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Boston, MA
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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.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: They are just here for safety it's really fine, if you want to break the rules, just be careful

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Campus isn't too strict just don't be stupid about what you're doing. It is really hard to get people off campus onto the dorms though. Always have your ID.

3 College Student

Campus Strictness: Emerson College is fairly strict when it comes to visitation, and things like that but, it is understandable because we live in the middle of the city which leads to more safety concerns.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The school is strict where it needs to be, but isn't super invasive and is typically pretty nice and not too intense about things. they just want everyone to be safe and have to do things a bit differently because the school is in the center of downtown Boston and safety is a priority.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 610th
    Best Campus Police
  • 652nd
    Most Lenient Parking
  • 1141st
    Strictest Honor Code

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Vanessa Willoughby
Waterford, CT
Writing, Literature and Publishing
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Emerson Police clearly aren’t state troopers. They’re visible on campus, but it’s usually the same two or three cops that you always see, and they aren’t looking to throw the book at somebody. The cops are generally around to keep the students safe from other suspicious activity that may be happen on campus. They work to protect the campus from outsiders more than from itself. As far as enjoying yourself with a six-pack or bottle of Jack Daniel’s, you should be fine—as long as you’re smart about it. You’ll get a feel for your RA and what you can and cannot get away with. As long as you use your head, which admittedly can be difficult halfway through the night, you can easily stay out of trouble. Of course, the easiest way to avoid drama with your RA or the police is to take your partying off campus.

There are a few pesky rules about food in the labs and where students are allowed to smoke, but any level-headed student can figure out why these rules are in place. Basically, if students use common sense, as well as some genuine consideration for others, they can all get along just fine. And most of the time, they do.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Being drunk in class
  • Bringing food or drinks into the computer labs
  • Chaining your bike to fences in front of dorms
  • Having candles or incense in your dorm room
  • Illegally downloading copyrighted materials
  • Making too much noise in your dorm room at night
  • Moving your dorm furniture into the hallway
  • Plagiarism
  • Smoking cigarettes in the doorway to the Little Building
  • Smoking marijuana or cigarettes in your dorm room
  • Underage drinking

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 40 responses

Very strict
Very lenient
  • Alcohol use in dorms
  • Attendance
  • Creating new student organizations
  • Drug use
  • Honor code
  • Noise violations
  • Parking
  • Protests/demonstrations
  • Underage drinking
  • Visitation in dorms

How do the campus police or safety officers affect your campus experience?    Based on 42 responses

  • 0% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 2% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 52% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 45% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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