Emerson College in Boston

Boston, MA

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 giving 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 an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t consider 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 picture. 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 educational institutions.

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 indicator: if it is high, it shows that school has 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

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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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Emerson was ABSOLUTELY my top second choice after Hampshire College in Amherst (I only chose Hampshire over Emerson because I could completely self-design my education there and I wanted a rural rather than an urban campus environment at that time coming from NYC) definitely BECAUSE of the fact that I was studying Theater & Film both side by side. Hampshire was just more interdisciplinary, and I could cross-study both fields, whereas at Emerson I would have had to choose either Theater OR Film. I auditioned for Emerson down in my hometown of NYC, got into the Theater Program, and then came up to Emerson for a weekend to have a campus tour and visit, attend some Friday late afternoon and early Monday morning classes, and have an Admissions office interview. I was impressed by the extensive facilities for Theater & Film, and by the resources afforded by the college. To me, Emerson seemed more like a small university than a college. All the students I met were super friendly and creative and engaged.I COMPLETELY fell in love with Emerson, It absolutely reminded me of a "smaller friendlier version of NYU." And NO ONE from my high school was attending (they were all at NYU) Emerson. I love Boston, and I had always imagined going to college there, just because of its reputation and the fact that it has some of the best colleges and universities in the entire country. I loved that at Emerson; I could go study Film in LA for a semester and then study abroad at Kasteel Well in the Netherlands, or in London doing a Theatre program, and it all would have fit together well academically. .Hampshire ONLY won out over Emerson because of the fact that I got a slightly better financial aid award there (and it was a MUCH smaller school), with smaller Theater & Film programs and the more individualized self-designed programs of study that I wanted at the time I was applying to colleges. My one regret actually is not choosing Emerson over Hampshire ONLY because Emerson had better resources. I loved Hampshire, but I loved Emerson equally. In fact, I'd already received my acceptance letter from Emerson, and was all set to accept and enroll and become an Emersonian, when I got my Hampshire acceptance. That was that. A Hampster I became. And just barely a hairsbreadth away from being an Emersonian. Ironically, many Hampshire students from the Boston area that I met while attending school there, also had applied to Emerson, so the schools have some overlap, especially amongst creative students.

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Overall Rating:

Emerson College (Boston) was founded in 1880, and in the early days was a small school that taught public debates. For a long time, Emerson College (Boston) has gained a reputation for its professional leadership. In 1980, Emerson College became the first school in the nation to offer writing and publishing research courses. In 1991, Emerson College first offered courses in schoolchildren's drama and became one of the first schools to award drama, art, speech debate, mass communication and journalism. At the same time, it is also the first school in New England to set up an FM education station and a close-circut television broadcasting studio. Emerson College is the only comprehensive college in the United States dedicated to the background of information exchange and humanities. The school offers a degree program in art and information media accredited by the New England Association of Colleges and Schools. Over the years, the school has grown into an internationally recognized diversity school with a bachelor's and master's degree in communications, marketing, communications science, journalism, performing arts, visual arts and media, and written literature and publishing.

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Overall Rating:

The food program makes students sick. They’re placing students in “on-campus hosting” that is half an hour away by train. There isn’t a lot of scholarship money, even to students working while enrolled. The student body diversity is a joke. And worst of all, they will pretend to listen to your complaints but won’t do anything about them, listening to you cry on the phone about how bad your circumstances are without empathy.

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Overall Rating:

If you want a quality education in journalism, don't waste your time at Emerson College. I was in the Masters degree program and graduated, then attempted to take the last course to get the actual degree and I had to withdraw because several of my ideas were not approved (we had a very short window to pitch ideas. I tried to keep up with a new idea, yet my professor was nothing but discouraging). A few of my peers who had their ideas approved and passed the class barely had a project: the bar was set so low for a Masters degree. I compare it to passing a college freshman's Journalism 101 course.Besides that, the professors in the journalism department just want their students to agree with everything they say, especially with their political opinions. During the second semester, I tried to bring up other viewpoints and unheard sides of many stories but I was usually either ignored, my professors would quickly change the subject, or they would have the nerve to tell me that I had to "accept what other people believe" while they could express how much they disliked people of certain political parties.That, along with even more negative experiences I had with professors, and the fact that Emerson higher ups cannot even keep their politics to themselves on graduation day, I'd much rather not have a degree from this school: I won't be proud of it because it was overall easy to earn and I have had enough of these professors and their behavior. Absolutely pathetic.

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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.

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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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