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.

Admission Demographics

Freshman Admission Profile (Fall 2022)

Application

12,109

Admitted

5,176

Enrolled

975

Gender

Women

68%

Men

32%

Ethnicity

International Students

16%

African American

6%

Asian/Pacific Islander

5%

Caucasian

54%

Hispanic

11%

Multiracial

6%

Race Unknown/not reported

2%

Geographic Distribution of First–Year Undergraduate Students

New England

24%

Mid Atlantic

21%

Midwest

13%

South/Southwest

16%

West

13%

International & U.S. Territories

18%

Standardized Test Scores & GPA

SAT

Middle 50% Composite

1280-1410

Middle 50% Critical Reasoning

660-730

Middle 50% Math

610-700

ACT

Middle 50% Composite

30-32

Grade Point Average

3.73 (unweighted, 4.0 scale)

Class Rank

Graduated in the top 10 percent

33%

Graduated in the top quarter

67%

Graduated in the top half

94%

*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 176
  • Duolingo English; minimum score of 105
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System); minimum score of 6.5
  • PTE Academic (Pearson’s Test of English Academic); minimum score of 60
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a foreign language); minimum score of 80
    • Minimum score of 20 required for each section

Transfer Admission

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.

Applied

842

Accepted

480

Enrolled

180

Gender

58% female / 42% male

College GPA Average

3.55 (4.0 scale)