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Reviews 1170 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: My freshman dorm was very good, however, others were shabby, old, and gross.

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College Sophomore

Parking: I did not drive to school so parking has never been an issue for me.

1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I received much less financial aid than expected this year. My expected family contribution increased by $12,000 and my financial aid adviser was hard to get in touch with and extremely unhelpful.

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4 College Junior

Nightlife: Emory is really close to Atlanta, so it's easy to get into fun nightlife activities.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Emory has been building underclassmen dorms for a while. The upperclassmen dorms could be updated, but they're still good.

4 College Junior

Athletics: There are many different choices as far as athletics.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I'm not really involved in Greek life, but I know it's pretty important on campus.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is something that if you would want to pursue is absolutely fine, but there are a couple sororities and fraternities that are known for their partying and people can see you as a frequent partier as a part of a certain frat/sorority. Greek life, however, is a good way to get to know people and create connections, especially for business relations in the future.

3 College Junior

Diversity: For the most part, I feel that Emory does try to accept a wide variety of students from different ethnic/racial backgrounds to a degree, and you will see a large amount of African Americans, Asians, as well as the standard amount of Caucasians. However, Hispanics seem to be heavily underrepresented. There generally is not as much mixing between the different ethnic groups, although many school groups do promote mixing to a certain degree. There is a wide variety of religious backgrounds and people seem to generally accept or ignore the different religious groups on campus.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: All the buildings are made out of marble, and on the inside, each room or lecture hall or what have you is built like a museum gallery. The place is gorgeous, inside and out. The athletic center could use a bit more polishing, but that's really the only problem. Every building uses state-of-the-art air conditioning to rescue students and faculty alike from the humidity.

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: the marta is close by, convenient and inexpensive. plus you can walk or bike to a good amount of places nearby.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: People on campus dress well, and there is an abundance of attractive students.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus is very well protected - I always feel safe as long as my doors are locked.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: It was not as easy as i expected. I got some but not quite enough.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Emory sends out alerts to everyone in the university about recent crimes or events that they feel the community should know. These happen with minimal frequency and usually don't involve Emory students. The most common event they report is theft. There are Emory police buttons all around campus and the campus is pretty well lit all around. I feel very safe on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The workload is pretty heavy and can become overwhelming sometimes but Emory is such an amazing place with so many intelligent and helpful people that help is never out of reach and resources are endless. Professors are always eager to help if only you seek them out.

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3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Guys and girls are hard-working; everyone wants to get an "A". There are clicks which are definitely hard to break into thus many people may seem stuck-up when they really are not.

4 College Senior

Diversity: Diversity in National Origin, Race, and Religion exits in all majors, minors, colleges, etc.

5 College Junior

Computers: Computers are brand new almost everywhere. They are up to date and very nice.

5 College Junior

Transportation: There are tons of bus stops, and the buses run according to schedule.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are tons of places to eat off campus. Some places even offer discounts for students.

3 College Junior

Weather: It get extrememly hot and humid here during the beginning of the school year and can get pretty windy during the fall and close to winter, but during spring it freshens up and becomes quite beautiful!

4 College Junior

Campus Dining: There is the DUC which is more like a cafeteria and generaly has pretty decent food. There are also a lot of good restaurants around and close that you would go to normally!

3 College Sophomore

Computers: There are many computer labs on campus (pretty much every building has some computers for student use), but some of the labs/buildings have short hours. The library is open 24 hours, but finding an open computer can be hard during class hours and especially during midterms and final exams. Pretty much everyone has their own laptop, and the campus has WiFi (although it crashed a couple times). The only annoying thing was that 99% of the computers on campus are Macs, and I had used Windows all my life. If you don't bring a computer on campus and don't have a smartphone or a tablet, you might be slightly disadvantaged when it comes to getting things done on time, but if you hit the library at night, there are a lot of free computers. Having/not having a printer doesn't make much of a difference, as there are many printers on campus, but if you don't like paying for printing and are a procrastinator (like me), then having your own printer is very helpful. Most classes accept online submissions, but some still require you to hand in paper copies.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I always feel super-safe at Emory. There are blue police buttons around every corner that you can press whenever you feel unsafe, as well as SafeRide programs for whenever you are out late and don't feel safe coming back alone. You always get notified whenever there is a crime on or near campus, but so far, I've received only around five notifications, and all of the crimes happened in Atlanta in the middle of the night, not on campus. The campus is sort of in its own little bubble, somewhat isolated from Atlanta (but still inside Atlanta), so that you have access to everything while still feeling safe. In addition, you can probably spot campus police many times a day.


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Matt Kohn
Rockville, MD
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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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