World's Greatest College City

World's Greatest College City

Home to more than 80 colleges and universities, Boston draws more than 250,000 students from countries all over the world. It’s also an international hub for advertising, healthcare, digital startups, publishing, performing arts, media, and more. This means no matter where you are in the city, you will be surrounded by peers, professionals, and academics who will help you get the most out of your college experience. It also means you will have access to connections and career opportunities beyond your years at Emerson—with some of the biggest and best names in communication and the arts.

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The City at your Doorstep

Because of our central location in Boston’s Theatre District, Emerson students can:

  • Explore the hundreds of world-famous museums and institutions across the city, like the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Science, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, or the JFK Library.
  • Take in a performance at world-class venues like the Wang Theatre, the Boston Opera House, or Symphony Hall.
  • Relax in the scenic Boston Common and Boston Public Garden or dine in the historic North End, Boston’s oldest neighborhood.
  • Show their Boston pride by taking in a Bruins, Celtics, or Red Sox game.
  • Follow the Freedom Trail and explore multicultural Boston through the Asian America Civic Organization, Black Heritage Trail®, Jorge Hernandez Cultural Center, North American Indian Center, and more.
  • Take classes at five other nearby prestigious arts colleges through Emerson’s ProArts Consortium.

Boston has something for everyone, and it’s all just a walk or a T-ride away from Emerson.

Come for an Education, Stay for a Career

Boston is one of the top ten media markets in the United States, and home to a renowned theatre scene, medical and research community, and literary cultural district. Here, you will live and learn around the corner from global news organizations, publishing companies, research institutions, literary journals, state and local government offices, advertising agencies, media consultancies, nonprofits, arts institutions, and theatres. Emersonians intern at companies like Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Beacon Press, Hill Holiday, Boston Magazine, the Boston Children’s Hospital, Vox, Gillette, and more. You’ll build networks that last well after graduation that could help you land your first job. Boston isn’t just a great place to go to college; it’s a great place to build a career.