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Atlanta, GA
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$42,980
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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Varsity athletics here are really quite poor. We have men and women's baskeball, men and women's soccer, women's volleyball, men and women's tennis, men's baseball, men's golf, men and women's swimming and diving, women's softball, men and women's cross country, and men's track and field, none of which are particularly successful except for volleyball, tennis, swimming and golf. However, there are a plethora of club and intramural sports that are awesome.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Surrounding Areas – Atlanta is AMAZING. The clubs are infamous, the food is delicious and the people are... interesting. Check out Little 5 Points if you ever get the chance. If you want to get pierced, tattooed or just want to people watch, that's the place to go.

5 College Sophomore

Weather: It's Atlanta. 'Nuff Said. Weather here is awesome. It can get cold, but for the most part, we're always treated to nice 65-70 degree weather up until holiday breaks.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are so many different types of people here in terms of race, religion, socioeconomic status, etc. But sometimes, especially in terms of race, you notice it. Everyone is aware of their classmates, but tend to stick with their own ethnic group. It's particularly bad with the international and/or Asian students here. And I'll admit, I'm Korean and for my first year, I stuck with mostly Koreans but I've really tried to break out a little for my second year.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Very Safe.. Emory has lights everywhere and our security bubble is pretty legit. The Escort system this year was a little inconvenient this year with up to hour long waits. But even though I thought I'd be using it a lot this year, I've realized that Emory campus feels really safe even at night because of everyone else walking around.

College Senior

Greek Life: Emory has cracked down hard on Greek life recently. The new GLA points system limits how many parties a fraternity can throw per semester, the Row is now off limits to freshmen until after fall break, and a couple of fraternities have been kicked off campus. There are so many rules that have to be followed now that throwing an on-campus party is no longer fun—it's just a huge liability. You can't have music after 2 a.m., there's no liquor allowed at all, and if any freshman gets in trouble for drinking and says what house they were at, that fraternity gets in trouble. Rush is 100 percent dry, and Emory actually called the cops when it got word of an APES rush event off campus this year. I would seriously reconsider before you pledge a fraternity at Emory now.

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College Freshman

Computers: The computer network is excellent. However, lab space is very limited, so students should bring a computer.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The restaurants in Emory Village are decent and a good option for those who are sick of dining hall food. Panera, Starbucks, a Chinese Restaurant, and pizza are all decent and within walking distance. Ordering food is also a popular option for students. Atlanta has tons of great restaurants further from campus, but unfortunately they're only really accessible to those with cars.

College Freshman

Campus Housing: The new freshman dorms are beautiful. Few, Evans, and New Turman are your best options as far as looks, amenities, and location. As far as old freshmen dorms go, avoid Dobbs, which has tiny rooms, and Harris, which is really dark. Trimble and McTeiyre are also small but have good locations, and Complex (Thomas, Hopkins, and Smith) is far away from the others but has big rooms with lots of storage space. Upperclass housing is all pretty good (except for the Old Turman Buildings), but it's not guaranteed after sophomore year.

College Freshman

Campus Housing: Try and apply for Few, Evans, and New Turman since they are the newest and have the largest rooms. Complex and Harris are not bad places to live, they are just large and somewhat un-unified. Avoid Dobbs.

College Freshman

Facilities: The facilities here are unparalleled. The athletic center boasts an olympic size pool, a great workout area, and tons of tennis courts and classrooms for yoga, pilates, etc. The Clairmont campus also houses a beautiful outdoor pool, workout center, and basketball courts with a pretty decent restaurant that freshmen use to get away from the DUC every once in a while.

High School Student

Computers: Cox Hall has a really, really nice, super high-tech computer lab with meeting rooms fully wired with the lastest AV equipment for small groups to meet in and classrooms with similarly high-tech equipment for larger groups and review sessions. It's usually busy but rarely crowded. The whole campus is wireless, and the connection is pretty good.

College Freshman

Parking: Freshman cannot have a car, and it sucks to have a car any other year. Driving in Atlanta is a nightmare. Public transportation is much less of a hassle than having a car on campus.

