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3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: The girls are easily much more attractive as a whole than the guys are. But if you're a guy here then you won't have any problems because since there are more girls than guys (and many of the guys are gay), the straight girls lower their standards and find average guys attractive. But if you're like me there are still endless options at other schools like MIT and Harvard.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: I'm not particularly into girls, but there are lots of pretty ones around campus I guess? Idk man

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Most of the guys are attractive (though taken) and most of the girls are attractive as well. A lot are highly engaging in conversation, though there are a lot of people that aren't interested in anything outside of their chosen field so they can be rather boring to speak with. It's rather low drama everywhere, you only hear of arguments over a professional concern - never any boyfriend stealing, or that sort of thing, honestly. Everyone dresses differently, but there are definitely a lot of rich kids that stepped out of an Urban Outfitters catalog. Social life is great for those involved in extracurricular, but it's hard to make friends on campus if you aren't in an org. Lots of parties happen with Emersonians, but are generally more relaxed than at other schools. There are plenty of occasions around Boston to meet non-Emersonians, so if you like that sort of thing it's easy to find.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: All the guys and all the girls are great! Of course there are a few you want to stay away from but it is like that in every school.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Emerson is full of incredibly interesting people who value art and education. They like to go out and they love watching movies more then most people. Dating on campus for a straight woman can be more difficult because Emerson has a higher female population and a large number of gay men, but there is a decent dating scene in the straight gay and bisexual crowds and a lot of schools nearby that have more people to choose from.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 11th
    Most Creative/Artsy Guys
  • 17th
    Most Creative/Artsy Girls
  • 115th
    Hottest Girls
  • 402nd
    Hottest Guys
  • 471st
    Friendliest Guys

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Vanessa Willoughby
Waterford, CT
Writing, Literature and Publishing
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Emerson students will probably tell you that everyone on campus is pretty attractive, which is likely because whoever you ask looks a lot like everyone else. Emerson’s population likes to look good, although “good” is a subjective term. There are some really well-dressed kids who look good by anyone’s standards, and some interesting styles that are attractive in their own unique way. On the whole, Emerson isn’t a campus of slobs who roll out of bed and trudge to class, but this is probably because most students don’t live on campus. Don’t cringe at the thought that everyone is dressing to impress, though. Emerson students just look good naturally. Many students emphasize the sexual preference of the guys on campus, claiming that a lot of them are gay. What this really means is that there might be more homosexual students at Emerson, but, what’s for sure, is that everyone is welcome and accepted, which means students have a lot of pride in their lifestyle.

A lot of students who visit Emerson are intrigued by the appearance of the student body. Some describe the general look as “art school-esque,” and find comfort in the fact that they may seem to fit in here. But please don’t make a decision based on looks. Emerson students have more depth than that, and so should you.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
Male Undergrads
Birth Control Available?
Planned Parenthood at 1055 Commonwealth Ave.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Class
  2. Orientation week boat cruise
  3. Photo labs
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Dorms
  2. Off-campus parties
  3. Off-campus apartments
  4. Darkroom (photography)
Social Scene
There is no social hierarchy on campus. There are groups that can be generalized based on style of dress or major, but you'll find that those generalizations don't hold up very long. Emerson students are very social and don't keep to a small group of friends.
Hookups or Relationships?
There are a fair amount of people in relationships; a large amount of those are long distance, too. Of course, there are plenty of students who are looking for non-committal nights on the town, too.
Best Places to Meet Guys/Girls
Unlike other big universities in Boston, Emerson doesn't provide the best opportunities to meet your next potential boyfriend or girlfriend. There are plenty of students who come to Emerson already attached and committed to long-distance relationships. Due to the College's tight-knit population and its reputation as a haven for students with alternative lifestyles, many of the female students will find that many of the the guys are gay. Your best bet is to meet someone from one of the neighboring colleges by attending an off-campus party.
Dress Code
Emerson does not dress like your high school (most likely). Here, the students look like the kids who dressed weird at your high school. Yes, there are plenty of well-dressed students. Yes, there are some preppy kids. But please expect more tight pants, Clash T-shirts, studded belts, mohawks, dyed hair, and leather than you are used to.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 38 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 37 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 36 responses

  • 18% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 16% Casual dating at your school
  • 16% Long-distance relationship
  • 15% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 10% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 7% None
  • 6% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 4% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 4% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 3% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 8 responses

  • 36% Class
  • 29% Other colleges
  • 29% Extra Curriculars
  • 7% Parties
  • 0% Photo labs
  • 0% Orientation week boat cruise

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 8 responses

  • 50% Driven
  • 25% Ambitious
  • 12% Unintelligible
  • 12% Emerson

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 36 responses

  • 3% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.
  • 6% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 47% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 44% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 7 responses

  • 38% Clubs
  • 31% Class
  • 31% Dorms



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