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On Campus:14%
  • Fall 08/17-12/11
  • Spring 01/20-05/13

Tuition & Payments
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

Additional Information
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Campus Diversity
0%Native/First Nation
1%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
6%Two or more races

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Emporia State University

Emporia State University (ESU) is located in Kansas, in the Heart of America. Founded in 1863, ESU offers Bachelor, Master, and Ph.D. programs. ESU is organized into four colleges College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business (AACSB-I accredited), Teachers College and School of Library Science and Information Management. ESU enrolls about 6,114 students who enjoy an intimate teaching environment (faculty/student ratio is 1:18). Princeton Review and The U.S. News and World Report ranked ESU among the Best Universities in the Midwest and the FBI ranked ESU the safest campus in Kansas.

ESU is a global community. Students come from more than 46 U.S. States and from more than 45 countries. Students come to ESU seeking quality education, affordable tuition, and limitless opportunities to become involved on campus.

Campus Location - The City of Emporia (26,000 pop) is located in Central-East Kansas, in the scenic Flint Hills. Emporia is a business center and self-supported City. Students at ESU enjoy the urban life with immediate access to outdoor adventures. Two major highways connect ESU with larger metropolitan areas (Kansas City, Topeka, and Wichita) in less than 90 minutes.

Helpful Information - Emporia State University arranges ground transportation at the beginning of each semester, from Kansas City International Airport (MCI) to campus.

Closed Programs


Notable Academic Programs

  • Business Administration - AASCB Accreditation
  • Art - Glass blowing and engraving arts.
  • Biology/Life Science - Undergraduate research program
  • Elementary Education - Highly ranked Education program in the U.S.
  • Secondary Education - Highly ranked program in the U.S.

Unique Academic Programs

  • Glass - Glass blowing. Only two programs offered in the U.S.
  • Art - Engraving Arts

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Area Studies: Asian/Oriental Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art Therapy, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Glass, Graphic Design, Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Theater Art

Athletics: Athletic Training

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Botany/Plant Sciences, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Zoology

Business: Accounting, Business, Business Administration, Business Education, E-Business, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Journalism, Organizational Communication

Criminal Justice: Crime and Society

Earth Sciences: Earth Science

Economics: Economics

Education: Athletic Training Education, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, Exceptional Children, Health Education, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Spanish, Special Education, Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), Theatre Education

English: Creative Writing, English

Environmental Studies: Ecology

Foreign Language: Spanish

General Studies: Interdisciplinary Studies, Leadership Studies, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Spanish Literature

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography

Health and Safety Sciences: Health Education, Health Promotion, Nursing

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Systems

International Studies: International Relations

Library Science: Library Science, Media Librarian

Mathematics: Mathematics, Statistics

Performing Arts: Choral Music, Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Music/Jazz Studies, Performance, Piano Pedagogy, Theater Arts/Drama, Theater Education

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Physics: Physics

Political Science: International Affairs/Relations, Political Science, Public Administration/Affairs

Pre-Professional : Engineering Pre-Professional, Law Pre-Professional, Medicine Pre-Professional, Pharmacy Pre-Professional, Veterinary Medicine Pre-Professional

Psychology: Psychology

Recreation: Recreation

Sociology/Social Work: Social Science, Sociology

Theater: Performance and Directing

Registration Priority
  • Before seniors
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 530 paper, 200 computer or 72 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • Available
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan B
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan B: 18
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 7/29/2015.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit: $170 Semester Plan B Mandatory
Health Insurance: $620 Semester Plan B Optional
ID Card: $15 Year Plan B Mandatory
Parking Fee: $90 Year Plan B Mandatory
Orientation Fee: $200 Year Plan B Optional

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $589 per semester.

Financial Aid
Plan B
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
  • Figures are current as of 7/29/2015.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Double: $2,200
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living is limited
  • Maximum housing reserved for women: 10
  • Maximum housing reserved for men: 10
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $450
  • Proximity to campus: 0
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1750 declining balance plan.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.