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Atlanta, GA
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$42,980
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4 College Freshman

Computers: Its great that there are computers everywhere, but the internet sometimes acts up.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: It's better than most college campuses, I just thought being in Atlanta the food would be great.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Overall I'm still having fun.

1 College Freshman

Weather: It changes frequently without any warning.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Athletics: Varsity sports receive little-to-no attention. Some people attend the basketball games, but that's about it. There is very little school spirit when it comes to sports. IM sports are very popular and a lot of fun. They are also very competitive,

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I wish I had gotten more, but it's not unmanageable.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Athletics: There is not Varsity Football which seems to drive down school spirit.

3 people found this useful Report
5 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: It is college, drugs are plentiful, lots of rich kids abusing but most who need the education avoid them. It is a non-smoking campus as of 2012 so smokers are a bit annoyed. Plenty to do if your not into drugs.

3 people found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: Lots of races (non-black) and religions- but all liberal.

5 people found this useful Report
1 Recent Alumnus

Parking: Parking is a pain. The yearly pass is well over 700 at this point, parking in some "unmarked" spot is risky, there are boot-ers all over the place and common areas- even local restaurants. Your best bet though is to pay for the parking, or leave your car off campus and use the emory shuttles.

2 people found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: I'm a rare student that is easy to please with dining. There are a lot of options and lots are organic, kosher, paleo and ethnic. I grocery shop though- it's extremely expensive.

2 people found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Most upper classmen choose to live off campus. ATL transportation is troublesome, but if you have a car your gold.

4 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: Everyone's generally friendly on Emory's campus. There are a fair share of students who seem to have gone to high school together- it's like all colleges though- you have to make the effort and get out there or you'll be lonely. Friends don't show up at your door. Lots of Asians, upstate NJ/NY jewish kids as well. There's something for every taste though...

7 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The food is pretty good. Until you get tired of it. There are still multiple options around campus where you can use your meal plan, but those also get old. Even though you may get tired of eating, it the food is not of poor quality and there is enough variety to make it satisfactory to eat most meals out of the week on campus.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The help is available if you need it. The school definitely lets you know that upon enrolling. But, the health services are not great substitutes for going to the actual doctors office and Atlanta is an urban city, there is bound to be crime in the city, but the school takes great precaution to try and alleviate some of that.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: I think the nightlife in Atlanta is really great. If you walk around Atlanta at any time of the day one is bound to find something happening. It is true, that there is alot more to be done if you are 21 but that's just because everything else is either not well advertised or its not free, or both. The good thing is one only has to walk around to find something going on.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I would say off-campus housing is wonderful no matter where one decides to live. And if you are a really good shopper it is easy to find one within your tastes and means. The only downside is because the campus is in the higher-class part of the city housing will be relatively expensive. But the freedom is totally worth paying for.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Facilities: All of the facilities on campus are actually wonderful, mostly because they are constantly being remodeled or new things are constantly being built. Because of this, the only downside to the facilities on campus is, one day you might be able to use them and then the next day, you find out its going to be remodeled for the next semester.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking on campus it actually pretty great. There are plenty of places to park near the dorms, and everything is close enough so you wont need to drive anywhere on campus anyway. But since the campus is in Atlanta is pretty convenient to just be able to drive where you need to go.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: There are lots of computers to use. And every student is free to use them at anytime. But during crunch times like midterms, computers can be sparse. It can also be a big pain and waste of time to wait for an available computer. It is much more convinient to just have your own whenever you need it.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Diversity is something the school prides themselves on and they definitely deserve to. The students are all very like minded, like a typical college student but everyone's background varies greatly.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The campus if drug free and very in tolerant of Alcohol, and they let you know this very explicitly as a freshman. But although, this is the case it's not like it doesn't exist on campus. Many people drink and do drugs its a part of the college experience to try new things. Nevertheless the fact remains that if you don't hang out with people that do it, you wont be pressured to do anything yourself. There is also the truth that you can always say no. Its college no one cares.

3 College Freshman

Weather: I am privileged to come from California where the weather is beautiful everyday. The weather here is not as nice as California but it is still pretty forgiving. It is humid during the summer and kind of chilly in the winter (down to 50s 40s).

7 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Diversity: Emory has people from all over the country even though I see a lot of people from Georgia and Florida. I would say the student body is very racially diverse. We have lots of international students as well.

As for socioeconomic background, the majority of students had enough or more than enough money growing up; lots of people from middle to upper class.

7 people found this useful Report
1 Recent Alumnus

Parking: Parking is horrible...you must get there 30-45 minutes early because you have to take a shuttle ariund campus

1 person found this useful Report
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Matt Kohn
Hometown
Rockville, MD
Major
undeclared
Grad Year
2014
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Emory provides for a very unique and rewarding college experience. With the prestigious and academically rigorous University paired with the entertaining and lively city of Atlanta, your experience at Emory will certainly be a memorable one. You will be forced to work hard during your time at Emory, but you will hopefully see the benefits of this shortly thereafter. Many find Emory's celebrated diversity a blessing as well as a curse, as sometimes the various minorities or student groups become extremely cliquey and exclusive, leaving some students feeling left out. But for most this feeling does not last, and they quickly find their group of friends and people who they truly care about. There is a niche and group for everyone at Emory, but sometimes it can take a while to discover where exactly it is.

While the tuition rates at Emory are some of the highest in the nation, many students look back after a few years and feel that their time at Emory was well spent, literally and figuratively. The school has tons of invaluable resources to offer from the million-dollar facilities to the world-class professors, and your experience is truly what you make of it. The city also has an unlimited amount of opportunities and resources at each student's disposal as well. Both Emory and Atlanta have everything anyone could ask for and more, and until you realize this, you will not be able to fully understand the blessing of attending Emory.

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