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Emporia State University

Emporia, KS 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate88%

Emporia State University Admissions

Emporia State University is not competitive to get into. The acceptance rate at Emporia State University is 88%. Last year, 1,419 students applied to Emporia State University and 1,254 were admitted.

If you are planning on applying to Emporia State University, the application fee is $30.

Emporia State University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Emporia State University's admissions stats.

Emporia State University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 15%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 0%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 76%
Waitlist Yes

Emporia State University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Emporia State University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Info Not Available
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Applying Early to Emporia State University?

Emporia State University may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Emporia State University directly for more information about early applications.

➡️ See a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Emporia State University Admissions

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Emporia State University?

It is not competitive to get into Emporia State University.

In 2022, Emporia State University accepted 88% of students, approximately 1,254 from 1,419 applicants.

Schools that are not competitive to get into, like Emporia State University, accept virtually all applicants regardless of high school rank or test scores.

Transferring to Emporia State University

It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Emporia State University

Emporia State University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Emporia State University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Emporia State University

What does Emporia State University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Class Rank Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Talent/Ability Important
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered

Make sure to check with Emporia State University for more information on admission factors.

Emporia State University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Emporia State University, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Emporia State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Other Requirements 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
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Standardized Test Scores

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Emporia State University?

Students admitted to Emporia State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Out of all students that were admitted, 75% submitted a class rank. At Emporia State University 15% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 36% were in the top 25% and 69% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Emporia State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 8.6%
3.75 and 3.99 24.6%
3.50 and 3.74 18.6%
3.25 and 3.49 13.6%
3.00 and 3.24 14.1%
2.50 and 2.9 14.5%
2.00 and 2.49 4.9%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Emporia State University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Emporia State University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 0% of Emporia State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 76% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

To be most competitive at Emporia State University, you should strive to earn between 18 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Emporia State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Emporia State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

More Information on Transferring to Emporia State University

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Emporia State University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Emporia State University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Emporia State University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Emporia State University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Emporia State University.

Does Emporia State University accept transfer credits?

✅ Emporia State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Emporia State University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Emporia State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

❌ Emporia State University does not accept International Baccalaureate credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Emporia State University?

✅ Emporia State University is not test optional.

What is Emporia State University's acceptance rate?

✅ Emporia State University has an acceptance rate of 88%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Emporia State University?

🟨 Emporia State University may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

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Open Admission


How hard is it to get into Emporia State University? Emporia State University is a open admission institution. The Emporia State University acceptance rate is 88%. This means that the institution accepts 88 out of every 100 applicants.


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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Emporia State University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Emporia State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.41. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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