Emporia State University

1 Kellogg Circle, Emporia, KS


Going to college is about taking on challenges, meeting new people, discovering your passions and becoming who you want to be. At Emporia State University, we believe the best way to do all of that is to dive into all the opportunities available. Whether that's original research, community projects, internships or other hands-on learning activities, you'll get real-world experiences other graduates in your field won’t have. ESU is top notch academics, an experience incredibly personalized to your goals and a welcoming campus community. So, if you’re looking for something a little more personal, something better than the status quo — academics, life-changing experiences and a place to belong — Emporia State is for you. Learn more by reaching out and signing up for a campus visit at emporia.edu/visit.

Questions and Answers about Emporia State University

Brecklin R.
1 year ago
Do transfer students have to live on ESU campus?
Emporia State University
No. Here are other details: https://www.emporia.edu/student-life/res-life-dining/residential-life-emporia-state/campus-amenities-services/campus-freshmen-residency-requirement/ Also, we have a Transfer Connect program where you can meet with an ESU academic advisor before you transfer: https://emporia.edu/transferconnect
Kade K.
1 year ago
Are Emporia State University’s scholarships based on merit or financial need?
Emporia State University
We have scholarships for both. Our Presidential Scholarship looks at your GPA and ACT/SAT. Our GPA Only scholarship does not require an ACT/SAT. In our scholarship library, there are other scholarships too.
Kade K.
1 year ago
What kind of scholarships and grants are their that you can get when attending Emporia State University?
Emporia State University
Chloe E.
1 year ago
Are freshmen required to live on campus at Emporia State University?
Emporia State University
Yes, unless you meet one of our qualifying criteria (ex. married, have a child, over 21, live within 35 miles).
McKensie A.
1 year ago
Does your school offer In Person classes?
Emporia State University
Yes! We have actually been in person all year. Last year (2020/2021) we were a combination, though.
Emma A.
1 year ago
Where can I find legacy scholarships opportunities that your school offers?
Emporia State University
ESU does not have any scholarships specific to legacy students. We do, however, have many many scholarships available.

Majors offered at Emporia State University

Biggest majors
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
Business Administration, Management and Operations
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing

Academics at Emporia State University

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
17 to 1
Least Selective (85% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution
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Scholarships from Emporia State University (3)

Scholarship Library


Our scholarship library has over 1,000 scholarships that you can apply for! You can browse our library to see all of the different types of scholarships we have, however you must be admitted to fill out our general scholarship application. Once you fill out that general application, our system will find all of the scholarships that you are eligible for!

How to apply

Visit this link to check out our scholarships! https://www.emporia.edu/admissions-costs/admissions-and-costs/scholarships/

First-year students
Transfer students
In-state students
Out-of-state students
$500 - $6,000


GPA Only Scholarship


The GPA only scholarship is a one time non application based scholarship that you can receive if you have a minimum GPA of a 3.0. It works on a sliding scale, the higher your GPA, the higher the scholarship!

How to apply

Eligible students are automaticall