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  • 120 Boylston Street
    Boston , MA 02116-4624
    (617) 824-8500

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    Mission Statement

    Emerson College has been bringing innovation to communication and the arts since 1880. Starting as a school of oratory, Emerson has grown from a one-program school to a fascinating, diverse, and innovative institution serving over 3,600 and 830 graduate students from all 50 states and 75 countries.

    Emerson College More Information

    Type of School
    Four or more years , Private not-for-profit
    Religious affiliation
    Highest degree offered
    Master's degree
    Distance learning opportunities

  • Emerson College Admission Basics

    Admissions office phone number -
    Open admission policy No
    Undergraduate Application fee $65
    Applied 9,149
    Admitted 4,396
    Enrolled 890
    Admitted % 49%

    Emerson College Admission factors

    Admission test scores Required
    Secondary school GPA Recommended
    Secondary school rank Recommended
    Secondary school record Required
    TOEFL Required
    Completion of college preparatory program Required
    Recommendations Required
    Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended

    Emerson College Admission statistics

    Students submitting SAT 85%
    SAT 1 Verbal 25th percentile score 580
    SAT 1 Verbal 75th percentile score 680
    SAT 1 Math 25th percentile score 550
    SAT 1 Math 75th percentile score 640
    Students submitting ACT 34%
    ACT Composite 25th percentile score 25
    ACT Composite 75th percentile score 29

    Emerson College Diversity

    American Indian/Alaskan Native -
    Asian/Pacific Islander -
    Black/Non-Hispanic -
    Hispanic -
    White/Non-Hispanic -
    Non-Resident Alien 5%
    Race/ethnicity unknown 20%
  • Emerson College Cost

    In-State Tuition, Full-time Undergraduates $42,144
    Out-of-state Tuition, Full-time Undergraduates $42,144
    Books and Supplies $1,000
    On-campus room and board $16,320
    Off-campus room and board $16,320

    Emerson College Financial Aid

    Students Receiving Aid 71%
    Receiving Federal Grants 15% , $5,060 on average
    Receiving Institutional Aid 59% , $18,078 on average
    Receiving Student Loans 58% , $11,163 on average
  • Emerson College Programs & Majors

    Graduates in 2012/2013 academic year.

    Business/Corporate Communications 0 15
    International Marketing 0 29
    Marketing/Marketing Management, General 140 52
    Broadcast Journalism 0 1
    Communication and Media Studies, Other 0 16
    Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia 17 0
    Health Communication 0 14
    Journalism 80 13
    Political Communication 20 0
    Publishing 0 43
    Radio and Television 158 0
    Speech Communication and Rhetoric 32 0
    Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects 9 0
    EDUCATION Bachelor Master
    Drama and Dance Teacher Education 12 36
    Creative Writing 132 34
    Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 23 0
    Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 0 41
    Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 5 0
    Acting 13 0
    Cinematography and Film/Video Production 197 0
    Directing and Theatrical Production 7 0
    Documentary Production 5 0
    Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 62 0
    Music Performance, General 3 0
    Musical Theatre 9 0
    Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology 18 0
  • Emerson College Deadlines

    Regular Admissions

    Regular application deadline January 15
    Priority application deadline -
    Fall application deadline January 5
    SAT Reasoning / ACT scores due January 5
    SAT Subject score report due January 5
    College will notify student by April 1
    Student must reply to acceptance by May 1
    Deadline for housing deposit May 1

    Financial Aid

    Financial aid priority deadline March 1
    Financial aid deadline -
    College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about -
    Student must reply to financial aid decision by May 1

    Early Decision/Action

    Early decision deadline -
    College will notify student of early decision by -
    Early action deadline November 1
    College will notify student of early action by December 15

    Transfer Students

    Transfer priority application deadline March 15
    Transfer priority financial aid deadline April 1
    Transfer application closing date -
    Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms -
    College will notify student of transfer decision by May 1
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Student Reviews of Emerson College

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    i give a middle of the road rating here because there are serious pros and cons of each living situation available to on-campus students. the little building, while the most popular for first year students, is a bit outdated and cramped. unless… more read full review

    i give a middle of the road rating here because there are serious pros and cons of each living situation available to on-campus students. the little building, while the most popular for first year students, is a bit outdated and cramped. unless living in a suite, you have to use communal bathrooms, which, while well maintained, are not very popular among students. other than this, the little building is highly sociable and i have made some of the best friends out of my hall mates in my two years living here. you are also in a very central location, close to the dining hall and gym, all smack dab in the middle of campus. the other buildings are all pretty recently renovated and quite spacious, but they tend to be more self contained--don't expect to be leaving your door open to make friends with your neighbors. this is a good thing and a bad thing, all depends on your personal preference. all in all, the dorm life is pretty wonderful, in my opinion. from visiting friends at other colleges, i've found that every single one of emerson's dorm buildings feel far more home-y than the industrial lighting and cinderblock that i've seen elsewhere. the resident assistants work vigorously to cultivate a community and make themselves available to their residents. i love living on campus, and hope to all four years here. read full review

  • Lorien from Dorchester, MA

    The dorms are nice, and if you get along with your roommates, that is also a plus. There are some dorms that are learning communities that help with combining classes and your credit pool, and others that are just helpful based on your lifestyle… more read full review

    The dorms are nice, and if you get along with your roommates, that is also a plus. There are some dorms that are learning communities that help with combining classes and your credit pool, and others that are just helpful based on your lifestyle (i.e substance free). read full review

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