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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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...
Its academic style. Emerson is very well recognized in the entertainment / communication / arts industry. The school gives you so many opportunities to practice your profession before graduation;...
The school is not for everyone. Everybody I know in Emerson loves it for its energy, urban life style and campus culture. However you'd hate it if you are looking for a traditional college that...
It attracts lots of interesting, creative, self-starting sorts of students. I run into them often in New York City and it's a nice connection to have.
In the urban setting, it's very hard to connect with students and make new friends if you're introverted or if you're a transfer student. Also terribly expensive.
Every student at this school needs To spend at least some time living in campus housing.
I wish I knew That I should have lived on campus.
Another awesome thing is The location. You can't get more urban, or closer to the city. Downtown Boston is never boring.
Every student at this school needs A BlackBerry or iPhone.