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Eastern Michigan University Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 5,398 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 57 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

58% Women
42% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Mid-American Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $176,043)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $86,251)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 52 39 - -
Baseball 40 - - -
Basketball 19 14 - -
Football 125 - - -
Golf 10 10 - -
Gymnastics - 22 - -
Rowing - 53 - -
Soccer - 24 - -
Softball - 23 - -
Swimming and Diving 35 32 - -
Tennis - 8 - -
Volleyball - 15 - -
Wrestling 33 - - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.7%
Black/non-Hispanic 18.2%
Hispanic 2.3%
Non-resident alien 3.6%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 7.4%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 65.0%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 18 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 2
Drug Law Violation 32
Liquor Law Violation 51
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 4
Property Crime 41
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Kelsey from Livonia, MI
  • 3
  • 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…

  • May-31-2012 Read More
  • Elizabeth from Davison, MI
  • 3
  • 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…

  • Mar-09-2012 Read More
  • Nigel from Flint, MI
  • 5
  • 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,…

  • May-13-2012 Read More
  • Taylor from Inkster, MI
  • 3
  • 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…

  • Jun-08-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Hugo from Ann Arbor, MI
  • May-04-2017 I am a current student here

    Food is okay. It could be better but it is not the worst. If you ate at the college commons then you have a variety of choices since it is like a buffet and is actually quite cheap in my option. Now, there are more choices inside the student center and overall the food is okay and service is good. There is also a Starbucks inside the student center and my experiences there have been quite nice actually.

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  • 4
  • ashly from temperance, mi
  • Jul-14-2016 I am a current student here

    couple different options for food on campus, though they are spread out a bit. food was pretty decent haven't had any major issues with that besides the fact that they can be a little slow sometimes.

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  • 4
  • Malinda from Howell, MI
  • Jan-19-2016 I am a current student here

    Eastern has many great options. Although they can get tiresome, there is a wide range of food to eat.

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  • 4
  • Joseph from Fremont, OH
  • Dec-31-2015 I am a current student here

    EMU has an admittedly good selection of food on-campus. The dining staff do their best to accommodate dietary restrictions like allergies, gluten intolerance, and vegan and vegetarian diets. There are also a number of meal plans to choose from depending on your budget and dietary needs. The Commons is an all you care to eat buffet area that features a different weekday. You can get pasta, homestyle food, grilled food, salad, cereal, toast, fruit, stir-fry - all sorts of things. It's a cozy atmosphere and a great place to grab lunch if you have a bit of time to kill between classes. The Eateries is more like a typical mall food court. Pizza, subs, chicken, burgers, fries, and even frozen yogurt can be found at different stations there. There are also different stands that are more like a convenience store - coolers with drinks and refrigerated items, a salad bar, a donut and bagel case, as well as candy, cookies, cereal, and chips. The selection doesn't change very much, which can make the Eateries feel overdone after a while. The different vendors also have different hours, which can be confusing. The Marketplace is where you can find a deli, a homestyle food place, and a convenience store. It's also home to Einstein Brothers Bagels. It's very convenient if you live in the Towers or the nearby Village Apartments or Cornell Courts. The Student Center has other options like the Green Market Bistro, Salsa Grill, and International Kitchen. It's also home to Subway, Wendy's and Starbucks. (Just a warning though: Wendy's and Subway do not accept university mealplans or flex dollars. Starbucks, however, will accept them, including for merchandise!) It can be a busy hub during weekdays and special occasions, so I wouldn't recommend it if you're short on time. There are also Eagle Cafes located in different buildings around campus. Here, you can grab some refrigerated deli options, drinks, baked goods and other snacks if you have only a short time between classes. They can come in very handy if you don't schedule yourself a good window for lunch.

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  • 3
  • Emily
  • Oct-23-2015 I am a current student here

    The food is great. There is such a wide variety of choices. There are even gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options all over campus.

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  • 5
  • Kelly from Plymouth, MI
  • Aug-05-2015 I am a current student here

    It's very college-friendly, you can access it quick, simply and easy. There are also quite a few diners around town that you can go to off of campus as well that are within walking distance.

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  • 3
  • Anonymous
  • Jul-02-2015 I am a past student here

    Overpriced , with mediocre food. Portions are okay. Hours open are good.

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  • 4
  • Clair from Rives Junction, MI
  • Dec-30-2014 I am a current student here

    The Eateries on campus are really good but the grease and be a bit much if you aren't used to it. The Commons dining area is also great if you want a home cooked kind of meal. Of course neither place is a four star restaurant, but they are definitely edible. Then you also have your Flex Dollars which you can spend at the Eagle Cafes and Lobby Shop.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • JJ
  • Sep-04-2014 I am a current student here

    There are various organizations on and off campus. If you decide to join, you will be able to connect with jobs through your organization's networking skills!

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  • 0
  • Rebecca from Dowagiac, MI
  • May-15-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is a little different at Eastern because it is highly regulated. Fraternities and sororities are very close nit and everyone knows each other.

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  • 0
  • Takara from Ferndale, MI
  • Apr-01-2014 I am a current student here

    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.

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  • 0
  • Jasmyn from Ypsilanti, MI
  • Mar-27-2014 I am a current student here

    The Greek Life is alive here at Eastern. There are options galore, and anyone could pick from nearly a hundred fraternities or sororities.

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  • 0
  • Kara from Brighton, MI
  • Feb-25-2014 I am a current student here

    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.

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