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 Emerson College

Emerson College - Boston, MA

120 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116-4624

General information:(617)824-8500
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:City: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:4,469(3,627 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:16 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $30,063 $31,422 $32,728 -4%
Out-of-state $30,063 $31,422 $32,728 -4%
Books and supplies $800 $976 $976 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $12,280 $12,881 $13,398 -4%
Other $1,431 $1,431 $1,431 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $ $ $ 0%
Other $ $ $ 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $ $ $ 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $44,574 $46,710 $48,533 -4%
Off Campus $30,863 $32,398 $33,704 -3%
Off Campus with Family $30,863 $32,398 $33,704 -3%
Out-of-state
On Campus $44,574 $46,710 $48,533 -4%
Off Campus $30,863 $32,398 $33,704 -3%
Off Campus with Family $30,863 $32,398 $33,704 -3%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $32,128
In-state fees $600
Out-of-state tuition $32,128
Out-of-state fees $600
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $23,752
In-state fee $180
Out-of-state tuition $23,752
Out-of-state fees $180
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 603 73% --
Grant or scholarship aid 439 53% $7,964,859 $18,143
Federal grants 119 14% $632,886 $5,318
Pell grants 118 14% $456,392 $3,868
Other federal grants 109 13% $176,494 $1,619
State/local government grant or scholarships 68 8% $74,528 $1,096
Institutional grants or scholarships 420 51% $7,257,445 $17,280
Student loan aid 483 59% $4,152,442 $8,597
Federal student loans 479 58% $2,678,737 $5,592
Other student loans 85 10% $1,473,705 $17,338
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 1,826 49% $28,323,743 $15,511
Pell grants 604 16% $2,175,017 $3,601
Federal student loans 2,086 56% $13,873,032 $6,651

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 4,469
Undergraduate enrollment 3,627
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 193
Graduate enrollment 842
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$65

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$60

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 7,433 2,555 4,878
Percent admitted 48% 46% 50%
Percent admitted who enrolled 46% 13% 12%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 778 85%
ACT 311 34%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 580 680
SAT Math 550 640
SAT Writing 580 670
ACT Composite 25 29
ACT English 26 32
ACT Math 24 27
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 79 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division III (without football)MenWomen
Baseball 25-
Basketball 159
Lacrosse 1617
Soccer 2917
Softball -14
Tennis 138
Track and Field, X-Country 1518
Volleyball 1412

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education12/01/1950 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

04/01/1981 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 000
Liquor law violations 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 002
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 100
Aggravated assault 130
Burglary 955
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 012
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 002
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 120
Burglary 332
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 012
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate1.4%
Number in default13
Number in repayment902

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00214600

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business/Corporate Communications-27-
International Marketing-41-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General473-
Category total127141-
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects11--
Category total11--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Broadcast Journalism539-
Communication and Media Studies, Other-4-
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia13--
Health Communication-12-
Journalism3819-
Political Communication22--
Publishing-53-
Radio and Television15828-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric1--
Category total306125-
Education Colleges
Drama and Dance Teacher Education1932-
Category total1932-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing647-
Category total17947-
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General21--
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-450
Category total21450
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other7--
Category total7--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Acting16--
Cinematography and Film/Video Production163--
Directing and Theatrical Production9--
Documentary Production8--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General1--
Music Performance, General2--
Musical Theatre16--
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology18--
Category total270--
Grand total123900