1,003 reviews
  1. Boston, MA
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    D-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
Emerson College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
Address
120 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

Emerson College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
49%
SAT Scores Range
1140-1330
ACT Scores Range
26-30
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for Emerson College

Cost

Net Price
$34,427/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $30,287/ year
  • $30-48k
    $30,446/ year
  • $49-75k
    $33,534/ year
  • $76-110k
    $35,014/ year
  • $110k+
    $42,992/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.61 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.60 responses
80%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.60 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,707Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Ambitious
    29%
  • Driven
    26%
  • Quirky
    17%
  • #SoEmerson
    9%
  • Emerson
    6%
  • People who have interests but can be unmotivated
    6%
  • Wannabe Tortured Artists
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
62%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.71 responses
Poll
67%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.93 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • Creative
    33%
  • #SoEmerson
    25%
  • A place to be yourself and create art.
    22%
  • Passionate
    11%
  • Depressed Egomaniacs
    6%
  • We're all crazy, but at least we got style
    3%

After Emerson College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
80%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
71%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.38 responses

Emerson College Reviews

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My four years at Emerson gave me great friends, helped shape my worldview, and greatly contributed to my career trajectory. The amount of opportunity there, both in and out of classes, is endless. The Emerson connections aren't a myth and the name is recognized outside the film/TV industry as well. I was a marketing communications major and I can't count how many times people in the marketing/advertising industry called out, recognized, and asked me about my school during internship interviews and networking events. After participating in an internship for credit at a Boston agency during my senior year, I received a job offer right before graduation, and I've been very happy there since!
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The years I have spent at Emerson College in Boston have been the best years of my life! The Boston Campus gives you the opportunity to live right in the heart of Boston, across from Boston Common! All of my teachers have been engaging and are experienced in their field. Course offerings are plentiful and interesting and I have easily been able to shape my schedule so that it works around my preferences. The friends and the connections I have made, I know, will have great impact on my future career. The option to spend a semester abroad or at the Emerson LA campus is another huge plus for this college. I am very much looking forward to my semester in LA next year. I can not say enough good things about Emerson. I feel as though this school has truly set me on the path to a successful career.
Emerson's Film Culture is really strong! The major projects are very professionally run by upperclassmen. If you really want to work on set it's only a matter of time before the opportunity presents itself. Don't take any opportunity for granted. I only wish that Freshmen Foundations Production class challenged Freshmen to make more films and taught more skills of Production, such as editing for Premier.