B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A
Emporia State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc
Address
1 Kellogg Circle
Emporia, KS 66801

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

Acceptance Rate
87%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
910-1030
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$12,939/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,660/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,317/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,980/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,469/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,891/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.64 responses
78%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.63 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.63 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,431Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Individual
    32%
  • Involved
    32%
  • Pride
    26%
  • Dedicates
    6%
  • Kind
    3%
  • Diverse
    0%
  • Nerdy
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
67%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.55 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.69 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 42 responses
Report
  • I'm a hornet.
    50%
  • Stinger's Up!
    48%
  • I am a hornet
    2%
  • Fast-paced
    0%
  • Home away from home
    0%
  • Strict
    0%
  • Underrated
    0%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.46 responses
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Emporia State University Reviews

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Emporia State is very diverse as well as accepting. The campus and over-all environment is friendly and full of life. The professors really seem to harness the one on one student relationships and make you seen as an individual. The only major downside is the food in the cafeteria. I lived in the Towers Residence Hall my freshman year and then came back as an RA the next year. It is a very open and safe environment. The dorms and campus provide many program opportunities varying from speakers to performers. As for the town life, it is on the more boring side. There is not a lot to do here other than local restaurants. This makes it easier to focus on academics though!
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I love Emporia State and I'm not saying that just because I've lived here all my life. Emporia is so charming and lively. We always have something going on and the overall ESU campus is beautiful and inviting as well. You could walk outside and there would be a squirrel 5 feet away, it's awesome. If I were to have lived somewhere else and I had the choice to pick any university, I would still choose Emporia State. I like it because it's not too big and not too small, it's the perfect size so you can still get the help you need. It has a great nursing program and many sports and clubs you can get involved in. I also like how there are people from different backgrounds. I've only been at ESU for about half a year now and I honestly can't wait for the years ahead of me!
The university is amazing! The campus is very welcoming and makes you feel at home. The class sizes are not to big, and not to small. The professors are there for you to make sure you get the best education you deserve. Overall, Emporia State University was the best fit for me and my career choice as a teacher.