College Sophomore

Parking: Freshmen can't have cars at Emory, but it's pretty useless as everything you need as a freshman is on campus. If you really have the urge to go off campus, you can use an Emory shuttle to get to the mall, grocery store, or weekend hangout spots. If not, you can always ask an upperclassman friend, or grab a Zipcar, which is a car-sharing program that gives a discounted rate for all Emory students. If you must bring a car, parking on campus is incredibly expensive at more than $600/year, and you are only allowed to park in the parking garage to which you are assigned at the beginning of the year.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The easiest place for freshman to get to is Emory Village, which has several places to eat. Most are relatively cheap. There are plenty of places within driving distance too, since Emory is pretty well situated within Atlanta. The most popular thing to do is probably ordering food to be delivered. There are plenty of cheap options. Check out Doc Chey's in the Village, where a meal is about $7-9.

College Freshman

Facilities: The DUC is mostly only used for dining, but there are study areas and club meeting areas as well. The library has everything you could ever need, including eight floors of books, a Music & Media floor with current movies to rent, study rooms that groups can reserve, and endless computers, including PCs and Macs. There's also a 24-hour coffee place in the basement for late-night studying. Cox Hall also has a computer lab with a more relaxed atmosphere and plenty of resources, including SmartBoards for study groups to use and computers with video and photo editing software.

College Freshman

Facilities: Emory has amazing facilities. The WoodPec gym is great: Olympic-sized pool, basketball, yoga studios, indoor tennis, workout machines--the works! The library is great, too. Cox computer lab is really chill--you can sit on floor cushions and eat while you study on the computer. There are computer kiosks in all of the buildings. The student center is pretty good, too.

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College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The food in Emory Village isn't at all representative of the great restaurants Atlanta has to offer, but do offer diverse and well-priced options that range from soups to Chinese to pizza to Italian to Greek. Panera is a campus favorite, as well as Doc Chey's and Saba.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Just across the street from the entrance of campus is an area called Emory Village that has a number of restaurants including Everybody's Pizza, Saba (a pasta place), and Doc Chey's Noodle House. All three are really good and reasonably priced. With the availability of cabs and public transit, it's also easy to get off campus and go into Atlanta for dinner, where the possibilities are essentially endless.

High School Student

Campus Housing: The freshmen dorms are steadily improving as new dorms are being built. The new dorms are fantastic and environmentally friendly as well! As for upperclassmen housing, the Clairmont Residential Campus is beautiful--its nickname is "the country club." After sophomore year, though, you aren't guaranteed housing. Regardless, many upperclassmen decide to move into off-campus apartments, and there are countless options for that!

College Freshman

Computers: The computer labs here at Emory are wonderful. There are many computers and none that are bad. There is also the option to use 40-plus-inch screens with a wireless mouse and keyboard in the Cox lab. About half of the computers in the library have two monitors, and the other half has 20-plus-inch monitors.

College Freshman

Campus Housing: Right now, Emory is spending significant amounts of money in revamping its housing situation. 2008 saw the introduction of two great freshmen dorms. These new dorms are to be followed with an entire freshman dorm complex over the next two years. Also, the Clairmont campus, usually reserved for upperclassmen, has been opened to sophomores and above. Often described as a resort on campus, the Clairmont housing complex is beautiful and well-equipped. Many of the older dorms on campus have been torn down in recent years and are in the process of being replaced, though many buildings such as the Clifton Towers are still relics of the past.

College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are great if you can get one of the new dorms. Definitely avoid Dobbs and some of McTrymble, but the rest of the dorms are OK. Few and Evans are the best because they were built most recently and are basically brand new. New Turman is also only two years old.

Niche User

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus restaurants are excellent as Emory is stationed in the booming metropolis of Atlanta, a city that is desperately trying to compete with NY and LA in every facet, especially food.

Niche User

Off-Campus Dining: Atlanta has great restaurants. From gourmet expensive restaurants to small ethnic restaurants, there are tons of options. My favorite area to eat in is on Buford Highway in Chamblee, where there are a number of authentic Vietnamese and Korean restaurants. If you are a fan of Thai or Mexican food, all you have to do is cruise into a strip mall-there are always Mexican and Thai places in strip malls.

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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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