#14 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

Emerson College

Boston, Massachusetts

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National Rank
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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 12,941 prospective students applied, and 4,612 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 923 enrolled in the school.  4,407 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 166 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $46,016 plus fees of $836. Emerson is ranked 91 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Admission Standards
Very High
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SAT 1200/1390
ACT 26/31
GPA 3.6
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jan 5, 2020
Applicant Competition High

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Emerson College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,150
Other Fees$836
Room and Board $17,690
Budget for Other Expenses$2,700
Total One Year Cost$68,392

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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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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=165662 IPEDS survey data for Emerson College.