Emerson is in the urban setting of Boston, Massachusetts, not far from Boston.
There are many activities and organizations for Emerson students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Emerson has fraternities and sororities.
Emerson has the EIV (Emerson Independent Video). In fact, more students participate in the EIV (Emerson Independent Video) than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Emerson include National Broadcasting Society (student chapter), SPEC (Screenwriting), Entertainment Monthly (entertainment news) and Emerson International (international student group).
Emerson students' favorite campus traditions are EVVY's (award show), Spring Musical and Emerson Recognition and Achievement Awards (student government).
This table offers information on housing at Emerson.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for junior|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||No|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||52%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||2,692|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||2,692|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||48%|
Emerson offers on-campus housing. Students are required to live on campus through junior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
The majority of Emerson students live on campus. In 2022, 52% of undergrads at Emerson lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 48% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Emerson. There are 2,692 spots available in on-campus housing for all 3,708 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 2,692 students chose to live in campus housing. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.
Emerson offers coed housing.
At Emerson there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Emerson:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Lacrosse||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Tennis||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Volleyball||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Cross Country Running||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Emerson College is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Emerson campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
Emerson offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Emerson, take Massachusetts Turnpike to Boston, MA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Logan International airport.
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