Emerson College

Boston, MA

Emerson College

Boston, MA

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Tuition & Fees

$48,728

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
24%
600-699
59%
500-599
15%
400-499
0
700-800
25%
600-699
43%
500-599
28%
400-499
2%
30-36
41%
24-29
53%
18-23
5%
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Very Selective

35%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,612
Declined 8,329
Total Received 12,941
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Private

3,855

undergraduate students

727

graduate students

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School Facts

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

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 4,582
Established in 1880
Coeducational Coeducational

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Eight-acre, urban campus in Boston (population: 685,094) with study/internship centers in Los Angeles and Washington, DC. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Metropolitan area: Boston, MA
  • Nearest airport: Logan International

Emerson College
120 Boylston Street
Boston
02116-4624

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
52%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through junior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • EIV (Emerson Independent Video)
  • National Broadcasting Society (student chapter)
  • SPEC (Screenwriting)
  • Entertainment Monthly (entertainment news)
  • Emerson International (international student group)

Top Events

  • EVVY's (award show)
  • Spring Musical
  • Emerson Recognition and Achievement Awards (student government)

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.
  • Calling all Harry Potter fans/athletes! You can find Quidditch teams at many colleges and universities across the United States, including Emerson College, Texas A&M, Loyola University Chicago, and Marquette University—just to name a few!
  • 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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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
29%
Top 1/4
70%
Top 1/2
94%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
24%
600-699
59%
500-599
15%
400-499
0
700-800
25%
600-699
43%
500-599
28%
400-499
2%
30-36
41%
24-29
53%
18-23
5%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $65
Application deadline January 15
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.73

Very Selective

35%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,612
Declined 8,329
Total Received 12,941

Admissions Factors

Very Important

application essay
academic GPA

Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
class rank
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record
talent/ability

Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
interview
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $47,856
Room & board $18,400
Additional fees $872
Total $67,128
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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 3

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Acting
Advertising
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Broadcast Journalism
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Creative Writing
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Intermedia/Multimedia
Journalism
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Playwriting and Screenwriting
Political Communication
Public Relations/Image Management
Publishing
Radio and Television
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other
Rhetoric and Composition
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Sports Communication
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Visual and Performing Arts, General
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

Other Programs

  • Doctorial degree - other

4,582

total students

22%

in-state

78%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

84%

3,855
students

Female
60%
2,324

Male
40%
1,531

16%

727
students

Female
75%
546

Male
25%
181

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

3,779
students

Female
61%
2,270

Male
39%
1,509

2%

76
students

Female
72%
54

Male
28%
22

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 87%
Student 4 year graduation rate 75%
Student 5 year graduation rate 2%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

11%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
62%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

179

Transfer students enrolled

4%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 15

Transfer difficulty

Very difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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