditioning get's rough. But overall, the rooms are nice size and not bad at all.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are all what you make them. Yes, of course some classes will be honors classes or ones that will be harder. My advice is that you learn to adapt to your strengths and weaknesses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure when you apply and send your transcript that it is the first grade point average that you want them to see. When I first applied I sent in my transcript just so I could make the deadline but when I graduated I had a higher grade point average and was eligible for more scholarships.

    In three sentences

    I give Eastern Michigan University a 7 out of 10 with 10 being the highest. I love the campus and the professors and especially the College of Business. One of the greatest things about the school is that they offer in-state tuition for Ohio residents.

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I have no idea..

    Bang for the buck

    You get a lot for the price, and Ann Arbor isn't far.

    What to do for fun

    There isn't a lot to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food is just typical.

    Dorm Life

    I would assume it's pretty quiet.

    Academic Rigor

    I can't really say because I haven't begun school yet.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't judge it until you get to the actual campus!

    In three sentences

    While on the campus you don't even realize that you are in Ypsilanti. I was planning on commuting until I realized how peaceful the campus was, especially moving from Ann Arbor.

  • 07/03/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    EMU really focuses on student involvement. Every student, new or old, seems to be given a fair chance to be a part of the school they attend. This movement towards a unified school creates a thoroughly meaningful experience and a successful school.

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    I've heard the food was great.

    Dorm Life

    Im sure it will be great. Im excited to move in.

    Academic Rigor

    I will attend my first classes this fall.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you set up your orientation date as soon as possible and don't forget to fill out your Housing contract!

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan is a great school. The people are awesome. The landscape is beautiful.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    EMU has a lot of clubs, but none of them are really worth joining. I've looked into nearly all of them and have come back each time disappointed.

    Bang for the buck

    Considering EMU had one of the lowest tuition rates while I began my collegiate career there, I believe that this particular institution was worth the money I paid to attend. The recent increase in tuition however has made me begin to regret my choice in universities.

    What to do for fun

    I head out to Ann Arbor to swing dance or to Depot Town to window shop. Frog Island is a nice park, but it floods often. Be sure to take a friend with you; walking alone is not a smart idea.

    Food and Dining

    EMU has a great selection of food, but be prepared to pay a high price for it. If you are vegan or vegetarian, you will not have many options and you will have to buy food before five o'clock if you want anything with good quality. The Green Bistro is amazing, but closes early every day and is not open on weekends.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at Eastern Michigan is terrible. I can remember constantly being yanked from my sleep because some uninvited person would pound on every door on the floor asking for some girl. The security appears to be good, but the night watch staff really does not do the job assigned to them. The resident advisers generally do not care for residents (there are a few good ones, but they are rare!)

    Academic Rigor

    If you are looking for a challenge, you have to go after it. The professors at EMU will rarely challenge students unless the class is a 400 level class. Once you do ask for more stimulation though, most professors are more than willing to comply and you will not regret attending this university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved on campus as much as you possibly can with your specific class and work load. Also, during classes or through other communications, ask your professors for help and extra ways to challenge your brain in subjects that interest you. Finally, do not choose your major right away; you should dabble in varying classes before making a concrete decision.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan University seemed okay to me for the first couple of years. I did not like the environment at all and the classes were not challenging. I soon found my place and I now enjoy the environment and the classes are tailored more towards me, so I am being challenged every day.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go see the games for free, they have a video room with Wii, playstations, xboxes for students to use for free

    Food and Dining

    Eastern eateries is the best place to eat It's sad they are not open during spr/sum semester

    Dorm Life

    I live off-campus

    Academic Rigor

    Studying is the key to success

    Tips for prospective students

    Check on ratemyprofessor.com before taking an instructor or you will be sorry.. Try not to miss any classes. Make the best out of the situation if you get an instructor that could care less about their students.

    In three sentences

    Has alot of Professors that show little compassion for their students even in the social work program!! SAD :-( Need to stop charging students for everything from parking to paper!!

  • 08/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    If you are unsure about something ask, there is always someone that is able to help.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan University cares about the future of their students. All of the staff there have been helpful supportive. They want their students to succeed!

  • 08/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus watch program where if you feel threatened you can press these certain buttons around campus and a the safety comitiee picks you up and drops you off whereever you want off.

    Clubs and Activities

    Rec IM intramural , Theaters clubs , athletic teams

    Great for these types of students

    A smaller university with a long tradition. Close walking between classes. Very convient and friendly campus.

    Bang for the buck

    One of the lowest ranked Universities in Michigan to not raise the tuition rate for students for five years now. One of the lowest rate tuition you can get as a university.

    What to do for fun

    Rec IM everything is free with your student ID. includes workout rooms, golfing cages, pool, olympic pool, hot tobe, sauna, track and field. Joining club sports teams. Auditorium plays are fun to attend.

    Dorm Life

    commuter... very small rooms

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are very easy while others are extremely hard. It balances things out with time management

    Tips for prospective students

    When choosing a school, Eastern Michigan has the tradition of Education First. There is great pride and passion given to each student from the professors. Eastern Michigan has successful academics, athletics, diversity and cares for all students.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan is a diverse school founded to educate the students of the future. Education is a major building block to the school and sucess for the future for students getting jobs. Education First

  • 08/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Festivities, And Partys!

    Tips for prospective students

    There is a way to escape debt! Get involved, get up and get what you feel you deserve.

    In three sentences

    You have a bunch of different personalities on campus and it�s not hard finding a friend. There�s so much to do and experience. Lastly who doesn't like the amount of scholarships they offer!

  • 09/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    5 STARS

    Greek Life

    NOT MY THING

    Clubs and Activities

    NOT MY THING

    Great for these types of students

    EAGER LEARNERS, ENEGETIC PERSONALIZES, AND GOAL ORIENTATED

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    NONE THUS FAR...

    Bang for the buck

    GOLDEN WALL

    What to do for fun

    CHILL WITH FRIENDS

    Food and Dining

    LOVE IT!!

    Dorm Life

    AWESOME!!

    Academic Rigor

    STRONG

    Tips for prospective students

    STAY FOCUSED... STAY DETERMINED.... KEEP STRICT GOALS, ACCOMPLISH THEM

    In three sentences

    Perfect school for education..A+, Fun and family environment...A+, Best college in MICHIGAN...A+

  • 10/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Police department on campus and a service that will escort you around campus if you feel uncomfortable.

    Bang for the buck

    The price is cheap for the quality education you receive.

    What to do for fun

    Rec/IM is open decently late during the week. Outside sand volleyball pits and basketball courts.

    Food and Dining

    Places to get food all around campus, and the food is better than you would expect from a college campus. Some places aren't open late, or at all on the weekends.

    Dorm Life

    Rooms are clean. Resident Advisers are nice and they set up events to get to know the people on your hall better. Free Wi-Fi and cable in every room. Some rooms do not have very good cell-phone reception though.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers care about their students and set them up for success. Very organized in how they teach.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay organized and make many friends, you will always need connections. The more friends you have connections with, the more resources you will have in the future.

    In three sentences

    Teachers are attentive and care about their students. Beautiful campus that is very student friendly. The administration sets their students up for success.

  • 10/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    So far the campus is pretty safe during the day. Sometimes in the evening there can be problems so I prefer to take my classes during the day.

    Greek Life

    I'm not familiar with the Greek life to be completely honest.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a lot of sororities to join as well as clubs and there's billboards around the campus of activities that are going on.

    Great for these types of students

    Any kind of student can go to Eastern. It's diverse, multicultural atmosphere is suitable for all types of students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Since it's a pretty diverse community, you'll meet a variety of ethnicities and learn a lot at the same time.

    Bang for the buck

    Eastern does fall in the average category for what you pay for college tuition in Michigan but you definately do have quality teachers are educated appropriately for what you're paying for.

    What to do for fun

    There are always activities going on at EMU and you get lists of them in your email. Also there's a lot of do in the nearby downtown.

    Food and Dining

    Directly on campus there are a lot of options for eating. There's the cafeteria as well as cafes around the campus buildings. In addition there's a good vegetarian menu as well.

    Dorm Life

    I commute but from friends I've always heard positive things about the dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    The school's truly a great one to be at.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep seeing an academic advisor. It's a great way to be guided and know what classes you should take every semester in order to attain your degree.

    In three sentences

    This is a great school to attend. They have a huge campus and the people are all very nice. It's easy to get around the place and you learn a lot going here.

  • 10/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is pretty up to date on campus. We have a mini police station on campus for all safety. Also there are people who walk around at night in yellow shirts who will walk with you anywhere when it's dark for free.

    Clubs and Activities

    Their are a lot of clubs and activities on campus for many different people to join that you could not imagine.

    Bang for the buck

    There is a Benito's pizza right by campus that is really price friendly for students. Plus their food is really good.

    What to do for fun

    There are many bowling allies and attractions right by campus in Ann Arbor, which is like fifteen minutes away. There are also many events, clubs, and parties to attend on different days of the week.

    Food and Dining

    Food is okay on campus. Their is Subway, Wendy's and Starbucks on campus. There is also many other places where you can eat and use your meal plans, and the food is not that bad. They offer a variety of meal plans like flex where it is like spending actual cash.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is actually kind of cool. In the Towers where I stay you can share rooms or have your own. Their is a washing facility in each tower and also a kitchen area with a stove.

    Academic Rigor

    There is a good learning program for each major. Also their is a different school for each major to receive special attention.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early to the school, and apply the opening date of financial aid you can always go back and fix mistakes. Apply for all the scholarships you can.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan is a great school to learn and explore new things. You can meet a lot of new people with different backgrounds. There is a lot of help on campus.

  • 10/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is very active at EMU. The officers come into classes to provide additional safety information. It is comforting as a student to have such a great system on campus.

    Greek Life

    I am not involved

    Clubs and Activities

    Eastern provides countless clubs and activities for students on campus. The university makes it simple to find an organization to get involved with. EMU is a great place to be as far as opprotunities go.

    What to do for fun

    There are countless activities going on around campus at EMU, movie nights, organization's events put on by students, and a great student center that is always full of energy.

    Food and Dining

    The student center has fantastic food! A good variety of options are available at EMU.

    Academic Rigor

    EMU provides great opportunities for students to do well, they have countless support systems and additional resources for all academic needs including writing centers and tutoring services.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find a college that you feel good at, one that makes you feel at home and will allow you to grow into the great college graduate that you are capable of becoming!

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan University is a beautiful campus, it's not too big or small, just the right size. This university provides students with all the resources they will need for a enjoyable and successful college experience. Everything from the outstanding professors to the great organizations here at EMU makes it a phenomenal university to attend!

  • 10/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    EMU is well lighted and we have SEE US a group of students who can be called to walk students from dorms or building to their cars or another on campus location. There is also a transportation service part of SEE US that starts at 12.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is pretty good on campus. We are really starting to become unified as a group and fully accept our differences. Greeks throw great programs and are a big help to the community.

    Clubs and Activities

    Optimist International, Jumpstart, Poetry Society, The Sky lounge which is great.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone I would say you just have to come and see if its for you.

    Bang for the buck

    Zeta Sigma Chi Multicultural Sorority Inc is at EMU and Optimist International both wonderful opportunities that will benefit you for a lifetime.

    What to do for fun

    There are always programs going on on campus that are being held by different organizations and department. We have free movies being shown every week in the student center and the movies are current. The REC IM has many different tournaments and classes you can take. There are a couple great restaurants right by campus. The sports games are free and 9 times out of 10 they are giving away free things.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good we have a different array of selections for vegetarians and healthy meal choice. We also have a good meal plan that doesn't have restrictions on the time you can eat which was not the case a few years ago. I do know really like the DC1 dinning hall food but there pasta station is great.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life has improved over the years. We have got better rooms and the RA are very interactive and know where residents. Being in the dorm creates a community that you and your peers can establish through programs held in your dorm. It is fun and a learning experience about college. You get to meet lots of different people and make live long friends. It is also convenient for classes. I do think their needs to be better visiting parking for the family/friends of students who live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Eastern strives for students to success in their field of study and provides many different organizations and clubs to assist you in doing so. Eastern has assistance for special accommodations and work hard to put supplemental instructors in classroom to help students.

    Tips for prospective students

    You need to be aware of your finincail aid status. Just because they offer you a huge award don't take more then you need because you will be short on money in the long run. Get to know your professors and staff at EMU because they are friendly and most of them will assist you in your success.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan University is one of the top ten school in Michigan. The Education program is one of the best in the nation and it is a great school for commuters.

  • 11/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have not heard of any violence or thefts on the campus. If you are worried about traveling at night then there are people who will transport you around in safety. Though there really hasn't been a need for them, from my experiences, just yet.

    Greek Life

    I haven't had a chance to join a sorority yet. So I am unfamiliar with how well they are. If you want to find out, then just join one yourselves.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs here. If you have a problem looking for a club, then you are not looking hard enough. If you have absolutely nothing to do, go join a club.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for any type of student. There is almost every type of program you can think of here. Unless you want a very specific and off the wall career path, this school should be a top choice.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a place called the E-Zone. Basically it is a room dedicated to playing video games. There are several TVs, PCs and consoles all over so you can play almost anything you want for free.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a cheap school, that has good programs. Overall I have enjoyed what I have experienced. No problems have crept up so far.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs and sports around campus. The clubs that are on campus very greatly but there is a good chance that there is one related to at least one interest. If you are into sports but don't like being on a committed team, there are rec leagues that you can play in for fun.

    Food and Dining

    The commons is the best place to eat. One meal plan is used to enter and you get a full buffet. There are other places to eat, but this is by far the best.

    Dorm Life

    The Honors dorms at this school are easily the best on campus. They have two wings for two roommates each, with a center living room area and a small bathroom.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are not that hard here. They do challenge your abilities but if you pay attention, it is nothing to worry about. Overall there should not be any problems from classes here unless you just generally do not enjoy the subject matter.

    Tips for prospective students

    If at all possible, try and get into the Downing dorms as they are then nicest ones available. Make sure to go to the Commons as much as you can because it is only one meal plan for an all you can eat buffet. Find friends quickly, or you could get bored quickly.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan University is a very good school to attend. The staff are friendly, and the classes are well taught. If you are ever bored, there is usually something to do around campus.

  • 11/03/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    I really enjoyed the college visit a lot! The people there are very nice and sociable. I like the school all together!

  • 11/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Its a commuter school so most students go home on the weekends. The office of Campus life does sponsor lots of events though- lectuture

    Food and Dining

    The food is average. This isn't a culinary school. Pretty standard fare.

    Dorm Life

    There are many living arrangements to choose from. Apartments, dorm rooms, shared suites. Take your pick.

    Academic Rigor

    EMU is pretty challenging. It really depends on your program of study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused. Utilize the resources that are available. Matriculate!

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan University provides a well-rounded education. EMU has lots of opportunities. EMU is a good school.

  • 11/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The word fun can be anything to satisfy a person. I believe Eastern offer many programs, clubs, organizations, and groups to find your fun on campus. There is always something to do or be done. Also, people go to our recreation center, outside basketball court, volleyball area, and student center to enjoy yourselves with friends.

    Food and Dining

    The dining at Eastern is good and has many options to choose from to eat. They also support vegetarians food habits. I believe they offer great meal plan options for undergraduates.

    Dorm Life

    Honestly, the dorm life is not enjoyable. Eatern dorms needs remodling. The rooms are old and prices are very expensive to settle in no AC, wireless, and brick walls dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Eastern Michigan professors has been very helpful and understand towards their students from my experience. The tutors and our writing center provided is very helpful. Eastern cares and put everyone education first.

    Tips for prospective students

    My first tip is to stay focus and refuse distractions during your college journey. My second tip is to find a job that can help in finances or personal spending. My third tip is to stay productive and get involved!

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan is a well-rounded school. They teach great academic values and prepare people for the real world. Also, there is a lot they offer and many groups/organizations people can join.

  • 11/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is pretty good here. We really get a bad rep here at Eastern with a lot of stuff that has happened in the past and stuff that goes on around here. I personally know many of the police officers on campus and they make a point to get to know people as well. The response time on situations is easily under 5 minutes. We do have our share of crime and timely warnings. Overall, I feel safe here and never once have I felt otherwise.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life on this campus is extremely lively. Many of my friends are in Greek life and love it. If you have an interest in going Greek, I would recommend going to rush week. You'll meet a lot of awesome people and make a lot of friends!

    Clubs and Activities

    Saying that we have a lot of clubs at Eastern would be an understatement. We have 17 Sports clubs (https://www.emich.edu/recim/clubsports/) and we have 283 active organizations (http://emu.collegiatelink.net/organizations)!

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for business or teaching majors, I personally find this college to also be great for psychology.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A really nice place to go on campus is Bob's Lake House. Weird thing is, no one knows why it's called Bob's Lake House. We've asked around to just about everyone at the college, even our current president Susan Martin does not have the answer. It's one of EMU's biggest mysteries!

    Bang for the buck

    Being completely honest, it can be hit or miss. Every now and again you'll get a professor who is just starting out in their teaching career and it is really rocky. However, a little protip: because we are so close to UofM we have many professors here at EMU who are full time professors at UofM. Same high class education at a much cheaper cost.

    What to do for fun

    Everyone wants to have some fun from time to time. Luckily with EMU being located so closely to Ann Arbor there is plenty to do. Enjoy having a night life? Well Ann Arbor is pretty much awake all night long. With clubs like Necto to go to and plenty of odd little shops, you'll have a great time. Hungry and tired of campus food? Got you covered! We have great places to eat right in walking distance! Sidetracks is a well known burger joint in the area and the food is great! Not feeling burgers? Hit up Tower Inn, that place has everything! The food is really good there and is owned by and EMU graduate! Looking for things on campus? OK. We have comedy clubs, dancing, open mic night, plays, and much, much more! All free through campus life! There is a lot to do here, you just have to look!

    Food and Dining

    There are various places on campus to eat. We have the Eateries which is like a mall food court. We have the commons, which is an all you care to eat buffet type place with home cooked meals. The Market Place, which has Einstein bagels and where the majority of the best tasting food is at. In our student center we have some great food as well. A lot of options, just not always a good option when going to the Eateries or the Commons.

    Dorm Life

    EMU's dorm life is great. I may be a little biased as I work as an RA in the first year center. In all honesty though, I commuted 3 out of my 4 years in college and I absolutely love living on campus. Eastern has two governing bodies that are involved in making the students who live on campus feel right at home; Residential Life and Residential Life Services. They employ students who understand where you are coming from and are willing to do what they can to make your transition from High School to College that much easier. And Hey, if something goes wrong, Residential Life Services will be right on top of things. They don't mess around here. Residential Life is a high priority here at EMU.

    Academic Rigor

    Of the three colleges I have attended since starting my Undergrad this is by far the most lax on academic toughness. However, it really depends on your program. A business or teaching major will have a much higher academic workload than that of a psychology major like myself. It truly depends on your major at this college.

    Tips for prospective students

    For any college you nay be interested in attending, you should take a tour first to see if you like the campus. If you are an incoming freshman, I would highly suggest living on campus for the first year. It allows you to get to know people around you and to get a feel for campus life. Having a network of peers is a very useful tool. The biggest tip I can offer any of you is to become well acquainted with your professors, many of them can get you right into a job before graduating!

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan University is a phenomenal college to attend if you are looking to get into business or becoming any type of teacher. The campus is beautiful and everything is in walking distance. Oh, and our campus life is awesome; so many free things to do!

  • 11/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is pretty spot on, the police patrol all the time. My only gripe is that you must watch where you park otherwise you will get a $25 parking ticket.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Ann Arbor is a mech a of fun--there are tons of places to eat, there is an arcade, there is the amazing Michigan Theatre, there is shopping. Ypsilanti is a bit less of a city-oriented place, but has a lot to do as well.

    Food and Dining

    There are TONS of places to eat in both Ypsi and Ann Arbor and a huge range of restaurants. I suggest looking around, especially downtown Ann Arbor and trying a bunch of the different varieties of ethnic restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    I don't know much about it because I don't live in a dorm--I do however live in an apartment and I love it. It is usually pretty quiet which is awesome.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is pretty good. Teachers are willing to help you out if need be however the classes aren't too easy. It's a good balance of helpfulness and hard work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Eastern Michigan is a great place to transfer to if you consider coming from a community college, and that is highly recommended.

    In three sentences

    It is located near one of the most hip cities in Michigan, Ann Arbor. The teachers are very open-minded and accepting. The campus is not entirely too difficult to navigate.

