When you come to Emerson, you become part of a creative force. Located in the heart of downtown Boston, Massachusetts, Emerson College is the United States’s only four-year institution devoted exclusively to the study of communication and the arts. For over 130 years, Emerson has educated the most innovative and creative minds in our fields of expertise. Our hands-on, immersive programs provide you with the real-world experience, professional-grade facilities, and foundational knowledge you need to hone your craft and succeed in fields and industries that shape our society, culture, and future.



Best College Radio Station Princeton Review


Best College for Communications in the US College Gazette


Best College for Journalism College Factual


Most Innovative School (Regional Universities North) U.S. News & World Report


Best College Theater Princeton Review


Top 25 American Film Schools The Hollywood Reporter


  • 3,817 total undergraduate enrollment
  • 100% of new first-years are guaranteed housing for first three years
  • 70 countries represented
  • 49 states plus DC, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands represented
  • 13:1 student to faculty ratio
  • 100+ student organizations
  • 250,000+ college students in the city of Boston
  • 618 full-time and affiliated faculty
  • 14 NCAA Division III teams


  • Average GPA: 3.64
  • SAT Middle 50% Composite: 1280-1400
  • TOEFL Minimum: 80
  • IELTS Minimum: 6.5
  • PTE Academic Minimum: 60
  • CAE or CPE Minimum: 176
  • Duolingo Minimum: 105


Acting (BFA)*

Business of Creative Enterprises (BA)

Comedic Arts (BFA)

Communication Disorders (BS)

Communication Studies (BS)

Creative Writing (BFA)

Global BA in Business of Creative Enterprises: Australia

Global BA in Business of Creative Enterprises: Switzerland

Global BA in International and Political Communication

Global BFA in Film Art

Interdisciplinary Studies (BA/BS)

Journalism (BS)

Marketing Communication (BS)

Media Arts Production (BA/BFA)

Media Studies (BA)

Musical Theatre (BFA)

Political Communication (BS)

Public Relations (BS)

Sports Communication (BS)

Stage and Production Management (BFA)

Stage and Screen Design/Technology (BFA)

Theatre (BFA)

Theatre and Performance (BFA)

Theatre Design/Technology (BFA)

Theatre Education (BFA)

Theatre Education and Performance (BFA)

Writing, Literature and Publishing (BA)

* Incoming students cannot apply for these programs until they begin their studies at Emerson.


Business Studies for

Communication and the Arts

Comedy Writing and Performance


Dramatic Writing

Entrepreneurial Studies

Esports Communication


Hearing and Deafness

Individually Designed Minor


Leadership and Management

Marketing Communication

Media Studies

Narrative Nonfiction

Nonprofit Communication


Podcasting, Radio, and Streaming Media