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Emporia State University

Emporia, KS


About This Campus

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 6,100 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 59 countries. Students come to ESU seeking quality education, affordable tuition, and limitless opportunities to become involved on campus.

Location Information

The City of Emporia (25,000 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, Lawrence, and Wichita) in less than 90 minutes.

Helpful Information

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

Chance of Placement

Home Payment (B)
Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing back-up options.

Fast Facts

Location | Emporia
Population | 25,000
Enrollment | 5,887
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home (B)
Term Dates
Fall | 08/21-12/15
Spring | 01/17-05/11

Campus Diversity

White | 64%
Black | 5%
Hispanic/Latino | 5%
Asian | 5%
Native/1st Nation | 1%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Two or more | 12%
Other | 8%


-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • With seniors
Closed Programs

Business - some classes require Junior standing

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. Top 4 in the nation
  • Secondary Education - Highly ranked program in the U.S. Top 4 in the nation

Unique Academic Programs

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

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, Drawing, Glass, Graphic Design, Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Theater Art

Athletics: Athletic Training, Coaching, Physical Education

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

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

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry

Communications: American Sign Language, Communication, Journalism, Organizational Communication

Criminal Justice: Crime and Society

Earth Sciences: Earth Science, Physical Sciences

Economics: Economics

Education: Athletic Training Education, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, Exceptional Children, Health Education, Junior High/Middle School, Junior High/Middle School Mathematics, Kindergarten Education, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Secondary Education, Social Science 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

Geology: Geology

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

History: History

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


Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.50 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
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan B

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (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 Home Payment (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 18
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 04/02/18.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee $10 Year Plan B Mandatory
Housing Deposit $170 Semester Plan B Mandatory
Health Insurance $610 Semester Plan B Optional
ID Card $18 Year Plan B Mandatory
Parking Fee $90 Year Plan B Optional
Orientation Fee $200 Year Plan B Optional
Transportation Fee $35 Semester Plan B Optional

Important Notes: If the student wishes to join the Orientation, the student will not have to pay for the ID card separately because it is included in the Orientation costs. Orientation fee includes meals, activities, and transportation during the week before classes start. It also includes pick up from the airport to campus and your Student ID card. Transportation fee is $35 from the Kansas City Airport to ESU on a specific day before Orientation. Please email me for the day and time a student should plan to arrive.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $610 per year.

Financial Aid

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 04/02/18

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 22% living on campus
  • Double: $2300
  • 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: $480
  • Proximity to campus: 1
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
Local public transportation is the L-cat and does not provide the best services.

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1750 declining balance plan.
  • $1435 per semester for 9 meals per week.
  • $1733.50 per semester for 14 meals per week.
  • $1777.50 per semester for 21 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
All access meal plan is $1777.50 per semester. This meal plan allows you unlimited access to the Hornet's Nest and Hornet Express. You may enter the Hornet's Nest as frequently as you wish, with no restrictions on the number of personal meals you may eat per day or the number of times you may enter the Hornets Nest per week.

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