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Emporia State University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 451 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 25 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

64% Women
36% Men


NCAA Division II (with football)

Mid-America Intercollegiate Ath Assoc

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $72,933)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $52,918)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 142 81 - -
Baseball 37 - - -
Basketball 15 13 - -
Football 96 - - -
Soccer - 21 - -
Softball - 16 - -
Tennis 8 8 - -
Volleyball - 16 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.3%
Black/non-Hispanic 3.9%
Hispanic 3.7%
Non-resident alien 8.2%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 8.3%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 74.1%
Percent of students with disability 4%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

We do not have information for clubs or organizations at Emporia State University

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 4
Liquor Law Violation 2
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 2
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Tiffani from Hoyt, KS
  • 5
  • I have a very fun out going floor that always makes me feel welcome. There are many dorm activities that allow you to interact and meet new people.…

  • Jan-30-2015 Read More
  • Natasha from Osborne, KS
  • 5
  • the dorms here are spectacular, the staff consists of many students which makes it easier to adjust and they make sure your time in the dorms are comfortable and fun…

  • Feb-15-2012 Read More
  • Hannah from Lawrence, KS
  • 4
  • the residence halls offer great community and friendship. the ra's are friendly and caring. many of the programs in the halls are engaging and educational, demonstrating emporia's pursuit of quality…

  • Feb-02-2012 Read More
  • Joshua from Burlingame, KS
  • 5
  • the towers complex, where i currently live, is amazing. the people are very friendly and you aren't greeted by a random person working the front desk.…

  • Feb-03-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Marissa from Kingman, KS
  • Jan-12-2017 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    the food doesn't sound the greatest, but ramen and starbucks are good.

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  • 4
  • Carissa - Valley Falls, KS
  • Dec-21-2016 I am a current student here

    There's vegetarian options, although a little limited. Always pasta, salad, pizza, sandwhiches, dessert, and grill and main course options. There's also hex, which you get a certain amount of money to spend in and there's a subway, chipolte, and a few other options there. Finally there's a Starbucks with those same 'dining dollars'.

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  • 2
  • Tiffani from Hoyt, KS
  • Jan-30-2015 I am a current student here

    After a while the dinning on campus becomes the same and you get tired of it. Not many choices.

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  • 3
  • Larissa from Olathe, KS
  • Mar-23-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is ussually pretty tasty! Unfortunatly after a few weeks it gets pretty old eating the same foor over and over. The have the same food in the cafe all day everyday with little variety. The best thing is we recently got an ice cream machine!

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  • 4
  • Sarah
  • Jan-24-2014 I am a current student here

    Emporia offers three types of meal plans: all-access, 15 meal block, and 10 meal block. All access meals plans have an unlimited number of meals each week and can be used multiple times in a single meal period. 15-block can get 15 meals per week and 10-block can only get 10. Emporia has two main eating areas, the Hornet's Nest and the Hornet Express. The Hornet's Nest is the equivalent to a cafeteria. It is buffet-style, so students can eat as much as they want. They have pizza, pasta, cheeseburgers, and grilled cheese sandwiches offered daily. There is also an omelet station, a deli station, and a salad bar. Each meal a different homestyle meal is offered, such as meatloaf or grilled chicken with vegetables. There are various different soups available each day. The Nest also has a to-go station. The food at the Hornet's Nest is alright. It tends to be better on days when prospective students are visiting. While the food might not be amazing, it is certainly not bad. Some meals are just better than others. The Hornet Express, or the HX as we call it, has 3 different fast food type stations, such as a mexican food station with burritos, quesadillas, and nachos. There is also a deli sandwich station and a station with burgers, chicken strips, and fries. The food at the HX tastes better than food from the Nest, however it costs more money. Students with 10 and 15-block meals plans may use meals at the HX. Students with all access may only swap 20 meals at the HX per semester.

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  • 3
  • Anna from Emporia, KS
  • Jan-19-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is above average for a college cafeteria. There is always the options of pizza, pasta, salad bar, and hamburgers (for lunch and dinner) with a daily special. There is also a coffee shop that serves Starbucks coffee.

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  • 5
  • Emily from Emporia, KS
  • Dec-19-2013 I am a current student here

    Aside from the Hornets Nest (cafeteria) there are plenty of other options. The Hornet Xpress offers a wide variety of food for students who want a change of pace; there is also a Starbucks on campus!

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  • 4
  • Abbey from Wichita, KS
  • Nov-13-2013 I am a current student here

    Honestly, Emporia only gets a 4 because of La Hacienda and Pizza Ranch. La Ha , as the college kids call it, has amazing and cheap Mexican food! Pizza Ranch has good Pizza and they have fried chicken and mashed potatoes too! A great buffet to go to, and they offer student discounts!

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  • 5
  • Crystal from Paxico, KS
  • Sep-17-2013 I am a current student here

    I have only ate in the cafe a couple times but it was excellent food. There are so many items to choose from and it's pretty cheap.

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  • 3
  • Brittani from Topeka, KS
  • Jul-16-2013 I am a past student here

    The food is okay although there is a decent amount of food to choose from. The cafeteria has many different dining selections to choose from. The food is prepared well and everything is served hot. The cafeteria is clean and newly renovated.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Carissa - Valley Falls, KS
  • Dec-21-2016 I am a current student here

    I am in Greek life and I love it. It's not your typical sorority or fraternity life, they have a very strict no hazing policy and they judge on your personality when deciding new members rather than your looks I have been very pleased and proud to be a part of the Greek life here. They are all very positive and supportive of one another and work together to bring good to the campus.

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  • 0
  • Sarah
  • Jan-24-2014 I am a current student here

    Emporia State University does have Greek Life. There are several fraternities on campus and four sororities.

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  • 0
  • Crystal from Paxico, KS
  • Sep-17-2013 I am a current student here

    We have a handful of fraternities and sororities at ESU. All of them help out a great deal with the activities the college hosts and they host a lot of their own events. They are every active within the college.

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  • 0
  • Noble from Wichita, KS
  • Jul-30-2012 I am a current student here

    Great way to get involved with the campus and it also opens more doors than it would for some.

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  • 0
  • Rose from Emporia, KS
  • Jul-01-2012 I am a current student here

    There is a huge Greek Life population. Anyone looking for a good brother or sisterhood will be set at ESU.

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  • 0
  • Byllie from Madison, KS
  • Apr-22-2012 I am a current student here

    Alpha Kappa Lambda, Kappa Sigma, Phi Delta Theta, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Sigma Pi, and Sigma Tau Gamma are the fraternities. Alpha Sigma Alpha, Alpha Sigma Tau, Chi Omega, and Sigma Sigma Sigma are our sororities.

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