Emerson College
Boston, MA, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city
0
100
33%
Acceptance Rate
10,360
Students Applied
60%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
564
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
No
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2020 May 1, 2020
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2020 June 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision November 1, 2019
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$65
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
15%
Out-Of-State Students
85%
US States Represented
53
Countries Represented
67
41%
Submitting ACT
69%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 30
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1299
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
580
75th
660
Reading
25th
620
75th
700
3.70
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
55%
3.50 - 3.74
28%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
4%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
29
Top 25%
70
Top 50%
94

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admissi[email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 617-824-8600
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.68 Average Rating
Be you, artsy, passionate you. Emerson looks for originality as well as your character, so be honest in your application, and remember, this school isn't for everybody. If you decide to come here, you have to know what you want to do: Emerson is very limited in terms of majors, so if you're interested in, say, Journalism and Bioengineering, you're going to need to look at a more comprehensive university.
Emily from Edinboro, PA
1. Plan ahead: The emerson student knows what they want to do, so have an insight of what you want to get involved in.
2. Be Prepared: Work in advance with your finances so you will be able to attend the college.
3. Work Hard: Get ready to work very hard, but in things that you are actually interested in.
4. Have fun: There is so much to do at Emerson that you will have so much fun.
5. Don't be afraid to say NO!
Jacqueline from Laguna Niguel, CA
It can be overwhelming to enter the extracurricular scene in regards to filmmaking, but try not to be deterred, or feel as though you have to join every film set to move ahead in your studies and career. There are plenty of opportunities to get experience when you want them, but don't be afraid to say no either.
Emily from Campton, NH
Apply early if you wish yo be considered for scholarships.
Cassidy from Wakefield, RI
Get involved! There's so much to do and it's a great addition to college life! It'll give you great connections and experience that will look good on your resume! There's a lot of opportunities waiting for you.
Sarah
You must be involved outside the classroom at Emerson College to get the most out of your education. While you learn a lot in class, you gain as much if not more experience and knowledge for your field while involved in extracurricular activities in which you can apply your talents and skills. For example, I am a copy editor for the school paper, the Berkeley Beacon and will hopefully be involved more this year with the Publishing Club and a literary magazine.
Erika from Trainer, PA
Tips: 1) Don't let reviews make your decision. You will read bad reviews, and you will read good reviews. Focus on what is more important for your future. 2) If you're unsure about Emerson College because of the party-scene, don't let that you hold you back. Your education is far more important and trust me, you will have fun if you know the right places to go. 3) You have probably read that Emerson College has a lot of gay people. It does. However, there are plenty of other guys and gals!
from Massachusetts
Put something on your app that isn't necessarily academic. I got in with a 3.29 GPA and wrote my essay on how Hermione Granger inspired me as a person. They are interested in you as a person, not as a name with an SAT/ACT score and a GPA!
Brittany from Kyle, TX
Get involved! Emerson is full of interesting, creative people, and the best place to meet them is at club meetings or film shoots. There are constantly fliers all around campus and emails are sent out, as well as the occasional facebook message, when something comes up -- don't ignore it, go! Your experience at Emerson is definitely what you make it. Surround yourself with great people (which isn't hard), work to your full potential, ask questions, get involved, play a sport, go to parties, read every assignment, proof read your essays twice -- don't skimp on your end of educating yourself, and Emerson won't skimp on you.
Girl from PA
Apply if you know what you want to do. Transfers- Work twice as hard to get on your track and get involved as much as you can.
Dave from Somerville, MA

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