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grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  5. Athletics
    grade C
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade A+
  9. Dorms
    grade B+
  10. Campus Food
    grade C
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade B

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Emerson is an above-average private college located in Boston, Massachusetts. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,779 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Emerson acceptance rate is 33%. Popular majors include Cinematography and Video Production, Marketing, and Creative Writing. Graduating 82% of students, Emerson alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,300.

About

120 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference

Emerson College Rankings

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

Emerson Admissions

Acceptance Rate
33%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1200-1410
ACT Range
27-31
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$46,381 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$21,972 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
80%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade 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
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 71 responses
80%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 71 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    0%
  • On Campus
    99%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,779 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
76
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 45 responses
  • Ambitious
    29%
  • Driven
    20%
  • Quirky
    18%
  • Wannabe Tortured Artists
    11%
  • #SoEmerson
    9%
  • People who have interests but can be unmotivated
    7%
  • Emerson
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
84%
Poll
62%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 82 responses
Poll
66%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports. 104 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 47 responses
  • Creative
    32%
  • A place to be yourself and create art.
    26%
  • #SoEmerson
    21%
  • Passionate
    11%
  • Depressed Egomaniacs
    4%
  • Home away from home
    2%
  • Racist
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,600 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
82%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
71%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 38 responses

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