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Founded in 1880, Emerson College. is a Private college. Located in Massachusetts, which is a city setting in Massachusetts, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 3,801 full time undergraduate students, and 641 full time graduate students.
The Emerson College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 15:1. There are 201 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Emerson College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at are considered More Selective, with ,49% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 10 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
96% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 77% were in the top quarter, and 41% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Emerson College.
109 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.
99 Students rated off-campus housing 2.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
111 Students rated campus food 3.1 stars. 7 % gave the school a 5.0.
112 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.
112 Students rated class size 4.4 stars. 54 % gave the school a 5.0.
112 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.
115 Students rated local services 4.5 stars. 65 % gave the school a 5.0.
112 Students rated academics 3.6 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.
38 Students rated Emerson College
The "campus" is a bit scattered but it's not too difficult to get used to and get around. A lot of the professors have open discussions which allows students to hear each others opinions and have conversations with each other instead of just listening to the professor. There's multiple places around the campus to get some (The Max is where you go when you need to get something to eat at 12 a.m. while working on that essay) but maybe avoid the Dining Hall. There's some good stuff there every now and then but nothing special most times. For the most part, food is good, professors are flexible and nice, but boy is Emerson College overall a pain-in-the-butt institution that clearly doesn't care about their students or professors. Most of the professors do care about what they're teaching and are willing to help you out but overall I would not recommend Emerson unless they really specialize in something you love or can't find elsewhere.
If you're looking for a second home away from home, this is it! The creative energy is coveted, almost everyone knows what Harry Potter house they belong in, and calling Emerson a Liberal school would be an understatement. Small class sizes, living in Boston, access to modern film technology, and a long list of places to study abroad. Did I mention that Emerson College has a castle in the Netherlands? Definitely recommend if you're looking for a creative school that will teach you what you need to know for the real world.
Are you an independent, career-minded, out-spoken individual who still enjoys the luxuries of not being a real adult quite yet? Are your ready to spread your wings and fly at a reasonable altitude over a city that's not quite as engulfing as New York? Emerson College might just be for you! This college is the perfect liminal environment to really send you on your way to being a cynical 20-something, ready to struggle in a world that previous generations have prepared (or didn't prepare?) for them. You'll be up to your hairline in debt (trust me, it'll be praying to recede for fear of being drowned by Sallie Mae), but you'll also be full of passion raised by your peers whose depth and emotional intelligence succeeds that of anyone from back home. Ready or not (you have no choice!), you'll leave college and enter the 'real world' feeling completely disillusioned, but impossibly hopeful, for the rest of your life.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Emerson College is 48%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
Emerson kids are very artsy, smoke a lot, and are extremely ambitious. All Emerson kids think they're going to be the next big thing. Also, we suck at math and science.
While most of the students here are white and come from middle class families, not all are considered artsy. The students are overwhelmingly liberal here and are generally very nice and easy to get along with even if you dont agree with their politics.
My classmates at Emerson are passionate, determined, creative, fun, unique, dedicated, eccentric, hard-working, driven, and opinionated.
Located in the heart of Boston, Emerson presents a great opportunity for its students to excel in the field of communications and the arts. There are always events going on and off campus and students have no excuse to be bored. The city itself also offers many job opportunities as I work at a downtown comedy club which is about a mile away from campus and several of my friends work at nearby restauraunts and movie theaters. The students are generally friendly but are oftentimes thought to be pretentious liberals as they have a fierce hatred for far right ideals.
The academics are generally not too demanding. Students mostly learn about their majors from participating in outside the classroom projects.
There is always something to do while at Emerson. Whether it be a film shoot, a comedy show or a night on the town, Emerson students have no excuse to be bored.
The first college that I attended for my freshman year was not my first choice. I did well there, but it wasn't focused to what I am passionate about, and the setting just wasn't right for me. Transfering to my first choice school was the best thing that I have ever done. It is so important to be in a place that you enjoy and can thrive in, or else the college experience will not be everything you want it to be. So, I suggest that you take the time to research schools and find one that you're enthusiastic about, and if you arn't accepted the first time, keep trying! College isn't just about getting a degree, it's about making the most of an oustanding education and life-changing experience.
Upon visiting a friend at Emerson before applying, I immediately felt at home. Quite a few people were very welcoming and I even met some of my closest friends ever during that first visit. The amount of school spirit and driven, creative artists that helped one another to thrive were other important factors that helped me to make this decision to apply and ultimately attend Emerson College.
It focuses on the HOW but not enough on the WHY. Students here know how to do but not how to inspire and innovate.
Students are ambitious and the faculty, for the most part, are helpful and intelligent.
The type of person that shouldn't attend Emerson is a mathematics based thinker. There is only one science major at Emerson, which is awesome but besides that, the typical student is very music, and theatre based performer. Also, different politcal views are welcome, however, conservatives may get bombarded by liberal activists.
Detailed eductation in the communication and performing arts
The best thing about Emerson is that if you give it a chance you will meet the most interesting and talented people there. There are fun things to do especially in the city, and it's okay if you don't feel like leaving the dorms for a day too.
Almost everything! My friends are always jealous when Italk about Emerson. It's in the greatest location ever: the heart of Boston! I'm never bored! Not to mention all of the on-campus activities: comedy shows, theatre, clubs, open mic nights, its amazing! Then there's the teachers: they're the real deal. I value them for their knowledge, but even more for their connections. I know that when I graduate, they'll be an awesome reference on my job applications! And of course the alumni: Maria Menounos, Jay Leno, who wouldn't be jealous?
I wish I had known more about what my actual strengths were, for I ended up taking some courses which have little bearing on my current educational goals...but they were still rewarding in their own right.
Someone who knows what they want to do for the restof their lives before entering college. They need to be able to navigate red tape and they also need to be extremely organized because this school lacks a significant amount of structure. Emerson students are self-motivated and driven beyond compare. Even though we may not be big on school spirit - we have a lot of pride in extra cirriculars as most students are involved in at least three or more clubs.
My main sources of frustration come from sometimes feeling overwhelmed with work and financial issues. As far as work goes, I sometimes feel overwhelmed with the balancing act of being a full-time student, part-time employee, and managing homework and production projects. This oftentimes leads to a feeling down about not having time for an internship or more projects related to my degree. Additionally, I frequently worry about student loan repayments. I dislike having to worry about student loans.
An Emerson student talks about why she chose Emerson.
The stereotype: chainsmoking, bitchy gay kids and artsy types. Yes, some people smoke and we have a higher-than-average gay population, but I found most people to be friendly and open.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
73% of students
attending Emerson College receive some sort of financial aid.
18% were awarded federal grants.
While 57% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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