Tool December 2017

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Emerson College (Boston, MA)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 77.00%
Applicants who took ACT: 39.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 48.00%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 19.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 66.00%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 40.00%
SAT I Math score 700+: 9.00%
SAT I Math score 600+: 49.00%
ACT score 24-29: 60.00%
ACT score 30-36: 29.00%
ACT score 24+: 89%
Students applied: 9,149
Students admitted: 4,397
Admission rate: 48%
Students per faculty: 13
4-year graduation rate: 77%
5-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Freshmen retained: 87%
Full-time enrolled men: 1,501
Full-time enrolled women: 2,232
Part-time enrolled men: 23
Part-time enrolled women: 34
Total enrollment: 3,790

COSTS

Tuition: $44,032
Room and board: $16,992
Est. book expense: $1,150
Fees: $800
Total cost: $62,974
Cost after need-based aid: $44,154
Cost after non-need-based aid: $47,572
Average debt at graduation: $23,225

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 52%
Average need-based aid: $18,820
Average non-need-based aid: $15,402
Students receiving
non-need-based aid:
361
Average aid package: $21,848
Students receiving need-based aid: 2,002
% of aid from grants: 0%
% receiving need-based aid: 53%
% receiving non-
need-based aid:
20%
% receiving student loans: 63%