  • 11/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Things can get pretty shady at night, but they offer a lot of campus security options. They have people that will escort you anywhere on campus. They also have their own police department on campus, and no, they aren't Rent-A-Cops.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have so many options, there is around 200 student organizations. These everything from club sports to foreign language clubs, they even have a Quidditch team!

    Great for these types of students

    Eastern is very diverse, and therefore it is a great school for just about anyone. There are so many clubs and organizations, you're likely to find somewhere on campus that suits your interests.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are a lot of ghost stories floating around campus, mostly about Starkweather Hall and some of the dorms that are no longer in use.

    Bang for the buck

    By far the cheapest University I looked at, and they give out TONS of financial aid. You can get a high quality education here without digging yourself into a ton of debt.

    What to do for fun

    A lot of people go to Ann Arbor on the weekends, and there isn't any shortage of things to do there. There's a lot of options if you know where to go.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is pretty decent, there are plenty of options for you to choose from. They also have a lot of vegetarian and vegan food options available to you.

    Dorm Life

    I commute currently, something I hope to change by next year, but I have friends that dorm here and they really seem to enjoy it. Many of the dorms have undergone renovations recently and they are very nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors definitely teach the material very well, and they are willing to do what ever you need them to do so that you understand the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you decide to go to Eastern, do your research! There are a lot of opportunities available to the students here, and it would be beneficial for you to take advantage of them.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan University is definitely the place to go if you want a decent education without burying yourself in student loans. There are definitely plenty of opportunities to get involve, no matter what your interests might be. The teachers here are awesome too, every teacher I've had is willing to help you in any way that you may need.

  • 11/28/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Greek Life

    Amazing,Exciting

  • 11/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is good. Campus police often walks around as well as SEEUS, a program designed for campus safety.

    Greek Life

    EMU has each of the Divine Nine Sororities and Fratermities as well as other Greek organizatiions.

    Bang for the buck

    The academics are acceptable. The campus life is not worthwile and not what I expected.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved in the different activities that are on campus sometimes such as movie nights, laugh lounges or special weeks that organizations organize for certain events.

    Food and Dining

    Most of the food here is unhealthy and there aren't very many choices. There are only four different places to eat here on campus. The food choices almost never change. There are only two places on campus that change they're food choices on a daily basis.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is not easy but it is not too difficult to understand. No one will keep you updated on your grades. Most professors make you calculate your grade out yourself.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come visit the school for a weekend to make sure it is the right fit for you. Keep in mind that there are many places in Ypsi to keep you busy. The campus can become very boring and it may be hard to find things to do here that interest you.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan University is a small campus in Ypsilanti. It is right next to Ann Arbor where one may find various shopping and other activities to do with family. The University has many commuter students as well as on campus residents.

  • 12/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Get involved with Vision.

    Food and Dining

    Depending on where you eat will depend on what they have. The Eagle Cafes are quiet cheap for a convience store and the soup they have in there are amazing. Other than this the food courts are pretty tasty and I can't remember the name but the buffet type food hall is perfect during finals week. You can stay in there all day with only one meal plan provided you don't leave, if you leave you have to pay again, but if you stay there all day essentially you'll be getting breakfast, lunch, and dinner with one meal-plan.

    Dorm Life

    Even if you're a commuter or a resident you're going to be in the dorms one way or another. I would say the best places to live is in the village but good luck getting in there. And I'm a little bias with the dorms because I'm an honors student but the best dorms to be in are Downing Hall.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the classes you take will define how rigorous your semester will be. So what I would suggest is get the hard courses out of the way or take them over the summer where the professors are more laid-back or take a mix of hard with easy. And again check out your professors at blog.ratemyprofessors.com it will save you from choosing the wrong professor for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    First off, if you're plan on attending this university I would strongly urge you to go to every day of the first four orientation, you get free stuff, make new friends, you gain useful information from upperclassman, and you learn what it's means to be here. Also, when signing up for your classes I would highly recommend the website blog.ratemyprofessors.com it gives you a heads up on all the professors in the university and if you have no idea about the subject you're able to check out your future professors. Finally, whether you're a commuter or resident student, get involved in the school because you're more likely to feel unconnected to the university and drop-out or transfer. Getting involved helps you make connections, new friends, new experiences, helps you define who you are as a person, and gives you something to do if you're bored.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan University is one of the most friendliest, most comforting places I have ever been because not only are the professors and advisers the most helpful and nicest people you will ever meet but the program coordinators, upperclassmen, cooks, almost anyone on campus is so friendly, down to earth, and very helpful which I feel makes you feel at home here. EMU has wonderful opportunities on campus for both the commuters and residents which include academic resources that benefit you during finals week or cramming for that next exam like the study lounges that are chock full of informational boards, snacks, quiet study rooms, and a lot more. Eastern Michigan University is where I'm going to grow into who I'm going to be; it's where I will make long lasting friendships because the university give you many opportunities to, and finally it's where I'm going to soar.

  • 12/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many extra curricular activities to get involved in. Also, hanging out with friends and going to the student center or food courts.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know staff and students on a friendly level. It will contribute to better grades.

    In three sentences

    Eastern has a variety of majors and minors to chose from. It is a very small, peaceful, and beautiful campus. The staff show pride in their students and the school.

  • 12/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    DPS will become your best friend in your latter years, but your worst enemy in your first years. Overall, they're cool and Officer Dorsey is a sweetheart. You'll love her.

    Greek Life

    Although I haven't pledged anything...yet, I recommend you doing so. There is no nicer feeling than knowing you have a sorority/fraternity full of sisters/brothers who love you.

    Clubs and Activities

    Society for Paranormal Studies is so much fun, but we have more than just that. There is absolutely no reason you shouldn't join an organization. There are so many, you are bound to find your niche.

    Great for these types of students

    International students Students who aspire to be teaching, nursing, social work or business majors. Those schools have awesome programs.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Our campus is haunted. Scherzer building has quite the history.

    Bang for the buck

    DC1 (buffet-style eatery on campus) Make use of the coupon books you're given during Freshmen Orientation. You get discounts all over the city. Also, make sure to show your EMU ID anywhere and everywhere. It gets you discounts in places outside of Ypsilanti (where accepted).

    What to do for fun

    Our Friday night movies in the SC (student center) are fun. You meet lots of people and it's free along with all of our other events. I've been here four years and I love it.

    Food and Dining

    You can get food everywhere on campus, but DC1 is awesome because it's buffet style. I'm surprised I avoided the Freshman 15.

    Dorm Life

    If you are a freshman, try to live in Doning. It's the honor's dorm and it's nice in comparison to the FYC. If you are forced to live in the FYC, go for Phelps.

    Academic Rigor

    Cara Shillington. That is all.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit Pierce Hall...often. You'll see why when your financial aid looks off. The Student Center will become your best friend...Starbucks is there. STAY AWAY FROM LEFORGE! Trust me. Join organizations. They really help with the whole make friends sector of your college career.

    In three sentences

    If you love diversity, this is the school for you. Academic advising seems evil in your first two years, but it gets better. Register for LIT 160 with Heather Neff because the course is practically life chaging.

  • 12/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    If anything goes wrong on campus, an email is usually immediately sent out.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is fun, especially if you know the right people and frats.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of organizations and activities to do on campus. The best thing to do is to live on campus if you would like to be more involved.

    Bang for the buck

    The things that cost money on campus are usually very expensive. A box of 15 count pizza rolls are 4 dollars

    What to do for fun

    Party, go to different Greek events and study.

    Food and Dining

    I feel that EMU needs more choices and more mainstream restaurants that we can use our meal plans at.

    Dorm Life

    Some of the dorms aren't too spiffy. The different seasons mess up the temperature and some of the rules are very irritating.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors and students both do their best.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't attend a school because of the parties you have heard about. You will be disappointed.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan University isn't what I expected. I have made great friends and gained lots of great experiences. I plan on staying here until I graduate.

  • 12/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Eastern Michigan Annual Homecoming Pep-Rally includes teams of students that sign up for events around campus in leu of the Homecoming game, rack up point, obtain prizes and compete for the the spirit of EMU! Foot ball games have many traditions and include students that other themselves in anything* (face paint, sparkles) that is of the EMU colors and participate the funky chants that go along with motivating our team! The EMU children's theater has the yearly tradition of showing how Christmas comes but once a year and besides the presents come even more important moral values to be learned about kindness and giving.

    Bang for the buck

    When making friends on campus, you learn that the number one financial reason they came to Eastern Michigan University was of the reasonable cost, which for 'residents' can range per credit hour from $250-520 (depending on course level) and non-residents $750-1000 (depending on course level). Financial cost is something that most usually comes up in conversation, and having friends in class that commute to campus, live on campus, and are either international students attests to, after talking to them, one of the main* reasons they have chosen EMU. Though students should and can heavily place their considerations on choosing an accredited college based on cost, other reasons such as: prestige, location, and accommodations come to mind; by which EMU excels in.

    What to do for fun

    The student center is a newly built facility that hold encompasses many of the campus's student events, amenities, every day recreational indoor activities such as: Gaming at he 'Ezone' (with air hockey, and all of the game consoles), free Friday 'Movie Night', and the 'Sky Lounge' that has events (Stand up comedians, swing dancing, jazz social hour, Story Teller Lounge and more!) on the third floor every Thursday night at 9pm. After the initial start of the school year, that has events all across the board with foot ball games, hall volley ball pizza tournaments with music, treasure hunts and ect, there is the recreational center that offers many types of free exercise and dance classes such as: racquetball, zumba, weight rooms, rock climbing, gladiator training, two pools with a hot tube (an Olympic size pool), and a lounge area for studying/relaxing with T.V.

    Food and Dining

    Dining is wonderful and has 7 locations (e/a of which containing other sub categories of other dining areas on campus), but the main stage of dinning takes place at the buffet style 'Commons' and is wonderful because of the many different food venues such as: Homemade, Grill, Pasta, Stir-Fry, Dessert, Soup, Salad & Fruit Bars, that offer a massive amount of selection. The particular location near my resident halls is the 'Market Place' and includes a buffet staff served area as well as a mini convenience/lounge section with amenities and is very accommodating. Improvements on usage of the student I.D./meal plan card called the 'Eagle One' are taking into consideration incorporating businesses outside of the campus to accept student meal plans and I feel this would be amazing but it is sadly still under consideration.

    Dorm Life

    The R.A.'s (Resident Advisers) of a students floor can really make the difference and here at Eastern Michigan University, from my experience, I feel they have been properly trained because the multitude of Monthly/Bi-weekly events that are planned out by flyer/word-of-mouth, bulletin board or by e-mail is extensive and releases much unwanted stress. The amount of activities carried out in the Dorm Halls is motivating enough for any student to not always feel the need to go off campus, where it may be dangerous, to party. The events and courteous people/suite-mates make dorm life more than pleasant and staff are always available to listen if a person is feeling otherwise.

    Academic Rigor

    I have attended Minneapolis Community & Technical college before Eastern Michigan University and though EMU accepts prospective students from an array of backgrounds and with wide ranging GPA's the comparative difference on learnt information was of course amplified, but not overblown. The many trials/exercises-such as: quizes, real life conceptual in class activities, reports, and experiments that take place in the lab portion of the class that are separate, but in conjunction with lecture underscore the innate difference. Lecture portions of classes hone your note taking/review ability and remain essential.

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet more than several times with an adviser to personally go over /keep log of your own room& board, meal plan, tuition costs, as well as call your school to see who is/what company holds your loans and find out how much in Stafford* loans you have or have left. Try to contact and meet your room-mate before moving in (this will save you a future headache or moving out mid-semester) and watch youtube videos on dorm life to get a better account of the way of life and supplies needed. Look into the many programs universities/colleges offer that also include career path training but also offer your full-fledged masters or Bachelors degree of choice!

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan University's advising, classes, and programs have coherently directed and welcomed and array of students into a highly accredited and esteemed institution, including myself, that may have come from a troublesome background that independently or dependently went hand-in-hand with poverty, students from higher-income families, as well as international students-is something that I not only rate as humbling, but as well as motivationally striking from which exerts empowerment beyond and within oneself. The medial size and scope of the vast amounts of various programs, groups, events, and activities of the campus safe-guards the inherit feeling of being apart of a *community; which in itself being and feeling apart of a community can hold great merit in mind, body, soul/health, and can eventually project through a students academics-because college/academia is a life journey and not a one-stop'n-shop. The amount of resources Eastern Michigan University accommodates the student body with in terms of food, play, ethical discussion group opportunities, amenities, and the diverse selection of classes promotes the financial security and reassurance that is an essential* for current and prospective students and was certainly a factor I took into strong consideration when I applied.

  • 12/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many different clubs and groups you can join and be involved in. There are also restaurants and clubs around the area that are popular to visit.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always talk to counselors to make sure you are on the right path and taking the classes you need. They will also help you so you aren't taking any classes you don't need.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan University is a wonderful school with such a great and diverse student body. I love the range of classes and professors who have such a wonderful passion for the courses they teach. The campus always makes great strides in trying to get all students involved in different activities and interests.

  • 12/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Be careful on campus, make sure you call campus security to walk you home.

    Clubs and Activities

    Get involved.

    Great for these types of students

    Get involved. Step outside of your comfort zone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Great for aspiring students.

    Bang for the buck

    Very inexpensive, the city of Ypsilanti is inexpensive as well, cost of living in the city is low and great for college age community.

    What to do for fun

    There is a ton to do on and off campus, you can go to games, open mic nights, bar & grills. Workout at the rec, go for a dip in Jones or the club pool. Can also go up the street to Depot Town (ypsilanti), downtown ypsilanti or take a short trip to

    Food and Dining

    Very good food selections, from the eatery connected to putnam all the way to wendys and other food places at the student center. Enjoy the fact that there's a starbucks at the student center as well.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't actually lived in the EMU dorms but I have heard that they are extemely nice, safe and great place to meet others.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor, is not to complicated but still allows a challenge. Academicly EMU has a lot to offer, as long as you get involed and make sure you get to know your professors well so they know who you are.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to get involved on campus, go to meetings, go to social events and expand your horizons. Get to know other students in the student center and around campus. This can make or break a campus experience.

    In three sentences

    I would have to rate EMU as an outgoing community. Most of the students, staff and faculty are outgoing, optimistic and very nice. With this community and environment it sets up a grand environment to learn.

  • 12/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe. We have our own police department. We also have See Us, which are groups of two or three students who are employed by the university to walk with other students so they don't have to walk around campus by themselves when it is dark.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs and activities. And practically all of them are free.

    Great for these types of students

    It's great for all types of students. Everyone is welcome.

    Bang for the buck

    This is a great University at a cheap price (people from Ohio get in-state tuition). They offer plenty of scholarships and there are lots of employment opportunities on campus for students.

    What to do for fun

    I play video games and draw. I joined three organizations/clubs. I also like to attend many of the events on campus. Other times I hangout with the awesome friends that I made here.

    Food and Dining

    The food is decent but you should definitely bring a fridge and have something else every now and then. The food here can be expensive, unless you are on the meal plan. The mini stores on campus are expensive, too.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms in the First Year Center are amazing. There are always entertaining events going on in the lounges. The weekends tend to be quiet since most the students who go here are commuters.

    Academic Rigor

    You need to attend classes and do your work. As long as you do that, you should pass. Some classes are easy and some are difficult. But each class you take here, you come out having learned much more that you would think possible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't let the price keep you from going here. Join a club or clubs; it will help you make friends and ensure you have fun so it's not just all work and no play. Don't be afraid to attend a school where you do not know anyone; you'll make friends.

    In three sentences

    This is a terrific school with warm and welcoming professors and students. There are very few courses on Fridays so most students have three day weekends.

  • 01/01/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police is very visable. Also, SEEUS is available to walk students to campus locations after hours.

    Greek Life

    Plenty available

    Clubs and Activities

    It's what you make it. The more involved you want to be the better the experience will be for you. There is always something going on and a way to be involved.

    Great for these types of students

    Commuters, students from Michigan/Ohio who want to go away but no too far away

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of the main landmarks is the watertower on Cross Street. It helps people figure out which way to go.

    Bang for the buck

    It took me a while to get my degree from EMU so I was able to see the progression. There have been numerous upgrades and improvements such as wireless printing kiosks throughout the campus (free for student use), a new student center and new/remodeled dorms.

    What to do for fun

    There is not anything that exciting close by. Ann Arbor is very close and has a lot of options.

    Food and Dining

    Wide variety of options on campus and several off campus dining options. The only down side is that a lot of things close early so if you are up late studying and get hungry, you have to drive to Ann Arbor for late night eats.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in family housing for a short time. The complex was newer but still dated. However I just returned to complete my degree and noticed a lot of updates to the the older dorms and also that newer dorms had been built.

    Academic Rigor

    There are many options available to students to assist them and help them be as successful as possible. The professors are happy to help those students that show an interest in their education. EMU is not the hardest place nor is it a cake walk. Some professors are easier to understand than others and it also depends on the student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always visit campus if possible before applying. Speak to an advisor, current student & faculty member from your prospective major. Ask to see the freshmen dorms because they will be the lower end of the residential food chain. You only have to stick it out for a year but you want to see if you can tolerate it.

    In three sentences

    A picturesque campus that is not too big nor too small. Known for turning out great teachers. Supportive and helpful faculty and administration.

  • 01/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Very outgoing students. And nursing students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's the Ugly Mugg which is right by the school. It's a great coffee shop.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of clubs and groups to join.

    Tips for prospective students

    Watch which classes you sign up for. Because some of the classes have waaayy more people than you're ready for. Especially if you're just getting out of high school.

    In three sentences

    The classes are really big. But the teachers are very nice. And people are very helpful and kind.

  • 01/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Eastern has great campus safety, they always have people in bright yellow jackets to walk you to where ever your going. They also have police cars on every corner.

    Bang for the buck

    EVERYTHING COSTS AND EVERYTHING IS SO EXPENSIVE ! THEY RIP YOU OFF

    What to do for fun

    Eastern always keeps you active. Every Friday the show new movies in the student center, they always have parties off campus and your RA has to come up with three activities a month. VERY FUN!

    Food and Dining

    When I first got to EMU the food was very delicious but after U got use to it the food became nasty because the cook were slacking! The food would be cold, dry and greasy !

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is pretty cool. The only thing that I don't like about is that quiet hours are so early and that you can only check three people in a night after ten

    Academic Rigor

    They take your education very serious. Your teacher are always their to help you. As long as your professors see that you are trying they will help you. The work is also easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard, don't procrastinate, and do your best. Doing those things and you will succeed at Eastern Michigan University!

    In three sentences

    Before I entered college I thought that my professors weren't going to care about me, however, when I got there it was totally different. EMU is a great school and they have great professors that are very understanding. Eastern Michigan is the place for me!

  • 01/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food selection is more of a fast food style. It would be nice to have more of a home style with fresh fruit and vegetable.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life allows you to have a sense of responsibility and freedom to make your own choices.

    Academic Rigor

    Take your time and pace yourself, allow time to study so that you don't cram for test and projects that are time sensitive.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest making friends with an upper class man which is very helpful in showing you the ropes. Also, join study groups it is very helpful when you are having difficulty with some subjects.

    In three sentences

    Eastern is a well diverse university. The support systems that they have in place for students and helping in the transition coming from high school going to college were very much needed. Contacting the professors when needed has been made easy as to allow a very open line of communication when needed to clear up questions and concern.

  • 01/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Variety of choices and destinations.

    Dorm Life

    Clean environments, with your choice of preferences.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are here to help, and small learning environmental make it easy to make connections with classmates which can be beneficial. There are plenty of resources that can help you including a writing center and a math tutoring lab for those challenging courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Maintain good grades and get the help that is provided to you if necessary. Most importantly STAY FOCUSED!

    In three sentences

    Small learning environments. Professors that really care. Resources that are available to you for any cause.

  • 01/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus its self is safe. There are campus escorts that you can call at night if you feel unsafe.

    Greek Life

    Greek life was probably the biggest surprise for me. It is so much fun and so inclusive! Our greek life is so unique and wonderful. The sororities actually work towards making life better, and while there are a few parties now and again, things don't get too crazy. People in greek life work together to make the world a better place.

    Clubs and Activities

    Squirrel feeding club, greek life, student government, martial arts, knitting, tabletop games... Realistically any activity you want, we have.

