Emerson College

Boston, MA

Website: www.emerson.edu/

Private
Co-ed
3,855
Undergraduate
Students
(60.3%) 2,324 Women
(39.7%) 1,531 Men
727
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
36% of 12,941 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.73
SAT Math
590-700 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
610-690 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
27-31 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$67,128
Tuition and Fees
$48,728
Room and Board
$18,400
Average Percent of Need Met
64%
Average Freshman Award
$27,955
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$23,653
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
206
Regular Class Size
Not reported
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Campus Life

Boston Population
625,087
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston, MA
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
52% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Lion
Sororities
3% of women participate
Fraternities
2% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.3% Asian
3.6% Black/African-American
14.8% Hispanic/Latino
3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
69.9% White
2.2% Unknown
International Students
11.2%
First-Year Students Returning
86.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
75.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science    
Foreign Language 3  
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives   4

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted January 5
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
120 Boylston Street
City, State, Zip
Boston, MA 02116-4624
Phone
(617) 824-8600
Fax
(617) 824-8609
E-mail
admission@emerson.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$65
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
December 15

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
36% of 12,941 applicants were admitted
Women
36% of 8,899 applicants were admitted
Men
34% of 4,042 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,099 (24%) of 4,612 admitted students enrolled
Women
679 (21%) of 3,232 admitted students enrolled
Men
423 (31%) of 1,380 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
1,490
Students Accepting Wait List Position
739
Students Admitted From Wait List
0

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.73
3.75 and Above
49%
3.50 - 3.74
24%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
7%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
590-700 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
25%
Score of 600 - 700
44%
Score of 500 - 600
28%
Score of 400 - 500
3%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
610-690 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
24%
Score of 600 - 700
59%
Score of 500 - 600
16%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
27-31 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
41%
Score of 24 - 29
54%
Score of 18 - 23
5%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 29%
Top quarter: 70%
Top half: 94%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$67,128
Tuition and Fees
$48,728
Room and Board
$18,400
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline November 15
Final deadline February 1
Award Notification
On or about April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Institutional Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002146
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional
Business/Farm Supplement  
Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
671 (74.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
475 (70.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
473 (98.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
80 (17.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
64%
Average Award
$27,955
Need-Based Gift
Received by 453 (95.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $23,140
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 437 (90.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,292
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 84 (18.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
236 (24.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,539

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,428 (64.6%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,050 (84.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,021 (98.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
161 (7.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
49%
Average Award
$23,479
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,862 (91.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,114
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,829 (91.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,744
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 165 (8.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
593 (13.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,850

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$23,653
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Performing Arts
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Parents of Current Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Acting
  • Advertising
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Creative Writing
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Intermedia/Multimedia
  • Journalism
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Playwriting and Screenwriting
  • Political Communication
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Publishing
  • Radio and Television
  • Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician
  • Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Sports Communication
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Visual and performing arts, Communication/journalism, Business/marketing
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
206
Part-Time Faculty
253
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
31%
Regular Class Size
Not reported
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
407,038
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
480
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science

Master's Programs of Study

  • Communication Disorders
  • Data Science/Data Analytics
  • Publishing
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Boston Population
625,087
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston, MA
Campus Size
 

Weather

Temperature
21.6 average low in January, 76.3 average high in September
Rain
127 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Boston
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Boston

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
52% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
48%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Lion
School Colors
Purple and black

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x      
Volleyball x   x  
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Tennis x  
Track And Field    
Volleyball x  
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
golf

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, soccer, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, eiv (emerson independent video), national broadcasting society (student chapter), spec (screenwriting), entertainment monthly (entertainment news), emerson international (international student group)
Sororities
3% of women participate
Fraternities
2% of men participate
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
3,855
Women
2,324 (60.3%)
Men
1,531 (39.7%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
3,779
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.3% Asian
3.6% Black/African-American
14.8% Hispanic/Latino
3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
69.9% White
2.2% Unknown
International Students.
11.2%
Average Age
19
All Graduate Students
727

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
86.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
75.2%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
77.5%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
81.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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