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Reviews 850 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: If you're an upperclassman and you're sick of the school facilities, it's definitely worth moving out.

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The school itself is not that great. The extracurriculars, connections and opportunities are pretty impressive and is what I'm here for. But the school's education system and its policies on everything else could be improved. It's also insanely overpriced with not enough financial aid.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: Emerson needs to give more financial aid.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: You just need to be smart and careful.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Typical city food. Can be food, but also expensive.

3 College Freshman

Academics: The major related courses are decent but having all these other liberal arts courses and gen eds takes so much time and money away from those major related courses that people actually want to take.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: It really could be better. They should offer a course on peer pressure and stress management.

2 College Junior

Greek Life: 7% of the school is in greek life and it's pretty lame.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Sports are a joke unless you play quidditch, which is surprisingly not a joke.

2 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The conduct coordinator is really rude and disrespectful. They are quick to give out alcohol violations, even if you didn't deserve it.

College Junior

Majors: It is really easy to get into the Communication Studies program because nobody knows what it is until they get to Emerson. I'm a Junior and still don't fully understand the point of my degree.

3 College Junior

Majors: Some of the class topics are repetitive but some are really helpful when it comes to specialization. I really enjoy my mediation, facilitation, and dialogue class because it is giving me tools I can see are applicable to life rather than pointless lectures.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: They look like rental cops with no power but they are full fledged BPD officers (Which is surprising).

4 College Junior

Computers: Mac's all over campus with dual work station windows compatibility. Not enough print credits for certain majors.

3 College Junior

Academics: It's pretty easy to do well here. Show up and hand in work. Also--too easy to skate by in some classes.

3 College Junior

Academics: Some professors are really great. Some really need to go. Registration process sucks when you're a freshman and sophomore because the general education classes get filled up by upper-classmen before you can register.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love Emerson and I am so glad that I went to the Castle and that I am enrolled for the LA program next spring. Though costly, these programs are putting me ahead of other college students and making me a better candidate for the job pool post-grad.

2 College Junior

Diversity: Diverse sexual orientation's are widely accepted across the campus. However, liberal mindedness is the norm of most. Also, in terms of campus ethnic diversity, it is severely lacking. An article was just published about how there are less Black students enrolled in the 2012 Freshman class than in 1969 when they decided to increase the amount they would accept per year.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I love living off campus because on campus housing is really frustrating with restrictions and forced bad meal plans. It's really hard to find affordable housing near downtown Boston though. Most people have to live 25-40 minute commute away to be able to afford Boston off-campus housing.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Boston is the best place to go to college in because it feels like a town rather than a city. With over 100,000 students it is crawling with people my age and things to do.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I haven't lived off campus yet

5 College Freshman

Majors: I honestly don't feel like I could get a better education in my major anywhere else

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College Freshman

Majors: I have not applied for an internship yet, but I know plenty of people who have gotten great internships

2 College Freshman

Athletics: If you are looking for a school that's really into sports, this isn't the one. Although a lot of people participate in Quidditch

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Boston is the best!! There is always something to do and the T is great. Come live here!


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Vanessa Willoughby
Waterford, CT
Writing, Literature and Publishing
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Most students are thrilled with Emerson. From the professors to the production equipment to the classes, many students feel they’re being well-prepared for the real world. At Emerson, students have more internship opportunities, well-known industry professionals as professors, and quality classes than many larger schools. Since Emerson students come with fervor to learn their trade, they end up bolstering each other in workshops and projects. Some students gripe about the long lines and difficulty dealing with the administrative aspects at Emerson, such as the financial aid office and the registrar. These experiences can obscure the positive parts of the educational experience, but most students agree that something very exciting and positive is going on at Emerson, and there are a lot of resources to take advantage of.

Emerson students are matchless in their excitement to learn, create, and get involved in activities that will better them academically and in character. Though it’s common to boo-hoo about the unpredictable weather, the dismal parking and driving situation, and early curfews in Boston, most Emerson students love their temporary home. The chances to work with award-winning faculty are one of a kind, as are the students. Emerson isn’t perfect, but it is a fantastic place for students who are willing to learn and work hard for what they care about. Your time spent at Emerson will certainly not be easily forgotten.

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