PROFILE

Emerson College

About Emerson College


Founded in 1880, Emerson is one of the premier colleges in the United States for communication and the arts. The campus is home to WERS-FM, Boston's oldest non-commercial broadcaster; the historic Cutler Majestic and Colonial Theatres; and Ploughshares, an award-winning literary journal. Located on Boston Common in the heart of the city's Theatre District, there are more than 60 student organizations and performance groups, 15 NCAA teams, student publications, and honor societies.

About Our Students

FALL 2018 ADMISSIONS   Numbers are for degree-seeking students applied, admitted, and enrolled in the fall of 2018.


Middle 50% SAT Range for Freshman Class   Numbers are for degree-seeking students applied, admitted, and enrolled in the fall of 2018.

Mathematics 590 - 700
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing 610 - 690

The SAT has two sections (SAT Evidenced Based Reading and Writing and SAT Math), each scored on a scale of 200-800. In the ranges provided for each section below, 25% of freshmen admitted to this institution in the fall of 2018 scored the same as or lower than the first number. Fifty percent of admitted freshmen received scores between the two numbers given, and 25% of admitted freshmen received a score the same as or higher than the second number provided for each section.

FALL 2018 ENROLLMENT   Numbers are for degree-seeking undergraduate students and graduate students enrolled in the fall of 2018.

Graduate Student: A student that holds a bachelor's degree or equivalent, and is taking courses at the post-baccalaureate level. Students formerly designated as first-professional students are now captured in the graduate student enrollment numbers.

Average High School GPA of the Freshman Class
3.73

GENDER: ALL UNDERGRADUATES

Women 60%
Men 40%

DIVERSITY: ALL UNDERGRADUATES

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What Students Pay

Price of Attendance in 2018 - 2019   Note: Numbers are estimates only for full-time undergraduate students living on campus in academic year 2018 - 2019. Room & Board: This figure assumes double occupancy in institutional housing and 19 meals per week (or the maximum meal plan). Books and Supplies: These costs include the average cost of books and supplies for a typical full-time undergraduate student living on campus. Unusual costs for special groups of students (for example, engineering or art majors) are not included unless they constitute a majority of the students at the institution. Transportation: These costs include two round trips per year to the hometown of a typical full-time undergraduate student living on campus. Other Expenses: These expenses include average costs for a typical full-time undergraduate student living on campus, for clothing, laundry, entertainment, medical (if not a required fee), and furnishings.

Estimated Tuition & Fees$46,852
Estimated Room & Board$17,690
Estimated Books & Supplies$1,150
Estimated Transportation$765
Other Expenses$2,700

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Our Graduates

Percentage of Students Who Graduate   Percentages are for full-time first-time bachelor's (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate students who entered this institution in the summer or fall of 2012 and completed their degree at this institution by the fall of 2018.

With internships, access to state-of-the-art equipment, and an experienced faculty, Emerson graduates have a successful record of employment and graduate school admission.

Within 4 Years 75%
Within 5 Years 77%
Within 6 Years 79%

Number of Degrees Awarded in 2018   Numbers are for degrees awarded between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. Bachelor’s: Bachelor’s degrees are any degrees that normally require at least four but not more than five years of full-time equivalent college-level work. This includes ALL bachelor’s degrees awarded in a five-year cooperative (work-study plan) program which provides for alternate class attendance and employment in business, industry, or government and thus allows students to combine actual work experience with their college studies. Also, it includes bachelor’s degrees in which the normal four years of work are completed in three years. Master’s: Master’s degrees require the successful completion of a program of study of at least the full-time equivalent of one but not more than two academic years of study beyond the bachelor’s degree. Some of these degrees, such as those in Theology (ex., M.Div., M.H.L./Rav) that were formerly classified as first-professional degrees, may require more than two full-time equivalent academic years of work. Doctoral Doctoral degrees are the highest award a student can earn for graduate study. There are three categories of Doctoral degrees:
  • Doctor's degree-research/scholarship: Requires advanced work beyond the master's level, including the preparation and defense of a dissertation based on original research, or the planning and execution of an original project demonstrating substantial artistic or scholarly achievement.
  • Doctor's degree-professional practice: A doctor's degree that is conferred upon completion of a program providing the knowledge and skills for the recognition, credential, or license required for professional practice. The degree is awarded after a period of study such that the total time to the degree, including both pre-professional and professional preparation, equals at least six full-time equivalent academic years. Some of these degrees were formerly classified as first-professional and may include: Chiropractic (D.C. or D.C.M.); Dentistry (D.D.S. OR D.M.D.); Law (L.L.B. or J.D.); Medicine (M.D.); Optometry (O.D.); Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.); Pharmacy (Pharm.D.); Podiatry (D.P.M., Pod.D., D.P.); or, Vetrinary Medicine (D.V.M.), and others, as designated by the awarding institution.
  • Doctor's degree-other: A doctor's degree that does not meet the definition of a doctor's degree-research/scholarship or a doctor's degree-professional practice.

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About Our Faculty

Faculty Information   Student Faculty Ratio: Ratios are for full-time equivalent students to full-time equivalent instructional faculty for the fall of 2018. Full-time equivalent equals all the full-time individuals plus one-third of the part-time individuals. Faculty and students in stand-alone graduate programs such as medicine, law, veterinary, dentistry, social work, business, or public health in which faculty teach virtually only graduate level students are not included in the ratio calculations. Undergraduate or graduate student teaching assistants are not included as faculty. Full-Time Faculty with Highest Degree: Full-time instructional faculty in the fall of 2018 who held a doctorate, first professional, or the highest degree available in their field. Instructional faculty is defined as those members of the instructional-research staff whose major regular assignment is instruction, including those with released time for research.

Student Faculty Ratio: 13:1
Full-time Faculty with highest degree: 70%

Undergraduate Class Size   Undergraduate Class Size:This table reports on the number of classes by class size that was offered in the fall of 2018. Number of Classes:This is the number of classes per semester. A class is an organized course offered for credit, and not a subsection such as a laboratory or discussion section. Not included in this table is distance learning classes, noncredit classes, individual instruction such as thesis research and music instruction, independent studies, co-operative programs, internships, foreign language taped tutor sessions, practicums, and all students in one-on-one classes.

Number of Students 2-19 20-39 40-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 553 247 16 0 816

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Life on Campus

Emerson has more than 60 student organizations, honor societies, performance groups, and NCAA athletic teams. Campus housing is required for the first two years and the residence halls are all air-conditioned and wired for cable TV and Internet access.

Campus Safety

Emerson's Public Safety Department provides law enforcement protection and emergency services to the entire college community 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week. The staff conducts personal safety and fire safety workshops, and sponsors an ID card and property identification program, escort service, and an emergency network system.

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