Eastern Mennonite University

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About us

EMU is a leader among faith-based universities offering undergraduate, graduate and seminary programs that emphasize peacebuilding, cross-cultural understanding, sustainability and service to others. EMU is a Christian univeristy like no other, combining rigorous academics with a commitment to the common good.

At EMU, professors are mentors who challenge students to grow as whole people, academically, spiritually and emotionally. Students are called to broaden their worldview by spending time in another culture. Main campus was established in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, in Harrisonburg, Va. Classes are also offered at our Lancaster, Pa., site, at our Washginton Community Scholars Center, online, and across the globe through our well-known cross-cultural program.

EMU is home to the The Center for Justice and Peacebuilding and Summer Peacebuilding Institute where peacebuilders from across North America and around the world pursue academic excellence in the field of peacebuilding while building networks of support and gaining respite from their high pressure roles.

EMU graduates earn more than a degree – they're prepared to be ethical leaders in their field of choice. The impact they have had on the world has been tremendous, if one looks at the core of organizations like World Vision, Amnesty International, Oxfam, Mennonite Central Committee, and Heifer International.

Nearly 90% of EMU grads find work in their field of study within a year of graduation. Employers hire EMU graduates because of their strong morals and values, respect for others, desire to make a difference, communication and critical thinking skills, and self-confidence.


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Date Founded: 1917

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Phone: 540-432-4000

1200 Park Road, Harrisonburg, VA, 22802, US

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