Tuition & Fees

$46,852

$46,852

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
26%
600-699
60%
500-599
14%
700-800
14%
600-699
50%
500-599
35%
400-499
1%
700-800
14%
600-699
50%
500-599
32%
400-499
4%
30-36
51%
24-29
37%
18-23
11%
12-17
1%
30-36
15%
24-29
59%
18-23
22%
12-17
4%
30-36
33%
24-29
56%
18-23
11%
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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Selective

46%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,772
Declined + 5,588
Total Received 10,360
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Private (nonprofit)

3,813

undergraduate students

653

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

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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.
  • 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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Location

School Facts

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

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 4,466
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: 673,184) with study/internship centers in Los Angeles and Washington, DC. Public transportation serves campus.

Emerson College
120 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116-4624

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
52%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
28%
Top 1/4
71%
Top 1/2
95%
Bottom 1/2
5%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
26%
600-699
60%
500-599
14%
700-800
14%
600-699
50%
500-599
35%
400-499
1%
700-800
14%
600-699
50%
500-599
32%
400-499
4%
30-36
51%
24-29
37%
18-23
11%
12-17
1%
30-36
15%
24-29
59%
18-23
22%
12-17
4%
30-36
33%
24-29
56%
18-23
11%

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 Not used
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Selective

46%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,772
Declined + 5,588
Total Received 10,360

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

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

Financial Aid

50%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$22,432

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $46,016
Room & board $17,690
Additional fees $836
Books & supplies $1,150
Total $65,692
Average Financial Aid - $22,432
Total with Avg. Aid $43,260

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,997,001
State $412,183
Institutional $31,942,185
Other external $1,047,898
Total $36,399,267

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $8,093,304
Other external $329,572
Total $8,422,876
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement

Business/Farm Supplement

Other

Financial Aid Office

P: 617 824-8655
F: 617 824-8619
finaid@emerson.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Angela Grant
Director Financial Aid
angela_grant@emerson.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

Ice Hockey, Martial Arts, Quidditch

Club Sports - Women's

Dance, Martial Arts, Quidditch

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Dodgeball, Soccer

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Athletic Directors

Patricia Nicol (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Acting
Advertising
Animation
Animation/Motion Media
Audio Production
Broadcast Journalism
Business of Creative Enterprise
Cinema
Cinema Studies
Cinematography
Civic Media Art/Practice
Comedic Arts
Communication
Communication Disorders
Communication Disorders/Speech Pathology
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Communication Studies
Creative Writing
Digital Marketing/Data Analytics
Digital Post-Production
Directing
Drama
Film
Film Studies
Film/Media Arts
Film/Television
Film/Video
Interactive Digital Media
Journalism
Literature
Marketing
Marketing Communication/Advertising/Public Relations
Media Arts
Media Production
Media Studies
Musical Theatre
New Media
Performing Arts
Political Communication
Political Communication/Leadership Politics/Social Advocacy
Popular Fiction/Writing
Print/Multimedia Journalism
Producing
Production/Stage Management
Public Relations
Publishing
Publishing/Writing
Screenwriting
Sound Design
Speech Pathology
Sports Communication
Strategic Communication for Marketing
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 for Screen/Television
Writing/Literature/Publishing
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Most Popular Majors

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

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors

4,466

total students

21%

in-state

79%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

85%

3,813
students

Female
59%
2,267

Male
41%
1,546

15%

653
students

Female
74%
483

Male
26%
170

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

3,748
students

Female
60%
2,226

Male
40%
1,522

2%

65
students

Female
64%
41

Male
36%
24

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Student Break-down

9%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
65%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
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

62%

Transfer applicants accepted

33%

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 Not Required/Recommended
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

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
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 80
Countries most often represented China
India
Singapore
South Korea
Taiwan
Turkey
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Camille Bouknight
Associate Director
6178248600
admission@emerson.edu

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