Emerson College

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Emerson College can be found in Boston, MA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around five thousand students enrolled per year at Emerson College.

The majority of students admitted to this school got an SAT score within the range of 1200 to 1410, or got accepted with an ACT composite score within the range of 27 to 31. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Emerson College average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.55 - 3.71. About 30 percent of all applicant were accepted at Emerson College, and from those that were granted acceptance around 18 percent continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at emerson.edu.

Overall Emerson College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Emerson College was reported as 33.3% in Fall 2020 with over 15,400 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 27 - 31
  • Average GPA: 3.55 - 3.71

How Hard Is It to Get into Emerson College?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Emerson College is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Emerson College has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 48.1%
  • 2017-2018: 46.1%
  • 2018-2019: 35.6%
  • 2019-2020: 33.3%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 35.5%

How Does Emerson College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Emerson College is seventy percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Fisher College69.3%
The New England Conservatory of Music36.9%
Wentworth Institute of Technology68.6%
Massachusetts College of Art and Design57.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Emerson College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading610 - 700
Math590 - 710
Total Score1200 - 1410
ACT®Score Range
English28 - 34
Math24 - 28
Composite Score27 - 31
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