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Reviews 1169 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The guys here dress very well (think polos and Sperrys) and are generally pretty cute. The girls are more of a mixed bag in terms of appearances, but they're all really sweet!

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: every one just goes to frat row or maggies. every. friday. or. saturday. or. thursday. night.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I think our school is more focus in Academics than any other thing.

5 College Freshman

Nightlife: Parties are a ton of fun on campus, it doesn't matter if your greek or not, they are open to everyone

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4 College Freshman

Facilities: All the facilities are new, pretty new, or about to be torn down to become new. I love everything here and Emory students have access to everything

3 College Freshman

Parking: Parking on campus can be inconvenient if the weather is bad. Most parking decks are a descent walking distance from the centric places at Emory. There are also small steep hills you must walk to get to the places you want to go after parking in the decks. But the parking decks are secure since I have not heard of any incidents of stolen cars or anything of that sort about any of the parking decks.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are lots of options in the Druid Hills/Atlanta area, but it is very difficult to get off campus and go to restaurants! Most people don't have cars here and the only close (within a mile) option are the options at Emory Village- which get very old, very fast. If you walk about 2 miles, there is a fairly decent variety of restaurants, if you can stand the long walk. Restaurants are usually very reasonable, especially in Emory Village, as places are geared toward college students. There are no student discounts.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Transportation around Emory is pretty good. They have buses running every 15 minutes from main campus to Clairmont campus and have shuttles on the weekend. On Saturdays buses can take you to several malls and shopping centers. The only negatives are that shuttles are often crowded and one or two buses may be out of service at once and slows your trip down considerably.

1 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Emory students have license do whatever they please.

College Freshman

Weather: The weather hurts your grades. Leaving your dorm room is discouraging here. It is pretty warm, even though it gets pretty chilly in the morning.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm a teaching assistant at the Economics Department. Undergraduate TAs are unpaid, but the duties are very similar as a paid one. I grade students' homework and answer questions during help sessions.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The Mountains are only a few hours away and yet Atlanta offers many urban amenities. There are beautiful parks and gardens located near campus.

1 College Junior

Parking: Parking on campus is ridiculously expensive on top of the total expense to go to Emory. It is also very limited, so you can end up with a parking space on the Clairmont campus even if you don't live on Clairmont, causing you to have to park and take a shuttle back to main campus.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of great restaurants in Atlanta, but there are only like 3 near Emory and that could get old. So sometimes you have to find a way to order out, or find transportation to go outside of the bus lines.

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3 College Junior

Transportation: Transportation is good around Emory. Lately the campus shuttles have not been running on schedule, but that can be due to some construction going on around the campus. It would be more of a convenience if the shuttles ran a little later, especially as college students get hungry late and may need a snack at night or so. Overall, really good, though!

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel relatively safe on Emory's campus, although once in a while you'll hear crime reports where somebody was mugged or approached by a criminal,but I've always heard about them far from campus. Although, after 9:00 , I always make sure to walk with friends just to be safe. Also, if you're ever stuck at the library, you can always call an escort service which is the late night shuttle that runs until 3 in the morning for getting back to the dorm safely late at night.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Quite variable, some brand new, some old and moldy

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I received many scholarships but they were absorbed into my financial aid and I ended up not receiving any of the money. Very frustrating

4 College Sophomore

Weather: I love warm weather so I love the high temperatures in Atlanta.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Emory is located minutes away from Downtown Decatur, whose restaurants offer quality meals at an affordable price.

4 College Freshman

Computers: There are plenty of computers available around campus, and you can get internet access anywhere on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: I'm from Florida, so while I'm used to the heat in the beginning and end of the school year, it doesn't make it any more enjoyable to walk cross-campus until you're drenched in sweat by the time you get there. It doesn't rain too often, so that commute problem is huge, but it's there. When winter comes, it's much more pleasant. No snow, but it is chilly.

4 College Senior

Drug Safety: It's very easy to get the drugs you want. You just have to know which frat/where your dealer is.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: i came to emory because its academics are great. most people here are either pre-med, pre-law, pre-health or pre-business (the business school is a two year program). professors are smart, accessible and generally welcoming and friendly. emory is definitely not an easy school in terms of academics, but what you get out of your education is very rewarding. as long as you manage your time well, you should be able to manage your workload while keeping up with your social life

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4 College Freshman

Facilities: academics is important to everyone at emory, but they are also concerned about having a good time. emory students generally party quite a lot, on tuesdays and thursdays through saturdays. facilities are great, housing is very new and the dorms are really nice. emory spends quite a lot of money on construction and making sure the facilities are good. campus life..the slogan "work hard, play hard, gym hard" says it all


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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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