Information for School Counselors

Emmanuel is a residential, coed, Catholic liberal arts and sciences college located in the heart of Boston's Fenway neighborhood, alongside the world-renowned institutions of the Longwood Academic and Medical Area.

Welcome, school and independent counselors!  We encourage you to explore our website to learn about Emmanuel.

Interested in knowing whether we offer a specific major for a prospective student? Curious about our Boston location? We encourage you to connect with the admissions counselor who works with students from your area. Visit our Meet the Admissions Team page for more information.

Application Information

Emmanuel College uses the Common Application. Students must submit all application requirements by the appropriate application deadline to receive an admissions decision. Decisions are received by mail typically four to six weeks after an application becomes complete.

Application requirements include the Common Application form, college essay, official high school transcript, official senior year grades (if a student is applyng under our Regular Decision program) and two letters of recommendation. One letter must come from a school or college counselor and the other, an academic teacher of the student's choosing. We also require that you complete the Common Application Secondary School Report.

Applicants for admission are not required to submit standardized test scores (SAT I, SAT II and ACT). For more information on this policy, please visit our test-optional information page

While interviews are not required, they are recommended for all applicants. Students can arrange interviews by calling the Office of Admissions (617-735-9715) or e-mailing

Emmanuel welcomes application materials submitted online through the Common Application or Naviance, as well as by mail. If submitting a student's official high school transcript, senior grades or recommendation letters by mail, please forward them to the following address:

Office of Admissions
Emmanuel College
400 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115

Class Profile

The Fall 2018 class is a dynamic group of students coming to Emmanuel from across the United States and around the world. 

Total New Students Enrolled: 650

New First Year Student Admission Profile

Grade Point Average (mid-50% range): 3.29-4.12

  • Standardized Test Scores (mid-50% range of students submitting SAT or ACT scores):
    • RSAT (EBRW + M): 1110-1260
    • RSAT EBRW: 560-650
    • RSAT M: 540-630
    • ACT: 24-27

The Emmanuel community includes students from 32 states and territories and 52 countries.

Counselor Connection

Interested in talking with the Emmanuel admissions counselor who visits your high school and/or reviews applications from your area? Learn more about your region's admission counselor.

Would you like to add your name, high school or independent counselor organization to our mailing list? E-mail our office at

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If you have general questions, please contact the Office of Admissions.

Counselor Events

Emmanuel welcomes school and independent college counselors to campus through a variety of special group tours and events. If you are not able to attend one of our counselor events, you are encouraged to schedule a private visit to enjoy a campus tour and meet with an admission counselor.

Colleges of the Fenway Tour
Emmanuel is a proud member of the Colleges of the Fenway consortium, along with Massachusetts College of Art and Design, MCPHS University, Simmons College, Wentworth Institute of Technology and Wheelock College. Together, our institutions account for approximately 16% of Boston's undergraduate student population.  The COF hosts counselors or student groups to tour all six colleges by appointment. To learn more or schedule a tour, please contact the COF directly at

Counselor Association Tours and Events
Emmanuel hosts campus events for school counselor associations throughout the area, and would welcome the opportunity to work with your group or association of counselors. Please contact the Office of Admissions to discuss the possibility of organizing a group counselor event on our campus.

Campus Tours
Interested in visiting Emmanuel, but can't make it to one of our counselor events? Come for a tour, weekend information session or one of our fall open houses! Learn more and register for campus tours and events.

Small Group Visits
Emmanuel welcomes school groups of high school students and their school counselors. Typically, group visits include a campus tour and/or an information session. Please contact Nicole Mollica in the Office of Admissions at 617 735-9715 or to learn more and schedule your visit.

You may also explore Emmanuel the campus through our campus photo tour.

Test-Optional Information

Candidates for admission are not required to submit standardized test scores.

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