Well respected in the industry (Film, Media, Journalism)
Nice renovations to campus
Great classes that challenges you to think critically
In the heart of Boston, so very urban campus if that's what you like
Very elitist student body
Not diverse in ethnicity or class
A bubble, everyone operates in an Emerson vacuum and is very arrogant (cliche arts school)
Lack of diverse professors, therefore if you're a student of color you will be less likely to have your work critiqued by someone who looks like you and has lived your experiences
Can't use film equipment unless in the film production. In tours they'll show you the equipment but unless you're directly enrolled you're not allowed to access it
Not a very strong alumni base (they're everywhere, but not willing to help as everyone sees each other as competition)
Everything is a competition. So all the clubs you need to try out, audition, submit a resume to join any group on campus which leads to popularity contest
Emerson opened a lot of doors for me, so I can't dismiss that fact. However, I don't think it was necessary for me to go to Emerson as opposed to another top university for communications (UVA, Boston U, NYU).
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