Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB+
- Campus FoodD-
- Student LifeB+
Emerson College is ...
NCAA Division III (without football)
New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
Emerson College Rankings
Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.61 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.60 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.60 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Radio, Television, and Digital Communication203Graduates
- Cinematography and Video Production186Graduates
- Creative Writing132Graduates
- Drama and Theatre Production85Graduates
- Communication Disorders23Graduates
- Theatre Design13Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.71 responses
- of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.93 responses
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After Emerson College
- Very Good323
Emerson was my dream school. I love the location and the values the school upholds. Academics wise, professors are about average, but opportunities outside of the classroom are endless. With campuses in Boston, Los Angeles, and the Netherlands, Emerson students are given a chance to experience more than the average college student. There are weekly forums with filmmakers and entrepreneurs. There are shows and short films being made every single day, with casting calls being open to anyone regardless of major. The equipment the school provides is top notch. The worst thing about Emerson is the food. Fortunately, the school is aware of the issues and making improvements for the new Fall 2017 dining hall. The dorms are incredible spacious, many of them with amazing views of the Boston Common and Public Garden. Our alumnae network is also extremely close. Members of the "Emerson Mafia" watch out for each other no matter what, and that is something most other schools do not have.
- 2 days ago
I play varsity softball at Emerson. No one outside of the athletics department gives a crap about student athletes or our needs. The gym doesn't even have bleachers or seating. The softball field is also the soccer/lacrosse field (wtf?!) and it's turf. It's also 1.5 miles from school, which is understandable since we're in downtown Boston, but we have to WALK to and from practices and games! Student athletes aren't given the option to register for class early to fit our sport schedule, like most other schools.
- College Freshman
- 11 months ago
I can only speak for Piano Row, but it's awesome. It's more like living in a hotel than a dorm! It's clean, spacious, and pretty. The building is all suites, so everyone has their own common room in addition to the floor common rooms as well as a mini kitchen and a bathroom, all in your suite. I love living in Piano Row and if it weren't for all my amazing friends on the Active Living floor I would have left by now! I also have the best RA ever, go Sydney!
- College Freshman
- 11 months ago