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Emerson Makes Top Ten on Hollywood Reporter Film School List

Emerson College was ranked #9 on the Hollywood Reporter’s 2017 List of Top 25 American Film Schools, rising one spot from last year’s ranking.

The article cites Emerson’s new Augmented and Virtual Reality Lab, opening on the Boston campus this year, as well as the VR classes being taught at Emerson Los Angeles. But the listing focuses on Emerson’s internship program, which has placed students with top Hollywood producers, studios, and networks.

Alumnus Aaron Ryder ’94, producer of Arrival, nominated for a Best Picture Oscar last year, told the Hollywood Reporter, “I was able to find my internship solely because of an Emerson grad who worked at Working Title. And I’ve upheld my end. I’ve always hired Emerson interns.”

Also out recently are the 2018 Princeton Review college rankings, where Emerson edged up in the Best College Radio Station* and LGBTQ-Friendly* categories, as well as debuted at #4 on the Best Career Services* list.

Princeton Review rankings are based entirely on student responses to a survey administered by the company.

All of the top five institutions on the Best Career Services list are in Massachusetts, with the exception of #1 Clemson University. The other local schools joining Emerson are Bentley and Northeastern universities, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Emerson came in #3 on both the Best College Radio Station and LGBTQ-Friendly lists; last year, the College ranked #7 on both lists.

Emerson was also listed as having the 16th Best College Theater*, according to the Princeton Review.

Last fall, Emerson was ranked #8 in U.S. News & World Report for “Best Regional Universities in the North,” jumping up two spots from the previous year. College Factual also called Emerson’s Journalism program the best in the nation for the past two years, a ranking published in USA Today.

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