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2 College Junior

Athletics: No one really cares about our sports teams which is really sad because they're not that bad. Most of the attention is placed on the big intramural sport on campus: Quidditch (of which I am a proud member).

3 College Junior

Athletics: I absolutely do not care about sports

3 College Junior

Athletics: Non-athletes have no interest in sports, which is why I only said that "it's okay" here. The actual student athletes are rather good in their divisions, and are proud and dedicated. There isn't very much notice of when a game is, so I never know when to show up anyway.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Emerson has quidditch so it is pretty much the best school ever.

3 College Senior

Athletics: Division 3 Athletics, not bad but the focus is on the academic programs, with the exception of Quidditch.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1295th
    Best Intramural Sports
  • 1349th
    Most Active Varsity Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Vanessa Willoughby
Waterford, CT
Writing, Literature and Publishing
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The average student doesn’t play varsity sports at Emerson, and chances are his or her friends don’t either. In fact, it’s possible that the average student doesn’t even know that Emerson has sports teams. Though team members and their roommates, friends, and parents may attend Emerson’s varsity sports events, there is very little awareness—and even less support—on campus. Emerson competes against Suffolk University, Southern Vermont College, Emmanuel College, and Johnson & Wales University, among other schools in the Greater Northeastern Athletic Conference and Eastern College Athletic Conference. As for playing sports non-competitively, Emerson doesn’t have many options. Your best bet would be to try to organize a group to meet in the Common and play Frisbee. Another option is to participate in activities scheduled by the fitness center, such as aerobics, yoga, personal fitness, or weight training.

There are very few intramural options available. The school is attempting to add more, and Emerson's new gymnasium and athletic facility may help, but knowing the typical Emerson student, the interest for intramural teams isn’t likely to grow.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: Great Northeast Athletic Conference
School Colors
Purple and gold
School Nickname
Men Playing Varsity Sports
122 - 9%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
115 - 6%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Dance team
  • Ice hockey
  • Martial arts
  • Basketball
  • Dodgeball
  • Soccer
  • Ultimate Frisbee
Athletic Fields & Facilities
Emerson College Fitness Center (ECFC)
Most Popular Sports
Although Emerson has been known more for its extensive attention to the liberal arts rather than athletics, the building of the gymnasium at 150 Boylston St. has slowly started to bolster interest in sports. Basketball is quickly drawing large crowds, due in part to the excellence of the men's and women's teams and the visual flair of the dance team.
School Spirit
Emerson students have a quiet way of showing school spirit. In fact, many don't show any at all. But just because sports events don't rally school spirit, that doesn't mean that Emerson students aren't proud of their education and the opportunities they have to get their hands dirty in their particular field.
Getting Tickets
Emerson sports events are free, just show up.
Best Place to Take a Walk
The Promenade by the Charles River, Newbury Street

Student Polls

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 50 responses

  • 16% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
  • 56% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 24% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 4% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 50 responses

  • 12% Almost no one participates in them.
  • 58% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 4% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 26% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 49 responses

  • 59% No one pays attention to varsity sports.
  • 35% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 6% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 0% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
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