Chances of getting into Emporia State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
85.3%
Admission Difficulty for Emporia State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into ESU and can I get accepted? The school has a 85% acceptance rate ranking it #16 in Kansas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,406 out of 1,648 applicants were admitted making Emporia State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 67 percent. Emporia State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 47% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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ESU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
900-1180
Applicants Submitting SAT
2%
SAT Scores for Emporia State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 440
SAT Composite 25th 900
SAT Scores for Emporia State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 560
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1180
Average SAT Score 1040

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Emporia State University?

Emporia State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 78 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 900 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 760. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1040 out of 1600. The school ranks #9 in Kansas for highest average SAT composite score. 2 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Emporia State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1180 and Above Good >91%
1040 to 1180 Avg + 85%-91%
900 to 1040 Avg - 77%-85%
760 to 900 Reach 66%-77%
Less than 760 Low <66%
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ESU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
95%
ACT Scores for Emporia State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Emporia State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into ESU ?

Admission data indicates that ESU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #7 in Kansas for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 95 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Emporia State University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Emporia State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >91%
22 to 25 Avg + 85%-91%
19 to 22 Avg - 77%-85%
16 to 19 Reach 66%-77%
Less than 16 Low <66%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.31
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Emporia State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Emporia State University was 3.31 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #11 in Kansas for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.31 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as ESU accepts 85% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Emporia State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 24% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Good
3.25 to 3.50 14% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 14% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 18% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 9% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

72% of Emporia State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Emporia State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 14%
Top 25% of class 36%
Top 50% of class 72%
Bottom 50% of class 28%
Bottom 25% of class 10%

Admission Statistics

Emporia State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,051 597 1,648
Accepted 901 505 1,406
Acceptance Rate 86% 85% 85%
Enrolled 423 235 658
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 47% 47% 47%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Emporia State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Emporia State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Emporia State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=155025 IPEDS survey data for Emporia State University.

Frequently Asked Questions

2% of students submit their SAT scores to ESU . 95% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

85% of those who apply are granted admission to ESU . Admission competition is and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 900 and 1180. 2% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 25. 95% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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