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Emerson College, Boston

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  • We have visited many colleges up and down the east coast and Emerson is an amazing school. The facilities and the professors are outstanding  more »
  • The atmosphere at Emerson is so great! They are so inclusive and encouraging to students. Everyone seems to be very involved and dedicated to a promising future. As a student looking at schools, these...  more »
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  • Emerson College (Boston) was founded in 1880, and in the early days was a small school that taught public debates. For a long time, Emerson College (Boston) has gained a reputation for its professional leadership. In 1980, Emerson College became the first school in the nation to offer writing and publishing research courses. In 1991, Emerson College first offered courses in schoolchildren's drama and became one of the first schools to award drama, art, speech debate, mass communication and journalism. At the same time, it is also the first school in New England to set up an FM education station and a close-circut television broadcasting studio. Emerson College is the only comprehensive college in the United States dedicated to the background of information exchange and humanities. The school offers a degree program in art and information media accredited by the New England Association of Colleges and Schools. Over the years, the school has grown into an internationally recognized diversity school with a bachelor's and master's degree in communications, marketing, communications science, journalism, performing arts, visual arts and media, and written literature and publishing.
  • Emerson was ABSOLUTELY my top second choice after Hampshire College in Amherst (I only chose Hampshire over Emerson because I could completely self-design my education there and I wanted a rural rather than an urban campus environment at that time coming from NYC) definitely BECAUSE of the fact that I was studying Theater & Film both side by side. Hampshire was just more interdisciplinary, and I could cross-study both fields, whereas at Emerson I would have had to choose either Theater OR Film. I auditioned for Emerson down in my hometown of NYC, got into the Theater Program, and then came up to Emerson for a weekend to have a campus tour and visit, attend some Friday late afternoon and early Monday morning classes, and have an Admissions office interview. I was impressed by the extensive facilities for Theater & Film, and by the resources afforded by the college. To me, Emerson seemed more like a small university than a college. All the students I met were super friendly and creative and engaged. I COMPLETELY fell in love with Emerson, It absolutely reminded me of a "smaller friendlier version of NYU." And NO ONE from my high school was attending (they were all at NYU) Emerson. I love Boston, and I had always imagined going to college there, just because of its reputation and the fact that it has some of the best colleges and universities in the entire country. I loved that at Emerson; I could go study Film in LA for a semester and then study abroad at Kasteel Well in the Netherlands, or in London doing a Theatre program, and it all would have fit together well academically. . Hampshire ONLY won out over Emerson because of the fact that I got a slightly better financial aid award there (and it was a MUCH smaller school), with smaller Theater & Film programs and the more individualized self-designed programs of study that I wanted at the time I was applying to colleges. My one regret actually is not choosing Emerson over Hampshire ONLY because Emerson had better resources. I loved Hampshire, but I loved Emerson equally. In fact, I'd already received my acceptance letter from Emerson, and was all set to accept and enroll and become an Emersonian, when I got my Hampshire acceptance. That was that. A Hampster I became. And just barely a hairsbreadth away from being an Emersonian. Ironically, many Hampshire students from the Boston area that I met while attending school there, also had applied to Emerson, so the schools have some overlap, especially amongst creative students.

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