    Great for these types of students

    Good for students who want to realize their full potential but need a bit of community support to do it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The geese got used to the jerk students harassing them, so they will bite you and they tend not to move out of your way when you're walking to and from class. Go join the squirrel-feeding club. We have the fattest, friendliest squirrels ever!

    Bang for the buck

    Overall I'd rate this university as much better than I had originally expected. You can get a lot out of it as long as you get yourself involved in campus activities and groups.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many fun things to do around campus! Get involved with a club or greek life, your life will never be dull again! There are always people in the gaming room, when it's warm outside you can play basketball and volleyball, and when it's cold enough in winter you can ice skate on the pond! They even rent out skates to people!

    Food and Dining

    While there's a lot of yummy food, like pasta, pizza, chicken, chinese food, ice cream, hot sandwiches, and sushi, there aren't really any healthy places that offer things other than salad and the standard orange-banana-or-apple fruit choices.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is always a new experience, everywhere you go. EMU tends to match you up with a good room mate, but not always. Living in the dorms can be challenging because it's not always quiet when you want it to be, but there are always people around for you to hang out with so you're never lonely unless you want to be.

    Academic Rigor

    While challenging, you can build relationships with your professors that help and all the professors I've had so far have been willing to meet with me either after class or during office hours to address questions about the material, and the work becomes easy because you know and understand everything!

    Tips for prospective students

    Sit in the front row of class. Engage yourself in lectures, participate in discussions, make sure the professor knows your name and that you are a hard worker. The better the relationships you build with the professors, the farther they're willing to go to work with you to understand material and concepts, and give you the knowledge you really need to move forward with success.

    In three sentences

    Honestly, it wasn't my first choice in schools, but over time I have come to realize that coming here was a lucky thing for me. EMU cares about student comfort and success more than other universities that my friends are attending. I haven't had a professor yet who didn't understand when I was sick, had an emergency, and work to help me continue towards my goal of working in medicine.

  • 01/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have our own police department. We also have the Seeus program which you can call and have a student employee accompany you to your car, dorm, sorority house either by walking with you or driving you.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is awesome. We have a small Greek life so all the sororities and fraternities are very close. We are involved in most on campus activities in some form.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Relay for Life is hosted on campus yearly.

    What to do for fun

    Lots of on campus activities as well as off campus. We have a great Rec center. We host sporting events as well as concerts.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of choices and located through out the campus. And we have a Starbucks!

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms but the sororities are great.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the resources and programs that are available to students. The Student Center often holds informational sessions that explain what is going on campus.

    In three sentences

    EMU has a very bonded feel between students and faculty. The campus is beautiful and easily accessible. So many opportunities are there for students to grow.

  • 01/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I wouldn't go out at night. I'm terrified if I have to walk alone. Its dark past 6 and they constantly send out reports of muggings occurring even though they have the SeeUs SeeYou program enforced supposedly.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look elsewhere!

    In three sentences

    Classes are mediocre. The teachers will tell you the school isn't as good as others.

  • 01/22/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Student center or Ann Arbor!

    Food and Dining

    The Commons is the place to eat!

    Dorm Life

    Loved it!

    Academic Rigor

    very good

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you visit the campus before choosing this to be your new home.

    In three sentences

    The campus is so beautiful in the fall. Teachers are beyond wonderful and classes are easy to get to.

  • 01/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    If you commute you can call safety and they walk you to your car.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Indian Heritage programs.

    Bang for the buck

    Very reasonable for in state student.

    What to do for fun

    Work out at the gym and swim. Also participate in gymnastics.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging courses. You can finish your degree at your own set pace.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in on campus activities and be part of EMU Nation.

    In three sentences

    Very suited for the student that commutes. Student Advisors are very knowledgeable and willing to help.

  • 01/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have our own police force, not just rent-a-cops. I believe there are 33 different officers employed by EMU safety.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have a club for anything you can imagine, and you can start one if we don't.

    Great for these types of students

    Education, nursing, and music majors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I loved being a part of NSOA. NSOA stands for new student organization assistant. After your first year attending, you can sign up and help with the orientation program that all freshmen attend when they first arrive.

    What to do for fun

    Many places in Depot Town Games and fitness at the rec Programs held by the RA's Laugh/Storytellers/Jazz Lounge Free weekly movies

    Food and Dining

    It is expensive, like all other college dining, but most places are delicious. There are many healthy options on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I loved the dorm life. I felt very comfortable transfering to this school because I was placed with other transfer students. There are also different communities designed in different dorms, such as: first year students, international students, LGBT friently, etc.

    Academic Rigor

    It is definitely very difficult to get the education required for your career, but the professors provide the help you need. They make it less stressful for students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus for at least your first year! I lived on campus for two years and LOVED it. This year I am living off campus and I am moving back on as soon as I can. You will have more of a college-y feel.

    In three sentences

    I love my university because the professors are very helpful and direct. There aren't unnecessary classes that you are required to take within your major like some colleges I've heard of. Everything I take, I see the material in it that I will need to use in my career.

  • 02/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They have a lot of precautions, but Ypsilanti isn't the best area. The campus itself is pretty safe, but the surrounding areas are not so great. Don't cross the railroad tracks because it's immediately bad over there. If you commute you will feel safer, and just like anywhere, never go alone.

    Greek Life

    It exists here, but it isn't like in the movies. I actually don't hear much about it.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have everything.

    Great for these types of students

    It's great for students that want to commute and want a small campus because it is really easy to navigate.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The pond freezes over and they ice skate on it. I guess I also see people always sitting on these vents, especially in the winter because it blows out hot air.

    Bang for the buck

    It is particularly inexpensive and they give you a good education.

    What to do for fun

    If you have a car Ann Arbor is right down the road, and the buses run Monday through Friday so you can go to Ann Arbor then too. Other than that there is nothing really on campus to do unless it is a campus event (which they have plenty, I am just too busy to go).

    Food and Dining

    Many options (especially for vegetarians) but it gets old really fast.

    Dorm Life

    No one really talks to each other and it's either too hot or too cold.

    Academic Rigor

    Thorough, but not difficult. Easier than high school (and more fun) and way less homework.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't take all academics in one semester. Especially your first semester because you get tired out. Take one academic (such as math, or English) and then take more fun Gen Ed courses (like classes you didn't have in high school).

    In three sentences

    It is a commuter school so not many people live on campus. I currently live on campus and will never live on campus again, although I love the school itself. The classes are very thorough yet not completely difficult.

  • 02/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Night classes are a bad idea, but they have an escort service you can call if you need to walk by yourself at night or get a ride.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a pretty good experience.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out at the student center.

    Food and Dining

    The cafe food is very expensive and tastes okay. The student center has great food.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is not very hard at all.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't take night classes, and after the first two weeks of the semester, the parking lots and garage are less full because they start requiring hang tags after the two-week grace period.

    In three sentences

    It is a pretty friendly campus. The staff are very nice and seem to care. It is safe for the most part.

  • 02/09/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Dancing, eat, cruise around the campus.

    Food and Dining

    They have so many places to eat at.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms seem great a little small but worth it.

    Academic Rigor

    It seems like a great place for all majors and minors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Dance party.

    In three sentences

    It sounds great. Im really ready to go. And everyone seems nice.

  • 02/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a lot of security on campus, but the surrounding city is very dangerous.

    Greek Life

    EMU is in a bad neighborhood so the greek houses are kind of scary.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are countless clubs and organizations to join, there's basically a club for everything and it's a great way to meet people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During the winter they turn the lake into an ice skating rink.

    Bang for the buck

    You get what you pay for. This is one of the most affordable schools but you won't have a great experience.

    What to do for fun

    Ann Arbor is about ten minutes away but there really isn't anything to do on campus or in the area.

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't that good and the prices are ridiculous. There aren't a lot of healthy choices and you will gain weight by being on the meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    It's in a dangerous neighborhood. There are more people who commute than live on campus so it is completely dead on weekends. There are a lot of nice people.

    Academic Rigor

    It's a small school, but the professors really care about what they are teaching.

    Tips for prospective students

    There aren't great sports teams. There are a lot of student organizations. It's affordable.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan University is a great school. It has great classes, class sizes, and professors. This school is mainly a commuter college so it's not for everyone

  • 02/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They have a group called SEEUS that actually walks people at night to where ever they need to go on campus. There is a police station on campus and you have to swipe to get into dorm buildings. The campus feels very safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs for almost everything. Most people don't know because they aren't talked about too often but with a little looking you can find a club for just about anything.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of places to go, but the Student center is the area to go to for sure. They have free friday night movies for students and alot of eating places. They also have the E zone which is a game room for the gamers.

    Food and Dining

    There is just about anything you could eat here, although the buffet isn't open on the weekends.

    Dorm Life

    Excellent living spaces and quite a few to choose from.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on the professor you get, so do some research before hand.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely pay attention to who teaches what, because your professor is a huge part of how you will do in the class.

    In three sentences

    The campus is a great size, not too large or small. The teachers and staff are very helpful and genuine. Also, the facilities are beautiful at EMU.

  • 02/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Eastern has their own campus police, and the area is also monitored by Ypsilanti Police, Washtenaw County Police, and Michigan State Police. We also have a program called SeeUs. Students can call if they feel unsafe walking home from nighttime events and classes and get a walking or vehicle escort to their destinations.

    Greek Life

    There are a lot of very active fraternities and sororities on campus Some are social, and others have to do with specific majors and interests. I am a Brother of a national honorary fraternity here on campus, and it's been a great learning experience with lots of opportunities to grow.

    Clubs and Activities

    Eastern has A TON of clubs and activities. There are clubs for just about every major, social group, and interest imaginable.

    Great for these types of students

    I think that Eastern is a great place for self-motivated students. Eastern has lots of academic resources available, but it doesn't force students to take advantage of them. The students that I've found to be the most successful are those who choose to work hard, put in extra effort, and use the resources made available to them.

    Bang for the buck

    Eastern's tuition prices are very reasonable, and before just recently they hadn't raised rates in about three years. Textbooks and food purchased on campus are generally overpriced.

    What to do for fun

    Eastern does a great job of offering lots of things to do on campus. There are movie showings, club meetings, and events going on just about every day.

    Food and Dining

    The food is just okay, but there are plenty of places to choose from. There are multiple large dining halls across campus, as well as small cafes in nearly every building that are great for lunch and snacking between classes.

    Dorm Life

    The honors college dorms are the best and friendliest around. Some of the other dorms are a little sketchy, though. Once you get past your freshman year, however, there are lots of great student housing options.

    Academic Rigor

    Eastern's general education classes are very easy, but don't let that fool you! Once you pick a major and start getting into more advanced classes, Eastern's course load is very challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    My major piece of advice for new students is to get involved in something on campus. Since Eastern is primarily a commuter university, the campus lacks a lot of school spirit and enthusiasm. I found my niche by participating in the marching band. I know that without this activity, I wouldn't be nearly as connected to the school as I find myself today.

    In three sentences

    Eastern is a very interesting school. It is one that can enable students to do the minimum amount of work to get by, and it is one that offers a vast wealth of resources that, when utilized, can propel students to a whole new level of learning and success.

  • 02/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are many points that people can only get in resident life if you live there. There are students part of a safety organization to walk around campus with students who are alone, and help pillars that have an automatic link to the police on campus. Who are regularly present on campus.

    What to do for fun

    They have two mini downtown areas, a theatre department with good shows, movies every Friday, and many student organization to keep busy with. The school also makes an effort to have students aware of when sports games/meets are going on.

    Food and Dining

    There are a few variety of locations to eat, with a variety of options for those who are vegetarian. The quality of the food is sometimes questionable, but typically there is always something I will eat.

    Dorm Life

    The rooms are do-able with fast acting utility workers, with the first year center located near two places to eat, and a mini store to get basic food.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are not challenging because entry general education courses are still helping one prepare for higher college courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to get involved in something, especially clubs that relate to your major, there are many of them. It helps to start networking and know teachers/classes. Also don't take all the easy classes, many people struggle to get out of bed for a class they don't really want to or have to work for. Take a class of interest, and is modernity hard.

    In three sentences

    There is a welcoming atmosphere, with staff that care how much books cost, and many student involvement opportunities. A small campus, with many options for food, and security help one to adjust to life in college. Eastern is a school that is an 8 out of 10.

  • 02/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I hang with friends I joined a Dance team I work at Starbucks

    Food and Dining

    The food is good, but you will get tired of it very quickly.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is ok. Its ot bad, but of course sometimes you miss home. Dorm life is so much better than staying home with your mom though.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't procrastinate get your work done You will definitley learn resposiblity, every desicion that you mak, it is to you to make the right one

    In three sentences

    Eastern University isvery resouceful for a incoming freshman. This school makes sure you succeed no matter. I love Eastern Michigan University.

  • 03/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    On campus you're safe, there are police officers, and people who check everyone in after 9 pm. Still walk in groups, also try not to go off campus alone.

    Greek Life

    It's ok, not for everyone.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs and activities, there's at least one for everyone!

    Bang for the buck

    You get a good education and learning experience for what you pay. Overpriced, but most institutions are.

    What to do for fun

    Lots of clubs and organizations!

    Food and Dining

    Food is like elementary cafeteria food. Not very good.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are fun the first couple of years, but they are super expensive and kind of dumpy.

    Academic Rigor

    It tends to get tough once you reach higher levels.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't take early morning classes.

    In three sentences

    Academics are great. Fun atmosphere. Very diverse.

  • 03/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Eastern gets a bad reputation because of the area it's in, but I have never felt threatened. If you stay on campus, and walk with other people at night, you most likely will never have a problem. If you are feeling insecure about your surroundings, Eastern provides SEEUS, a group that provides a walking service to anywhere around or near campus; I use them all the time and they're super friendly.

    Greek Life

    I don't know much about Greek life, but i haven't heard anything bad about Greeks here. They're always throwing charity events and campus wide activities. There isn't a huge separation between Greek and Non Greek here like there would be in other schools.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs on campus are really easy to get involved with, and many times they're run by faculty, making it easy to get informed. I definately suggest getting involved with one, it makes making friends a lot easier. Most clubs and activities here work around your schedule and allow you to be as involved as you want to be, which is great!

    Great for these types of students

    If you're looking to go into education, come to Eastern, It's one of the best. Eastern is also the best if you're looking to become a little more cultured, or you want to go somewhere that's diverse and accepting of everyone. If you want to feel like you go to a big university, but you want small classes, personal faculty interaction, and a homey feel, come here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are several historical locations on campus that pertain to Eastern starting out as a school for teachers. Eastern also has a haunted building, Starkweather. My favorite location on campus is the area in front of the student center with the fountains and ponds; Eastern has one of the prettiest, greenest campuses I've ever seen.

    Bang for the buck

    I think that Eastern well exceeds the value it should considering it's price. Any college is expensive, but I really feel like I'm getting more than my money's worth here. Eastern is really good about giving out lots of scholarships too!

    What to do for fun

    There's lots to do on campus to entertain yourself. Clubs or other organizations are the best way to get involved and have fun, but campus offers other opportunities such as movie nights or dances as well. All sports events at Eastern are free to students, so If you're into athletics, Eastern is a great place to go.

    Food and Dining

    There are several different styles of cafeterias on campus that range from all you can eat buffet style, to food court setup. I think the food here is pretty good despite me being a picky eater. They always have an option for me, and Eastern is great for having healthy options as well as providing vegetarian and vegan choices.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at Eastern are a lot better than most other colleges, they're always renovating. The RA's are super friendly and organize several events to give you opportunities to familiarize yourself with campus and the people at Eastern. Living in the dorms gives you a great opportunity to make friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Eastern Is a great academic school. The classes are well formatted, and we have an excellent Honors College. Eastern seems to give a good education for a more affordable price.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking to be a student here at EMU, I suggest you apply early. I would look into the program you are interested in, and email some of the professors in that department, they're extremely helpful! Pick one or two clubs to join; they're super fun, and it's an awesome way to meet people!

    In three sentences

    I love Eastern Michigan University! The staff and students here are so nice, friendly, and accepting of every person. I love my classes and the opportunities Eastern gives me!

  • 03/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Although it is notoriously violet area, the campus has free escorts to any that want it during all dark hours.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for commuter students, great for kids that want to go to a university without feeling lost in a school the size of city.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is pretty cheap and they offer a lot of scholarships. Most of the food on campus is way over priced. The merchandise and the texts books are way overpriced.

    What to do for fun

    For fun I like to go to movies on the weekends and relax. The business of the week makes simply relaxing one of the most fun activities.

    Food and Dining

    The food is not very good. There are only two main places to eat and the commons which is the only buffet style does not change its selection throughout the day. The food is usually burn and unappetizing. I end up eating cereal while paying for my three thousand dollar meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    Honors dorms are what I live in and they are very nice compared to other colleges equivalent.

    Academic Rigor

    Eastern Is middle of the road for difficulty in my opinion.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the hard classes right out of the gate. There is not time to get your feet wet. Focus on your school work and remember that you are there to go to school first, and to have fun second.

    In three sentences

    Eastern is a great school if you are a serious student. There are a lot of ways that Eastern can become a kind of blow off place but if you are willing to find the classes that you need to be taking it is a great school. The availability of advisors is top notch.

  • 03/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Ypsilanti isn't the safest area, but on campus, I feel perfectly safe walking back to my dorm alone at 2 a.m. We have SeeUs, and those are people that can walk you where you need to go. The police officers on campus are funny, too!

    Greek Life

    I wouldn't know, I'm not really into Greek life. Sorry!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a RIDICULOUS amount of clubs and activities to do on campus. If you like it, they have it.

    Great for these types of students

    Diverse students, or students looking for a university that will accept them for who they truly are. Eastern has a great LGBT Center and a Women's Resource Center!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    ...let me get back to you on that!

    Bang for the buck

    Eastern is the least expensive school that I wanted to go to, and it's definitely worth it! There are a bunch of academic resources on campus, the food and dining is delicious and healthy, there are a ton of people to meet, and the community and general feel is welcoming!

    What to do for fun

    Join organizations! Also, there are always things to do on campus.

    Food and Dining

    There are some places better than others. The Eastern Eateries is essentially fast food, but the Commons, the Marketplace, and the Student Center have great and healthy dining options :) From all my friends who have visited, they say that Eastern has a larger variety of food.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone on Eastern's campus is diverse, everyone has something different to offer. The RAs are amazing. If you're not used to living with people, it can take a while for you to get used to it.

    Academic Rigor

    They want you to do your best. With most classes, the coursework isn't particularly difficult, but you do get a lot of work. There are a bunch of tutoring places on campus if you need help. If you are truly struggling and not lazy, the teachers will help you as much as they can.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join organizations! You get to meet friends and it can help you with finding a job, depending on the org, or just help you relax at the end of a stressful week! Also, don't be afraid to go to your professor's office hours. Students typically don't go and the worst thing that can go out of going is relearning what you already know. Also, go to class, every day.

    In three sentences

    Eastern is a really great school. It's kind of small, but everyone there will go above and beyond helping you! The community is great, you're family here!

  • 03/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Activities around campus, join a club or sport, study and make new friends

    Food and Dining

    Eastern offers a lot of different food options. Whatever EMU doesnt offer on campus, you can find in Ypsilanti anyways.

    Dorm Life

    Never lived in a dorm, seems nice though.

    Academic Rigor

    General education classes are usually easier than classes for majors and minor, but once you reach higher level they become harder.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know your major/minor before starting, and stick to a plan/route to graduate sooner and take only needed classes.

    In three sentences

    Eastern offers a lot of opportunities. The campus is very clean and close together. There is a diverse population among the students.

  • 03/20/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Always be careful, there's always ONE jerk running around on any campus!!!! Trust YOUR instincts. NOT the BS.

    What to do for fun

    Lots to do for fun........IF you want to waste your time and college money!! FORGET fun until your ....DONE!!!!! Studying with a friend can be fun. After all, you are at a great University, you are there to study. If you don't study at school its kinda like going to a buffet at a restaurant and not eating. Study !!!!!!!

    Food and Dining

    A very good variety available at the student center and throughout the campus. If you live on campus get your meals INCLUDED in your tuition. Do the pre-pay thing for the meal plan. You will be glad you did!!!!!!

    Academic Rigor

    Regardless of whether your class is a traditional on-campus or on-line course, you will have to put in time and energy to achieve an A. Expect it, prepare for it and then..........do it.

    Tips for prospective students

    On campus education is of high quality and a standard. However, the on-line curriculum offered by EMU is also exemplary. (NOT a breeze or blow-offs.) Quality online education is here to stay and Eastern offers a fine selection.

