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4 College Sophomore

Majors: I am very happy as a music major at Emory. It does take a lot of time commitment, but music is my passion. I am in the process of declaring my chemistry major (for a double major), and if I could do it all over again, I would have spent more time on my chemistry major as my dream is to become a doctor (I would love to work with an organization like Doctors Without Borders). The music department is very helpful, but the chemistry department is not as helpful, perhaps because there are several chemistry majors but only a handful of music (voice) majors. I feel my college will be very helpful in finding a job in my field, as Emory has many connections and a large alumni network.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Being a music major at Emory is a lot of work, but it is definitely worth the experience. You have to take lots of classes that have low credit hours and have to spend a lot of extra time in the practice rooms, but the music faculty really cares about your progress and success, and there are lots of opportunities at Emory to practice your art, such as master classes, choirs and ensembles, a cappella groups, and weekly voice classes (in addition to weekly voice lessons). This program makes you well-rounded not only in knowledge and education of the field, but experience too! There are lots of opportunities for everyone, even freshmen or people who have never taken voice lessons before (I was both). The professors are active musicians and have had lots of experience in the field.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: The music faculty was very helpful when declaring my music major. I had to declare it before starting college to have enough time to meet class requirements for the major and had to go through a rigorous audition. Staying a music major required taking lots of classes with low credit hours and lots of extra practice time, but the experience is worth it.

3 College Senior

Parking: Parking, at least for the summer, is not too bad. I always have a spot and the parking garage is very close to my class. I do hate that most of the spaces are for small cars and are very tight. Also, the cost for a parking permit, while not too bad for the summer, is riduclous for the fall/spring. Luckily, we can ride the bus for free.

4 College Senior

Computers: I am in the nursing program and therefore my grade is based pretty much on the nursing school building. In our building we have a comouter lab with a lot of computers and the printing cost isn't too bad. There aren't many colored printers and they are rather expensive. As far as wireless networks; they usually have a strong signal and move fast. At times I have trouble with speed, but the tech support in the nursing school is very helpful.

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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I always feel safe, even though we are near the hospital. I feel there is an adequate amount of security. The parking garages are safe and monitored and everyine seems nice. I haven't heard of any campus crime, but I haven't been there very long and it's summer semester so campus is bare.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are some really good restaurants around Emory. The majority are within walking in distance and a new shopping center with even better restaurants is in the works. My grade for this will go up once that is finished.its extremely nice to take a break from Emory's food and have good food for any price range. There's fast food refine dining. I am very satisfied with the outside dining choices.

4 College Junior

Campus Dining: Students are spoiled. The variety and quality offered at Emory is just fine.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Facilities are amazing; everything else are less than average.

College Junior

Nightlife: I'm a non-traditional student and do not go out much.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: seems to be a lot of muggings. i dont walk at night on campus ever.

3 College Senior

Academics: depends on your major. if not math or science major, it's a breeze

3 College Senior

Greek Life: just party and haze. special housing with chefs and house keepers, ridiculous...

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1 College Senior

Parking: way too expensive. Should be free considering how much we pay for everything else!

4 College Senior

Academics: great program. lots of course options. faculty is flexible and approachable.

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2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Emory Advantage is a huge joke. I don’t know about the Loan Replacement program, but the Loan Cap program is a sham. This program caps it at $15000 of Subsidized Stafford Loan, not unsubsidized Stafford loans or private loans that you will also have to get to pay the cost. They also limit the amount of subsidized loans you can receive a year, so you basically won’t hit the 15k cap until senior year. The grants are pretty good, but do not expect to leave Emory only $15000 in debt. More like $40000

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I've never felt unsafe on Emory's campus. There is a blue light system around campus and if anything occurs on campus, there is an email sent immediately to every student. Also, there is a program called saferide that anybody could call if they need a walking or driving escort.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I have had to fight for the correct financial aid both years so far. They sometimes change it if people call and say they do so much for the school, but some still don't get enough. It's a $60,000 school, and some can pay four times that amount, and others can't pay a dime. Overall, the financial aid department will listen to appeals and carefully analyze them.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Emory is one of the top universities in the entire country. If you don't rate the academics as some of the best, you're insane. Everyone is smart; you could be sitting next to someone who is going to win a Nobel Peace Prize, no joke. Most professors and advisors are extremely helpful and willing to work with you.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather is absolutely beautiful. It gets a little cold during the winter, but it doesn't snow (if it does you won't go to class for a week). Atlanta is humid during the beginning and end of the school year, but for the most part it's sunny and gorgeous.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is present on campus, but is not necessary to fit in like a lot of southern universities. There is delayed rush, which means rush takes place in the spring to allow students to make friends in their dorms and classes. The parties at the frat houses are mediocre. Don't go to registered parties unless you know a lot of the brothers and are an attractive girl.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe on campus. There are blue light systems everywhere, ALWAYS campus police around, and little to no crime. Obviously, you don't want to be walking down Clifton at night by yourself, but that's anywhere. There are non-students on campus almost all the time due to the public hospital on campus, which does worry some people, but again, I have never felt that my safety was in jeopardy.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: There are two major dining facilities on campus, the DUC and Cox Hall. Upperclassmen usually dine in Cox Hall while freshmen, who have unlimited swipes for the DUC, dine in the DUC. This is a great way for freshmen to become familiar with each other. The only issue is late night dining on campus. Students either get delivery or if Zaya's is open, eat there.

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5 College Sophomore

Transportation: Emory does a great job realizing the need for public transportation. The Cliff shuttles are reliable and easily accessible.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Just like in any environment, if you go looking for drugs, you will more than likely find them. However, if that's not your scene, your life will not be affected by them in anyway on this campus.


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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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