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Tuition & Fees

$41,052

$41,052

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

40%

60%

male

female

1
13

teacher

students

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Selective

49%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,225
Declined + 4,393
Total Received 8,618
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Private (nonprofit)

3,784

undergraduate students

678

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Film Production
  2. Writing/literature/publishing
  3. Marketing
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Codes

SAT 3367
ACT 1820

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
14%
600-699
48%
500-599
33%
400-499
5%
700-800
9%
600-699
40%
500-599
42%
400-499
9%
700-800
13%
600-699
47%
500-599
34%
400-499
6%
30-36
42%
24-29
44%
18-23
13%
12-17
1%
30-36
11%
24-29
61%
18-23
25%
12-17
3%
30-36
24%
24-29
66%
18-23
9%
12-17
1%
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Fun Facts

  • Emerson College owns its own castle, Kasteel Well in the Netherlands, used for the school's semester abroad program.
  • Emerson College's WERS-FM is the oldest noncommercial broadcaster in Boston.
  • Though he only met the man once, Stephen King named a character in his short story The Green Mile after former Emerson College professor Reverend John Coffey.
  • Every year Emerson College presents the largest student-run awards show, the Evvy Awards, modeled after presentations like the Emmys and Academy Awards.
  • The Cutler Majestic Theater, owned and operated by Emerson College, is said to be haunted by former actors, stagehands, and others. The balcony is particularly prone to hauntings; spring-loaded seats will stay open on their own. Those in the know say "excuse me" when they pass those seats, since they're blocking the ghost's view!

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School Facts

Emerson College, founded in 1880, is a private, coeducational institution. Its campus is located in Boston.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 4,462
Established in 1880
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

Boston, MA

Eight-acre, urban campus in Boston (population: 655,884) with study/internship centers in Los Angeles and Washington, DC. Public transportation serves campus.

Emerson College
120 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116-4624

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
57%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
97%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
5 fraternities 2% of male students
 
3 sororities 3% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
27%
Top 1/4
67%
Top 1/2
95%
Bottom 1/2
5%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
14%
600-699
48%
500-599
33%
400-499
5%
700-800
9%
600-699
40%
500-599
42%
400-499
9%
700-800
13%
600-699
47%
500-599
34%
400-499
6%
30-36
42%
24-29
44%
18-23
13%
12-17
1%
30-36
11%
24-29
61%
18-23
25%
12-17
3%
30-36
24%
24-29
66%
18-23
9%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $65
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

49%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,225
Declined + 4,393
Total Received 8,618

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Christopher Wright
Director of Undergraduate Admission
P: 617 824-8600
F: 617 824-8609
admission@emerson.edu

Cost

Tuition $40,320
Room & board $15,700
Additional fees $732
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $57,752
Average Financial Aid - $21,254
Total with Avg. Aid $36,498

Financial Aid

56%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$21,254

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,901,712
State $382,582
Institutional $28,613,580
Other external $325,796
Total $32,223,670

Non-need-based

Federal
State $3,200
Institutional $4,280,962
Other external $272,055
Total $4,556,217

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
lacrosse
soccer
softball
tennis
track (indoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, ECAC, NEWMAC, New England Women's Lacrosse Alliance, North Atlantic Conference (Division III)
Mascot
Lion
School colors
purple and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Acting
Advertising
Animation
Animation/Motion Media
Audio Production
Broadcast Journalism
Cinema
Cinema Studies
Cinematography
Communication
Communication Disorders
Communication Disorders/Speech Pathology
Communication Management
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Communication Studies
Creative Writing
Digital Post-Production
Directing
Drama
Film
Film Studies
Film/Television
Film/Video
Global Marketing Communication/Advertising
Health Communication
Integrated Marketing Communication
Interactive Digital Media
Journalism
Literature
Marketing
Marketing Communication/Advertising/Public Relations
Media Art
Media Arts
Media Production
Media Studies
Musical Theatre
New Media
Performing Arts
Political Communication
Political Communication/Leadership Politics/Social Advocacy
Print/Multimedia Journalism
Producing
Production/Stage Management
Public Relations
Publishing
Publishing/Writing
Screenwriting
Sound Design
Speech Pathology
Studio Television Production
Television
Theatre Design/Technology
Theatre Education
Theatre Studies
Video Production
Video/Film
Video/Television
Visual/Media Arts
Writing
Writing for Film/Television
Writing/Literature/Publishing
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Undergraduate

85%

3,784
students

Female
60%
2,264

Male
40%
1,520

Graduate

15%

678
students

Female
77%
523

Male
23%
155

undergraduateFull-time

98%

3,733
students

Female
60%
2,237

Male
40%
1,496

undergraduatePart-time

2%

51
students

Female
53%
27

Male
47%
24

Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Hispanic/Latino
67%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

68%

Transfer applicants accepted

35%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 3.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

80

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

48

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Special housing
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 60
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Singapore
Turkey
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Virga Moshini
Director of International Student Affairs
617 824-7858
virga_moshini@emerson.edu

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