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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Little Building isn't as bad as people make it out to be. Since the rooms are so close together, it's more social than Colonial, Paramount, and Piano Row. The rooms are clean and workable enough to fit essentials and still have a little space.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Emerson has a great location for its campus in downtown Boston across from the common. The only reason I didn't give it the top rating is because I lived in a traditional dorm with communal bathrooms and a smaller double but that was my own choice.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It depends on which residential hall you live in for some are nicer than others. Emerson does have nicer housing than other colleges I have seen.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Personally I'm not a fan of living on campus because of the social atmosphere. I don't enjoy living in the same room as someone else as it gets cramped and doesn't allow for as much freedom as off-campus living.

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The dorms at Emerson quickly breed loyalty in students. The College’s newest residence halls have quickly gained popularity among students. Piano Row is limited to four- or six-person suites and is home to the new gymnasium, various meeting rooms for student organizations, a dining and eating area, and administrative offices.

Freshmen aren’t required to live on campus, and they aren’t always guaranteed housing. Those who send their housing deposit in by May 1 will almost always be assigned a bed, though the school occasionally has to put a couple dozen freshmen in the local DoubleTree Hotel. Housing is virtually impossible to get for transfer students and becomes increasingly difficult each year after your first. Most Emerson students are the kind of people who look forward to moving off campus sophomore year anyway, and you should. Overall, residence life is good while it lasts, but few tears are shed when moving out.

 

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
1,915
Average Housing Costs
$8,734
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
49%
Number of Dormitories
4
Best Dorms
150 Boylston St.
Worst Dorms
For those who get sick easily: 80 Boylston
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Bookshelf
  • Cable TV and phone jacks
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet connection
  • Free on-campus phone calls
  • Window coverings
Also Available
Learning communities in both dorm buildings
Available for Rent
Nothing
Did You Know?
  • With the exception of a few single-gender floors, all floors are coed.
  • Microwaves and mini-refrigerators are allowed in both 80 and 150 Boylston. However, appliances such as coffee pots, toaster ovens, and George Foreman grills are not allowed.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

The Colonial (100 Boylston St.)
Floors: 10
Number of Occupants: 372
Bathrooms: Private by suite
Room Types: Suites of singles, doubles
Special Features: Common lounges with kitchenettes, game rooms, laundry, recently renovated, rehearsal rooms, study rooms.
The Little Building (80 Boylston St.)
Floors: 12
Number of Occupants: 750
Bathrooms: Common, in-suite
Coed: Yes
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, suites
Special Features: Air-conditioning, bookstore, convenience store, dining hall, fitness center, laundry, mail room, TV rooms. Home to Digital Culture, Local Action, and Wellness learning communities.
The Paramount Center
Floors: 9
Number of Occupants: 260
Bathrooms: Shared
Coed: Yes
Room Types: Doubles, suites
Special Features: Brand new, floor lounges, kitchenettes, laundry.
Piano Row (150 Boylston St.)
Floors: 14
Number of Occupants: 560
Bathrooms: Shared by suite
Coed: Yes
Room Types: Four- or six-person suites
Special Features: Athletic facilities, The Max cafe, laundry, mail room, Max Mutchnick Campus Center. Home to Performing Cultures, STAR Community (Students Taking Active Roles), and Writers' Block learning communities.

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