Undergraduate Admissions + Costs
You are college material. We look forward to welcoming you into our Hornet Family!
Why Emporia State University
Emporia State is an intensely personal, welcoming campus community. We challenge the idea of what education is in the minds of our students. We provide real-world, hands-on learning experiences that will help you uncover what you can offer the world because of what you start here.
Earning your degree from ESU will be one of the best investments you will ever make. And, we will be here with you every step of the way — providing guidance, resources and cheering you on.
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With 200 + academic programs there's a path to help you achieve your goals, whatever they are.
We offer academic, transfer, out-of-state, international and departmental scholarships to eligible students.
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First-time undergraduate students
If Emporia State is your first college after graduating high school.
If you have attended another college for at least one full semester after high school graduation.
Non-traditional: TradPlus students
If you have not attended college since high school graduation, are married, a parent, in the military or veteran of the armed services.
Distance Education students
If you are seeking online education or classes at our Kansas City or El Dorado locations.
Concurrent or Jump Start students
If you want to take courses for college credit while still in high school.
Non-degree seeking students
If you want to take nine credits or less and do not already have a bachelor’s degree or higher.