Emerson College

Boston, MA, USA
3.68 Average Rating

Emerson College is liberal arts college focusing on communication and the arts located in Boston, Massachusetts. Founded in 1880 as a "school of oratory," Emerson still focuses largely on communication, just through 26 majors that culminate in a Bachelor of Arts, Science, or Fine Arts. The college also features an interdisciplinary studies degree and a competitive honors program. Students can take advantage of the study abroad program at Kasteel Well in the Netherlands where students work, live, and study inside of a 14th century medieval castle, as well as the Emerson Los Angeles campus, which is an award-winning facility. The BFA in Comedic Arts is the first degree of its kind in the country. 

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
20%
Out of State Students
72%
0
100
36%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 29
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1211
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2019 May 1, 2020
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2020 May 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision November 1, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
4,573
Total Number of Undergrads
3,855
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
Learning Options
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
77%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
80%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
15:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$46,054
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$48,560
Out-of-State Tuition
$48,560
0
100
61%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
74%
Average Aid Per Year
$19,098
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
40%
60%
Student Organizations
156
Size of Town
City: Large
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Boston
New York
Los Angeles
San Francisco
Washington
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$43,700
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What Students Are Saying

3.68 Average Rating
Emerson is a magical school filled with people that are super-accepting in one of the most magical cities in the world. Unfairly stereotyped as a hipster school, it's surprising how many Emerson kids break the supposed stereotype. If you have a passion, this is the place to pursue it.
Brittany from Kyle, TX
Emerson is a great school for those who do well in a liberal arts setting. You will have interesting and intelligent professors and have some of the best resources and facilities at your fingertips. And you can't beat the location!
Cassidy from Wakefield, RI

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