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Emerson College

Boston, MA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate36%
Acceptance Rate36%

About Emerson

Emerson College Overview

Emerson College is a private, nonprofit school in the city of Boston, Massachusetts. Emerson was founded in 1880 and enrolls 3,708 undergrads and no graduate students. Emerson ensures housing for up to 2,692 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2023 is February 20.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Emerson!

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Emerson's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Emerson students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? Emerson has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Emerson has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Emerson on the Student Life page.

2022 Emerson Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
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
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 70%
Tuition $52,288
Percent of Need Met 53%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $33,583

Is Emerson a Good School?


The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a better look at what Emerson offers and if the school could be a good choice for you.

Emerson Acceptance Rate 2022

Emerson is very difficult to get into. Around 36% of applicants get into Emerson each year. Last year, 12,941 students applied to Emerson and 4,612 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Emerson

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 87% of students who start at Emerson come back the next year. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Emerson Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Emerson by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Emerson directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Emerson College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Emerson College's endowment was $171.6 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Emerson

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Emerson meets 53% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $33,583 a year.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $22,522 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Emerson.

Based on this information, does Emerson seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Emerson a good school for you?

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Where is Emerson?

Emerson is located in the urban setting of Boston, Massachusetts, less than an hour from Boston.

If you would like to see Emerson for yourself, 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 and Boston are like without leaving home.

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College Info

120 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116-4624

Campus Setting: Urban

Emerson Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 20

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Emerson is Feb 20.

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

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Emerson ACT Scores

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ACT Range

27 - 31

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

31 and Above

Good

27 to 31

Avg

27 and Less

Low

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Emerson SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

Not available

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Math SAT Range

590 - 700

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Reading SAT Range

610 - 690

Emerson Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$69,212

In State

$69,212

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$49,536
$49,536
Fees
$908
$908
Housing
$18,768
$18,768
Books
Unknown
Unknown

Student Life

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.

98%

Full Time

2%

Part Time

22%

In State

78%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,708

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

36%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$50,444

Out-of-State

$50,444

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Feb 20
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