Emerson College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

Emerson College
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To apply to Emerson College, students should submit an application through the Common Application or the Universal Application. Additional required materials include high school transcripts, scores from the SAT or ACT, and a teacher evaluation. Depending on a student's intended major, there may be additional requirements. Emerson is a selective school, admitting just under half of those who apply.

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Admissions Data (2016)

Emerson College Description

Founded in 1880, Emerson is a four-year, private institution, located in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts. Emerson College prides itself on its exclusive dedication to communication and the arts. The college has numerous strong programs in areas such as theater, journalism, creative writing, and marketing. Emerson's professional programs are all grounded in the liberal arts, and the school has an attractive 14 to 1 student/faculty ratio. Emerson's campus has an enviable location along the Boston Common adjacent to the Theatre District.

Campus facilities include two state-of-the-art radio stations, three theaters including the 1,200-seat Cutler Majestic Theatre, numerous state-of-the-art labs and studios, and a castle in the Netherlands.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 4,442 (3,801 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 40% Male / 60% Female
  • 98% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $42,908
  • Books: $1,150 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $16,320
  • Other Expenses: $2,137
  • Total Cost: $62,515

Emerson College Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 73%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 62%
    • Loans: 58%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $20,300
    • Loans: $12,040

Academic Programs

Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 87%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 77%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 80%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Lacrosse, Volleyball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Basketball, Soccer, Baseball
  • Women's Sports: Track and Field, Lacrosse, Tennis, Volleyball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

Emerson and the Common Application

Emerson College uses the Common Application. These articles can help guide you:

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