Emporia State University

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1200 Commercial

Emporia, KS 66801-5087

Phone: (620) 341-1200
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#92 Overall Score: 38 out of 100. Regional Universities (Midwest)

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Emporia State University is a public institution that was founded in 1863. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,773, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 212 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Emporia State University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 92. Its in-state tuition and fees are $5,614 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $17,388 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Emporia State University is a centrally located, comprehensive, and student-centered institution whose central mission is to develop lifelong learning skills, impart society's cultural heritage, educate, and prepare students for professional careers and advanced study. Faculty, staff, and students interact in an atmosphere of freedom of inquiry and expression. Educational opportunities are found in majors in art and sciences, business, education, and library and information management, with programs of national distinction in Education, Business, Library and Information Management. During 2012-2013, over 750 online courses were delivered, including two complete undergraduate program, eight complete graduate programs, two certificate programs, and four teaching endorsement programs.

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School type public, coed college
Year founded 1863
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $59,626,773


When applying to Emporia State University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due December 15. The application fee at Emporia State University is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 72.3 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 72.3%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by December 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Emporia State University is 16:1, and the school has 50.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Emporia State University include: Education; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Health Professions and Related Programs; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Social Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 70.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 16:1
4-year graduation rate 23%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Education 24%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 16%
Health Professions and Related Programs 9%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 7%
Social Sciences 7%

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Student Life

Emporia State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,773, with a gender distribution of 40.1 percent male students and 59.9 percent female students. At this school, 19 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 81 percent of students live off campus. Emporia State University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 5,867
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Emporia State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Emporia State University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Emporia State University.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Emporia State University, 64.2 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,333.

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In-state tuition and fees $5,614 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $17,388 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,283 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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