Emerson College

120 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

Campus image of Emerson College

Emerson College, a nonprofit private institution, offers a large number of educational opportunities, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Boston, MA, the school resides in an urban setting for students to study in. Over four thousand students enroll at Emerson College yearly.

Areas of study available at Emerson College include but are not limited to:

  • English Language And Literature
  • Visual And Performing Arts
  • Communications And Journalism
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Education

To be considered for admissions, students may be asked to fill out an application, provide letters of recommendations, and submit school transcripts, which are then reviewed by admissions officials. Either the ACT or SAT exam can be taken in order to be able to apply to this school. Scores between 25 to 29 on the ACT or 1710 to 1990 on the SAT are needed to greatly increase the chance of acceptance. This school has an acceptance rate of about 48 percent of which only 25 percent chose to enroll. More information regarding admissions can be found at

The cost of undergraduate tuition is around $36,000, but may change from year to year. Students are encouraged to visit the school's net price calculator to better understand their cost of attendance. Some students at this school may be eligible for financial aid, which is typically offered as grants or student loans.

The Emerson College "Lions" compete in a number of intercollegiate sports through participation in the NCAA. Athletic programs available may include but not limited to:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Lacrosse (NCAA Division III)
  • Soccer (NCAA Division III)

Students may visit the school's to view additional information.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the students Emerson College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Emerson College is around 4,500 students. The student body is made up of 85% undergraduate students and 20% graduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $43,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
  • For part-time students, charges are between $1,300-$1,500 per unit
  • The average estimated cost for on campus housing and meals is listed to be around $19,000, the cost includes nineteen meals each week

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid71%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships60%$19,097
Receiving Student Loans58%$11,163
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Emerson College may offer services to students like:

  • Online course work available
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assisting students to find work

Graduation Rates

With a graduation rate of around 81%, Emerson College is among the most successful schools in the area.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years80%
Graduating in 5 Years1%
Graduating in 6 Years0.5%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Speech-Language Pathology Program
    • * Accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (since 1981)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Emerson College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division III (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (New England Womens & Mens Athletic Conference)
  • Basketball (New England Womens & Mens Athletic Conference)
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Emerson College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism


English Language and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

    Visual and Performing Arts

    Data Disclaimer

    Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Emerson College for official up-to-date information.

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