Emerson College

Quick Facts

Liberal arts university with focus on art and communications

Location

Boston, MA

Degrees

Bachelor's, Master's

Popular Majors

Cinema/Video, Drama, Marketing, Broadcast journalsism, Journalism, Creative Writing, Technical Theatre

Total Students

Undergrad Students

4,442

3,801

Undergrad Tuition

Room and Board

$44,832

$16,992

Selectivity

 Average Net Price *

Medium

$39,263

Distance from Boston

School Website

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School Website

* Average Net Price is is the actual average cost to students for attending the college.  This is calculated by adding the cost of attendance (tuition, fees and room and board where applicable) and subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship.

Emerson College is a private university located in Boston, MA. Founded in 1880, the school offers communications and arts education in a liberal arts context. Its mission and focus remains largely the same as it was in 1880: to explore and push the boundaries of communication, art and culture.

The college offers 27 undergraduate programs and 10 graduate degrees in visual and performing arts and communications. In addition, it offers over 25 minor degrees across the entire spectrum of liberal arts studies.

In the performing arts, the college offers degrees, such as acting, design and technology, musical theater performance, stage and production management, theater education and theater studies. In the visual arts area, the school offers over 15 majors, such as animation and motion media, cinematography, post production, studio television production and writing for film and television, just to name a few.

In the communications area, the college also offers many unique majors including writing, literature, publishing and political communication.

Emerson is located in the very heart of downtown Boston right across the Boston Common. It is deeply embedded in the Theater District and part of its campus is the Emerson Majestic Theater which performs many national stage productions as well as student productions. The gold dome of the State House can be seen from many vantage points on campus, and the subway stops at its front doors.