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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: For the dormitories being so close to where the class buildings are, you get a good value for what you're asking for. Piano Row is one of the better places, especially if you have multiple friends you want to live with, and even though Paramount is a little far, it's only a couple blocks, and that's really not bad compared to other colleges.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Depends on what building you're in. Piano Row is super nice and has suites with common rooms. I don't know much about Paramount of Colonial. Little Building is old and is not as nice and is not suite style like the rest of the dorms.

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.

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.

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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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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