    In three sentences

    One of the most impressive faculties any student could hope for. Standards of excellence and quality of education from EMU will launch you onto a great career and leave you proud to be an Alumni.

  • 03/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Stay tuned for campus safety bulletins in your email inbox, the school is very open with information now. There are still many crimes, but as far as I know it is probably on par with other colleges.

    Greek Life

    I was not involved.

    Clubs and Activities

    The school offers many activities. There are free movies at the student center Friday nights, free dance opportunities on occasion, and a large gym on campus for the sole use of the students.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for commuter students or those living in the area and walking. Also great for music students, the music faculty is top-notch.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A tradition in my family has been the open mic night at the Tap Room bar. Every Thursday from 8-close there is open mic blues jamming. My grandparents were hanging out at the tap room years and years ago so it is special to me. Also they have the best barbecue burger in town.

    Bang for the buck

    University of Michigan quality professors at an EMU price. The college is also upgrading many infrastructure issues such as building a brand new student center and adding additions to buildings and revamping old ones. The music department is also getting more Steinway pianos (the best pianos available).

    What to do for fun

    Mountain biking, hiking, and swimming at nearby Pinckney State Recreation Area. Concerts at Woodruff's, the Tap Room, many venues in Ann Arbor (the Ark, Michigan Theatre, Melange, Connor O'neil's, the Blind Pig). Laser Tag and Rave Cinemas on Carpenter road.

    Food and Dining

    On campus options are ok, dining commons and fast food. There is much better food in nearby Ypsilanti. Blue Wolf Grill, Maiz cantina, the Bomber, Tap Room, Red Rock Barbecue, Bona Sera, Beezy's, B-24's, Abe's, and Mr. Pizza.

    Dorm Life

    Never lived in the dorms, but I spent some time there. There were activities in various dorm common areas. Probably better to get an apartment, certainly in junior or senior year.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors here are surprisingly good, a lot of them teach at neighboring University of Michigan where students pay many times the tuition. The basic classes are just that, basic. The upper level classes will be quite challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register as early as possible, know the date you are permitted to register. Sign up for as many scholarships as possible. Learn the local culture and become a part of it.

    In three sentences

    A surprisingly beautiful campus. Top quality professors. A lot of things to do in the area from mountain biking to concerts.

  • 03/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Not a lot of choices around

    Academic Rigor

    Teaching is very well.

  • 03/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Go to Downtown Ypsilanti, Depot Town or Downtown Ann Arbor for cute little stores, cafes, or just a little bit of getting away from campus for a few hours.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs(groups), parties, and dorm activities. RA's put together fun activities so that even if you don't join clubs or party, you can still get out there and meet people.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good. The menu never changes though. It gets old really fast.

    Dorm Life

    You might have loud suitemates (people you share bathroom with, next door to you), You might have a loud hall in general. Take that up with your RA. The dorms are small, but not cramped unless you overpack. Hot in the summer. NO AC, so bring a fan or 2. Heat in the winter can be too warm.

    Academic Rigor

    This isn't the hardest college, it is pretty simple. They make it quite easy to graduate here. Just do the work, go to class on time, and participate. Most teachers put the notes online for you and some classes have you take exams, tests, and quizzes online. It's a breeze, just don't think it's a blow off school. You still have to give some kind of effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Beware who you befriend. Leave dorm about 30-15minutes prior to the start of class If there is a problem with you getting to class, e-mail teachers and classmates for notes. Don't over pack for your dorm. They are small. Join groups. It'll be less boring here.

    In three sentences

    The food here is pretty decent, but the menu hardly ever changes and you get tired of it very fast. The professors are very nice and understanding, some can be a little over lenient, but they do teach you about being concise and on time for class. The residential living can vary for all, but all in all it is a good experience, you can meet new and interesting people, BUT don't forget to be cautious of who you befriend!

  • 04/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    5 star

    Clubs and Activities

    5 star

    Great for these types of students

    Any student

    Bang for the buck

    3 star

    What to do for fun

    All kind of sports,clubs to join.

    Food and Dining

    5 star

    Dorm Life

    4 star

    Academic Rigor

    5 star

    Tips for prospective students

    The right school for anyone.

    In three sentences

    The cost is not high to attend.I love the location.Eastern has the program for me.

  • 04/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Ypsilanti is a pretty boring place. If you don't have a car and if you don't make friends your not going to get the best college experience. Talk to people for fun, and find more fun from meeting more people.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay in touch with your academic advisors and stay on top of your financial aid. Prioritize between socializing and studying.

    In three sentences

    The professors here do a really great job when it comes to teaching the class. The EMU community is very lively and involving. The food is great at first but it gets old really quick.

  • 04/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Not the safest, but definitely not L.A.

    Bang for the buck

    Still too expensive.

    What to do for fun

    Eh....

    Food and Dining

    Eh...

    Dorm Life

    I never stayed in a dorm at this university.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is easier to make friends if you live on or near campus, however, if you want to concentrate on school first, living at home actually helps.

    In three sentences

    I really enjoy the set up and structure of Eastern Michigan University. Every professor I have dealt with so far have been friendly, helpful, and fair. I definitely want to finish my accounting degree here.

  • 04/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Join clubs Explore along the Huron River

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a small township with 200 yers of history and a commited collgegiate life with a specific goal that EMU offers, you should apply here. But otherwise use this university to complete GE's and transfer elsewhere.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan University has a limited array of academic courses: mostly general education, few specialized classes, and even fewer graduate classes. The demographic is rather narrow as well, one can assume the social characteristics that resemble the close-by Detroit city.

  • 04/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never had one problem with feeling safe on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are considering going into any aspect of business EMU is for you.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is not too expensive and if you go to Washtenaw Community College for two years before hand you can save even more.

    What to do for fun

    Their is always something to do at eastern. During the early fall their are sand volleyball courts. The rec center always has pickup and league sports and other activities. Their are sororities, fraternities, and other student organizations to join that have great student activities. Also, you are never to far from some great places to eat like Aubree's and Ann Arbor is only a hop, skip, and a jump away.

    Food and Dining

    The campus food is mostly fast food which tastes good but is not something you want to eat all day every day.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm rooms are small, like all dorms, but I cannot express how very important my first year in the dorms was to my experience at EMU. It is a great way to make friends your age and in the same situation you are.

    Academic Rigor

    The Business school is very tough and all of the classes here provide a high quality education.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are considering going into any aspect of business EMU is for you. Stay in the dorms your freshmen year and take classes with your friends. Take this school seriously because Eastern takes you seriously.

    In three sentences

    This University is proof that you do not need a great GPA in high school to go to college and still receive a quality education. The campus is full of diverse and friendly students. The business school is one of the best in the country.

  • 04/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to the rec, go to the dance lounges on thursdays and movie nights on Fridays.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be scared to get involved. But always put your education first. Study first, party later.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan University is a place where you can get an education and get involved with your community. EMU is a welcoming place, with all the clubs and organizations here you will find something you like. The teachers here are amazing and will be there when you need them.

  • 04/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus, I'm in California

    Academic Rigor

    AAAAA- Excellent

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your instructor right away. He or she will probably email you before the class starts. But don't be shy about asking questions or personally emailing the instructor and/or other students in the classes.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan University is a very hands-on program for distance learners. The instructors are very professional and encourage students to communicate and actively participate in their very interesting classes.

  • 04/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Too many robberies this year. And a student was murdered.

    Greek Life

    Very active!1

    Clubs and Activities

    Too many clubs to name!

    What to do for fun

    The local music scene is great. Eastern is close to a movie theatre, many restaurants, and stores.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't pick your techers based on rate my professor! Be prepared to work a lot harder than a community college. Be wary of crime on campus.

    In three sentences

    Ypsilanti has a lot to offer as a city. There are great instructors at EMU.

  • 04/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Eastern is on top of their campus patrol. They have a group that will walk with you at night to make sure you get home safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many types of Clubs and Activities!

    Great for these types of students

    All students!!! And all Majors!!!

    Bang for the buck

    Eastern is not cheaper than the community colleges, but it is cheaper than some of the universities out there.

    What to do for fun

    Eastern Michigan University is located in Ypsilanti, Michigan which is next to Ann Arbor, Michigan. There is tons of opportunities and extra activities to do around that area.

    Food and Dining

    Eastern provides a wide variety of food.

    Dorm Life

    I do not stay on campus, but my wife did and I visited her often. The dorms were nice, and it was nice for her to meet new people.

    Academic Rigor

    I am almost through my program, and I have done very well in my classes. Mechanical Engineering is a tough field, but a field that will provide you a great future. The academics at Eastern are well taught.

    Tips for prospective students

    Eastern Michigan University is an easy school to apply to. For being a second rate university, they do have a great turnover rate. A degree is a degree, as long as you have the education, you will have the future.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan University is an excellant school to attend. All the resources that I need are there for me to complete my degree. They have teachers that have been in the field for quite some time there to teach us the proper way.

  • 04/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Healthy and great tasting is what Eastern Michigan is trying to achieve every meal at a time. WIth over 10 options of where to dine on campus Eastern food and dining is very affordable and great tasting! students can purchase meal plans depends on the option can eat all day on campus!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is that in its own! the housing is not all that bad, it just mainly depends on who is also living the the housing with you of course. Very clean and well managed by the Resident assistant (RA) and other staffing. Dorm life for Eastern Michigan is also very affordable and overall a great investment for out of state or even local students

    Tips for prospective students

    Eastern Michigan is a great place to earn a top end degree in the modern world we thrive to achieve now and in the future. Some great tips for an incoming student would be go to your professors office hours weekly. Another great tip would be use the emich website and emails like its life or death, always being informed and in the loop is key!

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan to me is a great college for a lower/middle class family status to attend and get the best of both worlds for the college experience.

  • 04/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    stabbing every other week

    What to do for fun

    nothing

    Tips for prospective students

    do not come here

    In three sentences

    horrible

  • 04/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of organizations on campus. Almost every sport has a club team that you can join and they are tons of fun.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for creative students, LGBT students, academic students, athletic students, and pretty much everyone except for huge party-ers.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is one haunted building on campus. I'm not sure if it's actually haunted, but that's what others say.

    Bang for the buck

    For the amount of money you pay, you don't get too much back. Eastern does have events for free, but they are not well promoted so many students miss out.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, you can go sledding down campus hills in the winter. You can also join plenty of club teams or organizations.

    Food and Dining

    Campus food is pretty bad. The commons is all you can eat but the quality of the food is very low, and you will get tired of it very quickly.

    Dorm Life

    It's alright. The dorms are nothing special, but it's cool living with others who are all in the same spot of their life as you are.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are extremely hard, such as finance, business statistics, and chemistry, but for the most part, the classes are all reasonable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips would be to go to all your classes. Also, don't be shy. Everyone is looking for friends, and I've found almost everyone here wants to meet new people.

    In three sentences

    I am rating Eastern Michigan University a seven out of ten. The campus is small with lots of people, so that's a plus. The downside is that tons of people are commuters and go home during the weekend.

  • 04/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Ypsilanti is not the greatest town, but I don't ever feel in danger when I am on the campus. The Ypsi police and Campus police are always patrolling and the emergency phones are everywhere.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am slowly getting involved but every time I want to find something new, I am impressed by the sheer variety.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that are more relaxed and are open-minded.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Brick Dick right off campus (it is just a oddly shaped water tower.

    Bang for the buck

    For what I am paying, I feel really good about being here. Eastern offers really good scholarships and is a school that is going to start to gain momentum I think.

    What to do for fun

    Ann Arbor is so close and it always has something cultural and interesting going on if you are open to new experiences.

    Food and Dining

    A lot of people complain about the food. It is not always the greatest but I feel like there is a fair amount of variety which I have learned to appreciate. Plus, I love having some mainstream places available on campus.

    Dorm Life

    The internet needs work and it gets so hot once the weather changes.

    Academic Rigor

    I am only in General Education classes right now but I love coming out of them feeling more well-rounded.

    Tips for prospective students

    No tips, I highly recommend the university.

    In three sentences

    Eastern is a great school with a lot of diversity and character. I love the campus itself and the programs here are impressive. I feel like I am getting the full experience here.

  • 04/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many ways to have fun such as join clubs, sports, hang out with friends, grab lunch, go swimming, play pool.

    Food and Dining

    Great food and a wide variety

    Dorm Life

    The best thing for incoming freshman is to live on dorms and to get the full experience

    Tips for prospective students

    Study and have fun. There are many ways to be active.

    In three sentences

    Great school with friendly faculty. A great place to meet a wide variety of people. Class room settings are perfect for learning and working with teachers.

  • 04/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    THERE IS A POLICE OFFICE JUST IN THE CAMPUS.

    Clubs and Activities

    Not familiar to, but you always see different of groups of people moving here and there.

    Great for these types of students

    Who want to have a silent place to study---- live off-campus first.

    What to do for fun

    Check the events in student center and different dorms, you might find something you'd like to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food in campus is good. However, the nearby restaurants are few.

    Dorm Life

    Recommend to live off-campus. I stayed for 2 years in different dorms, but there's only 1/4 of the roomate was not a noisy one.

    Academic Rigor

    None of teachers are bad here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just have fun and study hard, you will found it a worth-staying college.

    In three sentences

    A nice university with good teaching property and confortable environment. The only weak point is that not closed to big cities enough.

  • 04/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Great campus safety and there always available.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs on campus. You name it, Eastern's got it.

    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The red telephone booth on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Good

    What to do for fun

    There are many activities to do on campus and they always have many postings around campus to promote the upcoming events.

    Food and Dining

    Lots and lots of options for food.

    Dorm Life

    I live off of campus so I can't judge the dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    Great academics

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest this school to an upcoming freshman college student.

    In three sentences

    EMU is a great school to attend. They have a nice campus that easy to get around. There classes are smaller and you get more one-on-one time with your professors.

  • 04/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Seek out advising as soon as you can to get on the right path with classes. Look up professors before signing up for a class and always take full time semesters.

    In three sentences

    Eastern is a wonderful school with allot of really good professors. The campus is very pretty and you always feel safe. They are known for keeping you as long as you can by coming up with classes you supposedly forgot about so finishing a degree takes allot longer which is disappointing and frustrating.

  • 04/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Rec/IM is really nice!

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging, studying is STRONGLY advised! DON'T play online (facebook, games. etc...) in class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use your advisers often! Plan ahead on parking problems (be early for class).

    In three sentences

    EMU is a great commuter university. Profs. are personable and concerned about students progress. Parking however is a real challenge!

  • 04/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Greek Life!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved!

    In three sentences

    I like Eastern Michigan University! It has a lot of opportunities just have to use them. Get involved!

  • 04/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students that have decided on a major.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a secret underground hallway leading between dorms.

    What to do for fun

    Find a nice spot outside and relax. They have a beautiful campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you visit a counselor so you know exactly what classes you need to take.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan University is a fantastic place of higher learning. I feel very welcomed. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable.

  • 04/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Eastern has a variety of places you can eat. Theres a store in most of the major buildings and there are fast food places like Wendy's on campus. Theres also a place called The Commons where you can eat all you want and do school work.

    Dorm Life

    The majority of Eastern students are commuters, so dorm life isn't a huge issue. In my opinion the dorm rooms are rather small and not the best place to study. I live at home so I'm not an expert on the living conditions.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on the teacher and class that determines the difficulty level of the school. You also have to be good at time management if your going to do well, especially during finals week. Overall you need to apply yourself if you plan on succeeding.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan is an excellent school. There's a wide range of classes to take and plenty of events to get involved in. It's by far the best college I've attended.

  • 04/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    i've heard of some things going on, but they always say to never walk alone after dark.

    Clubs and Activities

    many types of clubs and activities

    Great for these types of students

    depends on major, not much diversity in some areas.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    lots of freedom of expression.

    Bang for the buck

    not too expensive to attend here.

    What to do for fun

    attend sports events, shopping, attend college events on campus, volunteer on campus and hang out.

    Food and Dining

    most of the food i've tried was good. i enjoy the bagels, soups, and bread.

    Dorm Life

    havent heard anything negative.just stay focused.

    Academic Rigor

    great challenges and homework!

    Tips for prospective students

    Read and do your homework before attending any college.

    In three sentences

    Buildings are not that far from each other. Food/snack stands in most buildings. Teachers are available to talk to for more information.

  • 04/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a lot of activities that go on all year round, in addition to the many fitness programs that are offered. Also Ann Arbor is a hop and skip away and there is plenty of things to do in that town.

    Food and Dining

    I like how in every building there is a mini food court, in addition to a Einstein Brothers, Starbucks, subway and more.

    Dorm Life

    I am a transfer student, so I have never lived at the dorms. Although I did take a tour of the dorms, they are just like normal dorms

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are very good at teaching students and going above and beyond. I felt the classes were not too hard nor too easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do you work, ask questions if needed, and enjoy campus life.

    In three sentences

    Eastern is a great school to go to, the teachers, faculty, and staff are all very pleasant. The school is very clean and tidy, and offers a lot of things to do to help students get comfortable with going there. I defiantly would not go to another school, I'm glad I transferred here.

  • 04/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are numerous things to do in Ypsilanti and nearby Ann Arbor that fit everyone's personal choices. If you enjoy the club scene, there are various local clubs. If you enjoy movies, there are movie theaters throughout the surrounding areas. There is also a place for laser tag and an arcade located in Ann Arbor. Nearby bowling lanes as well.

    Food and Dining

    Great food locations on and near the EMU campus. Take advantage of meal cards if provided.

    Dorm Life

    Find a dorm that meets your needs and be safe. Be mindful of your surroundings at all times and be respectful of others in that living environment.

    Academic Rigor

    Closely monitor your grades and stay on top of them at all times. Seek help at the first sign of difficulty. Strive for all A's but accept less if you've given it your best.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stick with classes that meet your major requirements, if you have selected one. Stay focused and on top of your grades. Use all of the resources available to you. Keep a positive, close relationship with the instructor.

    In three sentences

    It is an excellent university. It has a great staff of teachers. Great school for persons of all ages.

  • 04/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are little events that goes on here and there. Movie in the student center every Friday.

    Food and Dining

    Get a little tired of the food.

    Dorm Life

    It's okay. Need a little more space.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are really good in my opinion.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you are really ready to make this step. It a lot of money and is not a joke. College is really what you make of it.

    In three sentences

    Eastern is a great school. The are mostly based off there academics. Can be a bite boring though but I came her to learn and stay focus.

  • 04/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have to say that the blue lights you see at night are a great reassurance when walking around. Also there is SeeUs which will walk you to wherever you want to go for free in the dark! I would not recommend going off campus past dark alone though.

    Greek Life

    I have no experience.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of welcoming activities that everyone should try. There really is something for everyone. Being in a group helps you relieve some stress f homework and tests.

    Great for these types of students

    Halle Library is great for those who love to study in groups or in complete quite. There are rooms and floors to benefit all students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The top of the parking garage is great to look at stars on a clear night.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel that most classes are very up to date, and well maintained. I think we should use some of the money to renovate the Rec. I/M or the First Year Center. Otherwise I think our campus is a good price for what we get.

    What to do for fun

    Walking around University park is amazing. It is really relaxing and a beautiful place. There are many clubs, the Rec. I/M, and open basketball and volleyball courts. In the beginning of the fall semester they also have mud volleyball.

    Food and Dining

    The food is really good and they have a good variety. Sometimes there are breakfast nights, or mexican nights and they serve different food than normal. There is a lot of variety depending on if you like chicken, subs, burgers, pizza, or even pasta.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is interesting, you will have some good and bad times. The RA's can really help out some sticky situations and remember to keep your room as clean as possible, it will help with everything. Don't freak out about roommates because you have a month to change or move out.

    Academic Rigor

    Eastern's classes are very well taught. If you follow the syllabus, and go to class the work may be challenging but not impossible. You can to college to higher your education, not sit back and have the answers handed to you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not freak out during FastTack or First Four. Everything will work out in your favor and you will meet a ton of new friends. Don't forget to go to professors office hours, they really help!

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan is my home. I feel comfortable here, happy, and love all my new friends. This campus is just big enough to feel like a university but small enough to where you will make good relationships with students and staff.

  • 04/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greeks rule, that is all. Go Sparta! Greek Power!

    What to do for fun

    Four-wheeler trails up in St. Helen Michigan, Wake-board on Belleville Lake, and work!

