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A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C
  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
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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
48%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1120-1330
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$39,263/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $33,717/ year
  • $30-48k
    $36,793/ year
  • $49-75k
    $37,345/ year
  • $76-110k
    $39,973/ year
  • $110k+
    $47,455/ year
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  • Flexible repayment options, and strong borrower protections

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.62 responses
81%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.62 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,733Undergrads
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 37 responses
Report
  • Ambitious
    27%
  • Driven
    24%
  • Quirky
    16%
  • #SoEmerson
    8%
  • Wannabe Tortured Artists
    8%
  • Emerson
    5%
  • People who have interests but can be unmotivated
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
62%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.73 responses
Poll
66%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.95 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Creative
    32%
  • #SoEmerson
    24%
  • A place to be yourself and create art.
    21%
  • Passionate
    11%
  • Depressed Egomaniacs
    5%
  • Home away from home
    3%
  • Racist
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
80%
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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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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When I visited, I knew immediately that it was where I wanted to spend the next 4 years of my life! The students there were so diverse and it seemed like such a tight-nit community. I attended a public relations class and it was extremely interactive and educational. Their athletics are not the best, but they made it clear that it was something that they were constantly trying to improve!
Emerson is my dream school and it’s an amazing expirience! It’s in an amazing part of Boston with a number of things to do at all
times. I don’t think anything needs to change except for trivial things that every college has small issues with such as the size of dorms but they’re not uncomfortable! There’s a world of opportunities to be had outside of the school and great job oppurtinities for graduates! The study abroad is out of this world! I wouldn’t do school any other way