Emerson College

978 reviews
  1. Boston, MA
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C-
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    C+
Emerson College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
Address
120 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

Emerson College Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
49%
SAT Range
1140-1330
ACT Range
26-30
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$34,427/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $30,287/ year
  • $30-48k
    $30,446/ year
  • $49-75k
    $33,534/ year
  • $76-110k
    $35,014/ year
  • $110k+
    $42,992/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.41 responses
49%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.39 responses
82%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.39 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,707Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Driven
    38%
  • Ambitious
    25%
  • Quirky
    13%
  • #SoEmerson
    13%
  • Emerson
    6%
  • Unintelligible
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
67%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.52 responses
Poll
65%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.74 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Creative
    38%
  • Passionate
    23%
  • #SoEmerson
    23%
  • A place to be yourself and create art.
    15%

After Emerson College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
80%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.14 responses

Reviews

978 reviews
  • Excellent
    141
  • Very Good
    318
  • Average
    389
  • Poor
    78
  • Terrible
    52
I like the clubs but sometimes the classes feel a bit useless.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
I transfered to Emerson from another art school (as a marketing major in both schools) and have found that my classes are more challenging (in a good way) and the professors and advising team are all super helpful.
  • College Senior
  • 2 months ago
My first year was pretty exciting. The school provides you with so many opportunities to get the experience you need in whatever career field you are pursuing. Plus, at Emerson they pretty much let you discover on your own. They let you grow a lot in that way.
  • College Sophomore
  • 3 months ago