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Emerson College

120 Boylston Street, Boston, United States
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About Emerson College

Emerson College is a school located in with a total of 1045 courses available to enroll in.


  • Enrollment

    4,446 (3,813 undergrads)
  • Demographics

    • Asian - 5%
    • Black/African American - 4%
    • Hispanic/Latino - 14%
    • White - 56%
    • Multiracial - 4%
    • Other - 17%
  • Degree awarded

    • bachelor's degrees
    • master's degree
    • doctorate's degree
    • law's degree
    • medical's degree
    • dental's degree
  • Areas of study

    • Acting
    • Business of Creative Enterprises
    • Comedic Arts
    • Communication Disorders
    • Communication Studies
    • Creative Writing
    • Film Art
    • Honors Program
    • Interdisciplinary Major
    • Journalism
    • Marketing Communications
    • Media Arts Production
    • Media Studies
    • Musical Theatre
    • Political Communication
    • Production
    • Public Relations
    • Sports Communication
    • Stage & Production Management
    • Stage & Screen Design/Technology
    • Theatre
    • Theatre Design/Technology
    • Theatre Education
    • Theatre Education & Performance
    • Theatre & Performance
    • Writing, Literature, & Publishing
  • Student to Faculty Ratio


  • Faculty

    • Total Faculty - 454
  • Average class size



  • Location

    "140 Commonwealth Avenue Chestnut Hill, MA 02467"

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  • Nearest cities

    • Brookline - 3 miles away
    • Cambridge - 3 miles away


Quick Facts

  • Emerson is name after Charles Wesley Emerson. Charles was an orator, teacher, and preacher, and the founding father of the college.
  • Emerson has its own student-run awards show, the Evvys which was started in 1982.

Popular Majors

  1. Creative writing
  2. Marketing
  3. Business
  4. Marketing management
  5. Journalism

Popular Minors

  1. Art
  2. History
  3. Africano studies
  4. literature


Acceptance Rate
Application Deadline
Jan 15
SAT Reading and Writing
SAT Math
ACT Range
Application Fee
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
Nov. 1

Student life


Immersed in the urban environment of Boston, students can enjoy the college's performance and artsy facilities but can also choose to explore the urban city. Student Affairs strives to create a safe and supportive environment that allows students to openly pursue their interests and sharpen their skills with both academic and professional experience.

Student services

No matter where your interests lie, whether it's acting, improv drama, Shakespeare, acappella, Greek life, games group, or ja multicultural club, there is something for everybody. These organizations provide you with the opporturnity to lead, be creative, and find your community.

Care and Support
Providing help for students whose behaviors may be of dangerous to themselves or to others
Career Development Center
Providing internship opportunities and help guide students from finding a job to the interview process
Intercultural Student Affairs
Providing a supporting system for students with marginal backgrounds
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Emerson School offers 14 NCAA Division III groups, both men's and women's sports. The Emerson Lions also appear in post-season tournaments as well. If competitive sports are not your thing, but you still want to play, you can still join intramural teams. The fitness center also have group classes, equipments and facility for any student who enjoy physical activities.

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Men's Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Baseball

Women's Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Softball

After graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years after Graduation
Graduation Rate
Employed 2 Years After Graduation

Notable Locations

Walker Building at Emerson College

Walker Building

Home to classrooms, offices to various non-academic and academic departments, and five computer labs.

Esplanade at Emerson College


The Esplanade is a perfect place to sit, have a snack, hang out with friends and go on a bike ride.

Garden at Emerson College


The Boston Public Garden is a great place to relax and take in the scenery after a long day of class

Libraries and Study Areas

Library at Emerson College

Residences on campus

Piano Row

150 Boylston Street

Paramount center residence hall

555 Washington Street

The colonial Building

100 Boylston Street

Campus Clubs & Associations

Alternative Spring break


Earth Emerson


Green gala


School Reviews

#6 in Best Regional Colleges, North ranked by US news
Alumni - My four years at Emerson gave me great friends, helped shape my worldview, and greatly contributed to my career trajectory. The amount of opportunity there, both in and out of classes, is endless. The Emerson connections aren't a myth and the name is recognized outside the film/TV industry as well. I was a marketing communications major and I can't count how many times people in the marketing/advertising industry called out, recognized, and asked me about my school during internship interviews and networking events. After participating in an internship for credit at a Boston agency during my senior year, I received a job offer right before graduation, and I've been very happy there since!