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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Title IX office is great at getting involved in cases/complaints--only I wish they would be more careful about not putting so much stress or pressure on the victims. Also, the fact that someone else can file a Title IX report on behalf of a victim without their knowledge is simply not right and needs to be reexamined.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: All of my classes have been very interesting and engaging--even if the topics weren't in my wheelhouse. The professors are AMAZING! They always work very hard to meet my needs as a student and to make me feel like I am contributing a lot to the class.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: From what I have seen on the Emerson Mafia facebook page, there seems to be tons of career opportunities available. Now, whether or not those opportunities are easily-made-realities, I wouldn't know.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I lived in Piano Row this year and absolutely loved it. The dorms were usually quiet and the rooms were HUGE. I loved my suite and I love PROW.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not involved in any Greek Life, but chapters such as Kappa do awesome things for women empowerment and creating an inclusive environment at school. A lot of people are in Greek Life, but it is by no means a requirement to fully enjoy Emerson (which is great.)

3 College Freshman

Athletics: If people want to be involved in sports, they have that opportunity...but it is not even close to a regular part of student life. I would say things like sketch comedy, theatre productions and film shoots are significantly more popular activities to be involved with on campus.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This school has been instrumental in changing my perspective of the world from my formative years and crafting it into an all-encompassing form of knowledge that will allow me to properly interact with our very diverse world in the future.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The school has been really trying to promote mental and physical health around campus. Some efforts work better then others.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Professors are pretty good, but communication among departments is terrible. Little to no involvement with Emerson classrooms with other colleges in the area.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: For as highly rated the school is, nobody in Boston knows about the school. Also many of the graduates get jobs that is not connected to there degree.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Prow and colonial are the best dorms. LB is a dump but is close to everything. Paramount is great if your a film/acting student, but is very socially isolated.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: No sports community at Emerson. Little to no intramural sports.

1 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Unless you know that your chosen field is 110% what you want to do for the rest of your life and willing to fight tooth and nail to make it work, don't look at Emerson. Students are white,privileged, snobby and unfriendly. No sense of community at the school. Many emerson students describe it as a "summer camp" because of the pathetically easy classes and homework assignments.

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: When it comes to sexual orientation, the school is very diverse. Almost everyone is bisexual and very accepting of whatever you identify with. Racially, the school is mostly white but there is never any discrimination against kids that are not white. Political views however, are very different. If you are not super liberal like most kids at Emerson, you are seen as a disgrace. Religiously, it's a bit different. Economically, almost all students come from wealthy families.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I mean it's an arts school. Students here are usual always under the influence. Weed and LSD are very big things here. The administration tries to enforce the rules, but they are always ignored. However, there is never any peer pressure to do any drugs or drink any alcohol. If you don't, no one will really care and will respect your decision.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It's not like you have to constantly worry about your own safety, you just have to keep in mind street smarts. There are often crazy men wandering around campus at night and so you should always walk with another person or at least carry some protection on you. I think because Emerson is located right next to a homeless shelter it is easier for it to happen, but it's nothing to really be scared of. They will sometimes come up to you and try to talk to you or even scream, but you just gotta ignore them and keep going. As far as the actual students themselves, most students always remember the key rule of consent, but some of the frat guys really couldn't give a s***. I've had multiple guys try to pull moves on me when I was drunk and even bring me to their rooms. There is always a possibility of it happening, you just have to remember to watch out for yourself.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: All of the professors really want their students to do well and view their students as actual human beings and not just a number. The courses are often very creative and it's easy to get something out of it if you do the work. There are a lot of different and specific courses offered that can make things like Gen Eds particularly fun. The classes are often times interactive and surround class discussions, which is easy to do because classes are usually very small. My biggest class was about 30-40 students and even that felt personalized.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I'm sure if you went out and tried to ask for internships, Emerson faculty would be very helpful and help you find something. They are always throwing internship fairs and trying to help students network. Emerson is a great school for just networking and finding connections. I am a writing major, but sometimes I think about getting into film. So to network, just in case, I am also doing costume and makeup on film shoots just for the possibilities of networking.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in Little Building which mostly houses freshman and it's not too bad. Honestly the rooms are pretty big and it's always pretty clean. It is also located on the street in which all the classes are so it's easy to get to and from classes. I also like LB just because it has so many options. Sure it's an old as hell building, but it has the gym, the dining hall and a convenience store right down stairs. Everything is in one building. Also there is a common room and it's really easy to just walk in and hang out and make friends doing that. LB however, always reeks of weed. Everyone is always smoking up LB, so just a warning to those that don't participate in the act, beware.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: There are a few frats and sororities. There are two that are huge here. One of them is literally just a coed frat for the popular kids of Emerson (because Emerson is very cliquey and high school). The other frat is just good for the parties they throw. They don't actually do anything for the good of the community. The ones that actually take part in the community and have actual events and aren't known for their parties or who is actually in them, go unrecognized.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I can't really say because I am not involved in athletics, but the amount of people on the athletics teams is minimal. However, the fitness center is where most of the athletes work out and the gym is pretty updated and nice.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am currently a freshman at Emerson College. There have been some pros and cons. Pros I'd say is there are a lot of classes offered and they are all interesting and have some sort of creative aspect. Also everyone here is incredibly friendly and willing to get to know you. Also most of the professors honestly care about their students and want them to get the most out of their classes. However, cons I would say is Emerson is very cliquey. If you don't fit a certain look or attitude of a certain group they will be quick to drop you or not include you at all. I often felt very alone at Emerson as I joined a group that dropped me immediately once I stopped having the interest of partying. A lot kids here are often fake and not true to themselves. However, it is easy to find friends, just joining an actual group might be a struggle.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The professors are all working professionals in their field, so it's good to learn from people with actual experience. Some classes are better than others but it's completely natural for classes at any institution.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: If you are looking to be a copyeditor, or work in marketing, then you will be fine! The nature of art degrees is that they are relatively useless, since you don't need a degree to be an artist. You gotta just be a good artist.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: There is always an alert put out by campus police, but it is in the middle of boston so while the student population is pretty much completely harmless, the same can't be said for the people coming from the nearby homeless shelter.

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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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