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Reviews 888 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: It's the middle of Boston, of course I don't feel safe sometimes.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I love living in LB.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't care for Greek life at all.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I am a huge athletics supporter and there is so much more the school can do for the department. It has so much potential.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have a lot of courses options, but I want to concentrate in something very specific and Emerson does not have it.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: There are scan in checkpoints in every building and we have tons of security and Boston police around the campus and working the check in desks. The dorms lock at 11pm as well. It's a very secure campus.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The professors are better than most others at different schools and the classes are very specific and diverse.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: It's almost guaranteed that you will get an internship. The alumni love to help each other and our employment rate I believe is around 85%.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms are basically brand new since they're only a few years old. They're really spacious and have great amenities, even in the worst one. It's a very safe space as well.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Our teams are actually very good and they play amazingly well, but no one really pays attention to them or cares about them.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: They're not very helpful when you have a severe personal issue going on, but they are very dedicated to the success of all of their students.

1 College Senior

Greek Life: No idea. Never interacted with them

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Emerson's really great, there are a few things that the school could do differently, especially the way they communicate information to the students. Professors are great, classes are okay, and the student orgs that basically make Emerson what it is are incredible.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I think I have a pretty good shot at landing a job after school. The connections I'm currently making here will definitely be beneficial long-term, and I think I'm learning a ton about what kinds of things I'd actually be able to do once I graduate.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It really depends on what building you live in. Little Building is the absolute worst, but Colonial is the best. Piano Row and Paramount are pretty good too, but distance-wise they're a walk.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: It's college. People drink, smoke weed, and use Adderall. There are probably a lot more pot smokers than anything. We are right across the street from Boston Common which hosts hemp fest every fall.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Downtown Boston: there are plenty of clubs, bars etc; all 21+.

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1 College Freshman

Party Scene: Fortunately for me I'm an athlete so I can go to the parties, but the only parties are a 25 minute T ride off campus at one of the sport houses (men's baseball, lacrosse, soccer, or volleyball) in either Allston or JP and they're almost always athletes only.

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: Most of the people I know on campus are white atheists from a high-middle class background. I do have a few POC friends and there are some people who identify with a religion but I don't know anyone who actively practices religion.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: The professors are incredible. They genuinely want all of their students to excel, not only in the classroom but in their careers. Students are treated as peers.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I mean, we are located right on Boylston Street literally in the center of downtown Boston, so risk is there. But every dorm building requires tap access to even open the front doors between 11 PM and 7 AM, there are security guards in every single building, and I often see security guards standing outside.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Every single professor I've ever had has either been practicing in their field or retired after practicing in their field for many years. The professors are so knowledgeable and innovative.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: If you want to work in communications or the arts, Emerson is THE place to get your degree from. There is no doubt in my mind that every student who graduates from this school will find a job with ease.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: 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!

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not involved. A girl who lives across the hall from me is in a sorority and she always has her sorority sisters over hanging out; they're all really nice and seem to have fun events planned all the time. But I think there are very very few options.

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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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