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 2022
The 975 students who entered in September combined impressive academic records with a variety of co-curricular activities and special achievements.
Freshman Admission Profile (Fall 2022)
Race Unknown/not reported
Geographic Distribution of First–Year Undergraduate Students
International & U.S. Territories
Standardized Test Scores & GPA
Middle 50% Composite
Middle 50% Critical Reasoning
Middle 50% Math
Middle 50% Composite
Grade Point Average
Graduated in the top 10 percent
Graduated in the top quarter
Graduated in the top half
*28% of secondary schools reported a rank in class
English as a Second Language
If English is not your first language or the medium of instruction for your secondary school or college, you must submit one of the following English proficiency exams:
- Cambridge English; minimum score of 185
- Duolingo English; minimum score of 125
- IELTS (International English Language Testing System); minimum score of 7.0
- PTE Academic (Pearson’s Test of English Academic); minimum score of 65
- TOEFL (Test of English as a foreign language); minimum score of 95
- Minimum score of 20 required for each section
We welcomed 180 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.