Despite its prestige in certain areas of study, the current university administration is intent on running any semblance of academic development into the ground by investing in a doomed division I football program, trading academics for (unlikely) success in the athletic arena. Recommended that you avoid until the board of regents gets their head out of their ass and realizes that Eagle football doesn't mean shit to anyone at EMU, let alone prospective students.
EMU Grad: "Sweet!"
Person 2: "Oh, I'm going to Eastern Michigan University."
Person 1: "I'm going to Washtenaw. It's way cheaper, and it's a hell of a lot safer"
Person 2: "Losers only go to Washtenaw."
Person 1: "Yeah, well at least I'll be able to transfer to a better school, as no one takes Eastern seriously."