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Emerson College Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
B-
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Undergrads in College Housing
Average Housing Costs
$16,320/ year
Poll
84%
of students say overall dorm quality is great.51 responses
Poll
73%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great.100 responses

Food

Campus Food
D+
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$5,882/ year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 87 responses
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  • The Max
    33%
  • DH
    17%
  • Emerson Cafe
    15%
  • The Paramount Cafe
    14%
  • The Emerson Cafe, or the Paramount Cafe
    13%
  • Nothing on campus
    6%
  • It is awful food that seems unclean and bland .
    1%
24%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.51 responses

Campus Quality

Campus
C
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
B
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 49 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    29%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    57%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    8%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    6%

Safety

Safety
B
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
78%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.58 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 44 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    48%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    45%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    5%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    2%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 43 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    23%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    65%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    2%
  • Not very visible.
    9%
  • We have campus police?
    0%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 93 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    1%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    3%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    29%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    67%
Men's Varsity Sports
Track and Field: X-Country, Tennis, Volleyball, Lacrosse, Basketball, Baseball, Soccer
Women's Varsity Sports
Tennis, Basketball, Track and Field: X-Country, Volleyball, Softball, Lacrosse, Soccer

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Music
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 37 responses
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  • Free Movie Screenings
    35%
  • Orientation
    24%
  • The Evvys
    24%
  • Emerson Stage shows
    8%
  • Sporting events
    8%

Party Scene

Party Scene
B+
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 58 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    0%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    24%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    28%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    33%
  • Parties? What parties?
    16%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 31 responses
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  • Depends on your social circle
    52%
  • Halloween weekend
    26%
  • EVVYS
    16%
  • None
    6%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
Women in Sororities
62%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.71 responses
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