Emerson College is a member of the Common Application and Universal Application and requires an Application Supplement for each. Applicants for programs in the Performing Arts, Comedic 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 2020

The 940 students who entered in September combined impressive academic records with a variety of co-curricular activities and special achievements.

Admission Demographics

Freshman Admission Profile (Fall 2020)

Application

13,324

Admitted

5,410

Enrolled

940

Gender

Women

65%

Men

35%

Ethnicity

International Students

13%

African American

4%

Asian/Pacific Islander

5%

Caucasian

58%

Hispanic

12%

Multiracial

4%

Race Unknown/not reported

2%

Geographic Distribution of First–Year Undergraduate Students

New England

27%

Mid Atlantic

23%

Midwest

6%

South/Southwest

16%

West

15%

International & U.S. Territories

13%

Standardized Test Scores & GPA

SAT

Middle 50% Composite

1220-1380

Middle 50% Critical Reasoning

600-700

Middle 50% Math

600-700

ACT

Middle 50% Composite

27-32

Grade Point Average

3.64 (unweighted, 4.0 scale)

Class Rank

Graduated in the top 10 percent

26%

Graduated in the top quarter

59%

Graduated in the top half

93%

*28% of secondary schools reported a rank in class
 


English as a Second Language

If English is not your first language, a minimum iBT TOEFL score of 80 or IELTS score of 6.5 is required.

Transfer Admission

We welcomed 150 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.

Applied

790

Accepted

511

Enrolled

155

Gender

57% female / 43% male

College GPA Average

3.5 (4.0 scale)