Emerson College draws independent minds from diverse backgrounds around the world through its highly regarded academic programs in communication, the arts, and the liberal arts. Energized by engagement with the creative life of Boston, Los Angeles, and the Netherlands, our students are creative thinkers and doers who develop their own personal voice and expertise in professions that profoundly shape society and culture in the 21st century. ➡️ Undergraduate Admissions Publications https://www.emerson.edu/undergraduate-admission-publications ➡️ Undergraduate Admission & Aid https://www.emerson.edu/admissions-aid/undergraduate-admission
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Emerson College can feel like a very intimidating place. There are plenty of ways to get involved in campus activities from the moment you step in the door and plenty of opportunities to learn. I love the tight-knit community of Emerson and the small student population, as well as its location in downtown Boston. There is always something to do around here!
There are many people in the Media Arts Production major who have little experience in the field, which was reassuring for me, but I still feel like there are many production opportunities that are gatekept and not enough opportunities to learn before having to jump into a task yourself.
It's a great place to find cool, artistic, and unique individuals who are like you but will give you a new perspective on life and help you build your creative expression.
The financial aid office is stingy, the faculty isn't paid enough and the students are overcharged for unnecessary things.
Top tier film school in a good location
you really need to take part in extracurricular
I enjoy being surrounded by like-minded and goal-oriented students who are talented and supportive of their classmates' projects.
As an off-campus student, it's a bit more complicated to get to know other people because you're not as immersed in the environment.
The student-teacher at Emerson is something that I believe alone makes the Emerson experience worth it. Teachers are available to coordinate with students to create the best possible experience for each class and are readily available outside of class hours. Other students are also really open and friendly and accepting, which makes it really easy to form tight social groups to rely on for whatever you need. And, the Emerson mafia is REAL. Regardless of whether they know you or went to school at the same time as you, Emerson alumni are a tight-knit group of people who are so willing to help each other and current students out in the communications industry however they can.
Emerson is a PWI, so if you are a student of color, the experience with the Emerson Board and administration is what you'd expect from a predominately white institution in regards to race, ethnicity, and cultural diversity. And while some progress can be made, it can be really difficult to see productive changes made from those same groups in regards to changes students want to see in campus culture, curriculum, quality of life, or other complaints you may have. It can be frustrating to deal with from time to time.
I like the interesting classes. I never found myself bored in any of my classes.
The price. Nobody gets financial aid, so expect to pay the full price. Even if you are about to drop out, they will still not give you any money.
San Gabriel, CA