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Emerson College is a private institution that was founded in 1880. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,675, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 8 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Emerson College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 11. Its tuition and fees are $35,730 (2013-14).
Emerson College is an urban school that focuses on writing, communications and the liberal arts. The school offers majors such as writing, literature and publishing and political communication. Minor options include fiction, music appreciation and business studies in communication and the arts. Fittingly, the literary-focused school has a wide variety of student publications, including the Emerson Review, a literary magazine, and Concrete Literary Magazine, which showcases student poetry and photography. There is also a group called Undergraduate Students for Publishing that publishes student work. There are about 80 other student organizations, including a handful of fraternities and sororities.
Students may also get involved in Emerson College sports teams, which compete in the NCAA Division III New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference. Sports teams include lacrosse, basketball, volleyball and soccer; the school does not have a football team. Freshmen and sophomores must live on campus, which puts them near Boston Common, a popular spot for relaxation and recreational activities. Notable alumni of Emerson College include talk show host Jay Leno, actor Henry Winkler and makeup artist Bobbi Brown.
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Emerson College, a private institution of higher education located in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts, specializes in the fields of communication and the arts.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Emerson College, it's important to note the application deadline is January 5, and the early action deadline is November 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due January 5. The application fee at Emerson College is $65. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 48.4 percent and an early acceptance rate of 62 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||48.4%|
|Application deadline||January 5|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||January 5|
The student-faculty ratio at Emerson College is 13:1, and the school has 62.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Emerson College include: Creative Writing; Cinematography and Film/Video Production; Radio and Television; Marketing/Marketing Management, General; and Broadcast Journalism. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 87.8 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||79%|
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Emerson College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,675, with a gender distribution of 38 percent male students and 62 percent female students. At this school, 57 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 43 percent of students live off campus. Emerson College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Emerson College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. Emerson College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Emerson College.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Emerson College, 53.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $16,851.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$35,730 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$14,516 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data