    Food and Dining

    They have a Starbucks on campus along with a Subway, Wendy's and a few other nice restaurants. Off campus there are some other historical restaurants that have been around for some time and aren't too far away.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    They courses here are rather tough if you want to challenge yourself. Though there is a Harry Potter class for those who enjoyed the books. They have great professors

    Tips for prospective students

    Buy some nice walking shoes because there are a few hills. A few students have long boards and those seem fun to ride, but they are too dangerous for me. Also buy a bicycle that would be really handy.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan University is a fairly good college with great professors. With the credentials of a major education school I am currently getting a great education in Exercise Science. I couldn't be happier with my choice of university.

  • 04/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This is one thing that's really cool, Eastern is very good about keeping us safe. You'll see if you ever visit campus, there is campus security walking around and there are safe spots where you can call for help.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved in activities, Greek Life, clubs, and go out and make friends. Also, downtown life is pretty awesome.

    Food and Dining

    I love the food, but I wish we had a Taco Bell. Most of the really good stuff is in The Student Center.

    Dorm Life

    I never personally lived in the dorms, but all my friends said they loved them.

    Academic Rigor

    As long as you go to class and pay attention, the work will come easily. Professors are willing to work with you, as long as you're a good student.

    Tips for prospective students

    First of all, be yourself. People accept you for who you are here, which is really cool. Also, get involved in a group or activity on campus. You'll make more friends and it's just really cool to fit in and do something. AND GO TO CLASS!

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan University isn't judgmental to anyone, we accept all different kinds of people with open arms. We have a beautiful campus that is always full of commotion. When you hear people say professors don't care, that's not true: At EMU, I've met some of the most understanding, caring and wonderful professors.

  • 04/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It's fine to be there during the day, but get the hell out of there before it gets dark. The school claims their Night-watch service is an effective safety measure, but night-watch is more like might-watch. They only come when its convenient to them, and they do not 'patrol' campus looking for people to help, they stroll dazed and ignorant, and can be found relaxing in the lounges.

    Greek Life

    I'm personally not in any of the fraternities or sororities. I applied to get into one, but you have to pay at least $300 extra a month to be associated with one.

    Clubs and Activities

    As I said before, there are many things to do around campus, but I don't have time for any of them since I just finished taking 5 classes, and working two jobs.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for parents trying to get their degree after had been out of school for several years, and know how to take advantage of the system. It is also great for people who want to see college as 13th grade, and not an experience.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a fallic shaped historic water tower everyone calls The Big Brick Dick.

    Bang for the buck

    If you can get into a better school, go there.

    What to do for fun

    There are many activities to do around campus, but you will be so busy with classes, and work you won't have time for any of them, unless you are one of the 'special' ones who choke on the silver spoon they were born with in their mouth and can afford to go to school without working. The LGBT program has a lot of sway around campus, and so does the women's and gender study group.

    Food and Dining

    Everything is overpriced and under-sanitary. 16 oz sodas cost about two dollars each, and the cafeteria food is disgusting. I've gotten food poisoning twice, and I've found bugs crawling around in the food the last two times I went to the commons.

    Dorm Life

    Its expensive as hell, the dorms are small and nasty, and you will end up sharing a closet sized room with another person, and an even smaller bathroom with three other people.

    Academic Rigor

    All the classes are a royal pain in the neck, especially the morning ones. The professors own you and your future, and they know it. You will meet their expectations, and do things their way, or else. You can work your behind off, and still get nowhere, but that's academia, and the professors will exploit the hell out of it.

    Tips for prospective students

    The only reason you should go to Eastern is if you are a business, or finance major. As a Film Studies Major I have learned absolutely nothing. I've learned more about film by watching internet film reviews. If you are trying to get into the nursing program, be prepared to wait at least two to three years before they finally get off their lazy asses and view your application.

    In three sentences

    Let me tell you what I think of EMU. In the past three semester I have lost 3 scholarships because of over population of the student body, I can never find a parking spot, and I have to watch where I step at all times because there is goose feces everywhere. Only go to Eastern if it is your last resort.

  • 04/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are constant alerts in the mailing system about how someone was shot in a nearby city. Granted, Ypsilanti isn't the safest place, but I'd like to comfortably walk across campus without guys in yellow next to me. The girl's murder this year gives me the creeps too, even if that wasn't on campus.

    Greek Life

    Don't do it. Save your money. It's a cult.

    Clubs and Activities

    I will repeat, I am the president of Coup De Gras, and we are trying hard for new members. Besides us though (even including us if you want) the one thing the student clubs have going for them is the variety--you can find clubs for next to everything. And even if you can't (But you will in the directory of 300 something clubs) you could always make new ones.

    Great for these types of students

    It's great for run of the mill students, who want to get an average degree and an average life. There's nothing terribly special besides their business program, and even then I haven't heard stellar reviews about that from anyone that isn't Eastern. On the other hand, I do say that you could do worse, like Baker.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Brick Dick might be one of the more unusual locations on campus. As for unusual traditions, there's always something going on in front of the eateries. As for whether or not either might be entertaining, neither suit my fancy.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel like I'm constantly being ripped off here, since the school seems to love slapping on fee after fee for the most mundane of bullshit, but it could be worse. I just wish that you got more for your money. After all, if I'm paying for it, I might as well get something other than regret and a bachelor's in creative writing.

    What to do for fun

    I would say Join a club but that's lame, and the only people who usually join clubs are the ones who actually would join a club anyway. I am president of Coup De Gras though, and we try to keep things fresh on a weekly basis, so you should join that for some fun!

    Food and Dining

    It doesn't matter what you pick, it gets tiring after a while. Commons has some variety, or it should--but doesn't always. Eateries is usually a bust; the food there made me sick a lot my first year here.

    Dorm Life

    I would have given Dorm Life a lower score, but it's so lovably chaotic, and I had a good year here. First year, the people in my wing (who I inevitably befriended) were a bunch of druggies and sex addicts, and my life/schoolwork suffered dramatically. This year, I got a better dorm (Hoyt) and I've made friends with some awesome people.

    Academic Rigor

    The school tries to push academic policies but it's really on a teacher to teacher basis. Sometimes passing a class comes down to whether or not the teacher is on top of things. Overall the work isn't hard, but the teachers tend to complicate matters.

    Tips for prospective students

    Well, watch what you do as you come in here, and what programs you join. The NSOA's are usually hand picked from the peppiest and overachieverest students among the school, so they'll wind up giving you a different vibe than the school actually is. Also, learn the computer system early.

    In three sentences

    It's alright, a little less than what I expected. My classes have been tolerable, but there have been a few stinkers. Also, their school system is terrible.

  • 04/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to student center and play video games or watch a movie

    In three sentences

    I love EMU for its diversity, great instructors and great people.

  • 04/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    BE alert Be aware Be safe

    Greek Life

    Phi Sigma Phi Delta Nu Iota

    Clubs and Activities

    Dance Teams Drama Club Radio shows

    Great for these types of students

    If you like music the Alexander Building has good music programs. Sports? Move into putnum where the sports dorms are.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Fraternities and sororities have initiation ceremonies so don't be surprised if you see a phi sigma phi getting pied in the face!

    Bang for the buck

    Don't waste your money ! Go to class! STUDY!!!!

    What to do for fun

    Go see a movie at the student center. You can play games in the Game Zone. You can go to your friends dorms n hang out or just walk around campus.

    Food and Dining

    eateries =good chicken Market Place=good sushi Commons= all you can eat!!

    Dorm Life

    Great food. Great friends! Loving and warm environment!

    Academic Rigor

    Study Study STUDY! Eastern will challenge the brightest of students. Challenge yourself because i challenged myself and found out that i could bring more to the table than i thought.

    Tips for prospective students

    Time management is key! Believe in yourself even when you want to give up. This is your life so make decisions with your best interest at heart because college offers an abundance of freedom.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan will help you succeed. Eastern Michigan will help you reach more magnificent goals on a bigger scale. Eastern Michigan will help you learn about yourself to become a better person in society .

  • 04/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Best education for the money. Very competitive and much cheaper per credit hour than most universities

    Food and Dining

    Good food

    Dorm Life

    I have heard they were nice, I never personally stayed in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Prepares you for the real world outside of school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do all assigned reading and homework.

    In three sentences

    EMU has wonderful teachers. They take the time to help students one on one in order to help you succeed. I enjoy going to school here.

  • 04/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    See Us will protect you after hours. Things rarely happen on campus because the presence of See Us makes students safe, and there are eyes and ears everywhere.

    Greek Life

    Tons of frats and sororities. Personal favorites are PSP, PSK, and Delta Zeta.

    Clubs and Activities

    Quid itch water polo ultimate Frisbee many more

    Great for these types of students

    Gamers - E Zone Athletes - Rec IM

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The lake house is a great place to hang around. You can relax by the water, play beach volleyball, or outdoor basketball.

    Bang for the buck

    In State in extremely cheap, but don't let the out of state tuition scare you! While it may be so high, the school gives out tons of money in scholarship aids, and financial aids.

    What to do for fun

    The Rec, and the E-zone are the best things to do for fun. The Rec hosts many activities, plus you can work out, play basketball, swim, play pool, and even racket ball.

    Food and Dining

    The variety is the best part about eating at Eastern. If you get tired of one place, there's always an alternative!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is amazing here! It's rare not to find someone you have something in common with, and everyone is friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    It's tough here at Eastern, but you won't fail. The teachers here care about your future, and will make sure you understand a subject before you leave the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Focus on your Major requirements, and Gen Ed Courses equally. Sure you want to graduate with the right courses, but you won't graduate if you don't get your Gen Eds done!

    In three sentences

    College is about your Education, interactions, and your well being. At Eastern, it is always Education first, with teachers that care about your future. Those who transfer most likely were not comfortable, but at Eastern the people make it worth your while!

  • 04/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on Eastern's Campus. But if you ever feel unsafe walking from your, dorm, car or anywhere on campus they have a system just for you. SEEUS is a provided escort service to make the students of EMU feel safe!

    Greek Life

    The Sorority's and Fraternity's are very open and inviting. JOIN!!!!!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many different clubs, organizations and activities to join in on, on campus. Do something with your free time. Or if you don't like the clubs that you see; Eastern is very open to Funding new clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Wanna go to a school that will make you feel like your at home and where the academic transition from high school to college is a breeze; come to Eastern. Eastern is great for you if you like to get out and have a good time. Eastern is the place for you to be if you stay in the area of Dearborn like myself; it takes me 30 minutes or less to travel to campus from home.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The best place to hide around the time of exams is the top floor of the library; you can sleep, snack and study without any interruptions. When the weather is great stay outside; someone is bound to invite you somewhere to join the fun!

    Bang for the buck

    Be smart when it comes to your money. Go further than just asking a campus academic adviser about whats best for you. Get a second opinion or even a third opinion on everything!! File and keep track of everything everything!!

    What to do for fun

    Studying makes time go slower but partying presses time forward leaving little time for academics. Leaving the campus for a little shopping therapy at the near by mall always helps me to unwind after a week of hard core working.

    Food and Dining

    Lets be honest, to much of the same thing will annoy anyone. But on the bright side if your a french fry and mustered dipping, ice cream licking, pizza and ranch eating freak like myself you'll love the dining services of Eastern Michigan University.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a great place for you if you like lots of company and don't care of for much of your own privacy. Threw the halls of the dorms is where you will build most of your life long friendships.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic area of Eastern reminds me much of my years in high school; the only difference is that its up to you to make things happen. The days of holding hands and getting help with everything that seems to be a challenge is over. Stay focused and the rest shall come easy to you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused and remember that not everything is for everyone. Only put on your plate, what you know you can handle. Not everyone is there to be your friend; becoming independent will help you in many different ways. Once you plan something stick to it, finish, and then maybe change your course of direction!

    In three sentences

    Very engaging, attention grabbing and live campus. Prestigious selection of academic courses. Great place to build life long memories and open new doors.

  • 05/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The number one thing I do for fun is go to the rec. I either workout or play volleyball, basketball or air hockey with my friends. It's a great place to meet new people and have a great time at the same time. That's where I met most of my friends.

    Food and Dining

    College food is college food. Most students eat out anyway but the food is fine.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm I stayed in my freshman year was Sellers Hall which was the most fun and exciting hall within the 3 other halls. The rooming is something you have to get comfortable with because you do share a room with one other person and a bathroom with three other people. But the Co-ed dorms are the best and more fun.

    Academic Rigor

    This is a more free-spirited college but there is academic probation but in college you should always have an academic rigor on yourself if you want to be successful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Eastern is a great school for students that do not know what they want to do yet, students that are unsure what they want to go into and students that know exactly what they want to do. I would apply here if I was you.

    In three sentences

    I experience my first year at Eastern and I found my experience to be a life lesson and a great place to continue my studies. Go Eagles!!

  • 05/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Police are around, there are people to escort you in the dark, and there are emails sent out as warnings if a crime occurs.

    Clubs and Activities

    Too many to even summarize here.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone involved in any art form at all (including music).

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    No classes on Fridays, if you have them you get sad faces from those around you.

    Bang for the buck

    It's an affordable school, you get what you pay for. Don't expect to live luxuriously.

    What to do for fun

    There's so much going on at any given time for any kind of student. It is all about living in the moment when it comes to on campus activities.

    Food and Dining

    It gets old after a while, but it is decent. There is some choice in where you can go to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Simple, easy, comfy.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending upon the classes taken, but generally there is tough work that needs to be done to deserve a good grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's a great campus, compact and concise. It will help you realize what you want to do pretty quickly, so there is no need to stress over stuff like that.

    In three sentences

    It is a school full of diversity in everything: the people, the clubs, the activities, the buildings, etc. Eastern Michigan University is a great place for students to become more than what they already are. To become better.

  • 05/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of clubs and organizations. There are restaurants around the area that are great.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm, I live off campus so I cannot rate this correctly.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the tour. Ask questions and participate in clubs or organizations. Have fun.

    In three sentences

    The teachers are wonderful. The campus is beautiful. I really enjoy my experience and I am glad I have picked this college for my degree.

  • 05/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I go to the Rec IM to workout and swim.

    Food and Dining

    They don't have a lot of options.

    Dorm Life

    It's kind of strict sometimes and it cost a lot for what you get.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are relaxed and most of the professors respect that we are busy students so they will go light on the homework .

    Tips for prospective students

    Take college serious , apply yourself and you will do fine.

    In three sentences

    I love EMU. I feel that I am getting the education I deserve there . People put a bad name with the college but I would disagree.

  • 05/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus officers both walk and drive around campus. Most of the ones I've met are so friendly and will even walk you to where your going on campus if it's late or if you just ask. We have a program called See Us that starts around 4pm in the fall and winter. You can call or they may already be standing out side of some of the major building that students are in ( student center, library, dorms, etc.) to walk you any where on campus or to campus limits!. You have to tell them your student ID number and name they report that information to the police station and then walk to where you need to go safely!

    What to do for fun

    I love just walking around campus looking at all the old building. But campus life is live you just have to figure out where you fit it. Down town Ypsilanti is live on some night, I like going out on Thursdays which is student night at most places.

    Food and Dining

    Go off campus to eat if you can!

    Dorm Life

    I loved my dorm but was so long ago I'm sure how things are now. I had a

    Academic Rigor

    Eastern really needs to check in on each student after each year to see how things are going because I know I a lot of lost students that don't know what they should be doing or who to ask. they may even be afraid to ask but when there should be some there to help even if they aren't asking for.

    Tips for prospective students

    If your going to commute and take morning classes please be here no later then 7:30am to find parking. If you have long class days pack a lunch because you save a lot of money that way. JOIN GROUPS! Even if it's for fun or networking both will help you.

    In three sentences

    Its the perfect size nothing farther then 15 minutes walking. The parking sucks. Food on campus is not cheap!

  • 05/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of things to do for fun, from on campus activities to the bars and parties offered in downtown Ypsilanti. Always go with a group and never go by yourself, its more fun with a group.

    Food and Dining

    They offer a variety of different items for food, to regular restaurants, to items for those who are more healthy.

    Dorm Life

    For freshmen, I would say that it is the best way to get the full eastern experience, but once you reach your second year, find an apartment. The best option for anyone would be to live off campus. It is very expensive and you can't use your flex dollars anywhere but on campus. Live in the apartments on campus or in the surrounding apartments.

    Academic Rigor

    It is always helpful to find out about teachers that fit the style that you learn. Every teacher has their own style and expect you to adapt to them. The best way to get through college is by getting involved in organizations related to your major, since they will be advised by teachers who are in that profession.

    Tips for prospective students

    For anyone who would like to come to Eastern, take advantage of the easier classes during your first year of college, try to get as many A's as possible. When you begin your core classes, and future scholarship opportunities, it will only help you. Get involved with organizations that you enjoy and meet and network with others and start a linked in account.

    In three sentences

    Campus life always have a lot of events to do, some are educational, most are not, more social type of events. Classes are reasonable as far as cost and most of the teachers are fair when it comes to grading. Most faculty at Eastern want you to succeed and they actually show that desire to help you in to your career.

  • 05/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    EMU offers cafe's in almost every building where you can grab a quick snack and the student center has a wide variety of options as well. My favorite place to eat was always the Salsa Grill, I loved that I could create my own burrito.

    Dorm Life

    I am a commuter so I do not live in a dorm but I do have friends that stay in the dorms. I would say they are like any other dorm, small. When I stayed with any of my friends in the dorms I felt safe and comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    After finishing my first year with honors and making the deans list I would say the academics are challenging but tangable. I also out tested in math before starting last fall so being able to skip classes that I out tested from was great and a big time saver.

    Tips for prospective students

    One tip I would recommend to any student at any college is to check your student email daily. Email is the number one communication mechanism in college and is key for getting a hold of your professors. Also any important campus news, alerts, or opportunities will be given through email. So always check your email!

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan University is a beautiful campus and close to home so it is nice for me to have a short ride for commuting. Also being a commuter I still feel involved in campus life and can take advantage of all opportunities that are open to students living on campus as well. I have just finished my first year and plan on staying at EMU for the rest of my degree.

  • 05/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    EMU is a really safe place. There is always SEEUS walking around campus or driving around in a van. If you like they can escort you to wherever it is your going on campus. Theres even a number you can call and theyll even give you a direct ride from wherever you are to where your going.

    Greek Life

    The greek life is ok. You see fraternities and sorities often but they dont always have fun events going on. They mainly just gather people up for parties, which can become repetative and boring.

    Clubs and Activities

    Theres tons of clubs to get involved into so if you decided that you might find interest in joining one im not exactly sure who or where you would go, but im sure the info isnt hard to find.

    Great for these types of students

    If your a gamer, try E-Zone which is located on the EMU campus in the student center. If you want to stay involved with the EMU community then you should probably just hang inside the student center most of time. Theres always events going on or being advertised.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One unusual location is called frog island. Its a small park that has a stream of water that flows thorugh it and a lot of people go and visit this place from time top time.

    Bang for the buck

    Bang for the buck?

    What to do for fun

    For fun you could just easily walk around campus and talk to whomever it is you may see around. Everyone is freindly so if you ever get bored just ask other people about fun spots to hang.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan on attending EMU then make sure you stay invovled with whats going on around campus, espcially incoming freshman.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan is exciting. Its a fun campus to be involved with. It is also a very friendly community.

  • 05/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Eastern has a group called see us that escorts people at night to keep them safe. Campus police are always visible and respond quickly to any issues.

    Bang for the buck

    Buy all your books on amazon.

    What to do for fun

    Free friday night movies at the student center!

    Food and Dining

    Food is pricey and options aren't well spaced out across campus. Getting a little better as businesses off campus are popping up, and they add more options to the cafes.

    Dorm Life

    Try to commute if you can. It will be cheaper than staying on campus. But if you do aim for the newer apartments with a full kitchen and bigger rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be challenging and time consuming, not all assignments always seem to make sense.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to more than one person when getting advising. Find department specific scholarships to help pay for school.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan has really wonderful professors and pleasant staff. The campus is beautiful and is constantly being maintained and renovated. Food options improved each year.

  • 05/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you're a person who loves to be involved in lots of clubs and activites, this is the place for you!

    Bang for the buck

    So much! This school doesn't cost all that much when compared to other schools, but the quality of your education here is great.

    Food and Dining

    Pretty much terrible. Not many healthy options and the quality isn't the best. I hope this improves over time.

    Dorm Life

    This is alright, but it's getting better and better all the time. They're always adding more activities and things to do on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    None of the classes here are impossible, but in some classes in your major you may have to work at a lot to do well. It is well worth it though.

    In three sentences

    If you love the arts, come here! All the teachers are top notch and care a lot.

