If you are planning on applying to Emerson, the regular decision application deadline is February 20 and the fee for the application is $60.
Here's an overiew of some of Emerson's admissions stats.
|Emerson 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.7|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||29%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||70%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||41%|
These are the application deadlines for Emerson College.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Yes||Info Not Available||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
Emerson offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
Some students apply early to college to boost their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of admission, since it is a way to show that you are very interested in a school.
➡️ Find a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Transfer student admissions is very difficult.
In 2022, Emerson waitlisted 1,490 students and 739 accepted a place on the waitlist.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you stand out.
What does Emerson consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Emerson for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Emerson, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Emerson's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Other Requirements||√||Resume, Portfolio|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Emerson have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.
Out of all students that were admitted, 29% submitted a class rank. At Emerson 29% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 70% were in the top 25% and 94% were in the top 50%.
At Emerson College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||––|
|3.50 and 3.74||––|
|3.25 and 3.49||––|
|3.00 and 3.24||––|
|2.50 and 2.9||––|
|2.00 and 2.49||––|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Emerson directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Emerson considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Emerson is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 70% of Emerson's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 41% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Emerson students scored 700 or higher and 75% of students scored 610 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Emerson students scored 690 or higher, and 75% scored a 610 or higher.
To be most competitive at Emerson, you should strive to earn between 27 and 31 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 31 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Emerson's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 31, and three out of four students scored lower than 31 on the ACT.
A 27 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Emerson students. Only one out of every four students scored below 27.
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For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to Emerson. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Emerson during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Emerson?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Emerson.
Does Emerson accept transfer credits?
✅ Emerson accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Emerson accepts:
• CLEP subject tests
Does Emerson accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Emerson accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Emerson?
❌ No, Emerson is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is Emerson's acceptance rate?
✅ Emerson has an acceptance rate of 36%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Emerson?
✅ Emerson offers early decision but the school has not provided an acceptance rate.
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How hard is it to get into Emerson? Emerson is a very selective institution. The Emerson acceptance rate is 36%. This means that the institution accepts 35 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
31 and Above
27 to 31
27 and Less
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Emerson, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.73. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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