ABOUT THE SCHOOL
Founded in 1880, Emerson is one of the premier colleges in the United States for the study of communication and the arts. It is a medium-sized private college located in the heart of Boston’s Theatre District. Students may choose from more than two-dozen undergraduate and graduate programs. In addition, the college owns and operates several of Boston’s historic theatres, including the 1,200-seat Cutler Majestic Theatre (pictured above). More than half of the Emerson campus has been built new or completely refurbished since 2002. Its facilities include sound-treated television studios, digital editing labs, and audio post-production suites. Students also have access to two radio stations, seven on-campus programs to observe speech and hearing therapy, a professional marketing suite/focus group room, and an integrated digital newsroom for aspiring journalists. An 11-story performance and production center houses rehearsal space, a theatre design/technology center, makeup lab, and costume shop. In 2014, Emerson opened a center in Los Angeles that serves as the college’s home on the West Coast. Emerson students may also study abroad at the college’s European campus at Kasteel Well (Netherlands). For more information see www.emerson.edu/about-emerson.
MOST POPULAR MAJORS
Theatre and performance, journalism, film, communication disorders, studio television production, marketing communication, political communication, theatre design/technology; writing, literature, and publishing. For a complete list of undergraduate majors and minors, see www.emerson.edu/academics/undergraduate-degrees.
Undergraduate students: 3,756
Graduate students: 768
International students: 10%
Student-to-faculty ration: 13:1
Classes with fewer than 20 students: 67%
4-year graduation rate: 78%
Selectivity: More selective
Fall 2015 acceptance rate: 49%
SAT test scores (middle 50%): 630-710 (Reading), 570-670 (Math)
ACT test scores (middle 50%): 25-30
Application deadline: Jan 15
Tuition and fees: $42,144
Room and board: $16,320
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Approximately two-thirds of Emerson’s studenty body receives financial assistance. Financial assistance for international students is limited to merit-based scholarships that all students are automatically considered for and range in amount from $5,000 to $21,000/year.
HOW TO APPLY
For detailed information about the application process, see