Emerson College was founded in 1880 in Boston, Massachusetts. It is a private, co-ed college that touts itself as being the largest of its kind to offer degrees exclusively in communication and the liberal arts. It offers over three dozen such degree programs across three campuses including one in Los Angeles, California and the Netherlands.
After nearby Boston University shuttered their School of Oratory in 1879, there was a big hole left for this type of school. Charles Wesley Emerson, an alumnus of the closed School of Oratory, decided to fill that hole in 1880 by starting the Boston Conservatory of Elocution, Oratory, and Dramatic Art. The school would undergo two more name changes, to Monroe Conservatory of Oratory and later Emerson College of Oratory before eventually becoming Emerson College as it is today.
Total Enrollment: 4,322
Institution Size: 1,000 - 4,999
Campus Setting: Urban
Religious Affiliation: Not applicable
Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral
School Calendar Type: Semester
Total Undergrad Enrollment: 3,450
Total Grad Enrollment: 872
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Emerson College allows students to work hands on, in a small classroom environment. This spurs creativity and individuality to grow and for new ideas to arise. I have been able to take classes that...
Sports are not taken very seriously at Emerson, which, though it is a communications school, is disappointing. Because there is not a strong focus on sports, there are not many events that bring to...
Faculty were typically very helpful and very engaging. The class subjects were always interesting, especially once you got further up the ranks into senior subjects. There was a high level of...
Living off campus is very challenging, as it separates you from the student body. How far you end up distanced from everything school-related is influenced by the public transportation system and...
The professors. Emerson gets some extremely smart professors (at least for WLP and Photography, can't attest to much else) from great universities. They have a wealth of real-world knowledge that...
The student body. Emerson seems to attract the same, cookie-cutter hipsters, making for a very "vanilla" college experience. There isn't a lot of diversity, especially when it comes to people's...
Another awesome thing is not much.
Every student at this school needs their own room