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Reviews 1098 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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3 College Senior

Greek Life: More professional Greek life than party people

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3 College Senior

Athletics: Athletics are not a huge part of Emerson (besides Quiddach)

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5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Hands on experiences, real education, specialization, connections, extra curricular organizations, great professors, great location - all awesome!

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5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Small classes with professors that actually teach well and care about forming relationships with students.

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5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Emerson is truly an amazing school--the professors and faculty are simply the best (so kind and helpful!) I've learned so much and have formed amazing relationships and connections. Very happy with my time here and would recommend it to anyone.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Rent can be very expensive but better if you split between multiple people. Also you will likely get an apartment that is expensive but not very nice. However, it will be conveniently right on the T and likely around lots of nightlife.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: A ton of options and variety. From gourmet restaurants to food trucks. Boston is definitely a food town!

3 College Senior

Administration: They can be strict with dorm parties/alcohol. Also they've gotten more strict with using the Emerson ID's to enter an Emerson building or dorm--this is for safety reasons, though, so it can be a positive. Nothing too crazy, though over all.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: The financial aid people are very nice and helpful, however available financial aid at Emerson as a whole is not the best! And the cost is very expensive. However, if you put in the effort to contact and meet with the fin aid people then you will get the help you need.

3 College Senior

Party Scene: Not much for on-campus partying but apartments off campus and the bar scene is great.

3 College Senior

Campus Food: Dining hall is rather small, the food isn't amazing but it's not the worst out there. Plus, there's a ton of amazing food places within walking distance to Emerson so it makes up for it!

4 College Junior

Administration: Very strict in many aspects.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: It's ok. Should have more funds for scholarships.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: Terrible food sometimes at the DH. No enough board bucks for cafes.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The best thing about Emerson College is that we live in Downtown Boston! Most of the dorms are very good, like hotels. We have a lot of suites.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life isn't a thing, really. You can do it, but it's hard to get in and most of the time it's more work than it's worth.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: We're right next to Chinatown, so there's an abundance of good food. If you're wondering what's good, just follow Yelp's advice.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: You have to hound the department to get their stuff done. Do what I did-nag them consistently until they do what they need to. Call them twice a week to make sure they're doing what they're supposed to. Don't let them push you around.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Honestly, you can party on campus if you want. Anyone can find a place to party Thursday, Friday, and Saturday if they look.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: You won't get sick by it, and there are some good surprises in the menu once and awhile. I'd suggest going all Board Bucks, because the Dining Hall isn't worth it.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: Boston is a great college city

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Very expensive!!!! Proximity to class is a plus though

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Very expensive and most have to move far away from campus

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Although Boston is a city and you should be careful, police officers are present and i rarely feel unsafe

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Doesn't play a significant role


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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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