Emporia State University (ESU)

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Emporia State University can be found in Emporia, KS, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 6,500 students enrolled per year at ESU.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores between 950 (25th percentile) to 1055 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and within the range of 19 (25th percentile) to 25 (75th percentile) on the ACT is usually submitted among applicants that get into ESU. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Emporia State University (ESU) average GPA ranges from 2.98 to 3.33 for accepted students. This school has an acceptance rate of around 85% with 48% of applicants choosing to continue on and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at emporia.edu.

Overall Emporia State University (ESU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Emporia State University was reported as 84.7% in Fall 2020 with over 1,670 college applications submitted to Emporia State University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ESU ACT Scores: 19 - 25
  • ESU Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into Emporia State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Emporia State University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for ESU has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 87.4%
  • 2017-2018: 82.8%
  • 2018-2019: 85.3%
  • 2019-2020: 84.7%
  • Projected ESU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 78.9%

How Does Emporia State University (ESU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Emporia State University is forty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Baker University88.0%
MidAmerica Nazarene University54.6%
Friends University45.8%
Newman University67.5%
University of Saint Mary84.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Emporia State University (ESU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading480 - 515
Math470 - 540
Total Score950 - 1055
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 25
Math18 - 24
Composite Score19 - 25
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