Emporia State University, also referred to as ESU, is a coeducational, state university located in the city of Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas, United States. It was established in 1863 as Kansas State Normal School. It was renamed to Kansas State Teacher's College in 1923. It was again renamed in 1974 to Emporia Kansas State College. Finally, in 1977, it was raised to university status and renamed to Emporia State University. The University now grants admission to more than 4,300 students every year.
Emporia State University is organized into the following schools and colleges:
The University's sports teams are known as the ESU Hornets. The official mascot is the Hornet. ESU sponsors football and basketball.
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