Emerson College

Boston, Massachusetts
4-year Private university

Overview

Emerson College is a private institution established in 1880 with urban setting located at Boston. It is ranked 7 in Regional Universities North in 2018 edition of Best Colleges. Its tuition and fees are $ 46,852 (2018-19). It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,813. It practices semester-based academic calendar. The school offers majors such as writing, literature and publishing and political communication. Minor options include fiction, music appreciation and business studies in communication and the arts. Fittingly, the literary-focused school has a wide variety of student publications, including the Emerson Review, a literary magazine, and Concrete Literary Magazine, which showcases student poetry and photography. There is also a group called Undergraduate Students for Publishing that publishes student work. There are about 80 other student organizations, including a handful of fraternities and sororities.

#7 in Regional Universities North
Setting
Urban
Location Boston, Massachusetts
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1880
Selectivity Moderate
Size Small
3,813 Undergraduates

Learning

13:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Visual and Performing Arts
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services
  • Education
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Visual And Performing Arts

Cost

$68,042
Cost of Attendance
$42,070
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $46,852
Outstate Tuition Fee $46,852
Room and Board Fees $17,690
$43,700 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation

Applying

48% (Moderate Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Difficult
$65 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.68 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Optional
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Not Required
SAT Subject Test Considered
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Other Applications Accepted https://admissions.emerson.edu/account/login?r=https%3a%2f%2fadmissions.emerson.edu%2fapply%2fstatus

For International Students

80 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Not Required
IELTS, Duolingo, Cambridge English (Advace or Proficiency), and PTE Academic Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

English is the national language

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Nov
01
Early Action Deadline
Jan
15
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
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Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Nov
15
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Feb
01
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$25,664 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$20,963 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $68,042
99% Students with need received Financial Aid
61% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application February 1
Forms to be submitted CSS, FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Available
Luminary Scholarship
Total Worth $18,000 per year
Eligibility first-year applicants
Minimum Criteria Based on academic performance
Requirement for maintenance maintain satisfactory academic progress.
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A
Trustees Scholarship
Total Worth $24,000 per year
Eligibility first-year applicants
Minimum Criteria Based on acdemic performance
Requirement for maintenance maintain a 3.3 GPA
Separate application needed Yes
Application deadline N/A
Elma Lewis Scholarship
Total Worth $20,000 per year
Eligibility first-year applicants
Minimum Criteria Based on academic performance
Requirement for maintenance maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Live Nation – US Concerts Scholarship
Total Worth $10,000
Details This scholarship supports students pursuing careers in the five core areas of the Live Nation business: concert and venue
promotion; sponsorship and advertising; ticketing; e-commerce; and artist management.
Tiffany Green Operator Scholarship
Total Worth $10,000
Details This scholarship is established to support women pursuing a career in live entertainment. Fields of study may
include but is not limited to: live event operations, production, music engineering and/or other
related fields.

Students

3,813 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
88% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
81% Students graduate within 6 years