  • 05/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    They have good bars around - always a plus, for those 21 and over.

    Food and Dining

    Great places to eat. They even have a Starbucks!

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in the dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take all your general ed classes and then figure out what you want to do. You'll have to take them anyway. Don't be scared, everyone changes their major at least once.

    In three sentences

    Eastern is a great college for all types of learners. I have become in love with school because Eastern Michigan has taught me so much. The campus is convenient and fits everyones needs.

  • 05/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    When living on campus make sure you get to know your roommate so you have at least one friend. As for the teachers, they expect you to speak up when you have something to say. After all you are spending your big bucks so why not speak up?

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan University is a small school and is great for people who are shy. Everyone is willing to help you with anything, and makes you feel right at home very quickly.

  • 05/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are more than enough bars, clubs, and groups going out for Halloween parties, sorority and fraternity parties, and lots of students who carpool to other Universities that may be having more activities going on on campus and off.

    Food and Dining

    The food at half of the restaurants sponsored by campus are just a grade above cafeteria food. The Marketplace is a really great grocery store/ fresh made restraunt, though.

    Dorm Life

    Not bad, but due to the close quarters some of the freshman dorms smell very unpleasant. Rooms are small and hard floored but are not necessarily uncomfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    Not all the students there are looking to fully excel at life, EMU does have standards that are lower than, say, University of Michigan. However the professors make up for this by providing more than enough tools for students who do want to go above and beyond in their classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the councilors and all of the lists of classes and majors online to plan your class outline early! Use the Math Labs, Writing Centers, and student tutors provided for free to increase your GPA . Professor office hours are also great help to students.

    In three sentences

    EMU is not a party school by nature but is surrounded by helpful, experienced professors from Arizona, Miami, and even Carolina University. Councilors are very helpful and never leave you waiting for more than a few minutes and will spend an hour or two with you if needed.

  • 05/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Security is ever-present, and the Police department is less than a block away. The Campus provides Night Watch throughout the campus and within all the dorms. Emergency poles can be seen within the campus. I have never felt unsafe walking around campus.

    Greek Life

    The Greek community which Eastern offers is much more values-based than others campuses. The community of Greeks strives to create better men and women for the great good of it's community.

    Clubs and Activities

    Quidditch EMU Outbreak (Zombies!) Greek Life Relay for Life Sports teams Academic clubs for most majors Theater Art clubs (And much, much more!)

    Great for these types of students

    Looking for diversity Looking to explore the wonders of the Ypsi-Arbor area Well-rounded Both extroverts and introverts alike Really...anyone. The diversity at Eastern is a beautiful experience (Not just race-wise). Every individual adds a new face and experience to Eastern's campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Greek Life, unusual indeed. The Greek community which Eastern offers is much more values-based than others campuses. The community of Greeks strives to create better men and women for the great good of it's community.

    Bang for the buck

    Eastern's tuition is low, and they provide many scholarships for students with academic prowess and willpower.

    What to do for fun

    The Student Center is the place to be.

    Food and Dining

    You will always have something to eat, and with a plethora of eating options, you won't get tired of what you eat.

    Dorm Life

    Clean, welcoming, and safe, the dorms at Eastern provide you with everything you need for social and academic prosperity.

    Academic Rigor

    Like all things, education is what you make of it. Eastern gives you the opportunity to both excel in your field, and to understand the importance of education. Eastern Michigan University's faculty will lead you to the questions, but you have to find the answers on your own.

    Tips for prospective students

    College, wherever you go, is what you make of it. Eastern Michigan University gives you more than enough opportunity to meet great people, and achieve great things.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan University takes pride in it's motto: Education first. The college provides hundreds of Learning Beyond the Classroom opportunities, which is aided by it's diversity. It has become a University which both it's students and it's faculty take pride in.

  • 05/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are a lot of robbery and assault incidents it seems. I would prefer to not take a night class at Eastern but I feel safe during the day on the campus. Police officers are always walking around the campus, however, which is nice.

    Greek Life

    It seems like there are a lot of tight bonded sororities and fraternities for students to participate in.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs and activities, as well as sporting events, going on on the campus.

    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for students who want a good college to commute to and who want to attend a college that is not too expensive. There are a lot of great knowledgeable professors at Eastern and a lot of great programs.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of clubs and groups to join and there are sporting events to go to. Downtown Ann Arbor is close by which is nice.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of different food options on campus and some more outside of campus. Food and beverages are a little expensive but there are a lot of options.

    Dorm Life

    I have never been in the dorms because I commute but I have heard good things.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a good school with a lot of great programs and knowledgeable, respectable professors. You have to pay for parking each semester so keep that in mind. I am not too fond of the city of Ypsilanti but I feel safe on the campus during the day.

    In three sentences

    The campus is really nice and clean and there have been a lot of nice renovations. There are many things to do to keep students busy and a lot of food options. It is $100 for parking each semester for commuters and it is hard to find a parking spot a majority of the time.

  • 05/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    After 5pm, you can call see us which is where two students from the program come and walk with you so you don't have to walk alone. I feel like this is something that all colleges should have.

    Clubs and Activities

    You can find just about anything that interests you here.

    Food and Dining

    You can find just about anything you want to eat on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't dorm so I don't know exactly how dorm life is but I have seen some of the dorms and to me they look like jail cells.

    Academic Rigor

    Face it, college isn't like high school. You're going to have to study even if you were like me and never had to study in high school to pass.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask questions. Most of the teachers will help you as long as you are willing to help yourself

    In three sentences

    I feel that Eastern is a very good school. Everyone is very friendly and love to help.

  • 05/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There have been some incidents reported from time to time of things happening since Ive gone there... Usually at night while people are out walking...There is a police dept stationed on campus that patrols regularly and will walk you to your dorm or car if requested.

    Bang for the buck

    Overall it is a nice campus and good atmosphere!!

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of activities on campus but also things to do in downtown Ypsi and Ann Arbor area.... Movies, Football games, shopping malls, etc.

    Food and Dining

    There is a lot to choose from in the cafeteria.. Wendy's, subway, pizza place, Asian food, star bucks, etc. There are also a lot of restaurants and bars around campus if you want to walk a ways...

    Dorm Life

    I commute.

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't had any problems.. Nothing to complain about..

    Tips for prospective students

    Have a nice laptop! Always walk with a friend! Live on campus and walk everywhere! Great student body and always something fun to do!! Great instructors!

    In three sentences

    I have had a good experience with most instructors but am disappointed so far with the up keep in technology as far as computers used in labs for students and instruction tools. Student desks, chairs and equipment in some of the older buildings are outdated. There are some campus security and parking issues if you commute. Favor is placed on some programs of study and tend to get better resources in terms of a newer building for classes, computers, etc. Which is unfair as we all pay the same tuition...

  • 05/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Excellent! There are systems in place to keep you safe. We have security guards on constant patrol, and even a team of students that can walk you to your car at night.

    Clubs and Activities

    Every club and activity you can imagine is available at Eastern.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone

    Bang for the buck

    Worth it!

    What to do for fun

    Get involved in sports and in the many different organizations and communities that reside at Eastern.

    Food and Dining

    Healthy variety of foods are available in the student center.

    Academic Rigor

    Eastern Michigan provides a challenge in its education that is extremely beneficial. There is an expected level of excellence of their students, and the school makes sure the students have the necessary tools needed to meet the challenge.

    Tips for prospective students

    College is just as much about the quality of education as it is the quality of your self discipline as a student. If you are willing to put in the work for success, Eastern Michigan University has the necessary tools to get you where you want to be.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan University is a great stepping stone for my career path. The business school provides a professional and efficient learning environment that has truly prepared me. It is an honor to be a student at Eastern Michigan.

  • 05/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You receive A e-mail from campus police almost every week to report about a student who was robbed on or off campus.

    Greek Life

    Not very big here

    Bang for the buck

    You get what you pay for

    What to do for fun

    nothing! its a war zone after 5pm

    Food and Dining

    The food here really sucks. Meal plans are the worst. The only acceptable food is in the Commons.

    Dorm Life

    Worst Dorms Ever

    Academic Rigor

    Small classrooms make learning a lot easier

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to learn. Its not very fun tho

    In three sentences

    Eastern Is a give and take school. You have great teachers and small classrooms but the social life sucks. Its not the best school. You honestly get what you pay for.

  • 05/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Relatively safe.

    What to do for fun

    Ice-skating on pond

    Dorm Life

    I commute.

    Academic Rigor

    Excellent. Reasonable, challenging, but not unfair.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend classes, study well, learn from your fellow students.

    In three sentences

    I am very impressed with their Speech and Language Pathology program here. The pedagogy is also quite impressive. The professors conduct themselves in a very professional manner.

  • 05/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe with night watch, DPS, and the police right around the corner from campus. The safety of the students is one of the campuses major priorities.

    Greek Life

    Very large Greek life. Consist of both College Pan Hellenic and National College Pan Hellenic Greek organizations. Both of which are very involved in campus life. There are always Greek members around its impossible not to see one at least once a day.

    Clubs and Activities

    Eastern has many different club and intramural teams. They also have many different events such as the mud volleyball tournament.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who like to focus primarily on school and who don't like to go out on weekends.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The brick dick is an old water tower right off of campus its very well known around campus. Everyone referrers to it when giving directions because a lot of events take place close to it.

    Bang for the buck

    The students learn a lot and get a lot of opportunities for as little as they have to pay. Eastern is also really good about giving out scholarships and financial aid. They also have advisers that try to find ways to help the student pay less.

    What to do for fun

    Being a commuter college there is very little to do. On weekends there isn't many parties or fun things to do. Ypsilanti doesn't have many college attractions. In order to do anything for fun you need to go to Ann Arbor.

    Food and Dining

    The food is horrible. The pasta is always watery and sometimes the burgers are overcooked. Nothing is really ever cooked right and after awhile you get sick of the same meals.

    Dorm Life

    Its more of commuter college so there isnt much going on in the dorms. Most weekends its very boring. I suggest to try to make as many friends in the dorms as possible that way their is more to do.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are fairly easy and some unchallenged. For most of them if you show up you will pass. Attendance is taken in many of the general education classes so always be sure to show up. The professors go the extra mile though to make sure that classes aren't boring and to keep the students interested.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class on time and prepared but try to avoid skipping that way the teachers see that your serious about your academics. Try to make a lot of friends that live on campus that way you have more people to hang out with that are around.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan University is very small and relaxing. Its hands on and provides a lot of great opportunities. Unfortunately though it is often boring.

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is quiet and you can study in many location on Campus. 5star

    Clubs and Activities

    We go bowling and fishing by the near Ford Lake. 5star

    Great for these types of students

    All students are welcome at Eastern University.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It has become a traditions to have a Color Run Marathon

    What to do for fun

    watch netflix at home and volunteer to help other organizations.

    Food and Dining

    I love Subway the cheap price on Campus and Off Campus. 5star

    Dorm Life

    I live in independent housing off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    5 star

    Tips for prospective students

    Transfer your general Ed classes from a Community College.

    In three sentences

    Eastern has the best Social Work Program in Michigan. The Professors prepare the students for Social Work jobs. I really enjoy the Group assignment in the 400 level classes.

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It's safe on campus, but just be smart. This campus is in a city. I moved here from Detroit and I find it very pleasant and nice. Just use your head and be smart about your own safety.

    Greek Life

    Alpha Phi Omega has alot of drama and should be avoided like the other Greek Life groups. Their are other groups on campus that focus on fun events and don't make you have to do stuff in order to be in the group.

    Clubs and Activities

    Their are alot of student orgs to join that are a great way to meet new friends.

    Bang for the buck

    The price for classes is awesome for a university!

    What to do for fun

    Their are alot of shopping places close by that you can take the bus to which is simple to do.

    Food and Dining

    The Commons it wonderful! They always offer such a huge verity of food that is all you can eat for around 7 bucks a person.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus. I have had friends who have lived in the dorms. It's really important to talk to the RA's if their are roommate issues.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are really nice and quite helpful if you speak to them one on one.

    Tips for prospective students

    Speak to your adviser as soon as possible.

    In three sentences

    This University is very well kept and clean. The campus is big but not too big. Which makes it nice because some campuses are too big and you don't have enough time to get to class.

  • 05/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you really attend all of your classes and maintain your homework

    In three sentences

    I love everything about Eastern Michigan University! The people, professors, students, and campus life.

  • 06/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Use SEEUS!!! they are a free service that will pick you up anywhere on campus and walk you anywhere else on campus! they are all really nice and really friendly!

    Greek Life

    one of the best things on campus! We are known for a welcoming and fun community with a home for everybody who wants a home away from home! don't stereotype us because I guarantee that we will disprove your accusations!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have tower inn, the brick dick water tower, Thursday night lounges and so many fun things to do and fun places to hang out at!

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs, organizations and Greek Life! Go to the Friday night movies! go to karaoke night at tower inn. Meet people, have fun and get involved! You will never be bored if you find someone that you can be yourself with!

    Food and Dining

    The commons has really good food and so does the market place and the student center... but the eateries is not really that good. Just find some food you like and be willing to try new things!

    Dorm Life

    Again, its what you make of it! If you go out of your way to meet new people you will meet so many amazing people! The RA's are so amazing and they want to get to know you! Go in blind and you will usually meet someone who will become your best friend!!

    Academic Rigor

    If you take the classes seriously and don't take the easy way out, it will be challenging but it will be so worth it! The professors and students are all willing to work together so that you can not only make it through the class but so that you can pass the class with flying colors. It is so rewarding!

    Tips for prospective students

    GET INVOLVED!!!!!!! EMU is what you make it! If you find something to do on campus whether it be getting involved in a club, a volunteer community, a learning community or Greek life, FIND SOMETHING that YOU can be passionate about. You will meet so many people and be introduced to so many new ideas.

    In three sentences

    It's almost impossible to capture EMU in words. It's home, its fun, its family and its growth. EMU has improved me as a person and has impacted my life so positively and has also introduced me to so many amazing and wonderful people.

  • 06/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus security is doing a good job from what I see, even when you are taking night classes. In the Business school there is a organization that will walk you to your car so that you feel safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is a lot of fun so don't miss out on the activities that are involved with it.

    Clubs and Activities

    Find an interest of hobby and get involved with the clubs or organizations that are associated with it.

    Great for these types of students

    Eastern is great for all types of students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The best thing to do if you are going to drive is for you to buy a parking permit/hanger tag. If you don't you will spend tons of money on the meter parking or the lot parking.

    Bang for the buck

    The price at Eastern isn't to bad especially if you are receiving financial aid, but if you do live in the dorms be prepared to work while attending classes.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of clubs and organizations that students should get involved in especially fraternities and sororities.

    Food and Dining

    The food there is pretty tasty and they have so of the best coffee, donuts, and salads.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't live the dorm life, in fact I am a commuter. But from looking around at my fellow classmates I wish I did go that route.

    Academic Rigor

    Eastern will push you to your full potential so make sure you have a schedule that involves a lot of studying. If you aren't sure what classes to register for and may need overrides take advantage of the academic advisers.

    Tips for prospective students

    When attending Eastern you should always study hard, do the required assignments, and try not to get behind. If you are struggling with something all you have to do is meet with your professor outside or class and take advantage of tutoring.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan has a wonderful business school. If you are looking for a school that teaches you the information that is needed to be successful in a career choice or at an internship Eastern is the school for you.

  • 06/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go outside and find out for your self.

    Food and Dining

    Learn the ways of the cup noodle THEY COME WITH YOUR MEAL PLAN!

    Dorm Life

    The vibe is built for conversation, no matter with who you will have one. Watch out for your roommate, even if you know them, may not be a good plan.

    Academic Rigor

    I do not have any idea.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get out and enjoy being in college, its only boring if you make it that way! You may even meet me I'm only a sophomore!

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan University is a loving school; people from around the world sharing cultures with one another. Beautiful campus even in the winter, Eastern gives me a comfort no other University has. Eastern is the school I call home and it treats me as if I am home.

  • 06/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is Ypsi, so you get emails about robberies and the like all the time. Campus police do a good job. There's also organizations like SEEUS so you don't have to walk around alone at night.

    Greek Life

    Our Greek life is awesome. Everyone who's in it loves it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are SO MANY! If you can't find something to be a part of, you must be hiding under a rock.

    Great for these types of students

    If you're going into education, nursing, art, or business. Our Social Work school is really good too.

    Bang for the buck

    Eastern is cheaper than a lot of other universities and they offer lots of scholarships.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many activities and groups on campus. You'll definitely find something.

    Food and Dining

    Places in the student center and Eagle Cafes are pretty good. Really expensive, however.

    Dorm Life

    I'm a commuter, but almost everyone (especially girls) HATES living in the dorms. They're nasty and can't get the temperature right.

    Academic Rigor

    Eastern is pretty easy. You need to study, but it's really not that hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you can avoid it, don't live in the dorms.

    In three sentences

    Pretty good school in general. Small enough to get around and know where things are. Big enough to feel like you're really at a university.

  • 06/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police are always around, making themselves seen and known. At night we have a group called SEEUS that you can call to walk with you at night if you are alone. Their phone number is urged to be kept within your phone. When they get with you, they radio in to their headquarters. Letting them know who you are, and where you are going. Once you reach your destination, they radio it in. It is very professional, and puts one's mind at ease when walking around campus at night.

    What to do for fun

    There are always events going on at the Student Center that I have greatly enjoyed. On top of that, the Student Center also has a gaming zone that EMU students can play in for free: Xbox, Wii, PS Systems, Computers, and pool. As a commuter, the student center was the only place I really hung out at when I spent time on campus.

    Food and Dining

    There are a few good places here on campus that give a large variety of food each day. Though there are good places literally at the edge of campus too, along with a sub delivery shop called Jimmy Johns.

    Dorm Life

    I have not lived in dorms, so I cannot place my opinion on them.

    Academic Rigor

    Many professors will tell you a dead line and stick to it, so be sure that you keep all of your dates in line. Along side that, they are considerate with emergencies that come up. But you must keep communication going between you and them so that you can successfully make it through each class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know at least one professor from each semester, it is good to have professors to fall back on throughout the years. Visit office hours as much as you can, it is really helpful for any class. Invest in a stapler, must professors require stapled work but do not carry around staplers.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan University is a wonderful college, with many opportunities. Both the professors, and fellow students are very helpful no matter what time of year. I would rate EMU quite highly compared to other colleges.

  • 06/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I never have a problem!

    Great for these types of students

    Science, nursing, social work!!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Tower Inn has the best food and it is practically on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    I truly needed to come to Eastern on my path in life to find the career I was born to do. That feeling is reinforced by all the awesome friends that I have made and keep making.

    What to do for fun

    Join the REC, student activities all year long.

    Food and Dining

    Great food on campus or right across the street.

    Dorm Life

    Personal apartments on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Great Professors!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be passionate about your future and take it seriously with the students and staff of EMU!!

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan University has helped me to find the career that I was born to do. I have met so many wonderful peer and professors that have helped to open my mind to a diverse world that I am apart of. Becoming a student of EMU has given me a true sense of belonging.

  • 06/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Greek life is AWESOME!!!! So get involved.

    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty of Clubs to join, you just have to find the one that fits you.

    Bang for the buck

    Talk to your professors about book cost, they are usually very helpful with finding alternatives

    What to do for fun

    Join groups, do community service, support other organizations!!!!!

    Food and Dining

    Dining has gone down over the years.

    Dorm Life

    Very close quarters which help build long lasting relationships.

    Academic Rigor

    You will Earn every grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't wait until your junior year to buckle down. Build positive relationships with your professors. Take the difficult courses early.

    In three sentences

    Very business oriented! Plenty of extra curricular activities. Willing to help those who help themselves.

  • 06/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Great campus safety.. Great lighting and 24 hour campus security.

    Great for these types of students

    All types of students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I can not think of any particular traditions that may seem unusual.

    Bang for the buck

    As any 4 year University or College, the cost of attendance is pretty fair for the opportunities that are presented to you.

    What to do for fun

    Studying is what I do best. On my off days, I go home and visit family. For those who can't visit family, form your on family on campus with your peers.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest that the students are as open as possible with your professors in regards to any complaints or concerns. When starting a new class, try to build a close relationship with the instructor, it becomes very beneficial.

    In three sentences

    I would say that this is one of the best Universities that I have attended thus far. I enjoy the welcoming staff and students, while appreciating the curriculum. I am looking forward to graduating next year.

