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Emmanuel College, Boston

Boston, MA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate80%

Emmanuel College Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Emmanuel College. Around 80% of applicants get into Emmanuel College each year. Last year, 5,786 students applied to Emmanuel College and 4,611 were admitted.

Reach out to Emmanuel College's admissions department for any important information, including application fees.

Students who submit their applications to Emmanuel College for the fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than December 15.

Emmanuel College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Emmanuel College's admissions stats.

Emmanuel College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.9
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 24%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 15%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 3%
Waitlist Yes

Emmanuel College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Emmanuel College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes November 15 December 15
Regular Decision Yes 2 15 December 15

Applying Early to Emmanuel College?

Emmanuel College does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 15. Emmanuel College will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.

Emmanuel College accepts around 97% of early action applicants and 80% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2022, Emmanuel College admitted 2,921 of the 3,13 who applied early action.

Some students apply to college early because they hope it will increase their chances of getting in. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of being admitted, since it is a way to show your interest in a school.

➡️ Discover a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Emmanuel College Admissions

How To Get Into Emmanuel College

Getting into Emmanuel College is moderately difficult. Emmanuel College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2022, Emmanuel College accepted 80% of students, approximately 4,611 of the 5,786 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Emmanuel College, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT. Admissions to Nursing is program very difficult.

Transferring to Emmanuel College

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Emmanuel College

Emmanuel College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Emmanuel College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating 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.

Admissions Factors at Emmanuel College

What does Emmanuel College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Application Essay Very Important
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Class Rank Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered

Make sure to check with Emmanuel College for more information on admission factors.

Emmanuel College Application Requirements

To apply to Emmanuel College, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Emmanuel College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Emmanuel College?

Students admitted to Emmanuel College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.9.

Out of all students that were admitted, 50% submitted a class rank. At Emmanuel College 24% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 26% were in the top 25% and 84% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Emmanuel College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 44.82%
3.75 and 3.99 14.06%
3.50 and 3.74 14.41%
3.25 and 3.49 10.01%
3.00 and 3.24 8.8%
2.50 and 2.9 7.56%
2.00 and 2.49 0.34%

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 Emmanuel College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights 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.

Standardized Test Scores

Emmanuel College has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 15% of Emmanuel College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 3% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Emmanuel College students scored 650 or higher and 75% of students scored 590 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Emmanuel College students scored 660 or higher, and 75% scored a 590 or higher.

To be most competitive at Emmanuel College, you should strive to earn between 25 and 30 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Emmanuel College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.

A 25 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Emmanuel College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 25.

More Information on Transferring to Emmanuel College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Emmanuel College.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is April 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Emmanuel College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Emmanuel College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Emmanuel College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Emmanuel College.

Does Emmanuel College accept transfer credits?

✅ Emmanuel College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does Emmanuel College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Emmanuel College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Emmanuel College?

❌ No, Emmanuel College is test optional, so you can make the call whether or not to send your ACT or SAT scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Emmanuel College's acceptance rate?

✅ Emmanuel College's acceptance rate is 80%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Emmanuel College?

❌ Emmanuel College does not offer early decision.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Emmanuel College?

✅ The early action acceptance rate at Emmanuel College was 97% in 2021.

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Emmanuel College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Emmanuel College? Emmanuel College is a somewhat selective institution. The Emmanuel College acceptance rate is 80%. This means that the institution accepts 79 out of every 100 applicants.


Emmanuel College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Apr 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Emmanuel College is Feb 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Emmanuel College is Apr 1.

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

Emmanuel College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

570 - 650


Reading SAT Range

590 - 660

Emmanuel College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Emmanuel College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.9. 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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