Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Emerson College (Boston, MA)

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Emerson College is ranked 62 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 200 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 81%
Applicants who took ACT 34%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+14%
600-69948%
600+62%

SAT Math Score

700+9%
600-69940%
600+49%

ACT Score

30-3624%
24-2966%
24+90%

Students applied8,618
Students admitted4,225
Admission rate49%

Students per faculty13

4-year graduation rate78%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$42,144
Fees$732
Room and board$16,320
Estimated book expense$1,000
Total cost$60,196

Cost after need-based aid$42,269
Cost after non-need-based aid$44,693

Average debt at graduation$22,543

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$44,900

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met56%
Average need-based aid$17,927
Average non-need-based aid$15,503

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment3,789

Full-Time

Men1,496
Women2,238

Part-Time

Men25
Women30

Freshmen retained87%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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