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Atlanta, GA
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$42,980
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Athletics: IM sports are great because the fields are very nice and it is run on a pretty well-organized system. People take IM sports very seriously here, even more seriously than the Varsity sports sometimes.

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Athletics: The soccer, baseball, and softball fields are three of the nicest sports fields I think I've ever seen.

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Weather: The climate is quite nice and the winter only lasts a short time. Nevertheless, one should bring clothes for both warm and cold weather.

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Weather: They don't call it Hotlanta because it's chilly down here.

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Weather: The weather is very nice throughout most of the year. It does rain a lot during the spring, so bring an umbrella or raincoat. Atlanta doesn't get that cold, and actually, if it does ever snow or ice up, the native Atlantans freak out and drive to the store for bread and water.

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Weather: The weather in Atlanta is really bad, it is incredibly polluted and smoggy throughout the year, but especially bad in the summer. The summer is hot and humid and the weather in the winter is rainy and cold-the worst of both worlds-I hate the weather.

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Weather: I love the weather here! The winter is short; spring is beautiful, especially on Emory's campus; summer is blazing hot but the pool scene is great; and the fall is gorgeous as well. This city gets a full four seasons-something you can't say about most hot-weather cities.

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Weather: November through March can be cold, but it never snows down here, so you don't need serious winter clothes. Spring and fall are both very nice, and great ways to begin and end a school year.

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Weather: The weather is always nice in Atlanta, it seems. It only gets a bit unbearable in the summer because of how humid Atlanta can be. Spring and fall are beautiful.

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Weather: It is usually warm and sunny, and there is a very distinct change in seasons, which is nice for such a hot city. We are out in shorts and T-shirts way before and long after most schools, so that is nice also.

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Weather: It does rain a lot during the winter and spring, but this is worth it for how nice it is for nine months of the year here. You could get by with limited cold weather clothes and be fine.

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Weather: I love the weather in Atlanta. Being from the Northeast where the winters are atrocious and fall is pretty cold too, Emory is a welcome change. Fall is comfortable and winter is not bad at all, the spring is perfect, and the summer is scorching hot and humid. Really only the summer is bad, and still it is at least always sunny and nice out.

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Weather: Atlanta can be erratic in its weather, but for the most part you have four full seasons. The winters aren't as bad as the far North and the summers aren't as bad as the farther South.

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Transportation: There are tons of cabs around town and they are more than happy to pick up Emory kids. MARTA isn't the greatest, but it is effective if you need it.

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Transportation: Public transportation is horrible in Atlanta. People from other cities with good public transit like New York, Boston, or Chicago are always surprised at how poorly run MARTA is here.

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Transportation: People rag on MARTA, but it can take you anywhere you need to go. People at Emory are just too stuck-up to take public transportation. There are bus stops everywhere around campus, and they can easily take you to the train stops. From there you can get anywhere in Atlanta.

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Transportation: Public transportation is not convenient at all. Expect to spend a lot of money on taxis. Atlanta is definitely a driving city.

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Transportation: Public transportation won't get you very far. MARTA doesn't have a very effective route, and is crowded.

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Transportation: Getting downtown and to the airport is easy, but most other places are not as convenient. The roads and the public transportation systems here are very poorly designed, and are the source of numerous jokes and a bit of controversy, too.

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Transportation: Cabs drive around campus every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. You will definitely get the run-around from some drivers until you realize how to get everywhere. Basically, don't trust the drivers here just because you are in the gentle South.

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Transportation: Traffic in this city is absolutely horrible. You will notice it immediately and it will plague your four years at Emory, especially when you have a car. I sometimes take MARTA to the airport just so I don't have to put my friends through the hell that is driving here.

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Transportation: Public transit here is not bad, but it's not good either. Atlanta is so spread out that you definitely need a car after freshman year. If you don't get one, you'll need some reliable friends.

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Transportation: Public transportation sucks in Atlanta, but there are some great shuttles on campus. You can get to Clairmont Campus, or anywhere on main campus, and sometimes they go to the airport and the mall.

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Overall Experience: Like most people I know, I went through my time of wanting to leave, or not feeling comfortable, but everyone has a niche to fill at Emory, and once I found mine, I never looked back.

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Overall Experience: Emory is a great place, because it offers a world-class education in a burgeoning major city. Atlanta has great culture and Emory does too. You can learn a lot from the top-notch professors or from the city itself. If you ever get tired of the same old Emory scene, you can venture out into Atlanta and be guaranteed of a good time.

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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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