Emerson College

991 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

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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%
  • People who have interests but can be unmotivated
    0%

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%
  • Depressed Egomaniacs
    0%
  • We're all crazy, but at least we got style
    0%

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

991 reviews
  • Excellent
    144
  • Very Good
    322
  • Average
    394
  • Poor
    79
  • Terrible
    52
Being able to experience the real world and art just outside your dorm is amazing, just like Boston!
  • College Freshman
  • 12 days ago
This school is great for its name, but the exploitive tuition and the below average classes just don't add up. It's got a great location though.
  • College Sophomore
  • 1 month ago
The model for success that the school follows as a whole is simply one of the best I've seen so far.
  • College Freshman
  • 2 months ago