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Good things:Quite BrightCommunications
Good things:
-pretty buildings
-nice profs/ very easy courses
Bad things:
-Attracts a VERY pretentious crowd kind of obsessed with being seen as 'counter culture' and 'unique' aka: lots of black nail polish, thick rimmed glasses, and designer clothes that only *look* vintage and haphazard.

-complete lack of a social scene...because there is no real campus there are no campus wide activites/concerts etc, also to get to a party you have to jump on the T and leave boston to get to crammed, stuffy, overcrowded apartments then take an expensive cab ride home.

-Please Please believe me that there is really not much going on in Boston for the under 21 crowd.
-Maybe this place is right for you but I want to hang out with people who are really passionate about music and art, not just kids who claim to know the most 'underground band of them all' and refuse to explore any new ideas outside their little hipster i'm leaving. *note: I know when i was reading this before i came here that i just thought the ppl writing negative reviews were probably really preppy abercrombie sheep that just didn't 'get' the emerson community. To let you know, I'm not that...I'm just a normal person who wants to hang out with people who aren't obsessed with trying to project an 'indie' persona. I have piercings and tattoos and I love punk rock but I'm not under the false impression that these things make me part of some elite subculture...these kids really need to just try and not take themselves so seriously!

1st Year Female -- Class 2010
Faculty Accessibility: A, Social Life: D+
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People are so whiny on here, Emerson isBrightPolitical Science
People are so whiny on here, Emerson is what you make of it. I had the most fun I could've imagined going all around Boston and living with my suite. You build bonds with whoever you get put together with and it becomes a family. You can either slide through classes high or you can put out an effort and get noticed by the teachers. Making a connection with certain teachers allows you to be invited to organization trips and events all throughout the year. Every teacher has hours to meet exclusively with them, so there is no excuse for no being able to comprehend the subject matter. Boston has something for everyone and its the perfect college town. Whether you want to go sledding on the Commons at 3 in the morning with your friends or see a production or get drunk and wander around Cambridge, this is the perfect college experience. Don't let complainers take that away from you.
1st Year Male -- Class 2014
Surrounding City: A+, Education Quality: B
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I love Emerson College.BrightVideo/Media
I love Emerson College. However, it is definitely NOT for everyone. If you are a partier, DO NOT come here- it can be rather boring on weekends, and there are zero parties on campus on weekends. However, being in Boston, you can find parties at the many surrounding universities like BU and MIT.

The classes here are great, especially for film production majors. The professors are all incredibly skilled and know what they're talking about.

The kids here are kind of strange and eccentric, but that's what you should expect at any arts school. The kids are all really nice for the most part. Another thing- there is really no "campus" at Emerson. I really like that, but I know a lot of kids who don't. If you like the city then you should like the surrounding area. Even though there's no real college campus, you live right in the middle of Boston with so much to do!

1st Year Female -- Class 2014
Innovation: A+, Useful Schoolwork: B-
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