- Class: Sophomore
- Major: Theatre
- Gender: F
- High School: Eastport-South Manor HS
- Transfer Student: N
Emerson is amazing. It's right in the center of everything in Boston, which is both fun and extremely convenient. Boston is also a great college town and you're able to meet so many other people from different schools. Of course, Emerson isn't without it's faults (Not as much housing as we should have- although this problem is in the midst of getting fixed), but if you're looking for any sort of career in communication or the arts, there is absolutely no other college that compares. The programs here are amazing and especially all the organizations on campus allow you to get experience in anything you could imagine, even if it's outside your major. The student body is also incredibly supportive and makes networking easy and beneficial.
The classes are always relatively small (you'll never be in a huge lecture class or feel like you're lost among the masses). Also, we have a lot of very interesting electives, one of the most popular being Burlesque. Participation, depending on the type of class, is usually high because the students here really like to get involved in what they're learning. Professors are usually very knowledgeable, understanding, and willing to reach out to their students. Of course there are general educations requirements, so not every class you take will be something you're absolutely in love with or will relate to your career, but they're essential and usually not too bad. I suggest looking at ratemyprofessors.com ahead of time always before you sign up for a class, just to get an idea of the course and the professor. Also, ask former students, because we're always willing to give good feedback. The things you learn in your classes are very essential to the skills you need in your specific field and while you get experience from this, it's also very important to supplement this learning with outside work in organizations.
Students here are very motivated and driven. People here definitely know what they want, or if they're unsure, they are very inspired to find what it is they want to do. The Emerson population is unique and extremely varied. We have people from everywhere in the country and many places throughout the world. Also, the financial backgrounds of students are very varied as well. As mentioned before, there is a significant gay population here and that goes along with the general open and liberal attitudes of students at this school- though there definitely are people here that represent the more conservative side as well. Students here tend to be very socially aware, and even if you aren't at first, or are hesitant to learn about things like this, it's something that just becomes part of your education here at Emerson and something very valuable as well. There really are no cliques at Emerson, which is something that is very nice to see. Of course people have their really close group of friends, but students here generally aren't the type of people that aren't open to making new friends or expanding their circle.
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Housing- only if you don't get any