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Emerson College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
3,450
Total Undergrads
Including 302 Part-time
825
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

64% Women
36% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division III (without football)

Great Northeast Athletic Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

7
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $46,561)
7
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $45,876)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 20 - - -
Basketball 16 12 - Yes
Lacrosse 18 20 - -
Soccer 26 23 - Yes
Softball - 17 - -
Tennis 11 11 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 18 18 - -
Volleyball 13 14 - -
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - - Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4.8%
Black/non-Hispanic 3.1%
Hispanic 6.7%
Non-resident alien 4.8%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 19.7%
Two or more races 1.2%
White/non-Hispanic 59.5%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Music Ensemble
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Other
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 9

Notable Alumni

  • Bobbi Brown [Class of 1981], Chief executive officer of Bobbi Brown Professional Cosmetics
  • Denis Leary [Class of 1979], Actor in Jesus' Son, The Thomas Crown Affair, producer of Blow, Rescue Me
  • Doug Herzog [Class of 1981], President of MTV Networks
  • Henry Winkler [Class of 1967], Actor, director, producer, best known for role as The Fonz
  • Jay Leno [Class of 1973], Entertainer, host of The Tonight Show
  • Kevin Bright [Class of 1976], Producer of Friends
  • Max Mutchnick [Class of 1987], Writer, producer of Will and Grace
  • Richard Levy [Class of 1968], Co-creator of Furby toy
  • Spalding Gray [Class of 1965], Writer and actor in Swimming to Cambodia, Monster in a Box
  • Vin Di Bona [Class of 1966], Creator of America's Funniest Home Videos
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Brittany from Kyle, TX
  • 4
  • It really depends on the building you're in. Little Building is a bit too 'old' for some snooty people and communal showers/bathrooms suck, but it's not too bad. Paramount is…

  • Sep-18-2012 Read More
  • Student
  • 4
  • The dorms are fantastic. Two of the four are under 6 years old and are more like little apartments than dorms. Piano Row, Colonial and Paramount are suite style- meaning…

  • Jul-20-2012 Read More
  • Ashley from Ocoee, FL
  • 4
  • Depending on the building and the individual, dorm life can be great. If you're trying to decide which building to live in, here's a breakdown of them: Little Building: Mostly freshman.…

  • Jan-21-2013 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Rivers from Connecticut
  • Oct-18-2014 I am a current student here

    Food and dining have improved some but the options don't always feel the healthiest or most efficient. But there is a variety of eating options near every dorm and the dining hall keeps getting better.

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  • 4
  • Dakota from Mechanicsburg, PA
  • Jan-08-2014 I am a current student here

    So it's still school food, but the chicken is actually chicken, I feel like the vegetables have nutrients, and I actually want to eat the food. It's a million times better than high school food. The dining hall has a wide variety of food options; it even has a vegan station. There's a convenience store and several cafes, one of which is in my dorm room, with really delicious food. Since Emerson is in Boston too, there's plenty of opportunities for other food if you don't like the campus food (for some reason...). The meal plan easily provides enough food as long as your not careless with the meals and the Board Bucks (school dollars that can be used pretty much anywhere). Exceeds expectation.

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  • 3
  • Ashley from Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Jan-02-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I hear that the food isn't the greatest but it isn't horrible and that there aren't many vegan/veg options. There are lots of food options around and in the city. It's right next to China Town (where I had the best crab rangoon of my entire life!!).

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  • 2
  • Brian from Seattle, WA
  • Dec-29-2013 I am a current student here

    The dining hall is bearable, but it honestly is not that great. However, you learn to live with it and eventually accept it, Hashtag college.

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  • 4
  • Chelsea from Guilford, CT
  • Dec-21-2013 I am a current student here

    There are many food options on campus from meat lover to vegan options. There is constant work being done to improve our food and dining experiences and they are very open to our suggestions.

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  • 2
  • Amanda from Scarborough, ME
  • Jul-03-2013 I am a current student here

    The dining lacks in comparison to how stellar the rest of the school is. However, the school is in negotiation for a new dining program, so hopefully this will improve.

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  • 3
  • Kimberly
  • May-26-2013 I am a current student here

    Some of the facilities, like the Emerson Cafe or the cafe in Piano Row, have pretty decent food options, although they're not part of a normal dining plan. However the official dining hall is less than good.

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  • 3
  • Jasmine from Chula Vista, CA
  • May-24-2013 I am a current student here

    The Dining Hall isn't that great (although rumor has it they are changing food service providers) but everywhere else is pretty good. The Emerson Cafe has awesome sandwiches, there is a private entrance into the Dunkin Donuts next to the Little Building, I am completely obsessed with the stir-fry at the Max (located on the second floor of Piano Row), and if you aren't too lazy to walk over, the Paramount Cafe is probably on of the most underrated places on campus. The people are great and the food is phenomenal.

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  • 3
  • Kaitlyn from Farmington, PA
  • May-22-2013 I am a current student here

    Though the food hasn't been the highest quality, it's constantly improving. The comments section in the dining hall is actually taken into account all the time.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Chelsea from Guilford, CT
  • Dec-21-2013 I am a current student here

    Although it is a smaller community, we have fraternities and sororities on campus and their purposes vary. It is definitely something many are a part of and they love it.

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  • 0
  • Jasmine from Chula Vista, CA
  • May-24-2013 I am a current student here

    There is a small, but thriving Greek Life on Campus with seven recognized fraternities and sororities and a few who are attempting to gain recognition.

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  • 0
  • Ashley from Ocoee, FL
  • Jan-21-2013 I am a current student here

    Emerson's police force is wonderful. They're always on top of things. If it's late at night and you need to walk home from Paramount but feel a little unsafe, you can call the Emerson police and someone will walk you home. They're super nice people, and are on duty for us 24/7. As for the environment around us, it's pretty safe but there are always precautions to take in the city. For one, there are three clubs right on Emerson's main campus street. So on the weekends, watch out for drunks.

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  • 0
  • Alexandra from Calabasas, CA
  • Oct-25-2012 I am a current student here

    Emerson College does indeed offer Greek life. There are a few sororities and fraternities that you can join. Greek Life isn't one of the main things at Emerson, but it definitely exists for those who are interested.

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  • 0
  • Brittany from Kyle, TX
  • Sep-18-2012 I am a current student here

    We have like, one or two Greek orgs? You hardly ever see them around unless it's at the Org Fair or one of their rare fliers.

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  • 0
  • Student
  • Jul-20-2012 I am a current student here

    There are two fraternities and two sororities. One fraternity is actually co-ed and involved with networking with alumni.

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