Emerson College in Boston

Boston, MA

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Overview

Emerson College offers 96-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 13:1. 2 high safety сampuses. Acceptance Rate is 49%. The most popular test is SAT - 81% of students submitted it in comparison to 34% of students who submitted ACT. 36% are women, and 64% are men. 8% percents of international students. Emerson College is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Emerson College is 37313$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $41686 and $55846 per year. 81% of full-time Emerson College students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $44,900, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Emerson College is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$37,313
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By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Emerson College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$30,287
$30,001 - $48,000$30,446
$48,001 - $75,000$33,534
$75,001 - $110,000$35,014
$110,001+$42,992

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: -

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: 15700

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Percent of students with financial aid

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23%

Types of financial aids

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2188 of Emerson College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 58 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Emerson College number 30 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Massachusetts.

Students at Emerson College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending

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$44,900

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Disability services

7%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Emerson College.

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate

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81%
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Emerson College graduation rate is above the national average.

81% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Emerson College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Applying information

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

9 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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49%

In comparison to National Average

Emerson College acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 63%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 14%.

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49%
BELOW AVERAGE

In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $30k - $40k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 64%, so Emerson College acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 15%.

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49%
BELOW AVERAGE

Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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20%

Total

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20%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

100%

Part-time retention rate

0%

The Emerson College full-time retention rate is 100% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it demonstrates that school offers quality curriculum, welcoming student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Emerson College students submitting SAT scores

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81%

Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1660 - 1970

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 560 - 670
Math: 540 - 640
Writing: 560 - 660

SAT Test Score Range

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ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Emerson College students submitting ACT scores

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34%

Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
25 - 29

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 25 - 32
Math: 23 - 28
Writing: 8 - 10

ACT Test Score Range

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SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Emerson College is 13:1, that means that for every 13 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

13:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

416
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8%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Emerson College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Emerson College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 120 Boylston Street address in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Emerson College with 0.35% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, forcible sex offense, and aggravated assault.

The percentage of crimes on Emerson College - Los Angeles Program

The campus located by 5960 West Sunset Blvd address in Los Angeles, California.

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Emerson College - Los Angeles Program in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Emerson College with 0.02% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Emerson College - Los Angeles Program is burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Emerson College offers 96 programs in total: 60 are for Bachelor's degree and 36 are Master's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 37 universities in Suffolk county. Emerson College is one of the few institutions in Suffolk that offers a Bachelor's degree program.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Massachusetts state average data to help you compare.

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Emerson College provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 4053 students with 121581 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 639 with 15340 credit hours.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Emerson College

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Overall Rating:

I attended when the school was located in Back Bay. We (students and faculty) all made do with the limitations set by the Boston Historical Society in terms of what could be done to our physical plant. That's history. The new 'campus' on Boston Common is amazing. I'm not exaggerating when I say that my experience at Emerson changed my life personally and professionally in the most positive way possible. If you are a person who is self-directed, open-minded with a strong interest in communication sciences Emerson will likely be an excellent fit.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Great staff & faculty, always friendly and welcoming. Very nice modern facilities. Great school overall

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Best Darn Communication School in the country - that is coming from a member of the "Emerson Mafia" - see you all on Blue Bloods..!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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I am a International grad student at Emerson. The IMC program here is very practical. You learn something that can actual use at work. Students from different culture backgrounds give me different angles of perspective. Faculty members are friendly and helpful.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Great Visual Media Arts Program! The professors here are amazing and the class sizes are small so you can really develop a connection with eachother. Lots of opportunities on campus to get involved.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 120 Boylston Street

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +6178248500

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: emerson.edu

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