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Reviews 1274 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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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.

3 College Junior

Transportation: The MARTA station is right outside the school, and it can easily take you to the train station, which is the best way to get around Atlanta. Traffic regularly messes up the time schedules though.

5 College Junior

Majors: The Film program at Emory is very great. They have a ton of resources for students interested in getting work experience, very well networked faculty, and are very knowledgable about the genres they teach. Highly recommended for someone looking for a prestigious and intimate department at Emory!

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Many people rush for sororities and fraternities; they don't pressure you to join, but the Greek life is definitely intense for those who do join. There are commitments that you have to adhere to, and if you disgrace your house by behaving badly it's all on you. Greek students are mainly seen as those that are more social, outgoing, people who enjoy partying. There are Greek houses for many of the fraternities, as well as a Sorority Lodge that the sororities share.


4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: There are many different places students can go in Atlanta; it's such a big city, with a lot of fun things to do. Most Emory students go to Lennox Mall and Atlantic Station, where tons of stores and shopping awaits. The Coca-Cola Museum and the Aquarium are also fun. Most of the people you meet are pretty nice; there isn't that big of an issue with safety as there are services such as SafeWalk at night, if you don't feel safe to go back to your dorm by yourself someone will come by and give you a ride. Also, there are blue phones everywhere on campus that you can use and call for help. At Emory they don't have a football team, but the soccer and baseball teams are pretty good. Overall Emory is a good place to be, interesting yet safe at the same time.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: Warm, and sunny throughout most of the year but you will get the random showers that make getting to class a little tougher. Other than that its usually nice weather for shorts and hanging outside.

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5 College Junior

Facilities: Emory University facilities are superb. The Pitts Library is ranked among the top ten seminary libraries in the United States. The new Physical Education building is state of the art. Other recreational activities are also available. The museums offer world class exhibits and visiting lecturer frequent our campus. There are several gathering areas for socialization.

4 College Junior

Academics: I am attending Candler School of Theology. I am a retired educator seeking to explore a different field. I have met many other students in various fields, medical doctors, lawyers, etc. looking to expand their horizons. All aspects of my learning process are technologically driven, which presents a challenge. Nevertheless, I am enjoying the experience.

4 College Junior

Academics: I came to Emory University because it has an outstanding reputation in academia. I have had an exciting experience in going back to school after twenty two years. My professors have been extremely sensitive to my needs as a seasoned student. I have met some amazing people and appreciate the opportunity to be in a graduate program at Emory.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Great freshmen dorms. Most of them are new and very hotel-like.
Upperclassmen dorms at Clairmont campus are also amazing. It separated from campus and looks great. Housing is apartment style which seems as if you are living off-campus.

5 College Junior

Diversity: I wanted to attend Emory's Candler School of Theology simply for the diversity. Candler prides itself on being highly diverse. I have friends and study partners from all over the world. What better way to learn about the world than to study with people from all over.

4 College Junior

Campus Dining: i would describe campus dining as more than adequate. I eat on campus daily. there is great variety and the desserts are very good.

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4 College Junior

Computers: i usually have access to a computer for whatever i need on campus. However, i also just bring my own laptop just in case. The wireless access is mostly available, but here an there i have problems with access for whatever reasons...

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Well I feel the security on campus is great! However, we have never had a crime to my knowledge to happen on campus. The only thing I can think of is the campus communication that comes by cell phone text. in the case of an emergency, I'm notified immediately. This is a great feature. ....

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Again, it's hard for me to rate this, but I do have friends that live in campus housing. Most say it's really convenient for them to get to school, but the rent is really high. I live an hour away because I couldn't find adequate housing for me and my family in my price range.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: It's really hard for me to rate this because i never attend things on campus or around it for that matter. I live an hour away. However, I heard that there are things to do for students. My friends seem to enjoy going out and having a good time.

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4 College Junior

Facilities: Emory College has a smaller Oxford campus designed as a two year school

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3 College Junior

Computers: Emory unplugged is horrible, but library resources aren't

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5 College Freshman

Scholarships: I missed all the deadlines posted, because of a personal reason, but the office of financial aid was generous enough to still offer me need-based aid. I am in a lower income bracket and emory offered me about $40000/year as need-based grant.

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4 College Junior

Majors: The majors process is fairly easy, regardless of specific majors. Additionally, each student is assigned an advisor to help guide them throughout the process so there is little room for error or confusion in the matter.

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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: The drug scene at Emory is not really that big, the most common substances people use are usually alcohol, cigarettes and marijuana. But there is a large percentage of people that do not do drugs such as these.


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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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