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Emerson College Stats, Info and Facts

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4,535 Students

33% Admitted

  • 4,459 full time
  • 407 part time
  • 1,531 men full time
  • 2,628 women full time
  • 9,149 applied
  • 4,396 admitted
  • 890 enrolled

3,812 Undergraduates

$42,144 Tuition/Year

  • 873 Graduates
  • 243 Non-Degree
  • $42,144 in state
  • $764 fees
  • $17,690 room & board
  • $1,150 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: New England Large City
Highest Degree Offered: Master's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: Lion
School Colors: Purple and gold
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Brittany from Kyle, TX
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  • Emerson is a magical school filled with people that are super-accepting in one of the most magical cities in the world. Unfairly stereotyped as a hipster school, it's surprising how…

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  • student
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  • an open-minded collective of ambitious and highly talented minds. a diverse student body that actively works together to exercise their minds and creative abilities while constantly striving to be greater…

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  • Ashley from Ocoee, FL
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  • Emerson is a fantastic college for students who want to pursue the liberal arts and communication fields. The education you receive here (inside and out of the classroom) will stick…

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  • Dave from Somerville, MA
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  • Emerson is the school where you'll cry when you see the bill. You'll have to keep reminding yourself that this school is getting you where you want to be and…

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  • Amanda from Waterbury, CT
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  • You'll find that a majority of the student body is comprised of the kids in high school who were writers, band geeks, comic book nerds, hipsters, etc. It leaves a…

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Mission Statement

Emerson College has been bringing innovation to communication and the arts since 1880. Starting as a school of oratory, Emerson has grown from a one-program school to a fascinating, diverse, and innovative institution serving over 3,600 and 830 graduate students from all 50 states and 75 countries.

Emerson College
  • Located in Boston, MA
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4,535 students enrolled
  • 33% admitted
  • $42,144 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Kelly from Boston, MA
  • I am a current student here

    Emerson Pride is an infection at Emerson College, even more so than the infectious love for Boston (the best city in the world). Emerson is a laid back school that is largely in the hands of the students. There is a warm bubble of creativity, acceptance, and goofiness among the student body. However, living off campus and not participating in extra-curriculars can leave you feeling isolated with the super-involved, ambitious students.

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  • 5
  • Lily from Delaware
  • I am a current student here

    It's a really fun place to be! Orientation week every year is basically a huge dance party. The overwhelming amount of students in theater and film make the school a lot of fun, and means that usually something is always going on.

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  • 5
  • Kristin from Boston, MA
  • I am a current student here

    Emerson is definitely not for everyone, but it is for me. There is absolutely NO campus life here. The small campus is smack in the middle of the city on the Boson common. Some people (like me) love that, and some people hate it. You have to be incredibly independent because of the lack of campus. At Emerson you have a real life experience rather than a typical college experience. Students wake up, go to classes, then go back to their apartments around the city and do their own thing. The location is unbeatable. You are literally in the middle of an exciting metropolitan hub. It's also nice to be so close to tons of other colleges. No matter where you go to school in Boston, you will meet diverse students from every college in the area.

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