Emporia State University

Emporia, KS

Emporia State, founded as a Normal school in 1863, is a public university. Its 200-acre campus is located in Emporia, 55 miles from Topeka.

Website: www.emporia.edu/

Public
Co-ed
3,605
Undergraduate
Students
(62.4%) 2,248 Women
(37.6%) 1,357 Men
2,127
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Noncompetitive
Overall Admission Rate
83% of 1,693 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.40
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
22 average
19-25 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $20,020
Out-of-state: $33,937
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,758
Out-of-state: $20,675
Room and Board
$8,912
Average Percent of Need Met
61%
Average Freshman Award
$9,538
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$22,816
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
247
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 24% of classes
10-19 students: 23% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Emporia Population
24,799
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Wichita
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
17% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Corkey the Hornet
Sororities
10% of women participate
Fraternities
11% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.9% Asian
4.9% Black/African-American
7.6% Hispanic/Latino
8.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
76.3% White
1.7% Unknown
International Students
6.7% from 50 countries
First-Year Students Returning
73.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
26.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
65%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Noncompetitive: Virtually all applicants accepted regardless of high school rank or test scores.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language    
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives 1  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required December 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1 Kellogg Circle
City, State, Zip
Emporia, KS 66801-5415
Phone
(620) 341-5465
Fax
 
E-mail
go2esu@emporia.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$30
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
Minimum ACT score of 21, or rank in the top 1/3 and completed QA core classes with cum 2.0 GPA, 22 Math subscore, or completed 4th year of math required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
83% of 1,693 applicants were admitted
Women
83% of 1,114 applicants were admitted
Men
82% of 579 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
955 (68%) of 1,401 admitted students enrolled
Women
614 (66%) of 927 admitted students enrolled
Men
341 (72%) of 474 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.40
3.75 and Above
26%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
16%
2.00 - 2.49
5%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
22 average
19-25 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
4%
Score of 24 - 29
30%
Score of 18 - 23
54%
Score of 12 - 17
13%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 14%
Top quarter: 38%
Top half: 73%
National Merit Scholar
0%
Valedictorian
0%
Class President
0%
Student Government Officer
0%

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $20,020
Out-of-state: $33,937
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,758
Out-of-state: $20,675
Room and Board
$8,912
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$3,350
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001927
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
543 (89.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
406 (74.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
404 (99.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
62 (15.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
61%
Average Award
$9,538
Need-Based Gift
Received by 403 (99.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,468
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 324 (80.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $213
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 33 (8.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
143 (23.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,754

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,561 (77.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,180 (85.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,167 (99.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
288 (13.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
60%
Average Award
$9,540
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,074 (95.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,716
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,796 (82.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,204
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 100 (4.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
598 (18.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,982

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
68%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$22,816
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
22.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
8.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Alternative loans, Alaska Loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, Jones Foundation Grants
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
1,418
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Debating, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
145
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership, Memberships
Number of Awards
54
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Members of Minorities, Religious Affiliation, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
84
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,185
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • General Studies
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • History, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor
Most Popular Disciplines
Education, Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
247
Part-Time Faculty
31
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
73%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 24% of classes
10-19 students: 23% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 20% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 40% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 25% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 14% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
578,139
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
410
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science, Master of Library Science, Master of Music

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Art Therapy
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Botany
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Business Education
  • Cell Biology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental Biology
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Geosciences
  • History
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Information Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Music
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Physical Education
  • Psychology--General
  • Reading Education
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • School Psychology
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Special Education
  • Zoology

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Emporia Population
24,799
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Wichita
Campus Size
207 acres

Weather

Temperature
16.3 average low in January, 84.2 average high in September
Rain
97 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Emporia
Nearest Train Station
50 mile(s) from campus in Topeka

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
17% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
83%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
24-hour residence hall monitoring, safety and self-awareness programs

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Corkey the Hornet
School Colors
Old gold and black

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Soccer x x    
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Soccer    
Softball    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, phi eta sigma, student chapter of the american library association of esu, tradplus student organization, arabic culture student organization, emporia kansas association of nursing students
Sororities
10% of women participate
Fraternities
11% of men participate
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
3,605
Women
2,248 (62.4%)
Men
1,357 (37.6%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
3,340
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.9% Asian
4.9% Black/African-American
7.6% Hispanic/Latino
8.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
76.3% White
1.7% Unknown
International Students.
6.7% from 50 countries
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
2,127

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
73.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
26.0%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
40.8%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
44.6%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
65%
Average Starting Salary
65%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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