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Reviews 1274 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Aside from a little drinking, this isn't a problem

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Emory is a dry campus. If you want to partake in illegal activities, you can find them, but it's not as big as other colleges.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Safety is okay, sometimes at the parties some people get raped/drugged, which is definitely NOT okay. There are occasional muggings, but if you keep your head about you, you should be okay. Police are good and friendly, and let little things like being drunk slide as long as you're trying to get back to your dorm.

2 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The DUC is kinda bad, lost 25 lbs (6'2 185-->160lbs) my first semester (not even the full year mind you) because the lines are too long, food isn't good (I'm picky but not THAT picky), or its inconvenient (HAVE to eat at the cafeteria, can't take it back)
COX = good, good food, able to take back, etc.

If you get the chance definitely buy swipes and not unlimited swipes instead.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The Dobbs University Center (DUC) dinning hall has a wide variety of food options: "the classics" station, vegan station, grill station, salad bar, and dessert bar. If this selection of food gets old, I enjoy eating at any other restaurant in the Emoy Village. Chipotle is always a hit among students and my self included.

4 College Freshman

Weather: I am from Georgia, so I am used to the bipolar weather here. It can be chilly in the morning, rain, get hot in the afternoon, and be freezing at night all in one day. Just make sure to have an outfit for every occasion. Wearing layers really helps. Oh, and if it "snows" (I.e. even less than an inch) Atlanta pretty much shuts down. But most likely, be prepared for warm weather ; that's why it's called hotlanta !

4 College Freshman

Diversity: You are not only accepted no matter what, but there is also usually a student group for you regardless of your background.

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4 College Freshman

Weather: The weather is usually great apart from the occasional rainstorm, but it is never too far to class.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: There is a great variety. The menu at the cafeteria is always changing and there are some great commercial options on campus all within a short walking distance of any dorm.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are not very well kept but there are many choices.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I received a decent amount of financial aid, but in the end I had to apply for several loans in order to cover the cost. I would say that it is essential to turn in things on time and confirm the paperwork has been all turned in.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a variety of places outside of campus. If you go to Little Five Points, they have restaurants like Chow Baby, the Vortex (known for being the best burger place in Atlanta) and other dessert places around.

5 College Freshman

Weather: It is usually an nice temperature and pleasant to be outside. Everyone seems to take time to enjoy the outside weather, even during the coldest points of winter.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a number of restaurants near Emory University that are repetitive. These restaurants cycle between three type: Italian, Asian(Chinese/Japanese), and sandwich shops. On the bright side to the repetitiveness of these restaurants, almost all offer some sort of student discount. Venturing further off campus, the restaurants serve a wide variety of food. On the downside some of the restaurants do not offer students discounts but a fair amount do. The downside to these restaurants are that they are some distance away from campus and require some mode of transportation usually inaccessible to freshman.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There is a wide variety of guys and girls at Emory, with interests ranging from sports, academics, music, theater, computers and more. You are bound to find people who have the same interests as you. There are a lot of attractive guys and girls too, Over the years you start wearing what are known as the "Emory Goggles" and apparently your standard to determine attraction decreases. However, this is just the opinion of a few. If looks are not the prime thing you are looking for, you will definitely find a match for yourself because of the diversity that exists on campus.

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4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is a great way to meet new people and make everlasting friendships. This can happen even if you don't actually end up joining the frat or sorority. The general idea is that the members just keep to themselves, but this is not true. They are all very friendly and make an effort to maintain their friendships with people who are not a part of Greek life. The parties are always held there, and non-Greeks are always invited. Greek life is not just about the friendships and parties. A lot of them are leaders on campus who carry out a lot of philanthropy and service projects too. The fraternities get their houses to stay in, which include some common bathrooms and shared rooms with many common lounge areas. All the sororities are in one big lodge but are have separate areas of living, and separate doors to enter from.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of good places near Emory. Chipotle in the village. Ethiopian a few miles away, etc.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I did not encounter any problems with entering into my program. Once I was accepted, I merely enrolled in classes that pertained to my major. To declare your major, in the spring of sophomore year you write it down and the classes you've taken thus far to acquire it. Overall, it is very simple.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The DUC is a great dining option, yet it can get old. Luckily there are other great dining options around campus!

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Not that strict. Don't do anything over the top though or an RA will shut it down.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: There are shuttles all over campus. Also taxi's are available outside of freshman dorms.

5 College Junior

Weather: Being in the south, Atlanta stays warm year-round.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Nearby off-campus dining is typically limited to the Emory Village area. While there are good establishments in the Village, there isn't a whole lot of variety that's accessible without a car (hence the A minus). However, in the village are good, cheap options for college students with a budget like the Italian favorite, Saba. There's also two Asian fusion restaurants, Tin Drum Café and the more classy Doc Chey's. Other favorites include the excellent breakfast joint, Rise and Dine, and the local Mexican fusion restaurant, Bad Dog Taqueria. For those who feel more comfortable at well established chains, there are two Starbucks within less than a quarter mile of each other, a Panera, and a Dominos. More likely than not, you will find what you're looking for in the Village, but if you grow tired of these options, you will need a car to access what Atlanta really has to offer.

5 College Student

Academics: The academics are great and teachers are always available to help.

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5 College Student

Academics: Emory is an award winning school because of its amazing academics, your mind will be blown by the amount of knowledge they have to offer.

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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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