Emerson ranks high in national surveys
August 06, 2012
Emerson College has placed highly in numerous national and regional surveys of colleges that aim to help prospective students and their parents in making their college decisions.
Forbes included Emerson College as one of “America’s Top Colleges,” a list of its picks for the top 20 percent of all undergraduate institutions in the nation (which totals roughly 650 schools).
Emerson is also included in this year’s Fiske Guide to Colleges, a report on more than 300 of the best and most interesting colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain, compiled by a former New York Times education reporter. The guide’s entry on Emerson highlights Emerson faculty, who are often industry professionals, and its extracurricular offerings.
Emerson is listed annually on various best colleges surveys.
In July 2012, the College’s Department of Visual and Media Arts was named one of the world’s 25 best film schools by the Hollywood Reporter. Selections were made based on consultations with industry insiders, executives, filmmakers, and film school graduates. Emerson ranked 9th among the schools on the list, which included New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, the American Film Institute, and the University of Southern California.
Additionally, Emerson has been recognized for its social media savvy. USA Today recently named Emerson among the top 20 U.S. colleges making good use of social media. According to the listing, “there are an exceptional few colleges who have truly done great things in social media, becoming influencers and brainstormers online.” Emerson is ranked number 10 on the list, which also included Stanford, Harvard, and Notre Dame. A website aimed at female college students named Emerson College the most social media–savvy school in the country. HerCampus.com said Emerson’s ranking was based on the College’s social media courses and the wide embrace and understanding of social media on campus. In the annual U.S. News and World Report rankings, Emerson was ranked 13th in the category of "Regional Universities - North."
Emerson’s arts organization, ArtsEmerson, received a regional honor in Boston Magazine’s 2012 annual Best of Boston issue. It was recognized as providing the “Best Theater” in the city of Boston.
In January 2013, Kiplinger's released its annual assessment of "academic bang for the buck," including rankings of public and private colleges. Emerson was ranked #11 among private New England colleges and universities.