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Emporia State University - ACT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


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Emporia State University Description:

Founded in 1863 as a normal school dedicated to educating teachers, Emporia State University is now a comprehensive university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of fields. Teaching remains the most popular area of study at both the bachelor's and master's levels, but nursing, business, and sociology are also popular among undergraduates. Academics are supported by an 18 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 23. The National Teachers Hall of Fame is located at Emporia. The university's 212-acre campus is located in Emporia, Kansas, a small city situated between Topeka and Wichita. Kansas City is about 90 minutes to the northeast. Student life is active and includes a fraternity and sorority system. The ESU Hornets and Lady Hornets compete in the NCAA Division II Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA). The university fields six men's and seven women's intercollegiate sports.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 5,876 (3,773 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 40% Male / 60% Female
  • 89% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $5,614 (in-state); $17,388 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $900 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,283
  • Other Expenses: $3,460
  • Total Cost: $17,257 (in-state); $29,031 (out-of-state)

Emporia State University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 96%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 84%
    • Loans: 77%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $4,328
    • Loans: $5,557

Scholarships for Emporia State (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Business Administration, Communication, Elementary Education, English, Interdisciplinary Studies, Nursing, Sociology

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 70%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 37%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 23%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 42%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Emporia State University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.emporia.edu/about/mission-statement.html

"Emporia State University is a dynamic and progressive student-centered learning community that fosters student success through engagement in academic excellence, community and global involvement, and the pursuit of personal and professional fulfillment."

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