Tool December 2016

Kiplinger's Best College Values

Compare the 200 top values in liberal-arts colleges or private universities, or create your own custom lists of colleges from our rankings or schools from a particular state.

SPECIAL REPORT: College Rankings, 2014

Emerson College (Boston, MA)

Sortable Rankings | SPECIAL REPORT: College Rankings, 2014

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 80.70%
Applicants who took ACT: 33.60%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 47.80%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 13.70%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 61.50%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 39.60%
SAT I Math score 700+: 9.20%
SAT I Math score 600+: 48.80%
ACT score 24-29: 66.00%
ACT score 30-36: 24.00%
ACT score 24+: 90%
Students applied: 8,618
Students admitted: 4,225
Admission rate: 49%
Students per faculty: 13
4-year graduation rate: 77.6%
5-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Freshmen retained: 87%
Full-time enrolled men: 1,496
Full-time enrolled women: 2,238
Part-time enrolled men: 25
Part-time enrolled women: 30
Total enrollment: 3,789

COSTS

Tuition: $42,144
Room and board: $16,320
Est. book expense: $1,000
Fees: $732
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

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 56%
Average need-based aid: $17,927
Average non-need-based aid: $15,503
Students receiving
non-need-based aid:
317
Average aid package: $21,254
Students receiving need-based aid: 1,985
% of aid from grants: 0%
% receiving need-based aid: 52%
% receiving non-
need-based aid:
18%
% receiving student loans: 73%