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.
Freshman Admission Profile (Fall 2018)
Geographic Distribution of First–Year Undergraduate Students
Standardized Test Scores & GPA
*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.
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.