Boston is America’s college town. Over 300,000 students from more than 80 colleges call Boston home. One of every five people in the city is affiliated with higher education, making Boston one of the most youthful and vibrant cities in the world. It’s not only Paul Revere and Henry David Thoreau who can trace their roots to Boston, but more contemporary luminaries like Aerosmith, Melissa Etheridge, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Conan O’Brien, and Emerson Alumni Jay Leno and Bobbi Brown. From the Freedom Trail to Faneuil Hall, from the JFK Library and Museum to Newbury Street; Boston is the place for students to live and learn.
Founded in 1880 and located in the heart of Boston, Emerson College is one of “America’s Top Colleges” according to Forbes Magazine. It is one of the nation’s premiere institutions of higher education devoted to communication and the arts. The campus is home to WERS-FM, the first noncommercial broadcast station in Boston; the historic 1,200-seat Cutler Majestic Theatre; and Ploughshares, the award-winning literary journal for new writing.
Emerson College is committed to excellence in education for communication and the arts. Since its beginning in 1880, the college has been a place for those unique students for whom thought and experience overlap: thinking is linked to doing. At Emerson, students discover their perspectives and put them to use. A rich liberal arts curriculum is paired with concentrated studies in communication sciences and the arts, giving students the perfect balance of knowledge and know-how.
Home to over 4,000 students from 45 states and 40 countries, Emerson’s campus is conveniently located at the southeast end of Boston Common, the nation’s oldest park. Students use the nearby Boston Common to relax and participate in recreational activities such as tennis, softball and running. Emerson is situated within walking distance to many of Boston’s cultural treasures including the world-renowned Museum of Fine Arts, Symphony Hall, stylish Newbury Street with its trendy shops and cafes, and Boston’s landmark building, the Prudential Center. It is also close to legendary Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, the Charles River and much more.