  • 06/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused, don't let anything deter you from your goals and what you set out to do.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan has helped me grow as a student and a person. It has expanded my perception on life including who I want to be and where I want to go. Eastern has also given me the tools I need to adapt to the real world.

  • 06/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Of course they are campus parties and events held in the student centers. There is also a game room in the student center and sororities put on step shows for the student to watch.

    Food and Dining

    The food is really good for the most part you have a nice variety of foods. And can eat whatever you want. You also have e dollars which come in handy so you can buy snacks and food for your dorm.

    Dorm Life

    I gave it four stars because the freshmen dorms are really nice well most of them. They are comfortable and have lots of space unlike other dorms. And some of the dorms have eateries right next to the dorms so they won't have to walk far for food

    Academic Rigor

    I gave it three stars because sometimes the professors don't explain or teach a certain thing as well as it should be taught. And a lot of students be confused and are lost.

    Tips for prospective students

    One, make sure you don't party to much and get off track, just remember you can have fun & hang out and still be able to turn your work in on time. Two don't miss class, it's ok to take a day or two off when needed but don't make it habit it will catch up to you. Third try to stay fit and in shape sometimes that university food can catch up to you. Lastly stay as focus as you can.

    In three sentences

    Eastern is fun and a great place to meet new people and friends. Eastern is also a place you will feel comfortable staying wherever you are at. Last Eastern is a good place for students who are new to college it's not a huge campus and will be very easy to get used to!

  • 06/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Our campus is very safe. We not only have emergency lights, but our very own force and free courses in rape-prevention, self-defense, and many others. We have a free-escort service called SEEUS which patrols around in groups and makes sure that you are never alone and feel unsafe.

    What to do for fun

    There are always events, friday-night Movies, games, organizations, and so much more going on; and the best part is that they are more often that not, free. (The friday-night movies are actually current movies that we get to vote on)

    Food and Dining

    There are so many options for food, both in the first floor of the dorms, and in the student center. There are meal plans, e-dollars, and an excessive number of options. From international cuisine to good ole' Wendy's, they have it all, including an all day salad bar.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice and are being renovated every few years. There are many different housing options and while the internet used to be spotty, they are replacing the entire system and upgrading the heating/cooling systems.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the courses (i.e. Physics) are very time demanding, even though they have recently rearranged it; and can be very difficult. The Biology and Chemistry classes are difficult, but only so you work hard to learn the material. The Social Sciences are not difficult, but leave you with a firm grasp of the material as the professor's purpose is not to have you fail, but have fun and learn. In the Harry Potter Lit class, the students were acting out the roles in class. The foreign languages courses are spectacular and the Ethics courses are stimulating but not opinion-based, which can be very difficult. Overall, a great combination.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go and talk to the advisers even if you are sure about what you want to go into, especially if you are unsure. They can get you in touch with people in that field and can help you get a feel for what your future holds. Many of them were students at Eastern too and can give you pointers. Attend Fasttrack (the welcome program for new students), you make tons of friends and it will prepare you for college life(which is not all partying it up, contrary to popular belief ;) ). Live by ratemyprofessor.com. As much as I hate to admit it, some of the professors are first, scientist, and teacher,second.

    In three sentences

    Eastern prides itself in the diversity and variety of students attending it each semester. Eastern is a medium-sized school where the programs can be personal and you really get to know the advisers who invest themselves into watching you grow and succeed. The campus is beautiful and the opportunities are plentiful.

  • 06/29/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    There are several different meal plans in which you can choose from, and the food options are not limited.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm rooms gives you options for roommate options choices as well as options on residence halls.

    Academic Rigor

    Has a variety of different classes that are offered for any major you may want to take. They also have really involved counselors that help you understand the credit system (your general education classes, and classes for you major) and make your schedule.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join the experiences, and get involved in the school to not only meet friends, but to make EMU your home.

    In three sentences

    Has a really friendly atmosphere that makes even the shyest of people come out of their shells. Not only that but the buildings are clean and the campus is just busting with life.

  • 07/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    See us will walk you to your dorm or anywhere you need to go so you feel safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    Church organizations

    What to do for fun

    The student center has so many clubs. On fridays there are free movies for everyone.

    Food and Dining

    Easteries and commons have great good that college students love.

    Dorm Life

    Make sure to use the roomate preferences. Its a great experience to meet new people.

    Academic Rigor

    There are tutoring and SI sessions that can help improve your grade. If you have great time management skill and study you will do great.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to a University Tour!

    In three sentences

    Great academics, food, housing, student organizations and a great campus community.

  • 07/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Really good they have people walking at night and driving to make you safe.

    Greek Life

    Did not partake

    Clubs and Activities

    Im not really sure.

    Great for these types of students

    People who are social butterflies will love this school because there are just so many students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I worked a lot to pay for school out of my pocket so I didn't really get to enjoy that part of campus life.

    Bang for the buck

    For out of state tuition don't even bother because its outrageous in price like 30,000$ but in state tuition is worth your while and the teachers are good at what they do.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot of activities to do for fun around campus you just have to ask around.

    Food and Dining

    The eateries have decent food but if you head over to the crossroads their food is better.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is interesting be sure you get along with your room and suitemates. I suggest making a specific shower time for the 4 of you. However you can just roll out of bed and go to class which makes life a lot easier.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are a challenge but if you do the work study and get help from your teachers and class mates you will pass with flying colors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your teachers and people around campus because it will really help you along through your journey at emu.

    In three sentences

    EMU has a lot going on if you keep up with the campus memos. The pond in the middle is beautiful and gives you a place to sit and read during warmer months. The Rec is amazing and you should check it out with its indoor track, pool, hoops and more.

  • 07/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety has always been an issue but I know Eastern does everything in their power to try and keep the students, faculty and everyone safe.

    Greek Life

    There are sortieing and frats available as well as step teams.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs in Downtown Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor, as well as museums, movie theater and a mall.

    Great for these types of students

    Since Eastern is so diverse its great for all types of students, Eastern offers a range of majors; just check them out!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Down by the lake there is a beautiful building and area to BBQ and sit down.

    Bang for the buck

    Eastern is a bang for the buck University because tuition is not as high but the quality of education is still there.

    What to do for fun

    For fun there a clubs in Downtown Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, as well as bars that I go to; also there are many festivals, museums, movie theater, and the mall. All of these fun options are only 15-20 minutes away.

    Food and Dining

    When I was living in the dorms in 2008 the quality of food was not that good, certain places were better to eat at then others to the palate of food choice was low. Now having experienced the food at Eastern the quality has raised.

    Dorm Life

    When I was living in the dorms back in 2008 the quality was not as good as it is now. I'm glad Eastern has raised the quality life greatly concerning re-decorating, food, quality of furniture etc.

    Academic Rigor

    There are no challenges in the way because if you are confused about something going to the correct building such as Financial Aid if the issue is about money; they have people and resources to help. This goes for any issues academically or financially.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use the resources available that Eastern offers and don't be afraid to get out there and join a team, club, and the fun activities that Eastern offers; such as movie night.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan University is a college filled with fun, excitement, great opportunities, and great people and teachers. Eastern is a college where you are able to meet great new friends, experience a life outside away from home, build your career, and get the help and resources you need to get you to the next step. Its a medium sized college so you don't have to walk 10 miles to get to class, stores, clubs, shops etc are only 10-15 minutes away!

  • 07/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is pretty safe. Again, just like anywhere else be careful. It's not something to be paranoid about. Just be watchful of your surroundings.

    Greek Life

    Sororities and Fraternities galore.

    What to do for fun

    There are again many organizations that you can be a part of. There are intramural sports teams you can join, sporting events you can attend, and a multitude of other events that you can go to.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty ok. It's not bad and I'm sure it's not the best. The school does have a variety of dining facilities on campus though. You should choose the healthy options and be wise about what you eat as you already know.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is pretty awesome, but you have to be careful. You have the chance to live in the same dorm as people that may be your friends possibly beyond freshman year and afterwards. Living in the dorms allow you to be really close to all of the resources that the campus has to offer instead of having to commute. With being so close, some student think that they can get sidetracked and be okay. Stay focused and you should be just fine.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor of the school isn't too bad. Regardless of what college you decide to attend, you will have coursework that is more challenging than High School. In difficulty, I would rate EMU' course rigor that I have experienced so far at a 7.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would really consider EMU because of all of the opportunities it has to offer. There is a diverse student body and there is plenty to do whether it be programs, groups, or organizations.

    In three sentences

    I would rate Eastern Michigan University on a scale from 1-10 about an 7.5. I have met plenty of friendly people that I still contact and have a relationship with. It is a pretty good school in my opinion.

  • 08/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    EMU has campus police that often patrol the campus day and night. There are also students apart of an organization called See Us which gives students the option to be escorted around campus at night, either by the companies van or by their escorts on foot.

    Greek Life

    There are a ton of fraternities and sororities at EMU. There seems to be a lack of consistency with certain groups but they do give it their best shot to provide entertaining events.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are an enormous amount of clubs and activities that students can get involved in. Even if you want to get your own club started it's easy! If you can get students to join and a signed petition to start the club, then you're own your way to having a new organization or at Eastern.

    Great for these types of students

    Any student who has an interest about on campus living should look into the Residence Life Association. They offer jobs as an RA, front desk assistant, night watch employee and other jobs.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During orientation, the EMU student volunteers often participate in a dance and chant that gets the crowd going but can also be repetitive and annoying at times. The chant has become a recent tradition and is used at pep rallies.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition at Eastern is relatively cheap compared to other colleges and universities. With great options for on campus and off campus living, you definitely will receive the most bang for your buck.

    What to do for fun

    Every Friday night the campus offers a movie night either in the auditorium or outside at the lake house. The campus always provides interesting movies that have recently been played in theaters. Off campus there's shops, restaurants malls and other fun places to visit.

    Food and Dining

    There are three locations on campus for your meals; The Student Center, Eastern Eateries, and Market Place. Surprisingly for a college university, the food is pretty good. There's a variety of options, healthy and non-healthy that will meet your requirements.

    Dorm Life

    I encourage freshman to stay in one of the FYC (First Year Center) dorms because the RA's and residence life employees make sure you get adjusted to on campus living. There are upperclassmen dorms and even two on campus apartment buildings near the library.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses at EMU prepare you for the real world. The instructors are very good at providing an appropriate course load that isn't overwhelming. Certain courses will challenge you but the various amount of tutoring resources will ensure a passing grade if students take advantage of them.

    Tips for prospective students

    I sincerely recommend looking up your professors online to see their ratings. It's important to make sure you don't end up with a professor who can barely keep the class awake. If you're interested in on campus jobs, apply early because the jobs fill quickly!

    In three sentences

    I love EMU! It's a mid-size campus so you may often run into the same students while walking to class. The professors actually care about your education and there are a variety of clubs and organizations that students can join so they can stay involved within the community.

  • 08/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is top-notch. If you feel in danger at night there are yellow-poncho'd See-us people who will walk with you to your destination on campus. If you feel threatened there is always a blue pole within line of site to call for police.

    Greek Life

    The Greek Life isn't as strong as other universities but they still have a presence. Make sure you go to orientation, check booths about each one, and choose what you like. If it isn't your thing, don't sweat it. You can still find people to relate with outside of it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The graffiti wall. It was first located behind Pray-Harrold now it is in front with it's own area. It is an interesting wall painted for announcements to great events and opportunities.

    What to do for fun

    With a short distance from Ann Arbor and University of Michigan, there is plenty of things to do. Clubs, great shopping, parks, and bike trails can all be found in the area. Perhaps you'd like to stay on campus? Take a stroll down by the ponds, play some volleyball or basketball, surf the web in the student center or play the piano, play some CoD in the gaming center or work out in the rec center. There are plenty of things to keep you occupied when the studying is done.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good, prices could be more fair but there is a stellar buffet. The Commons is a buffet and wifi hotspot. Pay once, stay all day while doing your work. There are even a few computers available as well. You are welcome to sit back, eat some waffles, salad, and grilled cheese while doing your chemistry and calculus homework. If you aren't on a plan there is also a Wendy's and Subway on campus as well as a McDonalds nearby.

    Dorm Life

    Choose the right dorm. If you are new and not ready to jump right into the dorm life, the first year center is the choice for you. Perhaps you want to save money, Best and Wise are a good fit for you. Other choices for honor, transfer, and upperclassmen students. The dorm life isn't so bad. The laundry rooms are fair but if you have a car available I'd recommend driving out to a 24/hour laundry service that is lower cost. As far as parking, the parking structure is a good choice during the winter, you don't want to be on your way to work only to find your car to be trapped with heaps of snow. Nighttime can be a bit loud. But hey, you are on a college campus, did you expect everyone to be sound asleep by 10pm and not make a peep until you wake at 7?

    Academic Rigor

    EMU isn't known for being so difficult. Your first year classes will feel easy, then they'll start to be a little more and more difficult through time. As long as you keep slowly advancing you'll grow with the difficulty in the classes and find it all to be the same. If you need help there are plenty of people to turn to, most professors have open hours to chat, and many classes will even have Facebook pages to get in touch and help each other out.

    Tips for prospective students

    A few helpful tips.. Meal Plans: Seems odd to put this first, but it is a great way to save a few bucks. Don't go wild and crazy with your plan. If you aren't the type to eat 3 meals a day, don't get a plan that forces you to. You can waste a lot of money if you aren't careful. Try to live on as much cheap microwave meals as you can, it can save you quite a bit of cash and some of your time as well. Class Locations: Try to plan classes in buildings nearby one another. If you have to get from one class to another try to give yourself enough time in walking distance plus some more in case you need to study for a big test prior hand. The Rec Center: You are paying for it. USE IT. I know, Call of Duty sounds like way more fun, then you gain 20 pounds and wish you would've worked out a bit more. The rec center is full of great ways to stay fit and is located in the center of campus.

    In three sentences

    EMU is a positive and diverse environment that has plenty of opportunities to advance in whatever field of study you are in. When they say Education First they aren't joking around, they truly put educating students a top priority with engaging and educated professors that care more about teaching students than their paycheck. From the recreation center to the 24-hour computer center, EMU has everything a student needs to complete school and broaden their friendships.

  • 08/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Food on campus will get very boring very soon, but there are alot of different places to eat off campus to add alittle variety.

    Dorm Life

    I would say if you can live on campus you should. Your much closer to the social aspect of college life and also avoid the living hell it is to find a parking spot on campus. All the dorms actually on campus after 10 o'clock p.m. (might be sooner now, been awhile since I've lived on campus), have somethings called night watch. People sit outside the entrances to the dorms and request to see your student I.D. If you live in that particular door, you'll have a sticker indicating so, if your not a student at Eastern or your not from that dorm you must be signed in. What I mean by on campus dorms are the student housing options that are actually steps away or in the middle of campus (i.e. the freshman dorms, Wise, Buell, etc..) Off campus housing would be the housing options on the outskirts of campus (i.e. Cornell Courts, The Village, etc...) These housing options to not have night watch. The on campus housing and even The Village try to host small events for the students that live in that particular dorm. Nothing major, but small things to past the time. It's crucial to make friends with those in your dorm and the events help you to mingle with your fellow dorm mates and make new friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Eastern is a good school, filled with excellent professor with years of experience and expertise, but of course there are a couple of sour grapes in the bunch and sometimes they're hard to avoid. One way to avoid the waste of time and money a bad professor can be is to ask around. Get to know others in your major and ask what classes they've already taken and with what professor. Sometimes they've even heard yay or nay reviews of professors that they could pass on to you. Also, they're are also sites like RateMyProfessor, in which you choose your school and the class your looking for and a list of professors and their teaching is rated by previous students also with detailed reviews. You can also to your My.Emich page and look up the student evaluation sheets for each professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know you professors and get involved on campus. Students who get involved increase their chances of hearing about important opportunities first and other perks. Be creative. Their isn't much to do around the Ypsilanti area, if you don't look really hard for it. Focus your attention on Downtown Ypsi, and Depot Town and if you lucky to have a car ( or know someone who does), you can even venture to Ann Arbor around the U of M campus. Also, hang out on campus as much as possible, that's another sure fire way to hear about opportunities to help you advance and other social meet-ups and what not.

    In three sentences

    Good Education. Good Price. Nothing to Do.

  • 08/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    personally I love the Rec/IM, I think I go there everyday. Multiple floors ranging from swimming and running to weight room and basketball. Also simply hanging out with friends is always a great thing to do.

    Food and Dining

    There are 4 main places to choose to eat at some better than others. That may get annoying for people, so there are many off campus locations to eat too.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice, plain, but nice. I don't say plain in a bad way either, because I have friends who live in the same dorm hall but their rooms are completely different. You can add your own style to it and make it like home almost. I had a roommate the first year and he's pretty cool and we're still friends going into my third year. The dorms as a whole hall isn't bad either, most people keep to own or hang with friends. You may have the occasional loud person but that's life. I actually enjoy the dorm life instead of living off campus in an apartment simply because of the experience.

    Academic Rigor

    The coursework isn't too difficult. There are many resources to help you if needed. The teachers that I've had don't have a problem assisting a student as long as you show effort in class and attend every day.

    Tips for prospective students

    I picked this college based off a personal visit and poking around online at the emich website. I must say that this school is a good choice if you live in michigan and don't want to go too far. Even though it's somewhat close to the city, you can meet all types of people here. There are students from many countries that enroll to this school and it's cool getting to know different people.

    In three sentences

    To me it's an underrated school. I believe the school is great teachers and students. I would say my experience here is no less that awesome.

  • 08/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is there for you and you can always call them to walk you to your car or class at night. They also help when you lock yourself out of your car....

    Greek Life

    Great organizations

    Clubs and Activities

    Lacrosse. football, basketball, cheer

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for anyone its a diverse population.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A great spot to sit is in front of the student center, great view, and the student center is also a great place to hang.

    Bang for the buck

    There's a wall you can paint on to tell other students of other activities and what's going on.

    What to do for fun

    On campus activities, Welcome week, clubs, greek life

    Food and Dining

    Great restaurants around campus, cheap and inexpensive, and Barry Bagels is the best!!!

    Dorm Life

    There's never a dull moment and you'll always have fun.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can feel intense just like any other school, but with time and effort success isn't far away.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try hard and never give up on you classes, if you don't succeed try again. Were humans we make mistakes. Take your core classes first but don't overload yourself.

    In three sentences

    An interesting year with many life lessons learned and new experiences made. An education unlike any with classes that push you to do your best. Also a college experience that is one to remember, I've learned so much and am continuing to learn.

  • 09/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    It's always something to do for fun, just be limited to how much partying/fun time you have and don't forget your main reason of being in college.

    Food and Dining

    Have discipline if you wonna stay fit and remain the size you where when you first start college.

    Dorm Life

    Best year of my life, I would recommend every college freshman to stay on campus for at least a year.

    Academic Rigor

    Form study groups with your friends, and take advantage of tutors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to remain focus on what you decide as your major after completing your pre-rec classes. Take advantage of everything the University has to offer no matter what it is, becasue in the long run it's not what you know, but who you know. Don't be afraid to try new things, meet new people and open up door that you never knew was there.

    In three sentences

    Green and White GO EAGLES!!!!!

  • 09/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Outside of campus and at night it's dangerous. Ypsilanti itself is a dangerous city. But if you take classes during the day and don't wander around by yourself, you'll be safe. There are escort services, and the campus police are helpful.

    Greek Life

    There are tons of greek clubs - there's one that is only $50 if money is an issue.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a plethora of clubs and organizations... from gospel choir to row boating club, there's something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Intelligent, outgoing students, who love to learn.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Lake House gives the university a beachy-feel.

    Bang for the buck

    This is a great value university. If you have high enough grades, you can get a full ride.

    What to do for fun

    Go to Insomnia Cookies, join clubs, going to the events the university holds.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many restaurants on campus and around. They all have great food choices.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms require you to slide your student ID card so it's safe. There are many options for dorms right on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    You get homework in every class, but it's nothing that is impossible. The teachers give you a lot of resources for studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to get as many scholarships as possible. Keep your grades up so that will be easier. Be outgoing and you will make a lot of friends.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan University is a beautiful campus with teachers that care. It is low cost with many opportunities for scholarships. They also have a great teaching and business program.

  • 09/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You can relax by the pond, walk on the trails, go into the city, do plenty of activities at the student center, relax in your room, and more.

    Food and Dining

    The food is very delicious, and the available meal plans cover everything you need.

