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- Party SceneB
- Campus FoodC+
- Student LifeB+
Emporia State is an above-average public university located in Emporia, Kansas. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,293 undergraduate students. The Emporia State acceptance rate is 85%. Popular majors include Elementary Education, Business, and Nursing. Graduating 45% of students, Emporia State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,500.
NCAA Division II (with football)
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
Considered but not required
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Early Decision/Early Action
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.64 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.69 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.69 responses
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.61 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.75 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.46 responses
Emporia State University Reviews
Personally, I have loved being at Emporia State University! Most of the teachers here have been exceptional and really care about what they're teaching and helping students. Of course there has been the rare time where I had a teacher who wasn't a good teacher, but those teachers are gone now which shows the school takes pride in having great teachers at all times. The school is affordable which is great when paying yourself for school. Campus is also small enough that getting from class to class is easy. Because the school is small, I get any extra time with the teachers I need since they don't have as many students per class to manage. Overall, I really love my college!
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!
It is very interesting. You are welcomed by all and the police are always there to protect you. There may be moments here and there that may be iffy (like the crime rate and mischievous students), but the amount of love and support from others overlaps that. The art opportunities are also amazing! There are countless locations and jobs to fit with any artists dream!