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Emerson College
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  • 4 Year
  • BOSTON, MA

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Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  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 A minus
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

120 BOYLSTON STREET
BOSTON, MA 02116
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
From Emerson College

Located in the heart of downtown Boston, Massachusetts, Emerson College is the United States' only four-year institution devoted exclusively to the study of communication and the arts. For over 130 years, Emerson has educated the most innovative and creative minds in our fields of expertise. Our hands-on, immersive programs provide you with the real-world experience, professional-grade facilities, and foundational knowledge you need to hone your craft and succeed in fields and industries that shape our society, culture, and future.

To hear more about the Emerson community, check out our podcast, Inside Emerson at https://rss.com/podcasts/insideemerson/

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

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
41%
SAT Range
1190-1380
ACT Range
27-31
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$47,594 / 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
$24,470 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
81%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
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. 73 responses
79%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 73 responses

Majors

Spotlight on Emerson's Business of Creative Enterprises Major

As a student at Emerson, it means you are ready to break boundaries. To move the world forward with your talent, vision and drive. Whether your passion is radio, film, theater, communication disorders, marketing, or an uncharted path in arts and communication, you’re prepared to trailblaze, and find ways to be heard, seen, inspire, and uplift others.

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
    25%
  • On Campus
    75%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,626 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
82
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 47 responses
  • Ambitious
    28%
  • Driven
    19%
  • Quirky
    17%
  • #SoEmerson
    11%
  • Wannabe Tortured Artists
    11%
  • People who have interests but can be unmotivated
    6%
  • Emerson
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
83%
Poll
63%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 84 responses
Poll
67%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports. 106 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 47 responses
  • Creative
    34%
  • A place to be yourself and create art.
    28%
  • #SoEmerson
    21%
  • Passionate
    11%
  • Home away from home
    2%
  • Racist
    2%
  • We're all crazy, but at least we got style
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,600 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
79%
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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