    Dorm Life

    It is very nice, although at least in the First Year Centers, there is no AC in the dorm rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    This is dependent on both the planned major and the specific courses being taken

    Tips for prospective students

    Always make sure to stay on top of your work. Don't let the freedom get to your head. Participate in other activities; all schoolwork and no fun make student something something.

    In three sentences

    This college is very student friendly. It has a beautiful campus, without taking up too much space. There is always something to do.

  • 09/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Often receive emails of crime VERY CLOSE to campus, but normally very civil on campus.

    Greek Life

    Great for inclusion, average for the quality of your experience; have a bunch of greeks on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    -Minority -LGBT (one of the biggest communities in the country) -People looking for cheap tuition

    Bang for the buck

    The school gives out a lot of aid and gives in-state tuition to students in the surrounding states.

    What to do for fun

    Go to Ann Arbor (University of Michigan).

    Food and Dining

    The food is average and there isn't a big of variety of places you can eat at on meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    The freshman first-year center is probably the best dorms on campus. Like a lot of universities that are older, the dorms are a bit out of date. With a lack of wi-fi, controlled AC and other amenities, the dorms aren't the most comfortable to live in. They often try and cram two people into a single dorm, however the suite style dorms with bathrooms are a plus (even if they are small).

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are very helpful and aside from a few truly have your well-being in mind. If you do not learn well in a large class setting, the class size will be perfect for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be very open to new things and especially interacting with minority students. Be early to apply for things because there is a scarcity of nice (dorms) at the school.

    In three sentences

    This school is great for diversity and academics; everything that you will see on the website and visits will entice most non-elite students to be interested, but just like any university there are many things you will find out when you get to campus. The school has a few fallbacks as far as a lack of student unity and a rather weak social life. This is a school strictly for academics.

  • 11/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs/orgs for everyone!

    Bang for the buck

    Here at Eastern, you really get what you pay for.

    What to do for fun

    There are many club/orgs that you can get involved in! The student center, and rec are places you can go to hang out with friends and have some fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be nervous, college is what you make it! Procrastination never leads to good things. Simply going to class may be the difference between passing and failing, go to class!

    In three sentences

    Eastern has a great business program. Eastern is very affordable. Eastern has a beautiful campus.

  • 12/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is not very safe, especially at night. Never walk alone and never go outside once it gets dark. There have been 2 murders in the past 2 years, several rapes, and several robberies/attacks.

    Great for these types of students

    Eastern Michigan University is great for students who are social and good with directions.

    What to do for fun

    Ypsilanti has a downtown area and a 'depot town'. Both areas have several shops and places to dine. Downtown is a fun place to go; they have lots of cool little stores and the cafes have wonderful food.

    Food and Dining

    The food is wonderful.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus but from what I hear the dorms are nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are very beneficial but tend to be very difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would not recommend this school to students who do not like crowds and are bad with directions. I also do not recommend this school to students who need a lot of academic help. The class sizes tend to be huge, so the professor doesn't have time to actually sit down and help every single student, and a lot of the professors don't want to.

    In three sentences

    The campus is very beautiful and kept beautiful all year round. The campus is huge and very easy to get lost in. The class sizes are usually big unless you attend the honors college.

  • 12/06/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    CAMPUS is safe. The surrounding areas are not. Take advantage of See-Us, the walk with you across campus at night division of the safety people.

    Clubs and Activities

    I can only speak for nerdy and gay clubs, and they're pretty great. QUEST (Queer Unity for Eastern Students) can be *really* clique-y, but that might change by the time you get there. Our nerd groups are awesome and always down for a game of Magic, day or night.

    Food and Dining

    The quality of the food is alright, but the price is outrageous. They have the worst meal plans out of any school I've been to. But Flex is the way to go (your ant change to Flex after your first semester).

    Dorm Life

    I lived on the LGBT Floor and it was wonderful. The community is a little clique-y, but you'll find that anywhere. The dorms at Eastern aren't too bad, but you're required to buy a meal plans nd that's where they get you. The dorms are MUCH safer than some of the surrounding areas.

    Academic Rigor

    Eastern's academic profile is definitely not the most highly rated. I didn't find any of my classes to be rigorous enough and I left without the knowledge base that I had expected to gain. I have friends in the Honors college who have more intensive classes so I would definitely recommend that.

    Tips for prospective students

    EMU has more gen ads than other schools I've been to, so be aware of that. HOWEVER, they also give out more scholarships. ;) DO NOT live anywhere on LeForge St or the surrounding areas. There have MULTIPLE robberies, assaults and murders.

    In three sentences

    Wonderful environment, but their academics aren't necessarily up to par. Very accepting LGBTQ+ community.

  • 12/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan is a very diverse school. It also has a great support staff. Last it has great school events to have fun at.

  • 01/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Don't take any night classes and don't walk alone outside at night. It might be dangerous.

    Bang for the buck

    Eastern is one of the most affordable Universities in Michigan.

    What to do for fun

    Free Friday Night movies in the Student Center.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of places to eat and a lot of variety. You can eat in the Student Center, Eastern Eateries, The Commons. There are also Eagle Cafes in a lot of the buildings.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are small. I wouldn't recommend living in one. If you live close then just commute. It will save you a lot of money.

    Academic Rigor

    As long as you put in the time and effort you'll be fine. The classes aren't that difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always check professor ratings on ratemyprofessor.com. It will make your life easier.

    In three sentences

    Lots of majors to choose from. It's known for its college of education. Most of the students are commuters.

  • 01/07/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many activities and clubs on campus. There is at least one for every type of person/

    Great for these types of students

    In my opinion, EMU is great for extroverted and optimistic students.

    What to do for fun

    The student center always has something fun happening. Go to the movie showings that they have every week. Or to a show that IMAGE is putting on if you like music. There is never a boring day on campus if you keep an ear out for activities.

    Food and Dining

    I like the food all over campus. They have a wide selection. Just refrain from eating at the same place all the time. You will get tired of the food very quick. I personally like the food at the Marketplace next to the Student Center and Sheriff's Office.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life can be very fun but distracting at the same time. There is always an activity going on at least 3-4 days out of the week. Be social, it will make the living away from home experience more enjoyable.

    Academic Rigor

    Keep your head in the books! The campus life can come after you finish your homework and studying. It is very easy to fall behind but very hard to catch back up. Also, use your resources. Teacher's office hours are there for a reason!

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip to prospective students, get involved in clubs and activities. There is more than enough things to do on campus that will give your mind a break from your studies for a moment. Social interaction on campus is key to enjoyment and success in your academic journey.

    In three sentences

    EMU is a very diverse and academically focused university. You are set up for success the moment you are accepted. I would recommend this school to everyone.

  • 01/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are lots of things to do on campus. Not just the sporting events but other activities as well. During Halloween they have parties, costume parties. Almost every Friday night they show a fairly current movie in the auditorium at the student center...free to students. During the winter months they have ice skating ($1 for skate rental). Lots of thigs to do.

    Food and Dining

    There are many different eateries/food courts. They have an all you can eat place and several smaller eateries. All the dorms have some kind of food place plus there is a Subway, Wendy's, and a Starbucks

    Dorm Life

    I Love living in the towers they are close to the student center and they have their own little store/food.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are harder than a community college but the teachers are always there to help you out if you are having trouble. They will try and help in any way possible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a tour of the campus and talk with the professors in the degree you are interested.

  • 01/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    After the murder that was committed off campus, security has been very high

    Greek Life

    There is Greek life but they aren't seriously involved in the main communtiy but they do several activities within the Greek community

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many many clubs that are here at Eastern. Most of them are weird but that's great because that means that theres a place for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for those who like to relax and want a small community

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Grilled Cheese Fridays at the commons...enough said. It sounds cheesy and all but all of the students flock to the commons for lunch on fridays just to get a touch of home cooking.

    Bang for the buck

    You pay A LOT of money for housing and it's really nothing great.

    What to do for fun

    You can go to the Rec/IM or..... Well I guess I shouldn't be so mean. There's a game room and they often do free friday night movies.

    Food and Dining

    The dining commons and market place are great! One offers All-You-Care-To-Eat and one has a deli or hot food station. Although there are some good choices, there are also bad. The Eastern Eateries resembles a food court with fried and greasy foods, which is not always the best food choice.

    Dorm Life

    The honors dorms are great! Downing is like an appartment and there are several options around campus. Although there are several cheaper options off campus, it's much safer to stay on campus where there is little crime.

    Academic Rigor

    This freshman class is bringing up the ACT scores and the honors college has been rapidly increasing. Eastern cares about grades, but are not everything.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join organizations and take advantage of the benefits of the university, such as the Rec IM.

    In three sentences

    Eastern in a close-knit community that truly values the needs of the students. The campus is small so theres no need to have to walk far to classes. Also, the honors college is elite.

  • 01/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Ski, swim, and play with my Dog

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure You have funding to attend.

    In three sentences

    Looking for Scholarships to remain in school at Eastern Michigan University is very difficult, for a single white women there are not any scholarships available. I feel frustrated and concerned that I may not be able to finish my last semester of schooling and I will not be able to graduate in 2014 because of financial poverty.

  • 01/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Business, Teaching, Sports Administration

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Wurst Bar is great spot to grab a drink or some grub in between classes.

    What to do for fun

    Ypsilanti and nearby Ann Arbor are full of bars, restaurants, and cool hangouts.

    Tips for prospective students

    Explore campus and be part of something great.

    In three sentences

    Great Value. Great Professors. Beautiful Campus.

  • 02/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    This school is huge on student activites and they try to engage students in many ways. The Student Center has just about everything from poetry to a gaming zone.

    Food and Dining

    Not to shabby. The campus food could be better but they have dining all around and on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Some dorms small and hot, nothing special about them.

    Academic Rigor

    Every class will challenge you in one way or another but, to overcome the challenges is what learning is about.

    Tips for prospective students

    The teachers are down to earth and expect students to be the same way. Do not go to this school if you are not a humble being or interested in learning to humble yourself.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan Univeristy is the most diverse campus I have ever been on. The teachers and students are extremly accepting of difference and that makes for a great learning environment. It is a great place to discover who you are as a young adult and what interest you.

  • 02/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    They offer a ton of clubs and activities!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Depot Town is fun to go to!

    What to do for fun

    Visit Ann Arbor!

    Food and Dining

    I do not eat on campus. Everyone loves grilled cheese Fridays though.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in the dorms but from what I hear it is nice.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are hard but worth the degree.

    Tips for prospective students

    Eastern is in a great location. Super close to Ann Arbor, so much to do on campus as well.

    In three sentences

    I love Eastern! I am going for a Social Work major. The Social Work program is fantastic!

  • 02/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    On campus there is SEEUS who are available to walk students around campus once it is dark. There are emergency lights, and campus security who can be found interacting with students.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    EMU is great for everyone. It is a very diverse campus with literally students from all over the world.

    Bang for the buck

    EMU provides many academic and social activities free of cost to students and sometimes visitors. There are Friday night movies, plays,

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of events both on and off campus.

    Food and Dining

    On campus there is a Subway, Wendy's, Starbuck, the buffet style commons, salsa grille, convenient stores, international kitchen and a variety of other places to enjoy great food.

    Dorm Life

    There is always some activity going on.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the classes can be tough but the teachers are very approachable and are willing to help you and there are many tutoring options available.

    In three sentences

    A great university were a person can receive a great education, make friends, and have fun.

  • 02/25/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The police department is right on campus and there are emergency stations all around. They give you timely warnings about what is going on off and on campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is good here. They have weekly meetings on Sundays and also they make you really get involved on campus. You meet a whole lot of new people in Greek Life and it gives you a bunch of leadership and social skills. This is mostly where the fun is in my opinion cause this is a group of people who have your back, who you can hang around with and become great friends with. You can create so many new experiences in Greek Life and expand your social network.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are some great clubs here. Especially the sports clubs like Quiddich, and water polo, and ultimate Frisbee. Those are very fun to do.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for commuters in general.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is relatively cheaper than anywhere else in Michigan and it gives out of state students in state tuition in a few States like Ohio and Illinois. The grants and scholarships are great here too.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs, get involved with Greek life, party on Thursdays, and go to the events that interest you. The Rec IM is where you work out and you can get friends to go there with you to play Basketball or Volleyball. You can go out with friends, but if your stuck on campus yo can just hang out in the dorms.

    Food and Dining

    Not too great, as a commuter you can go out to cheaper places with more variety. On campus though there's the Student Center which has Wendy's, Pizza, Salads, Subway, and Chinese. Then the Eateries which was some pretty overpriced food court stuff. And then the Commons where there's a 7.35 fee to get in and they have a set food choice available. As a freshman, you have to get a meal plan if you live on campus too.

    Dorm Life

    I don't know a lot about the dorm life here, but I know it's not too special. The college life happens in the frat houses mostly and students usually go home for the weekend and it's pretty dead up at school on the weekend. Dorms are small and cramped. Plus I believe Freshman if they aren't commuting have to live in them.

    Tips for prospective students

    See counselors as often as possible because you never know what is coming up or if something has changed. Plus they have a great idea about what classes to take and what is the most efficient way to take them. Get involved with what you like and there is a great festival at the beginning of the year to check out clubs and teams to get involved in. If your a commuter park in the big Green Lot 1 or 2 there is always space there, then you can move around later to other lots later in the day if you still have stuff to do. Also apply to scholarships in your department and on campus.

    In three sentences

    Eastern has a great campus, overall great teachers and staff and everyone is generally friendly and helpful. The classes aren't too large, easy to make friends and get involved. The community is okay and the dorms aren't too great, but there are a lot of commuters to this school.

  • 03/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    With Ann Arbor nearby, a classic car show every Tuesday night, bike night every Tuesday night, and an eclectic group of people everywhere there's always a lot to do.

    Food and Dining

    I've not eaten the campus food, but the food and drink options even across the street are awesome. The best place is Wurst Bar, which has quite a few local and microbrewery options for beers. The food is exceptional as well.

    Dorm Life

    I've not lived in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The lower-level classes are simple. There's a few students that didn't do a project/presentation that was due 2 weeks ago, yet the professor is giving them until next class to complete it. However, in aviation, it's a rather difficult class as they want to make sure you are safer than just the bare minimums.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to read the requirements as to what transfers from your school to Eastern. There's a section on the web site which states what does or does not transfer, and some community colleges are part of that.

    In three sentences

    This is a decent university in the area, but overshadowed by University of Michigan. It offers a nice in-between from a community college, and a large, formidable type of university.

  • 03/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Our campus police are always on top of things. Crimes rarely occur on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many clubs and organizations to choose from, there is something for everyone!

    What to do for fun

    Down town Ypsilanti has plenty of fun things to do, and they try to have campus activities too. Only a quick drive or bus ride to Ann Arbor or Detroit if you want more big city things to do.

    Food and Dining

    Good, but not a lot of variety.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice and well taken care of. Average size, but neat and they have a great residence hall association, plus fun activities and themed floors!

    Academic Rigor

    Professors have High expectations, but are always willing to help you succeed if you are willing to put forth the effort.

    In three sentences

    A great school with a huge variety of majors to choose from! Almost anyone can make a home out of this amazing school. EMU is a great place to get an education.

  • 03/14/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    Many majors to choose from!!

  • 03/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Ypsilanti is a dangerous city so you have to be careful, but as far as feeling safe on campus, I would give it a four out of five stars. I'm not afraid to walk back anywhere alone, but I do always keep a pepper spray on me.

    Greek Life

    Very respectful greek life. Not huge parties and trashy students.

    Clubs and Activities

    Eastern has so many different clubs

    Great for these types of students

    If you are looking for a big public school, but a campus small enough to know someone everywhere you go, EMU is the place for you. Our school is over 23,000 students, but it's easy to find people you know wherever you go.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There aren't much traditions on campus, but unfortunately everyone knows Ypsilanti's water tower as The Brick Dick.

    Bang for the buck

    Everything is pretty cheap on campus! I can't complain.

    What to do for fun

    Campus Life in the student centers supports many activities all the time so finding things to do is easy. Thursday night lounge is a swing dancing night, and Friday night movies are a must!

    Food and Dining

    The food is not the best if you live on campus, but for people who don't eat here everyday the options are really good!

    Dorm Life

    Live on campus your first year. It is worth it! The people you meet and experiences you face with help you're entire four-year experience.

    Academic Rigor

    As a freshman honor student I don't find the classes that difficult yet. The workload is not to overwhelming, but a perfect amount for a full time student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Every student can find a place to fit in at Eastern. So, Get Involved!

    In three sentences

    Eastern is a great university for students who are price conscious, but still want a four-year university education. Students at EMU are fun and respectful. I would consider everyone here to be TRUEMU!

  • 03/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The Eastern Michigan University police make their presence seen and felt. Officers attend events and patrol the campus. there are also emergency stations to contact the police in a hurry. And new officers are hired to keep our campus safe.

    Greek Life

    The Greek Life is alive here at Eastern. There are options galore, and anyone could pick from nearly a hundred fraternities or sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Athletes, Actors, Student Government Members, Journalists, welcome. The list goes on extensively here at Eastern Michigan. Besides serious studying any student can join any group here on campus. There are many options and open arms.

    Great for these types of students

    Eastern Michigan is great for students who enjoy a small campus with an intimate community and access to the surrounding Ypsilanti area. Students with many interests could never be bored at Eastern.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Starkweather Hall is the oldest building on campus and once a witch lived there, and she haunts the building since it is used as the Honors College headquarters.

    Bang for the buck

    Eastern Michigan has little upfront costs to attend, and with all the opportunities the campus offers it is easier to financially prioritize with meal plans and student positions available to work on campus.

    What to do for fun

    In Campus Life, if you love to have fun the Student Center hosts movies, balls and or appreciation dinners, the Undergraduate Symposium, and free picnics for students.

    Food and Dining

    Eastern hosts several eateries for students and staff and when one cannot make it to an eatery there are cafes open in all of the most occupied buildings, making it so much easier to have lunch on the run. Also, Eastern offers meal plans!

    Dorm Life

    There is always, always, always something to do on campus. And because the campus of Eastern is so small you can walk anywhere in about seven minutes.

    Academic Rigor

    Anyone can succeed at Eastern Michigan, and if you need a little help with specific courses there are just about as many tutoring departments as there are subject matters. And the professors are very attentive during their office hours, which makes visiting a must.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always ask questions here on campus, there is a lot of information and opportunities available on campus. And always engage in the various activities provided because they are free and enriching.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Michigan has a small campus, with manageable class sizes and knowledgeable faculty. Diversity exists in abundance here and this allows for a comfortable community where everyone will be accepted. The campus brand is to be true to yourself through TRUEMU.

  • 04/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    As you know or may not know, Eastern's safety hasn't been that well. They have upped there police more to ensure the safety of students. There is also a SEEUS who works with DPS and they are here to walk you late nights to your dorm or other places on campus at night time.

    Greek Life

    They are around campus but it is nothing too major. They do host nice parties especially the Ques. They also host events that does get people involved.

    Clubs and Activities

    I guess it is all about getting yourself out there to be involved. There are tons of clubs but you just have to find them.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The first week of school before classes actually start is this festival thing that is held outside in front of the student center and on the pathway. It is really fun and you learn more about the different clubs and orgs.

    Bang for the buck

    I don't think I get my monies worth because I still be bored. I still had to take out loans but there is no school spirit. You can definitely find a better school to attend.

    What to do for fun

    On Friday's there are movie nights in the student center. You can always go to the rec and go swimming, play basketball, etc. There is parties most of the times on the weekend as well. Sometimes there are concerts held here that you can go to. The student center also have a game room if you like to play the wii, xbox, or other games.

    Food and Dining

    After eating the food here for a semester you get really tired of it! There are different options of course but you just get tired of it after a while. Be prepared to go grocery shopping if you want a change in food.

    Dorm Life

    I stay in the Towers which is an upperclassmen dorm. I have a roommate and the room is small in a way but we make it work. The RA's try to plan things for us but it is nothing too spectacular. The First Year Center (FYC's) RA's seems like they are VERY involved with their floor/dorm hall. I feel very left out on things to do in campus because I live in the Towers. The best thing I like about the towers is the carpet floors :) Oh, you have to sign guest in after 10pm and you are allowed 3 per night.

    Academic Rigor

    To me, my workload isn't tough. I am able to mange it all and still get good grades. Maybe it is because I am a freshman but it is pretty easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved or you will be very bored. Buy food so you wont have to eat the same thing all the time and work out!

    In three sentences

    It is a nice campus I guess. It can get boring if you don't have plans.