C O L L E G E   P R O F I L E   -   O V E R V I E W
Emerson College
Boston, MA
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 3,790
   Women 2,266 (59.8%)
   Men 1,524 (40.2%)
Graduate Students 641
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 48% of 9,149 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.68
SAT Math 587 average
540-640 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 609 average
560-670 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 27 average
25-29 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $63,890
  Tuition and Fees $42,908
  Room and Board $16,320
Average Percent of Need Met 62%
Average Freshman Award $24,576
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 202
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 11% of classes
10-19 students: 55% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Boston Population 625,087
Nearest Metropolitan Area Boston, MA
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 97% of freshmen, 57% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Lion
Sororities 3% of women participate
Fraternities 2% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.6% Asian
3.3% Black/African-American
11.9% Hispanic/Latino
4.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
73.2% White
2.1% Unknown
International Students 8.4% from 47 countries
First-Year Students Returning 87.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 76.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 68%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported