Boston, MA
Emerson College


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Recent Reviews

Molly
What is your overall opinion of this school?

For the most part, I'm really enjoying my time at Emerson College. All of my professors are very knowledgable in their subjec...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

For the most part, I'm really enjoying my time at Emerson College. All of my professors are very knowledgable in their subjects, and they tend to be extremely accessible outside of the classroom -- one uses a workplace communication app for our class so we have 24/7 access to him, and another had us follow him on Twitter to contact him. The classes are challenging and I feel like I'm learning a lot. However, it's very difficult to get any sort of additional financial aid from the college after your initial award, so good luck getting help if you're a low-income student and can't afford upwards of $50k out of pocket. Some students also do have a superiority complex and look down on other majors/lower-income students, but it's a private art school, so that might be par for the course.

Dakota
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It's a great school, and it's in the middle of an amazing city. The campus is right next to Chinatown, so there's always some...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a great school, and it's in the middle of an amazing city. The campus is right next to Chinatown, so there's always something to eat. Being an arts school, there's always a show to watch or to try out for. The TV stations are top notch and you can always try to act in, work for, or even produce your own show. The faculty is helpful, the people are friendly, and it all makes the giant amounts of debt I'm going into to go here worth it.

Katrina
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Emerson College is a school for people who know what they're passionate about and are ready to work hard at it. While classes...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Emerson College is a school for people who know what they're passionate about and are ready to work hard at it. While classes are helpful and connecting with professors can lead to important networking opportunities, the culture of learning at Emerson is mostly outside the classroom in extracurriculars. You can get your degree by attending class, but students who put themselves out there and work hard are the students who really take advantage of everything Emerson has to offer and end up succeeding after graduation.

Lauren
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I love attending Emerson College! Most of the teachers are great, and the students are very passionate! Everyone is super nic...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love attending Emerson College! Most of the teachers are great, and the students are very passionate! Everyone is super nice and positive, and the environment is very inclusive. I feel safe on campus most of the time except for at night because we are right across the street from the Boston Common.

Kayla
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As someone who was terrified of college, I have found Emerson to be an environment in which I thrive. The class sizes are per...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

As someone who was terrified of college, I have found Emerson to be an environment in which I thrive. The class sizes are perfect to foster discussion-based learning and allow the professor to know my name and my work. I have been able to foster great relationships with professors who truly care about not only my success, but about me. There is an abundance of extracurriculars, so there is something for everyone. I was able to get a job on campus with extremely flexible hours, so that I can work and work can work around me. If you’re looking for parties containing a wide variety of substances, they’ll mostly be off campus but there is always something to be found hidden on campus. As for safety, it is hard to be in the middle of Boston and feel safe at night. The campus police, however, are one phone call away to escort you back to your dorm or wherever you need to be. The housing selection process is disorganized and relatively unfair, but the dorms themselves are pretty large. There is always construction going on. There is a lack of activity in pursuing sexual harassment and assault claims that the college has faced backlash from students for, but it appears that they might finally be listening. No college is without its faults, but Emerson has been able to provide a constructive learning environment where I feel like I am heard and a priority.

Hannah
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I LOVE THIS SCHOOL. It lies in the heart of boston and it is great!!

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I LOVE THIS SCHOOL. It lies in the heart of boston and it is great!!

Leah
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It's a really great school if you know career path you want to follow. If you're undecided, Emerson isn't the place to figure...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a really great school if you know career path you want to follow. If you're undecided, Emerson isn't the place to figure it out, since you're on the fast track to your trade from your first semester. There's a lot of good things: nice dorms, friendly and outgoing student body, passionate professors, small classes (unless you're a film student), the Common right across the street. There's definitely issues with diversity as well as the school not always addressing student needs adequately.

isabelle
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Emerson College is a great school for select majors including journalism and theater. Almost all the professors highly value ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Emerson College is a great school for select majors including journalism and theater. Almost all the professors highly value class and usually involve real-time situations. The classes are very interactive and many of the professors take extra time to look over assignments personally and make sure everyone is following along. The campus dining can use some improvement but because of the surrounding area and the great location in Boston, there are a lot of other amazing places to eat. If you are really into sports and want to play for the school Emerson is not the place to be there are very few sports teams here and most are not very good. There is not a large party scene at Emerson, but a large percentage do take advantage of the clubs in the area but only on weekends. The location of the college is excellent especially since you can take public transportation all across the city and to other cities including New York. Because of the city structure, you have to walk a large distance in order to get to your dorm, classes, and the dining hall which is a bit difficult due to ongoing construction, traffic, and protests in the area. The school is extremely close to many historical sites in the area like the Boston public gardens and the Boston massacre so for history enthusiasts, it is a great place to be. Most of the dorms are updated however the elevators in the building have a tendency to not work and the rooms in the Paramount are extremely small and cold. Overall the school is pretty great but like all, it has a few issues.

Gina
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What is your overall opinion of this school?

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Alex
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The Emerson College experience is one that is unique, inviting, and exciting. Someone who attends Emerson is constantly surr...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The Emerson College experience is one that is unique, inviting, and exciting. Someone who attends Emerson is constantly surrounded by the arts, whether it be attending a play on campus or receiving invites from fellow students to explore museums around the area. Students are open-minded and you are guaranteed to meet people from all over the world. I would say that the most developed and coveted concentration/major at the school is Film. The film program is taken extremely seriously and is ranked well nationally. One thing, as a student who transferred from Emerson to another college in the Boston area, that I would "complain" about is the rigor of the academics and the lack of attention to topics that exist outside of the fine arts realm. Subjects such as maths and hard sciences, classical studies, and the social sciences are sort of pushed to the side, rather than integrated into the curriculums created for each major. Besides that (and how expensive tuition is), I would strongly recommend Emerson to someone who is interested in film, theatre, or other creative pursuits.

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  • Tuition & Fees
  • $41,852
  • Acceptance rate
  • 48%

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