120 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116-4624 617-824-8600
http://www.emerson.edu admission@emerson.edu
About Emerson College
  • Year of Foundation 1880
  • Size of Campus 10 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 3,373
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 55%, 45%, 75%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $29,408
  • Room and Board $12,280
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee $65
  • Enrollment No. 3,454
Established in 1880, Emerson College is named for its founding president, Charles Wesley Emerson, an orator, preacher, and teacher. Over the years, the institution has evolved from a small New England school of oratory to a multifaceted college with an international reputation. While Emerson remains committed to its historic mission as a specialized academic institution, its curriculum reflects the emergence of interdisciplinary study as a mode for teaching and learning, and affirms new directions for the fields of communication and the arts. Throughout its history, Emerson has shown the capacity to respond to the changing educational demands within communication and the arts. It was the first college in New England to establish an educational FM radio station (WERS, 1949), now repeatedly identified in The Princeton Review as the number one student-run college radio station in the country. It was also among the first colleges in the nation to establish a program in children’s theater (1919) and one of the first colleges to offer undergraduate programs in broadcasting (1937).
Social Life And Activities
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 4
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus The EVVYs digital and media arts awards show, Spring Musical, Hand-Me-Down Night (senior recognition event).
  • Number of students in fraternities 4
  • Percent students who are frat members 3%
  • Number of honor societies Gold Key, Lambda Pi Eta (national honor society for communications)
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of sororities 3
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Newman Club, Hillel, Goodnews Fellowship, Islamic Community of Emerson, Center for Spiritual Life.
  • Other on-campus organizations 1%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 3%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Amigos (Latino student organization), ASIA (Asian Students for Intercultural Awareness), EBONI (Emerson's Black Organization with Natural Interests), EI-Emerson International (international students organization).
  • Distance to nearest airport Boston, MA (8), Providence, RI (55)
  • Distance to nearest train Boston, MA (1)
  • Distance to nearest bus Boston, MA (1)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus N/A
Student Housing
  • Number of students using college housing 42%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 17%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 27%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (100%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 1%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 4
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 55%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
Campus Services
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 14
  • Basic Services Provided health service
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 9,760
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 28
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Museums Cutler Majestic Theatre, historic 1,200-seat proscenium theater; Tufte Performance and Production Center, 11-story teaching facility housing two television studios, makeup lab, costume shop, theatre design/technology center, and two performance and rehears
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 1,000
  • Number Of Subscriptions 642
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Library Facilities Media Services Center, College Archives, member of the Fenway Libraries Consortium Online network
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Microforms 10,341
  • OS of Wifi Network N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 1,200
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, academic
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number of e-books 7,467
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 61
  • Computer Courses No
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 173,513
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 25%
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,400
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 79%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Boston Lyric Oprea, CBS Productions, Cone LLC, Creative Artists Agency, Disney Channel, Eaton Publishing, Esquire Magazine, Houghton Mifflin publishing, Intel, Little Brown & Company, Saraphim Films, Sony Pictures, Trinity Communications, USA Network, VH-
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Metropolis