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The resources and academics at this school are great. Although since there isn't much of a campus it is hard to meet new people outside of classes. Also if you are a huge fan of sports and want to go watch games all the time don't plan on going to any for this school, they are not widely publisized.
My four years at Emerson gave me great friends, helped shape my worldview, and greatly contributed to my career trajectory. The amount of opportunity there, both in and out of classes, is endless. The Emerson connections aren't a myth and the name is recognized outside the film/TV industry as well. I was a marketing communications major and I can't count how many times people in the marketing/advertising industry called out, recognized, and asked me about my school during internship interviews and networking events. After participating in an internship for credit at a Boston agency during my senior year, I received a job offer right before graduation, and I've been very happy there since!
I am lucky and humbled to be a student of Emerson College, there is no other college like it. My major is only offered at Emerson with tremendous amount of opportunities to apply my recently taught information to real-world work. There are so many on-campus and off-campus co-curriculars that I am happy to be a part of that I wouldn't get as elsewhere. Thanks, Emerson.
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Emerson College is a very forward-thinking community which supports people of many diverse backgrounds. I recommend applying if you are very passionate about what you are looking to do with your college career.
Emerson College is the "hipster" college of the northeast! The students are described as "something else, not mainstream, not traditional, not following the current trends, but following the future trends, before they are trends."
I absolutely love Emerson. It is a supportive and encouraging creative community. There are so many excellent opportunities that aren't available anywhere else. Students are friendly and motivated and professors are supportive and knowledgeable. We have incredible co-curricular activities that prepare you for careers. Emerson was the perfect choice for me and I know that my education here will prepare me for my preferred career.
Emerson is a great school that has an incredible alumni program and has a lot of opportunities to learn. Although the nicest equipment isn't available for freshmen, it's easy to get on film sets of upper class men. They are always open to showing you the ropes. The housing is awful depending on where you live. They are remodeling Little Building until about 2019 which was by far the worst building.

The dining is also pretty bad... I've had friends find mold on brownies and reported it to our administration just to have nothing happen. Someone from our school just eventually contacted the regional director for Sodexo and they came by and overhauled our head kitchen staff. The administration tells us they care about us and other students tell you the administration cares about you, but I haven't seen the administration go out of the way to help us in a lot of ways, other than a "comforting" email after criminal activity near campus.
Emerson’s programs are especially enticing to me. An internship in the PR department of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, film marketing opportunities, and working with companies like Nokia and Zappos greatly appeals to me. Researching the growth of Emerson’s Marketing Communications Program over the last 10 years has made it one of the top ten Marketing Communications school in the country. These kinds of experience opportunities that provide professional development set people apart in the future workforce and that’s exactly why I want to get my Marketing Communications Degree at Emerson College.
Emerson's Film Culture is really strong! The major projects are very professionally run by upperclassmen. If you really want to work on set it's only a matter of time before the opportunity presents itself. Don't take any opportunity for granted. I only wish that Freshmen Foundations Production class challenged Freshmen to make more films and taught more skills of Production, such as editing for Premier.
Emerson is a great school. The students are very accepting and easy to get along with. The professors care about you and your success. There are a lot of opportunities on campus to get involved with if you actively look for them. Theres something for everyone.
The years I have spent at Emerson College in Boston have been the best years of my life! The Boston Campus gives you the opportunity to live right in the heart of Boston, across from Boston Common! All of my teachers have been engaging and are experienced in their field. Course offerings are plentiful and interesting and I have easily been able to shape my schedule so that it works around my preferences. The friends and the connections I have made, I know, will have great impact on my future career. The option to spend a semester abroad or at the Emerson LA campus is another huge plus for this college. I am very much looking forward to my semester in LA next year. I can not say enough good things about Emerson. I feel as though this school has truly set me on the path to a successful career.
Emerson was my dream school. I love the location and the values the school upholds. Academics wise, professors are about average, but opportunities outside of the classroom are endless. With campuses in Boston, Los Angeles, and the Netherlands, Emerson students are given a chance to experience more than the average college student. There are weekly forums with filmmakers and entrepreneurs. There are shows and short films being made every single day, with casting calls being open to anyone regardless of major. The equipment the school provides is top notch. The worst thing about Emerson is the food. Fortunately, the school is aware of the issues and making improvements for the new Fall 2017 dining hall. The dorms are incredible spacious, many of them with amazing views of the Boston Common and Public Garden. Our alumnae network is also extremely close. Members of the "Emerson Mafia" watch out for each other no matter what, and that is something most other schools do not have.
Being in Boston is a fantastic experience. It's the perfect balance between populated city and college town environment. Emerson College gives students amazing opportunities to work in their fields or on student projects all around the city.
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we are a campus in the midst of downtown Boston. Of course there is crime in the city. I feel secure in my dorm and with the building security and safety features in place. Going places in a group and being aware of your surroundings is just common sense.
Paramount wasn't my first choice because it seems removed, but the quietness and closeness to pedestrian shopping make up for it. The dorms are new and the common areas are useful with microwaves and water coolers.
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Being able to experience the real world and art just outside your dorm is amazing, just like Boston!
The types of courses offered at this school are varied and can be very interesting. The teachers are ok, but it just depends on who you get, like any school.
One of the few things this school will really help you with is getting a job after college and connecting you with alumni.
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