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Reviews 1169 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Junior

Facilities: Campus life at Emory is excellent. The academic programs challenge students and are very educational. The social scene at Emory is very diverse. There are kids of all different socio-economic classes, races, and backgrounds. This leads to a plethora of things to do and people to interact with. The Greek life of Emory is big in everyday life and has an impact on what kids do socially. I think that Emory caters to the needs and wants of students, bringing in comedians and musicians to perform. Overall I'd say that Emory campus life is really good.

4 College Junior

Transportation: Emory is fortunate enough to have an extensive network of buses that travel throughout Emory and its affiliates. There are buses to and from campus and to off campus housing, parking garages, and buildings not directly located on the Emory campus. I also take great pride in riding the Emory buses. This stems from Emory's use of alternative fuels in the buses. All buses promote "Green Living" and that the shuttle network runs on alternative fuels. Having a car offers obvious flexibility to students although students without a car can manage quite well without one. There are shuttles to the airports during the holidays. Almost anything that a student needs is within walking distance from campus and the local housing.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Life in Atlanta – Atlanta is a great place to live. It offers tremendous diversity in its citizen, activities, and opportunities. Atlanta is a hub of culture in Georgia and shows the potential for a young adult in a major city in America. There are professional sports, museums, parks, restaurants, and historical districts that make the town generate interest on a constant basis. In addition, there are a lot of different activities that one can engage in. Hiking, biking in the city, fishing in the Chatahoochee river, and cultural opportunities give ample opportunity for someone to expand their personal growth and peak their creativity. Emory is located in Decatur, a district in midst of Atlanta. Like all major cities, Atlanta has good and bad areas. Decatur and the location of Emory feel very safe and offer relative peace of mind to students working late at night and/or going out with friends. I've had nothing but positive reactions from local residents in regards to Emory and its student body. I've been very fortunate to experience Emory University and the city of Atlanta. I could easily see myself living in Atlanta when I am older and maintaining an active presence in the alumni community of Emory.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: the computers at emory are super quick, but during test times - theres no space

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: School Spirit – The school spirit at emory is decent when involving songfest for the freshman at the beginning of the year, however regarding sports it doesn't seem like many students care.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: I believe diversity is promoted and encouraged, although people still tend to drift towards their own niches.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Housing Process – The housing process is a lot of hassle, and it's very confusing with who is going to live with whom, pulling people in, housing selection times, etc.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Great Food and Staff, Just a Little Repetitive – Even though many students get tired of dining at the many locations on campus, it is mainly due to the repetitive nature of these dining locations. The food is well-prepared and the dining offers options for Kosher/Vegans/Vegetarians separately. The staff also attempt to make the experience as enjoyable as possible.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: You NEED a Car! This sucks for freshmen, who can't have them. Parking is a pain.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Don't Worry About It – The police just don't want you to destroy property or look intoxicated. Also, there is medical amnesty for those who bring intoxicated friends help.

2 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Nothing Nice Close by – Emory village is a pit, but you'll need to hit that 24-hour CVS, especially freshmen, who can't have cars. You're pretty fa away from the real Atlanta.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: This Nerd Loves It! Emory is an amazing school. There are SO many great oppurtunities for undergraduate research and educational enrichment if only YOU have the initiative to find it! But it isn't even as if this school leaves you to fend for yourself. Any student here is surrounded by advisors and professors that, for the most part, genuinely want to help you progress. The students here... I like most of them. It's a good mix of different types of people, so of course not everyone gets along, but I would say that one can find their own nice here. You do really have to study here though; not every class is like organic chemistry but you have to work hard. The social life is also kind of nil... people usually have to create their own fun. But I still love this school and I would choose it again in a heartbeat.

5 College Junior

Transportation: Take Advantage of Cliff Shuttles! Emory has blessed its students and the surrounding community with a FREE transit system called Cliff. Cliff shuttles will take you to a large variety of places, including a MARTA station (MARTA is the subway system of Atlanta, so Cliff provides you with a way to connect to that too). I don't see myself needing to buy a car.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There Are Options... but the Good Ones Are Expensive – The good apartments that are really nearby are more expensive, so if you are going to live off campus you would mostly find reasonable housing further away... also there are some really sketchy buildings once you get out of the expensive range so be careful about the building you are choosing.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greeks Are Cool – Honestly, the Greeks at Emory are the prettiest, richest, and most exclusive people on campus. They are all very prideful of their respective sorority/fraternity and flaunt it in a variety of creative ways such as clothing or shoes. However, they are all nice people and generally chill.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Lack of Football Team – Emory doesn't have a football team so we don't have much school spirit compared to larger institutions. However, the Woodruff PE Center (commonly known as the WoodPec) is a great facility that is opened late at night and offers a variety of track fields, swimming pools, tennis courts, and more athletic facilities.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There is a saying at Emory that almost everyone will hear said to them, "Looks like you've finally got your Emory Goggles on". This unique phrased that was coined by the student population refers to the inevitable fact that once you start attending Emory as a student, you're ability to judge anyone's "looks" deteriorates. A guy that was once recognized as a 4 our of a 10 point scale in terms of looks will be bumped up to at least a 6 or 7 at Emory.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Every facility neccesary to provide comfort and resources to students are found at Emory. Each of these facilities are equipt for student success. We have two student centers where many of our events are held, a gymnasium equipt with a basketball court, a work-out room with a dance studio!

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: At Oxford College of Emory, there was only one major criminal attempt on campus throughout the year. Campus police are actively circling campus including parking lots through-out the entire day. At the start of the semester, campus police host seminars to educate students about their procedures. Emergency call poles are everywher around campus, always within reach. I feel very safe at Oxford, safer than I feel at home!

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Emory University was my dream school from the start of my search. With it's major advancements related to medicine, I knew it was the place for me. Also, as an undergraduate, I was able to pick between Emory's two state ofd the art campuses and I chose Oxford. At Oxford, the campus is small, comfortable, safe, beautiful, and interesting. The people at Oxford college are loving, accepting, and caring towards one another. The majors/ programs of study offered at Emory allows for everyone to desginate his or her desired major. There are tutors known as Student Instructors for every subject, a writing center and a math center right on campus. The library is filled with thousands of resources for research, including librarians with helping hearts. The food is awsome in the dinning halls and an after hours spot is even open for late-night snackers. Emory as a whole is a wonderful school, and Oxford itself is the best experience I have met in a long time!

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There are not many things that people under 21 cant do around Emory. Most of the club parties around atlanta are 18+ just 21+ to drink. The on campus parties are fun for everyone. Freshman aren't suppose to attend them until october but they can still get in if they want to. Overall night life at emory is pretty good but it can get repetitive after a while.

2 College Sophomore

Diversity: At Emory University, I would say there is more cultural diversity than race alone. I have to say that the major racial groups would be koreans, jewish caucasions and indian people. Many people at Emory are of the the jewish religion and are economoically wealthy. There seems only a small group of LGBT persons.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Nice Underclassmen Dorms – The freshman dorms at Emory University are very nice, better than the choices for upperclassmen dorms. Emory is constantly building new freshman dorms of great quality. My freshman dorm was a nice size with good storage. The only issue I had was with the water temperature during certain times of the day but the problem was fixed second semester. The social atmosphere is very nice. There are lounges in every dorm to hang out in or study. The housing process is very organized and overall probably one of the better on campus housing of many colleges.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather is very unpredictable. It is wise to always have an umbrella with you, because you never know when a random rain shower is going to occur.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Alcohol Consumption – You can observe drunk people stumbling home just about every night.


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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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