The only comprehensive college or university in the US which is exclusively dedicated to the field of communication and the arts in the liberal arts context, Emerson College has come a long way from its founding status as a small oratory school. Its mission and focus has not changed since its establishment in 1880 by Charles Wesley Emerson as the college continues to push the perceived boundaries of communication, art and culture. It is located at 120 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, in the heart of the city’s Theatre District.
Emerson College offers its academic programs through its School of Communication, School of the Arts, Department of Professional Studies and Special Programs and Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies. Accredited by the New England Association of School and Colleges, Emerson College offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in various majors including Communication Sciences and Disorders, Journalism, Marketing Communication, Communication Studies, Performing Arts, Visual and Media Arts, and Writing, Literature and Publishing.
There are approximately 3,450 undergraduates and 840 graduate students coming from across the US and more than 40 foreign countries. Admission is highly competitive as there are about 5,000 applications received annually for the available slot of 750. The student/faculty ratio is 14:1. Estimated annual tuition is $ 29,408.00 while room and board costs approximately $ 12,280.00 per academic year.
The opportunity to explore academic goals in different settings can be given by the various external programs sponsored by Emerson College which includes the semester-long study abroad programs at Kastell Well in the Netherlands, the Los Angeles Program, the Washington Program, the Taiwan Study Program and the Prague Summer Film Program. Performance venues for students are the Cutler Majestic Theatre, Semel Theatre, Greene Theatre and the Cabaret. Emerson College also has its own radio station which is maintained and operated by its own students.