Emporia State University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Kansas


Founded in 1863 as a normal school dedicated to educating teachers, Emporia State University is now a comprehensive university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of fields. Teaching remains the most popular area of study at both the bachelor's and master's levels, but nursing, business, and sociology are also popular among undergraduates. Academics are supported by an 18 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 23. The National Teachers Hall of Fame is located at Emporia. The university's 212-acre campus is located in Emporia, Kansas, a small city situated between Topeka and Wichita. Kansas City is about 90 minutes to the northeast. Student life is active and includes a fraternity and sorority system. The ESU Hornets and Lady Hornets compete in the NCAA Division II Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA). The university fields six men's and seven women's intercollegiate sports.

Most Popular Majors

Business Administration, Communication, Elementary Education, English, Interdisciplinary Studies, Nursing, Sociology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 6404
Total Grad Students: 2338
Undergraduate Students: 4066
Faculty: 260

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 25:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 16:1

Percent Male: 39%
Percent Female: 61%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 20%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 40%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

1200 Commercial Emporia
Emporia Kansas 66801

Website: http://www.emporia.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 620-341-1200

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Amy Jo Troyer
Transfer Counselor, Admissions
(620) 341-5465

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Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
If you've completed 24 or more transferable credit hours after high school with a 2.0, you're admitted unconditionally. If you have below a 2.0, you will be considered for admission through the 10% window.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
The lowest grade earned for any course that may be transferred for credit is D.

Credits (Min/Max):
There are no maximum limits on transfer credits; however, you must earn 30 credits at ESU to earn your associate degree.

Test Scores for Applying:
Official standardized test scores are required if you are 20 years of age or younger.

Letters of Recommendation Required:

Essay(s) required:
You may be required to submit an essay or personal statement.

Application Fee:
There is a $30 nonrefundable application fee.

Other Requirements:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 19 24
English 18 24
Math 18 25
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading
Math 425 505

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 760

Transfers Accepted: 542

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 71%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 82%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -11%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 900

Other Expenses: 3950

Room and Board: 6380

Tuition and Fees: 15332

Total Cost: 26562

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 4952

Total Cost – In-State: 16182

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
ESU offers a variety of financial aid options including loans, scholarships and grants.

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 5470

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 95%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 79%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 63%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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