Emerson College Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Emerson College? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 4,225 out of 8,618 applicants or 49% were admitted making Emerson College a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. Emerson College typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 5,707 2,911 8,618
Accepted 2,812 1,413 4,225
Acceptance Rate 49% 49% 49%
Enrolled 559 356 915
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 25% 22%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Emerson College and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Emerson College regularly accepts students with ACTs of 25 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 23 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 27 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. 34 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Emerson College.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1200 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1105. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1295 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 81 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1200 1390
SAT Reading 620 710
SAT Math 570 660
ACT Composite 25 29
ACT English 25 32
ACT Math 23 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >62%
27 to 29 Avg + 49%-62%
25 to 27 Avg - 36%-49%
23 to 25 Reach 25%-36%
Less than 23 Low <25%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1390 and Above Good >62%
1295 to 1390 Avg + 49%-62%
1200 to 1295 Avg - 36%-49%
1105 to 1200 Reach 25%-36%
Less than 1105 Low <25%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Emerson College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Emerson College was 3.6 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Emerson College will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 40% Good
3.50 to 3.75 26% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 11% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 6% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 5, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Emerson College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=165662 IPEDS survey data for Emerson College.

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