#17 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

Emerson College

Boston, Massachusetts

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Student Population
Emerson College overview
Location Boston, Massachusetts
Online emerson.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Emerson College overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Boston, Massachusetts, Emerson College is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 11,568 prospective students applied, and 5,238 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,058 enrolled in the school.  5,338 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 562 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $51,264 plus fees of $926. Emerson is ranked 172 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2023 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Emerson is rated within the top 29% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Getting In

Admission Standards
Very High
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SAT 1200/1400
ACT 28/32
GPA 3.73
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jan 5, 2023
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $65

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Emerson College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$926
Room and Board $19,144
Budget for Other Expenses$3,410
Total One Year Cost$75,944

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$49,200 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
81% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Emerson College students
Subject Percent of Class
Communication 33%
Visual and Performing Arts 29%
English and Literature 19%
Business 14%
Health Professions 2%

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