Emerson College

Boston, MA

Emerson College

Boston, MA

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Tuition & Fees

$51,148

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
690
25th
610
75th
690
25th
580
75th
35
25th
29
75th
28
25th
24
75th
31
25th
27
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undergraduateRatios

39%

male

61%

female

13

students

1

faculty

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Selective

41%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,470
Declined 7,856
Total Received 13,326
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Private

4,143

undergraduate students

1,353

graduate students

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School Facts

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

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 5,496
Established in 1880
Coeducational Coeducational

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

  • Campus Setting: Major city

Emerson College
120 Boylston Street
Boston, MA
02116-4624

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
70%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
27%
Top 1/4
65%
Top 1/2
93%
Bottom 1/2
7%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
690
25th
610
75th
690
25th
580
75th
35
25th
29
75th
28
25th
24
75th
31
25th
27

Admissions Facts

Application fee $65
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (final deadline) January 15
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Considered if submitted SAT Subject Tests Not used

Selective

41%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,470
Declined 7,856
Total Received 13,326

Admissions Factors

Required

Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Completion of college-prepatory program
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Secondary School Rank
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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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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Financial Aid

71%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$22,691

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $50,240
Room & board $18,768
Additional fees $908
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $71,116
Average Financial Aid - $22,691
Total with Avg. Aid $48,425

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,269,989
State $429,844
Institutional $34,854,729
Other external $967,173
Total $39,521,735

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $8,540,432
Other external $295,608
Total $8,836,040
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field x country
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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, ECAC, NEWMAC

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Acting.
Advertising.
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects.
Broadcast Journalism.
Business/Commerce, General.
Business/Corporate Communications, General.
Cinematography and Film/Video Production.
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General.
Communication and Media Studies, Other.
Creative Writing.
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
Directing and Theatrical Production.
Documentary Production.
Drama and Dance Teacher Education.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other.
Health Communication.
International Marketing.
Journalism.
Marketing, Other.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Mass Communication/Media Studies.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music Performance, General.
Musical Theatre.
Playwriting and Screenwriting.
Political Communication.
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other.
Publishing.
Radio and Television.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.
Sports Communication.
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology.
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Media Arts Production
  2. Writing/literature/publishing
  3. Marketing

Programs Offered

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

5,496

total students

17%

in-state

83%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

75%

4,143
students

Female
61%
2,525

Male
39%
1,618

25%

1,353
students

Female
82%
1,104

Male
18%
249

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

4,047
students

Female
61%
2,470

Male
39%
1,577

2%

96
students

Female
57%
55

Male
43%
41

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Student Break-down

13%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
58%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

4%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 3.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Not reported

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

80

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

48

semester hours

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