Emerson students have attitude. They are focused and ambitious and stop at nothing to follow their passions. Write. Animate. Act. Teach. Produce. Problem solve. Pitch. Film. Report. Transform. Dazzle. Whatever you want to do, do it with attitude, and do it at Emerson.


We’re proud of who we are—and we think you should be, too. Emerson is internationally recognized as the premier institution for communication and the arts in the nation, is home to one of the nation’s highest-rated college radio stations, has more performance space than any other institution in Boston, and is nationally ranked:



#1 Top 10 Colleges for Writers – College Magazine

#2 Best College Radio Station – The Princeton Review

#3 Top 10 Best Colleges for Communication in the US ­­– College Gazette

#4 Best Colleges for Journalism in the US – College Factual

#5 Top 10 Colleges for Aspiring Comedians – College Magazine

#6 Top 25 American Film Schools – The Hollywood Reporter

#6 Most Innovative Schools (Regional Universities North) – U.S. News & World Report

#7 Best College Theater – The Princeton Review

#9 Best Regional Universities North – U.S. News & World Report


The Emerson alumni network is a closely knit community that shares the bond of the Emerson experience and seizes every opportunity to help each other. Alumni use their successes to lead their industries and pave the way for the next generation of Emersonians to make their mark. And they’re doing some pretty amazing things:

  • Adele Lim, film and television producer and screenwriter, Crazy Rich Asians, Raya and the Last Dragon
  • Erik Messershmidt, Academy Award­winning cinematographer, Mank
  • Jill Gearin, play-by-play broadcaster for Minor League Baseball, Visalia Rawhide
  • Justin Allen, Emmy-nominated music composer, recording studio manager at Atlantic Records, North Hollywood
  • Jennifer Coolidge, actress and comedian, Promising Young Woman, 2 Broke Girls, Legally Blonde, American Pie

  • Matt McGorry, actor (How to Get Away with Murder, Orange Is the New Black), activist
  • Bobbi Brown, founder and former CCO, Bobbi Brown Professional Cosmetics
  • Art Silverman, senior producer, NPR News
  • Chelsey Cartwright, Deputy White House liaison for the Department of the Interior, former regional political director for the Joe Biden for President 2020 and Senator Elizabeth Warren’s 2018 reelection campaigns
  • Kevin Bright, executive producer, Friends
  • Stefani Robinson, Emmy-nominated co-showrunner, producer, and writer, Atlanta, What We Do in the Shadows, Fargo
  • Miguel Cervantes, Broadway actor, Hamilton, American Idiot, If/Then, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
  • Jade Catta-Preta, former host of The Soup on E!, comedian, and actress