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Reviews 1169 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: The range of nationalities of the students is broad, but the majorities are Asian Americans, Asian Internationals, and Long Island Jews. People here can be very clique-y, but when you find your own little niche, you'll find that you'll get to know all sorts of people

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The facilities at Emory are a major advantage to the campus. Emory is constantly voted amongst the most beautiful campuses in the nation. Every need is fulfilled from the great library, gymnasium facilities, and classrooms.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The school spirit is there for athletics but Emory Athletics are not the focus of the experience at Emory. However, if you are an athletic person you can find yourself on the teams, intramurals, or athletic facilities that Emory offers.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Atlanta is a rockin city with a great music scene. But, Emory is located a bit outside the city, so unless you have a car you probably won't go past the immediate town, which has a nice smattering of restaurants and a college bar, but you will get tired of what is there by the end of sophmore year.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe on Emory's campus, and the police let the frat's alone, so partying goes mostly unchecked. This is good, but can also be bad, as students drinking too much or being sexually assaulted at the frats is not entirely uncommon.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: The best options are not centrally located so most students find themselves limited

4 College Junior

Scholarships: Emory will give you what FAFSFA says you need in aid or loans

4 College Sophomore

Majors: There's something for everyone. I love my major and advisers.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Classes are challenging and engaging. Rarely can you go wrong in class selections.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: Freshmen cannot have cars on campus. Second years and up can park, but the prices are outrageous.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The campus has all types of people. There are nerds who never go out and people who just party all he time. Also there are also people in Between who can juggle party and studies extremely well. It is diverse with alot if options.

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5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: There is always something to do with different festivities in the area.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Awesome! Atlanta has an endless amount of stuff to do, from shopping to dining to museums to clubs. Emory often offers discounted tickets to Atlanta attractions, and the Emory Experience shuttle takes students for free to something in Atlanta once a month. The nice thing is that Emory's in Atlanta's Druid Hills suburb, so while the city is extremely accessible (15 minute drive), you don't have to deal with the cons of having a college in the middle of a city (for example, the campus is very cohesive, safe, and outdoorsy. It's got a life of its own).

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5 College Freshman

Transportation: Public transportation is awesome; you really don't need a car. All the Emory shuttles are free, and the GA Tech one and the Emory Hospital midtown one will take you to Atlanta. Two MARTA (Atlanta's public transportation system) lines run through the school; you can use these to get pretty much anywhere. As for the campus itself, it's 15 minutes walkable in any direction, so you certainly don't need a car just to get around.

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Financial aid process was smooth for me. Most important tip is getting everything in on time; go for way ahead of the deadline!

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4 College Freshman

Computers: the print center is really cheap, the computer labs are very reliable, sometimes crowded though, great atmosphere. computers are hardly ever in disrepair. the network was down a couple times, but not for long.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I have enjoyed all of my professors very much thus far. I had one grad student professor that was awful, but he just couldn't teach; he was still very knowledgable.

4 College Freshman

Academics: There are many research opportunities even as a freshman, you just have to make an effort to find a professor. This gives you valuable experience for higher-level classes, the real world, and grad school. Classes are small and very good and the work load is not bad at all.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: It is a great thing for some people, but not me. Though I am not a fan of it, I realize that Greek life does good things around campus and promotes networking. It does not dominate at Emory though.

5 College Freshman

Weather: Hardly ever bad weather, classes are close together, beautiful spring and fall weather. I love it here!

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The financial aid office at the School of Divinity is very helpfull. The school-wide financial aid office works hand in hand with your needs. Everything is basically handled online, so check your status regularly.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: Paid parking is what I use. There is public transportation and shuttles for on campus maneuvering. Get to campus at least 15 -20 minutes before class begins.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Although Emory has a wide selection of on-campus housing, off-campus housing is generally very easy to find and as affordable (and often more affordable) as living on-campus. Living off-campus is incredibly common at Emory, as apartments, houses, and condos are all over the area, and are generally very safe. They are sometimes less convenient than living on campus, however, as it is more difficult to access campus resources when one is further displaced.

3 College Senior

Diversity: Emory is filled with students from a variety of different ethnic, religious, political, and economic backgrounds. While there is at times a pervasive upper-middle class student culture, the school is, as a whole, a mix of very different people from extremely heterogeneous backgrounds, which leads to an immensely rich and engaging student life.

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4 College Senior

Facilities: Although the campus life is frequently divided between social groups, Emory consistently affords ample opportunity to challenge oneself academically. With frequent academic events and speakers, Emory is an incredibly rich academic community, with students who spark and engage in important—and often difficult—discussions.


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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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