Emerson College

Private coeducational university located in Boston, Massachusetts

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Emerson College
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Former names
Boston Conservatory of Elocution, Oratory, and Dramatic Art (1880)
Monroe Conservatory of Oratory (1881-1889)
Emerson College of Oratory (1890-1938)
Motto"Expression Necessary to Evolution"
TypePrivate college
Established1880 (141 years ago) (1880)
FounderCharles Wesley Emerson
AffiliationProArts Consortium
Academic affiliation
Endowment$161.1 million (2017-18) [1]
PresidentDr. M. Lee Pelton [2]
Academic staff
469 (2019) [3]
Students4,919 (2019 [4]
Undergraduates3,871 (2019)[4]
Postgraduates1,048 (2019)[4]
Location, ,
United States

Coordinates: 42°21′07″N 71°03′58″W / 42.351807°N 71.065994°W / 42.351807; -71.065994
ColorsPurple, Warm Gray and White [5]
MascotGriff the Lion [6]
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Emerson College is a private college in Boston, Massachusetts. Founded in 1880 by Charles Wesley Emerson as a "school of oratory," the college offers more than three dozen degree and professional training programs specializing in the fields of arts and communication with a foundation in liberal arts studies. The college is one of the founding members of the ProArts Consortium, an association of six neighboring institutions in Boston dedicated to arts education at the collegiate level.

Originally based in Boston's Pemberton Square, the college moved neighborhoods several times, and is now located in the Theater District along the south side of the Boston Common. Emerson owns and operates the historic Colonial, Paramount, and Cutler Majestic theaters, as well as several smaller performance venues. The school also maintains satellite facilities in Los Angeles and the town of Well, The Netherlands.

  1. ^ "Emerson College". U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News & World Report L.P. Retrieved September 28, 2018.
  2. ^ "Facts & Figures". Emerson College. Emerson College. Retrieved September 28, 2018.
  3. ^ "2019-2020 Faculty Snapshot". Emerson College. Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  4. ^ a b c "2019-2020 Student Snapshot". Emerson College. Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  5. ^ "Visual Identity". Emerson College. Emerson College Brand Center. Retrieved September 28, 2018.
  6. ^ Griffin, Grace (December 6, 2017). "Emerson Mascot Griff the Lion Gets a New Look". The Berkeley Beacon. The Berkeley Beacon. Archived from the original on 2018-09-29. Retrieved September 28, 2018.

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