Emerson College is a member of the Common Application and Universal Application and requires an Application Supplement for each. Students can find the steps to apply online. Applicants for programs in the Performing Arts or Media Production must fulfill additional requirements.
The academic preparation for successful candidates should include four years of English and three years each of mathematics, science, social science, and three years of a single foreign language. The admission committee is interested in how students have challenged themselves academically, balancing hard work with extracurricular activities.
Profile for the Incoming Class of 2017
The 881 students who entered in September combined impressive academic records with a variety of co-curricular activities and special achievements.
Freshman Admission Profile (Fall 2017)
|Native American/Native Indian:||1 student but 0%|
|Race Unknown/not reported:||2%|
Geographic Distribution of First–Year Undergraduate Students
|New England:||286 (31%)|
|Mid Atlantic:||227 (24%)|
|International & U.S. Territories:||79 (10%)|
Standardized Test Scores & GPA
|Middle 50% Composite:||1720-1950|
|Middle 50% Critical Reasoning:||580-680|
|Middle 50% Math:||540-650|
|Middle 50% Writing:||570-670|
|Middle 50% Composite:||25-30|
|Grade Point Average:||3.68 (unweighted, 4.0 scale)|
|Graduated in the top 10 percent:||27%|
|Graduated in the top quarter:||64%|
|Graduated in the top half:||93%|
*38% of secondary schools reported a rank in class
|Enrolled from public schools:||68%|
|Enrolled from independent, parochial, or international schools:||32%|
English as a Second Language
If English is not your first language, a minimum iBT TOEFL score of 80 or IELTS score of 7 is required.
We welcomed over 200 transfer students this fall. They came from other four-year colleges and universities as well as two-year community colleges. Some transfers had a semester or a full year of coursework, while others had earned an associate’s degree and were seeking to continue in a four-year program.
|Accepted:||510 (67% accept rate)|
|Enrolled:||159 (31% yield rate)|
|Gender:||85 female (53%) / 74 male (47%)|
|College GPA Average:||3.37 (4.0 scale)|