Before I answer, I just want to make it clear that I am in no way qualified to actually answer this.
That being said, Emerson students are usually described as “artsy” and “different.” The type of student that follows the beat of their own drum. Taking my friends and classmates into consideration, I would say Emerson is interested most in extra curriculars and “passion”. Yeah, good grades can never hurt but make sure you have a great essay and show you have interests that drive you. Once here, everyone’s very competitive and many (if not most) are amazing at what they do. You’re more likely to find an Emersonian at a film shoot on a weekend rather than a party. (It’s all what you make of it, really) but although I can’t say whether I think you can/cannot get in; I would definitely say apply regardless.
Although Emerson has it’s ups and downs, it’s definitely given me the best four years of my life.