Emerson College

Emerson College is the only college in America dedicated exclusively to communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Established in 1880 as a small regional school of oratory, Emerson has evolved into a diverse, coeducational, and multifaceted degree-granting institution that educates students to assume positions of leadership in communication and the arts. Emerson is forward thinking, grounded in academic excellence, and committed to advancing the scholarship and creative work that brings innovation, depth, and diversity to those disciplines.Emersons campus is located across from historic Boston Common in the heart of the citys thriving Theatre District, and offers multiple theaters, television and film studios, and many cutting-edge technical facilities for students. Emersons connection with Bostons media, theater, and arts industries, as well as government, hospitals, and businesses, provides many opportunities for student internships and professional growth.Emersons accomplished faculty and active global network of more than 32,000 alumni open doors for students both during their time at Emerson and throughout their professional lives. Emerson graduates can be found in leadership roles in industries ranging from theatre, entertainment management, film, performing arts, television, and publishing, to fields such as government, marketing, advertising, journalism, law, public relations, speech pathology, and audiology. Notable alumni include Max Mutchnick 87, co-creator of the Emmy Award-winning sitcom Will & Grace; Doug Herzog 81, president of Viacom Entertainment Group; Denis Leary 79, actor and comedian; Bobbi Brown 79, founder of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics; Lucia Cottone 92, senior vice president of development and programming for Sony Pictures; and Seth Grahame-Smith 98, author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Emerson College is internationally known for its study abroad and internship programs in Los Angeles, Washington, DC, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, London, and China. In 2014 the College opened its Los Angeles Center, a state-of-the-art building on Sunset Boulevard that houses the residential, academic, and professional spaces for Emersons Los Angeles internship program.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Private, Coed 1880 N/A Semester $144.2 million 120 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116 (617) 824-8500
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88 100.0 Massachusetts Boston 1087