Emporia State Undergraduate Admissions + Costs
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Why Emporia State University
It's all about experiences. Your career will be built on so much more than a degree alone. The traditional, on-campus college experience is a big part of the value of your bachelor's degree. At ESU, you'll get even more because you're not limited to the four walls of a lecture hall-only experience. We focus on helping you build the skills you need to be successful in the real world.
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.
Coming in Fall 2023: In-state tuition for 48 states
New in fall 2023, on-campus undergraduate students in the continental U.S.* pay the same affordable in-state tuition.
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We’ll help you find a path to achieve your goals, whatever they are! Apply for admission to ESU today and pursue your dream.
Incredible programs and more on the way
Emporia State University is making exciting changes for your bright future! We’re doing even more to add new options that elevate your college experience and connect you to your future career.
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.
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*Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.