Emporia State University: Narrative Description

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1200 Commercial St.
Emporia, KS 66801-5087
Tel: (620)341-1200; 877-468-6378
Admissions: (620)341-5465
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.emporia.edu/


State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Kansas Board of Regents. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1863. Setting: 207-acre small town campus with easy access to Wichita. Endowment: $50.5 million. Research spending 2003-04: $550,554. Educational spending 2003-04: $2545 per student. Total enrollment: 6,194. Faculty: 273 (251 full-time, 22 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 1,287 applied, 72% were admitted. Full-time: 3,796 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 574 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 30 states and territories, 30 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 16% 25 or older, 25% live on campus, 11% transferred in. Retention: 67% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $2410 full-time, $80 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $9130 full-time, $304 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $626 full-time, $38 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to degree level. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to degree level. College room and board: $4474. College room only: $2208. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 112 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 8% of eligible men and 7% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Union Activities Council, Associated Student Government, Black Student Union. Major annual events: Homecoming, Flintstock, Family Day. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, 24-hour residence hall monitoring, safety and self-awareness programs. 1,148 college housing spaces available; 1,053 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. William Allen White Library with 2.4 million books, 53,656 microform titles, 815 serials, 8,728 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.9 million. 410 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Emporia, close to the nation's geographical center, is an industrial city as well as a "university town." From this agricultural area more than 100,000 cattle are sent to market each year. The community facilities include a hospital, libraries, an auditorium and many civic, social and veteran's organizations. All forms of commercial transportation are available. Parks, golf courses, a skating rink, tennis courts, ball fields, bowling alley, and swimming pools are some of the facilities for recreation.

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