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Colleges / Emerson College

Emerson College

Boston, MA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate36%

About Emerson

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 the 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.

Emerson College is a private, nonprofit college in the city of Boston, Massachusetts. Emerson was founded in 1880 and enrolls 3,708 undergrads and no graduate students.

Emerson Acceptance Rate 2021

It is very difficult to get into Emerson. The acceptance rate at Emerson is 36%. In 2021, 12,941 students applied to Emerson and 4,612 were admitted.

Emerson College Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 36%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED offered but % not available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.7
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 70%

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Emerson College is located in the city of Boston, Massachusetts, near Boston.

If you want to see Emerson for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Massachusetts Turnpike to Boston, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Logan International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Emerson College and Boston are like without leaving home.

College Info

120 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116-4624

Campus Setting: Urban

Emerson Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 17

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Emerson is Jan 17.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Emerson is Continuous processing.

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Emerson SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

590 - 700


Reading SAT Range

610 - 690

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Wondering what life at Emerson is like? There are approximately 3,708 students enrolled at Emerson. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 22% percent are from MA and 78% percent of students are from other states.


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