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Emerson College Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

48.1%
Admission Difficulty for Emerson College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into Emerson College? The school has a 48% acceptance rate. Last year, 4,397 out of 9,149 applicants were admitted making Emerson College a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 24 percent. Emerson College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1190-1390
Applicants Submitting SAT
77%
SAT Scores for Emerson College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 620
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1190
SAT Scores for Emerson College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 720
SAT Math 75th 670
SAT Composite 75th 1390
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Emerson College?

Emerson College typically requires applicants to be in the top 26 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1190 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1090. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1290 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 77 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Emerson College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1390 and Above Good >61%
1290 to 1390 Avg + 48%-61%
1190 to 1290 Avg - 35%-48%
1090 to 1190 Reach 24%-35%
Less than 1090 Low <24%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
25-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
39%
ACT Scores for Emerson College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 26
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for Emerson College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 30
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Emerson College?

Admission data indicates that Emerson College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 25 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 22 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. 39 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Emerson College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Emerson College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >64%
27 to 30 Avg + 48%-64%
25 to 27 Avg - 38%-48%
23 to 25 Reach 28%-38%
Less than 23 Low <28%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.6
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Emerson College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Emerson College was 3.6 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Emerson College will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Emerson College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 40% Good
3.50 to 3.75 26% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 11% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 6% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

Admission Statistics

Emerson College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,229 2,920 9,149
Accepted 3,016 1,381 4,397
Acceptance Rate 48% 47% 48%
Enrolled 557 324 881
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 23% 20%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 5, 2019
Days left to Apply
25

Applicants have 25 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Jan 5, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Emerson College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Emerson College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Emerson College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

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