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Emporia State University

Emporia, KS 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate88%
Acceptance Rate88%

About Emporia State University

Earning your degree from Emporia State University will be one of the best investments you will ever make. And, we will be here with you every step of the way — providing guidance, resources and cheering you on.

Emporia State University Overview

Emporia State University is a public, state school in a small town setting in Emporia, Kansas. Emporia State University was founded in 1863 and now enrolls around 5,615 students per year year, including 2,948 undergrad students. Emporia State University provides housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

Student Activities at Emporia State University

Love music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Emporia State University students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority? Emporia State University has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Emporia State University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Emporia State University on the Student Life page.

2022 Emporia State University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 88%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 0%
In-State Tuition $7,134
Out-of-State $13,195
Percent of Need Met 65%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $10,183

Is Emporia State University a Good School?


Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can give you a sense of how selective a college is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a better sense of what Emporia State University offers and if the school could be a good fit for you.

Emporia State University Acceptance Rate 2022

Emporia State University is not competitive to get into. Emporia State University admitted 88% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 1,419 applications received in 2022, 1,254 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Emporia State University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 74% of students who start at Emporia State University return for their second year of college. Emporia State Universityhas a six year graduation rate of 50 for undergrads. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Emporia State University Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Emporia State University by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. Within six months of graduating, 36% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent Emporia State University grads have an average starting salary of $39,000 a year. The average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year, though these numbers vary widely by major.

Emporia State University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Emporia State University's endowment was $79 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Emporia State University spends about $7,610 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Emporia State University

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Emporia State University meets 65% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Emporia State University full-time are awarded $10,183 a year in financial aid, on average.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $23,682 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Emporia State University.

Based on this information, does Emporia State University seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Emporia State University a good school for you?

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Where is Emporia State University?

Emporia State University is located in the small town setting of Emporia, Kansas, in the suburbs of Wichita.

If you want to see Emporia State University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 35 to Emporia, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Emporia State University and Emporia are like without leaving home.

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College Info

Emporia State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Emporia State University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Emporia State University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Emporia State University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

18 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

24 and Above

Good

18 to 24

Avg

18 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Emporia State University is 22. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into Emporia State University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Emporia State University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Emporia State University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$9,863

In State

$23,915

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$7,170
$21,222
Fees
$1,693
$1,693
Housing
Unknown
Unknown
Books
$1,000
$1,000

Student Life

Wondering what life at Emporia State University is like? There are approximately 5,615 students enrolled at Emporia State University, including 2,948 undergraduate students and 2,667 graduate students. 91% percent of students attend school full-time, 92% percent are from KS and 8% percent of students are from other states.

91%

Full Time

9%

Part Time

92%

In State

8%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

5,615

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

88%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$8,863

Out-of-State

$22,915

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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