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Emporia State University 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

Hitaishi Bhatia Hitaishi Bhatia
Study Abroad Expert

The Kansas-based Emporia State University offers over 200 academic programs including undergraduate, graduate and doctorate courses. The spectrum of academics at the institute is broad and comprises degrees like BA, BS, MBA, MS, MA, among others. Regarded as one of the oldest and renowned organizations of the US Education System, the institute currently provides some 40 undergraduate and 28 graduate programs to its aspirants.

The institute received nearly 1,648 applications in the fall of 2018. The university offered admissions at an acceptance rate of around 85% and thus falls under the category of lightly competitive organizations of the country. Of the accepted candidates, about 47% students were enrolled at the institute. Getting into Emporia State can be easy if the student meets all the basic eligibility requirements of the university, has a decent overall profile and showcases spectacular academic record.

Some of the salient points to be noted in corrspidnece to admissions at Emporia State University are as follows:

  • The university operates on a rolling basis and takes freshman students every fall/spring/summer semester.
  • No Early Action admissions are available at the organization.
  • Candidates can apply through the official website for all the programs.
  • The admissions decisions are received by the applicants 3 - 4 weeks post application submission.
  • The interested applicants must deposit a nonrefundable application fee of 60 and 85 USD for international undergraduate and graduate students, respectively.
  • The institute also provides financial support in the form of scholarships, loans and grants to aid the quality education for its candidates.


Application portalEmporia state university online application.
Application fee (non-refundable)Undergraduate- 30 USD
International undergraduate-60 USD
Graduate-50 USD
International graduate-85 USD
Acceptance rate85%
Average SAT score1030-1170
Average ACT score19-25
Mode of paymentCash/cheque/money order/credit or debit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express)
Intake seasonsFall, Spring, Summer
Academic calendarSemester based
Financial aidScholarships/ grants/work study/loans.

Admission Deadlines

Admissions to a plethora of courses provided by Emporia State University are offered on a rolling basis which means that there are no deadlines for applications.

International Admissions

International students are always welcome at Emporia state university. The university offers bachelor’s, master’s, dual-degree and many more program types in numerous fields, including, business, accountancy, arts, engineering and many more. For international students to apply, they must meet certain requirements, apart from the standard admission requirements, like the following.

How to apply?

Application portal: Emporia State University online application.

Application fee: 60 USD- undergraduate/ 85 USD- graduate.

Basic Admission Requirements:

  1. Official high school/college transcripts.
  2. Test scores. (IELTS/TOEFL)
  3. Proof of finances/funding
  4. A photo of the information page of the applicant’s passport.

Graduate programs may have varied requirements as specifically given under programs. Students should check them out before uploading all documents on the website. Upon getting accepted students are provided with login information to the Hornet portal, where they further operate from.

English Proficiency Test Scores

International students are all required to demonstrate English proficiency skills. The students can take available English proficiency tests like TOEFL, IELTS and check with the minimum requirements before they apply for any program at the institute. The students, if fail to do so would have to take up the college based, intensive English proficiency test, English Program Placement Test. Here are a few minimum required scores.


Visa Process for International Students

International students who wish to study in the US need to obtain either a student visa to study in the USA(f) or an exchange visitor visa(j). To obtain the same, the students are required to submit their documents and the certificate of eligibility, issued by the enrolled university.

Emporia State university issues an (I-20) form right after a student has been accepted in the college. The university sends the form through mail and requires the students’ documents including their transcripts, certificate of finances and passport photo.

The list of documents required for obtaining the visa is as follows:

  • 1-20 form from the university
  • Transcripts 
  • Evidence of English proficiency
  • Bank statements showing proof of finances
  • Receipt of the application fees paid
  • A valid passport.
  • A photograph

Emporia State University Undergraduate Admissions

The institute offers an array of undergraduate program majors and minors. The university offers bachelor’s in BS, BFA, BA and many more. The students have a wide variety of majors to choose from like accountancy, business, arts, communication, computer science, etc. Students applying for undergraduate programs need to meet the following requirements.

Admission portal: Emporia State University undergraduate application

Application fee: 30 USD (Domestic)/ 60 USD (international)

Admission requirements:

  1. Highschool transcripts.
  2. Test Scores (ACT (min-21)/SAT 9min-1060))
  3. English proficiency scores for international students.

Admitted students would receive an official acceptance letter, which would include their Hornet (college portal) details and would be required to login.

Emporia State University Graduate Admissions

The university provides an immaculate range of graduate programs for applicants from across the globe hoping to study in the USA. The organization has master’s programs ranging from biology, business, clinical counselling, English and many more. The university also offers an option to take online classes for those who are interested.

Some of the program-specific requirements for some of the popular graduate majors offered by the institute are as tabulated below.

RequirementMBAMA EnglishMS InformaticsME teachingMS Information technology
Application fee50 USD (domestic)/ 85 USD (international)50 USD (domestic)/ 85 USD (international)50 USD (domestic)/ 85 USD (international)50 USD (domestic)/ 85 USD (international)50 USD (domestic)/ 85 USD (international)
GMAT/GREGMAT/GRENot requiredNot requiredNot requiredGRE/GMAT
EssayNot RequiredRequiredNot RequiredRequiredNot Required
Work experienceNot requiredNot requiredNot requiredNot requiredNot required
Professional CV/ResumeNot RequiredRequiredNot requiredNot requiredNot Required
RecommendationsNot RequiredRequiredNot RequiredRequiredNot Required
Admissions interviewNot requiredNot requiredNot requiredNot requiredNot required

As an international student at Emporia State University, the applicants have a chance at financial aid in the form of scholarships. The university offers a number of financial aid help to their international students in forms of scholarships, flat-rate tuitions and on campus jobs. Students can apply for scholarships, right with applying for admission, they do not need to be accepted to apply for financial aid.

Since it usually takes 3 to 4 weeks for the university to process all the applications and release their decision, it is highly recommended that students keep a close track of their application status during this time and utilize this span for preparing their visa documents to avoid losing any further time once the acceptance letter is received.

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