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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 7,433
    Admitted 3,600
    Enrolled 914
    Admitted % 48%

    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 $35,072
    Out-of-state Tuition, Full-time Undergraduates $35,072
    Books and Supplies $1,000
    On-campus room and board $14,516
    Off-campus room and board $14,400

    Emerson College Financial Aid

    Students Receiving Aid 72%
    Receiving Federal Grants 15% , $4,582 on average
    Receiving Institutional Aid 55% , $16,928 on average
    Receiving Student Loans 58% , $10,170 on average
  • Emerson College Programs & Majors

    Graduates in 2012/2013 academic year.

    Business/Corporate Communications 0 27
    International Marketing 0 38
    Marketing/Marketing Management, General 143 70
    Advertising 1 0
    Broadcast Journalism 60 15
    Communication and Media Studies, Other 0 17
    Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia 8 0
    Health Communication 0 20
    Journalism 39 12
    Political Communication 30 0
    Publishing 0 48
    Radio and Television 143 5
    Speech Communication and Rhetoric 19 0
    Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects 10 0
    EDUCATION Bachelor Master
    Drama and Dance Teacher Education 13 34
    Creative Writing 156 38
    Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 23 0
    Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 0 43
    Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 5 0
    Acting 17 0
    Cinematography and Film/Video Production 139 0
    Directing and Theatrical Production 5 0
    Documentary Production 5 0
    Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 49 0
    Music Performance, General 2 0
    Musical Theatre 12 0
    Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology 18 0
  • Emerson College Deadlines

    Regular Admissions

    Regular application deadline January 5
    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

based on 54 reviews
  • Emily from Edinboro, PA

    I haven't lived in one, of course, but I did visit the campus: the dorms were pretty spacious, and suite-style living looks very nice. It is nice how much is included in one building: you can live your entire collegiate career in one building, if… more read full review

    I haven't lived in one, of course, but I did visit the campus: the dorms were pretty spacious, and suite-style living looks very nice. It is nice how much is included in one building: you can live your entire collegiate career in one building, if you would so choose. I would want to live in Paramount with the Performing Arts students, which has rehearsal spaces in the basement, the Art Deco styled theater, and a cafe for late rehearsal nights. read full review

  • Chapin from Fenton, MI

    Emerson College definitely grabbed my attention. I've always wanted to go to a college in the city since I was little. I liked all the information I was given about Emerson that definitely gave me a good look into the school. read full review

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