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Emporia State University
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  • 4 Year
  • EMPORIA, KS

Direct Admissions

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Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B+
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade B+
  9. Dorms
    grade A minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade A

About

1 KELLOGG CIRCLE
EMPORIA, KS 66801
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
From Emporia State University

Emporia State University is an intensely personal, welcoming campus community. We challenge the idea of what education is by providing real-world, hands-on learning experiences that helps you uncover what you can offer the world. That is why ESU enjoys a 98% job placement within six months of graduation! Engaging on campus and making the grades are equally important in taking the next step after college. With over 80 clubs and organizations, there is something for everyone in the Hornet Nation!

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Emporia State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
88%
SAT Range
950-1060
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No data available  

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Cost

Net Price
$14,564 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,147 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 64 responses
79%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 77 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 77 responses

Majors

Education at ESU

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Emporia State University is THE place for teaching education. From the very beginning, you’ll get hands-on learning experiences in K-12 classrooms, so you graduate ready to enter your own classroom with confidence. And no matter which of the 21 content areas you choose, you’ll learn from former classroom teachers who have been in your shoes and are excited to prepare you for your bright future.

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    40%
  • On Campus
    51%
  • Online
    9%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,676 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
272
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
18%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 46 responses
  • Involved
    37%
  • Individual
    28%
  • Pride
    22%
  • Kind
    7%
  • Dedicates
    4%
  • Stressed
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
64%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 69 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 83 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 55 responses
  • Stinger's Up!
    47%
  • I'm a hornet.
    40%
  • Underrated
    7%
  • I am a hornet
    4%
  • Home away from home
    2%
  • Small
    2%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
50%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 47 responses

Emporia State University Reviews

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