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 Best College for Journalism – College Factual

#1 Top 10 Colleges for Writers – College Magazine

#1 Best College Radio Station – Princeton Review

#6 Most LGBTQ+ Friendly – Princeton Review

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

#10 Top 25 American Film Schools – The Hollywood Reporter

Rankings as of October 2019




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:

  • Matt McGorry, actor (Orange Is the New Black, How to Get Away with Murder) and activist
  • Maria Menounos, entertainment journalist and TV host
  • Jill Gearin, play-by-play broadcaster for Minor League Baseball, Visalia Rawhide
  • Iliza Shlesinger, author, actress, and comedian
  • Kevin Bright, executive producer, Friends
  • Bobbi Brown, founder and former CCO, Bobbi Brown Professional Cosmetics
  • Miguel Cervantes, Broadway actor, Hamilton, American Idiot, If/Then, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

  • Jennifer Coolidge, actress and comedian, 2 Broke Girls, Legally Blonde, American Pie
  • Alex Tse, screenwriter, The Watchmen
  • Latoyia Edwards, Emmy-winning anchor, New England Cable News and NBC10
  • Marni Senofonte, stylist for Beyoncé
  • Chelsey Cartwright, deputy political director of Senator Elizabeth Warren’s 2018 reelection campaign
  • Art Silverman, senior producer, NPR News
  • Jade Catta-Preta, host of The Soup on E!, comedian, and actress