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 2018

The 881 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 2018)

Application:
12,941
Admitted:
4,613
Enrolled:
900

Gender

Women:
63%
Men:
37%

Ethnicity

International Students:
16%
African American:
4%
Asian/Pacific Islander:
5%
Caucasian:
56%
Hispanic:
14%
Multiracial:
4%
Race Unknown/not reported:
1%

Geographic Distribution of First–Year Undergraduate Students

New England:
20%
Mid Atlantic:
22%
Midwest:
6%
South/Southwest:
16%
West:
18%
International & U.S. Territories:
18%

Standardized Test Scores & GPA

SAT

Middle 50% Composite:
1220-1380
Middle 50% Critical Reasoning:
610-690
Middle 50% Math:
590-700

ACT

Middle 50% Composite:
27-31
Grade Point Average:
3.72 (unweighted, 4.0 scale)

Class Rank

Graduated in the top 10 percent:
28%
Graduated in the top quarter:
69%
Graduated in the top half:
94%

*30% 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 over 175 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:
935
Accepted:
525 (56% accept rate)
Enrolled:
175 (33% yield rate)
Gender:
57% female / 43% male
College GPA Average:
3.4 (4.0 scale)