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Emerson College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 302 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

64% Women
36% Men


NCAA Division III (without football)

Great Northeast Athletic Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $46,561)
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 -


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%
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
  • 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
  • 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…

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  • 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.…

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  • student
  • 3
  • i give a middle of the road rating here because there are serious pros and cons of each living situation available to on-campus students. the little building, while the most…

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  • 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…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 2
  • student
  • I am a current student here

    i'll be honest here, the dining hall isn't 5 star dining. that being said, they have made leaps and bounds to be better and offer tastier and healthier options for the students (especially for vegetarians like me, i love "meatless monday"!). the sanitation could use some work, but the option isn't entirely terrible. the other dining options (paramount cafe, the max) offer fast food type options (burritos, chicken tenders, french fries, burgers, etc.) that are fine. i wish they offered healthier options, but there's nothing wrong with the food if that's what you like to eat.

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  • 4
  • Emily from Edinboro, PA
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    From what I've heard, the food on campus isn't the greatest, but you're in the middle of Boston, and the food options off-campus are limitless.

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  • 1
  • Dave from Somerville, MA
  • I am a current student here

    One of the worst in the area. Don't worry, the students are so good, they are petitioning to change it currently.

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  • 3
  • Rivers from Connecticut
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • student
  • I am a current student here

    as a member of fraternity and sorority life at emerson, i can say that it is very well run and a community of highly motivated, community-minded people. this is not your stereotypical greek life by any means, but rather a community of people who push each other to be better, smarter, and more involved in the emerson community and the world at large.

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  • 0
  • Chelsea from Guilford, CT
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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