Emerson College Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Emerson College
|Admission Standards||Very High|
How hard is it to get into Emerson College and can I get accepted? The school has a 46% acceptance rate ranking it #19 in Massachusetts for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,772 out of 10,360 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 16 percent. Emerson College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
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Emerson College SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT69%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||670|
|SAT Math 25th||600|
|SAT Composite 25th||1270|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||730|
|SAT Math 75th||690|
|SAT Composite 75th||1420|
|Average SAT Score||1350|
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 15 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1270 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 1190. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1350 out of 1600. The school ranks #15 in Massachusetts for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 69 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1420 and Above||Good||>59%|
|1345 to 1420||Avg +||46%-59%|
|1270 to 1345||Avg -||33%-46%|
|1195 to 1270||Reach||23%-33%|
|Less than 1195||Low||<23%|
Emerson College ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT41%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||26|
|ACT Math 25th||23|
|ACT Composite 25th||26|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||33|
|ACT Math 75th||28|
|ACT Composite 75th||30|
|Average ACT Score||28|
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 26 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 18 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 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. The school ranks #15 in Massachusetts for highest average ACT composite score. 41 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Emerson College.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|30 and Above||Good||>59%|
|28 to 30||Avg +||46%-59%|
|26 to 28||Avg -||33%-46%|
|24 to 26||Reach||23%-33%|
|Less than 24||Low||<23%|
Avg. High School GPA3.6
Typical High School GradesB+
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. The school ranks #17 in Massachusetts for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Emerson College will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
77% of Emerson College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||38%|
|Top 25% of class||77%|
|Top 50% of class||93%|
|Bottom 50% of class||7%|
|Bottom 25% of class||3%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||18%||23%||20%|
Applications are DueJan 5, 2020
Days left to Apply47
Applicants have 47 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jan 5, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Emerson College before the Jan 5 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Dec 7||Dec 20|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
What are the requirements for admission to Emerson College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.