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$42,980
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Campus Dining: At first everything seems great because it is all so new, but that wears off after first semester, and when you come back it seems like everything gets a lot worse. Some people joke that they make the food better the first few weeks of school so kids tell their parents how great everything is.

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Campus Dining: Picking the meal plan with the least DUC money and the most a la carte funds is the best idea. If you pick the unlimited meals at the DUC and the least amount of a la carte money, you will really regret it. The DUC gets old, and you’ll spend all of the extra money way before the semester is over. A good middle-of-the-road plan is not a bad idea either; that way you don’t have to eat alone at Cox or order Domino’s while your friends eat at the DUC.

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Campus Dining: The food isn’t amazing, but it is good enough that most girls put on around 15 pounds their freshman year. There are a lot of greasy options available, and when those are your only options, you have no choice.

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Campus Dining: Cox just got better, but it used to be open 24 hours and isn't anymore, which sucks. The DUC is mediocre at best, but it has good hours and is always serving a wide variety of foods, which is nice.

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Campus Dining: To put things simply, the food could be better here. The DUC is mediocre and Cox is too, and the other options are way overpriced.

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Campus Dining: Food here is better than some other schools I've been to, but it could definitely use some more variety. It gets old real fast.

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Campus Housing: The dorms are all relatively new, and all have air-conditioning units that keep you cool during the hot spring and summer months.

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Campus Housing: Avoid Turman. It’s much too far away. Dobbs is like one big family, because it’s small, and a lot of people don’t like the small rooms.

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Campus Housing: The dorms are pretty nice overall, and I can’t think of anything too bad to say, except that Turman is far away and Dobbs has small rooms. Each floor in first-year dorms has an RA (Resident Advisor) and an SA (Sophomore Advisor). The RA is supposed to be like your parent, while the SA is supposed to function as more of a sibling. Either way, you kind of feel like they are out to get you at first, but some of them end up being really cool. I still hang out with my SA, and it’s been three years now.

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Campus Housing: Alabama and Complex have big rooms. It is really a crapshoot as to who your RA and SA will be, and whether or not they will be cool. If they are, you can do just about whatever you want; if not, you'll be hanging out other places a lot.

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Campus Housing: Clairmont Campus is huge, comes with an Olympic-sized pool, tennis and basketball areas, and a great diner. And there is a shuttle that can take me to and from campus every 20 minutes.

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Diversity: Emory is a very diverse school, but at the same time there is a ridiculous amount of homogeneity. People from different ethnic and religious groups stick together-a little too much.

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Diversity: I was pleasantly surprised at the diversity on campus. You can find all groups and all races of people chatting around campus at any time. It makes for a pleasant environment, although sometimes it seems a little fake, especially when you go here, and then look at Emory's brochures and pamphlets and see one person from each race with their arms around each other.

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Diversity: This school pretends to be diverse, but hardly anyone mixes into other groups. If you are black and you join a white sorority or fraternity, then the other black students will not respect you as much. There are all-black fraternities and sororities and there are Jewish frats and sororities.

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Diversity: I have enjoyed the diversity at this school. There is a great mix of all races, religions, and people from all areas of the country. I'm from Florida, but I have friends from New York, California, Illinois, and even South America.

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Diversity: Emory offers a lot of racial diversity, but not many people indulge in the chance to learn about different cultures. There are a lot of Jewish people. The school is not too economically diverse, however. Most people here come from families with a ton of money.

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Diversity: The fact that students from all over the world go here makes it a very diverse environment. I have friends from all over the world and all over the country, and I know that it is not the same at most other schools. Emory strives for diversity.

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Diversity: Very diverse, but it also tends to be very self-segregating in general. However, you are likely to have close friends from many different backgrounds.

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Diversity: The campus is pretty diverse but the social scene is dominated by New Yorkers. This school could use some more people from Southeast, the Midwest, and from out west. There is a real deficiency of people who aren't from the Northeast.

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Diversity: The campus could use more diversity. It actually has a good amount of diversity, but the groups are so cliqued that there is no interaction and might as well not have the diversity it has. There are also some groups that are much more vocal than others, so people think that they dominate the social scene, when in actuality they do not.

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Diversity: There is a lot of racial diversity, but not much economic diversity at all. Hearing people talk about their Prada shoes or their BMW is a common occurrence, and can get pretty annoying.

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Nightlife: Atlanta is a great city in terms of nightlife. Any type of person can have fun on any night. There is everything from swanky, dressy nightclubs to hole-in-the-wall country bars.

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Nightlife: There's a number of off-campus parties and club functions, and many students rely on promoters and word of mouth for their party-places, whether at a house or a club. Intra-Greek relationships and social politics dictate the scene, so I prefer going to random places in Atlanta.

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Nightlife: Atlanta has to be one of the premier cities in the country for nightlife that no one knows about. This place is awesome!

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Nightlife: Off campus is happening considering Atlanta is the hip-hop capital of the world. There are numerous clubs and bars that will provide all the fun one can handle.

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Matt Kohn
Hometown
Rockville, MD
Major
undeclared
Grad Year
2014
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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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