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3 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: Lots more girls than guys.

1 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The straight guys are ABSOLUTE assholes. Whatever you do, stay as far away from the straight athletes at the school. Any guy who is remotely attractive will automatically think they're the coolest thing since sliced bread. I have had such a difficult time making non-gay guy friends, simply because they're so pretentious and pompous. If you're a girl relying on getting a boyfriend here, GIVE IT UP. The guys are douches, except for the gay ones.

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College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Since Emerson is such an open-minded school people generaly express their gender and sexuality in their own unique way. Most of the students dress "normally" but there always those that have their own unique, out-of-the-ordinary style and are not afraid to express it. The dorms are co-ed and students have the opportunity to apply for a co-ed suite if they wish to, so there is a daily interaction between the male and female students.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: It's vibrant and it's different. The guys are OK. They tend to think they're all that because there's so few of them. It feels like a 1:10 guy to girl ratio. Some guys are nice, others are annoying and pompous, but they tend to forget that girls have learned to seek out other schools for better options.

The girls also vary. There's someone out there for everyone and a lot of us are open to trying new relationships. Bi, bi-curious, pan..etc.

Fashion is fun, some people may judge but really it's all BS. No one really cares what you wear. I'm a notorious Pajamas for life person, and no one has ever complained. (Aside from my roommates who nag that I can be stunning when I try, but I choose to look like a bum.) But hey- I'm a happy bum!

A lot of students fall under the category of: Hipster- or hipster wannabe.

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: .....i don't know how to answer this, I like the people??

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Emerson students will probably tell you that everyone on campus is pretty attractive, which is likely because whoever you ask looks a lot like everyone else. Emerson’s population likes to look good, although “good” is a subjective term. There are some really well-dressed kids who look good by anyone’s standards, and some interesting styles that are attractive in their own unique way. On the whole, Emerson isn’t a campus of slobs who roll out of bed and trudge to class, but this is probably because most students don’t live on campus. Don’t cringe at the thought that everyone is dressing to impress, though. Emerson students just look good naturally. Many students emphasize the sexual preference of the guys on campus, claiming that a lot of them are gay. What this really means is that there might be more homosexual students at Emerson, but, what’s for sure, is that everyone is welcome and accepted, which means students have a lot of pride in their lifestyle.

A lot of students who visit Emerson are intrigued by the appearance of the student body. Some describe the general look as “art school-esque,” and find comfort in the fact that they may seem to fit in here. But please don’t make a decision based on looks. Emerson students have more depth than that, and so should you.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
62%
Male Undergrads
38%
Birth Control Available?
Yes
Planned Parenthood at 1055 Commonwealth Ave.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Class
  2. Orientation week boat cruise
  3. Photo labs
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Dorms
  2. Off-campus parties
  3. Off-campus apartments
  4. Darkroom (photography)
Social Scene
There is no social hierarchy on campus. There are groups that can be generalized based on style of dress or major, but you'll find that those generalizations don't hold up very long. Emerson students are very social and don't keep to a small group of friends.
Hookups or Relationships?
There are a fair amount of people in relationships; a large amount of those are long distance, too. Of course, there are plenty of students who are looking for non-committal nights on the town, too.
Best Places to Meet Guys/Girls
Unlike other big universities in Boston, Emerson doesn't provide the best opportunities to meet your next potential boyfriend or girlfriend. There are plenty of students who come to Emerson already attached and committed to long-distance relationships. Due to the College's tight-knit population and its reputation as a haven for students with alternative lifestyles, many of the female students will find that many of the the guys are gay. Your best bet is to meet someone from one of the neighboring colleges by attending an off-campus party.
Dress Code
Emerson does not dress like your high school (most likely). Here, the students look like the kids who dressed weird at your high school. Yes, there are plenty of well-dressed students. Yes, there are some preppy kids. But please expect more tight pants, Clash T-shirts, studded belts, mohawks, dyed hair, and leather than you are used to.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 38 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 38 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 38 responses

  • 19% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 16% Casual dating at your school
  • 15% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 15% Long-distance relationship
  • 10% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 7% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 7% None
  • 4% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 4% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 3% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 13 responses

  • 28% Class
  • 28% Extra Curriculars
  • 21% Other colleges
  • 14% Parties
  • 7% Good question.
  • 3% Photo labs
  • 0% Orientation week boat cruise

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 14 responses

  • 43% Driven
  • 29% Ambitious
  • 7% Unintelligible
  • 7% Emerson
  • 7% #SoEmerson
  • 7% Quirky

How accepting is LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) dating life on campus?    Based on 15 responses

  • 100% There are lots of openly-dating LGBT couples. It is widely accepted.
  • 0% There are some openly-dating LGBT couples. A lot of people accept it.
  • 0% There are almost no openly-dating LGBT couples. Most people don't accept it.
  • 0% You won't see any LGBT couples on campus. It is widely not accepted.

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 38 responses

  • 45% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.
  • 47% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 5% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 3% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 13 responses

  • 38% Clubs
  • 31% Class
  • 31% Dorms

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