Founded: 1880, by Charles Wesley Emerson
Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Degrees: BA, BS, BFA, MA, MS, MFA
Calendar: Traditional fall and spring semesters
President: Lee Pelton
Student Body: Approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 850 graduate students from across the United States and more than 40 countries
Age: The average age of our incoming graduate student class is 26.
Experience: Students coming straight from undergrad bring fresh perspectives and the most up-to-date technical and research skills, mixing with more seasoned professionals who bring industry experience and real-world knowledge.
Admission: Competitive. Each year, approximately 1,500 applications are received for a first-year class of 400 graduate students.
Student/Faculty Ratio: 14:1
Sports: 14 NCAA Division III teams and several intramural programs and recreational activities
Co-curricular: More than 70 student organizations and performance groups, student publications, and honor societies
Alumni: 28,000 and growing
Tuition (2014–2015): $1,145 per credit
Full-time cost for one year (8 credits per semester): $18,320
Full-time cost for one year (12 credits per semester): $27,480
Library: More than 180,000 volumes and serial subscriptions, 10,000 microforms, 11,000 audiovisual materials, and 8,000 e-books
Labs and Studios: Sound-treated television studios, multiple Avid editing suites, audio post-production labs, sound stage, film screening room, integrated digital newsroom, six on-campus programs to observe speech and hearing therapy, professional marketing suite/focus group room, makeup lab, scene/prop and costume shops, theatre design/technology center, and more
Curriculum: Approximately 700 courses are offered each semester
Radio Stations: Two, including WERS-FM, the oldest noncommercial broadcaster in Boston
Castles: One, Kasteel Well, in The Netherlands
Graduate students collaborate on a project.