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#16 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

Emerson College

Boston, Massachusetts

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Overview

Student Population
4,573
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
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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 163 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

8/10
Overall
10/10
Academics
7/10
Resources
7/10
Outcomes

Emerson is rated within the top 28% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Emerson College within the 2020 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Very High
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SAT 1200/1390
ACT 26/31
GPA 3.6
Applications Accepted
35.6% 
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Applications Due Jan 5, 2021
Applicant Competition High

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Annual Cost to Attend

Tuition
$46,016
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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Outcomes

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.

Current students may use the Emerson College GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.