Emerson College

993 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
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    D-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
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 rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.61 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.60 responses
80%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.60 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 35 responses
Report
  • Ambitious
    29%
  • Driven
    26%
  • Quirky
    17%
  • #SoEmerson
    9%
  • Emerson
    6%
  • People who have interests but can be unmotivated
    6%
  • Wannabe Tortured Artists
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
62%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.71 responses
Poll
67%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.93 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • Creative
    33%
  • #SoEmerson
    25%
  • A place to be yourself and create art.
    22%
  • Passionate
    11%
  • Depressed Egomaniacs
    6%
  • We're all crazy, but at least we got style
    3%

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%
71%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.38 responses

Reviews

993 reviews
  • Excellent
    145
  • Very Good
    323
  • Average
    394
  • Poor
    79
  • Terrible
    52
Emerson was my dream school. I love the location and the values the school upholds. Academics wise, professors are about average, but opportunities outside of the classroom are endless. With campuses in Boston, Los Angeles, and the Netherlands, Emerson students are given a chance to experience more than the average college student. There are weekly forums with filmmakers and entrepreneurs. There are shows and short films being made every single day, with casting calls being open to anyone regardless of major. The equipment the school provides is top notch. The worst thing about Emerson is the food. Fortunately, the school is aware of the issues and making improvements for the new Fall 2017 dining hall. The dorms are incredible spacious, many of them with amazing views of the Boston Common and Public Garden. Our alumnae network is also extremely close. Members of the "Emerson Mafia" watch out for each other no matter what, and that is something most other schools do not have.
  • Junior
  • 2 days ago
I play varsity softball at Emerson. No one outside of the athletics department gives a crap about student athletes or our needs. The gym doesn't even have bleachers or seating. The softball field is also the soccer/lacrosse field (wtf?!) and it's turf. It's also 1.5 miles from school, which is understandable since we're in downtown Boston, but we have to WALK to and from practices and games! Student athletes aren't given the option to register for class early to fit our sport schedule, like most other schools.
  • College Freshman
  • 11 months ago
I can only speak for Piano Row, but it's awesome. It's more like living in a hotel than a dorm! It's clean, spacious, and pretty. The building is all suites, so everyone has their own common room in addition to the floor common rooms as well as a mini kitchen and a bathroom, all in your suite. I love living in Piano Row and if it weren't for all my amazing friends on the Active Living floor I would have left by now! I also have the best RA ever, go Sydney!
  • College Freshman
  • 11 months ago