College Snap Shots

In an effort to provide Burlington High School students and their families with relevant and up-to-date college information, the Guidance Staff will be visiting various colleges and universities and providing you with information. The colleges visited do not represent a preference on the part of the BHS Guidance Department towards any particular school.

In the college search process, many things are taken into consideration. Things that are considered, but not limited to are: campus size, location, number of students on campus, majors, tuition, distance from home, athletic programs, clubs and other activities. When considering a college, students must also make realistic decisions based on personal interest, grades, test scores, etc.

The department feels that the college visit is an integral part of the process, and we strongly encourage students to visit any and all schools that interest them, especially if these schools are fairly close by. The information we provide is only a small snapshot into each respective college. We hope to add information about other schools in the future, and as always we appreciate any feedback that you have that would help us provide our students and their families useful information in the sometimes overwhelming college search process.

Furthermore we ask that students also research colleges by using their Naviance accounts and scheduling meetings with their counselor on a consistent basis. Please feel free to contact your son or daughter's individual counselor if you have any further questions.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Emerson College

Emerson College
The Cutler Majestic Theater
Date of visit:  Nov. 2008
Visited by:  Ms. Diozzi

Location:  Boston - at the corner Tremont and Boylston Streets (near the Theater District and downtown).  The closest T stop is Boylston Street on the Green Line.

Campus type:  Urban

Student population:  3000 undergraduates

Most popular majors: Emerson is a communications college, so students who attend are interested in TV, radio, theater, broadcast journalism, marketing and writing.

Click here to read the Emerson Undergraduate Admissions blog

Impressions: Emerson owns five building on Boylston and Tremont Streets: the Little, Walker and Ansin buildings, the Cutler Majestic Theater and its most recent acquisition, the Colonial Theater. The buildings are all historically preserved and architecturally beautiful. Emerson is academically competitive and the most important factor in admissions is... the essay. Large communications facilities with state-of-the-art equipment have been donated in recent years by alumni Max Mutchnick (Will and Grace) and Vin DiBona (America's Funniest Home Videos). The radio station, WERS, added talk radio in 2008. Emerson's wireless technology extends to the Boston Common and the Public Gardens.

The Ansin Building

Fun fact:  Emerson is the only college in the U.S. whose student reporters are allowed access to the red carpet at the Academy Awards.  Students also report on major political events.

BHS Admissions Statistics:

                Applied              Admitted               Attended
2012             4                           2                           0
2011             4                           4                           1
2010             1                           1                           0
2009             5                           3                           0
2008             3                           2                           1

Inside the Little Building

WERS - a great local radio station!
Emerson Basketball

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