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Atlanta, GA
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Athletics: They're big, but they don't dominate. IM sports in many cases largely outweigh Varsity sports because there are so many opportunities to get involved in an IM sport.

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Athletics: Sports on campus are not a big part of Emory life. In fact, Emory sports in particular draw fewer crowds than most IM games. Since we don't have football, or athletic scholarships, we don't draw the most athletic group of people here. School spirit is a joke here-I am not even sure what our mascot is.

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Athletics: Considering we are a Division III school, varsity sports are competitive and the intramural sports reflect that.

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Athletics: School spirit is so poor that I feel bad for anyone who plays a varsity sport. There is no varsity football team, so in the fall when other schools have a unifying element on Saturdays, we have nothing. What we do have is a joke T-shirt that reads `Emory Football, Undefeated Since 1853.'

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Athletics: There is no football team! That is the worst thing about Emory, by far, bar none.

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Athletics: If you are looking for a great college sports environment, this is not the place for you. Emory has no school spirit, and people here complain about this a lot. I think that the lack of a football team, or any Division I team for that matter, makes it boring here.

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Athletics: Some of the teams are very successful here, yet no one seems to care. IM sports garner more interest than Varsity. For instance, people read a weekly ranking of IM teams with more excitement than any report of Varsity sports.

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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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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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Nightlife: Atlanta has plenty of bars and clubs to keep people interested, but my advice is to not always go to the club/bar having that week's Emory party, because those get old.

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Nightlife: People at Emory go out every Thursday to a club in Buckhead or Midtown. These parties are usually promoted by an Emory student or group of students, and also usually cater to the same crowd. Thursdays are fun nights to party, but if you plan on doing well here, take some late Friday classes.

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Nightlife: If you want to, there is something fun to do every night of the week in Atlanta. Mondays are good nights for karaoke, Tuesdays are prime nights at certain clubs, Wednesdays are hot also, and of course Thursday through Saturday is always a party.

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Nightlife: Atlanta has amazing nightlife, and it's a good thing too, because if it didn't I wouldn't have stayed here for so long. The city of Atlanta is the perfect outlet to escape the Emory bubble.

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Nightlife: If you don't have a fake ID, get one immediately. Most clubs separate the 18- and 21-year-olds in order to keep younger kids from drinking. I would get a good fake too, as lots of places will take your ID if it sucks. And don't try to fake a Georgia license, either. Unfortunately for the younger crowd, Atlanta recently changed a lot of its clubs from 18-and-up to 21-and-up only. Still, this is a great time to be down here because ATL is such an up-and-coming city.

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Nightlife: Atlanta is such a young city overall that you can find people around your age almost anywhere you go. Buckhead is about a fifteen-minute drive from campus, and it is a huge club and bar district. Midtown is fifteen or twenty minutes, and it is packed with lounges and hip clubs. The Highlands is only about ten minutes away, and it has a lot of cool bars close enough to walk from place to place.

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Nightlife: I go to Buckhead sometimes, but it can get very expensive if you are not careful. Most places charge $10 to get in, and drinks can get pricey too. I have woken up many mornings with an empty wallet.

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Greek Life: During first and second semester of your freshman year, rushing and the thought of joining a fraternity or sorority are very important things. It seems like everyone is talking about it. I would recommend at least checking it out. I did not join a sorority but I have friends who did, and they seem to enjoy themselves.

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Greek Life: Unfortunately, this school has become really uptight recently with regard to fraternity parties. There are all sorts of stupid rules now that have taken a once flourishing system and turned it into a pretty boring time.

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Greek Life: Greek life is strong; it doesn't quite dominate, but it does add a great deal to the social scene. On-campus parties used to be much better; the administration has started cracking down on them, and forcing parties off campus.

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Greek Life: Greek life dominates the scene, but after freshman year it really doesn't matter-I joined a sorority and ended up deactivating, but it was a good experience. I didn't really get into it; some take it more seriously than others.

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Greek Life: Most people would say that the Greek life dominates the social scene here, but I would disagree, because I had other outlets through the theater and school clubs.

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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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