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Atlanta, GA
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$42,980
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Off-Campus Housing: You can find any number of cool homes around campus, with different amenities that you can’t get anywhere on campus or at an apartment complex. I lived in a house that was a 10-minute walk to campus and had a beautiful deck and huge rooms.

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Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is available, but no one really chooses it because on-campus is generally really good.

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Off-Campus Housing: There are tons of great places to live around Emory, and most of them are much nicer to live in than any dorm on campus.

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Off-Campus Housing: I love living off campus. I would never go back on campus.

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Off-Campus Housing: I lived in a fraternity house for my sophomore and junior years, and in a house senior year, and each had its own benefits. My off-campus house offered way more privacy, including my own bathroom. But the frat house was on campus, so I felt like I was more a part of the school.

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Off-Campus Housing: If you want to live off campus, it is not hard to find a nice place, be it an apartment or house. If you are going to live in a house, I recommend living with four or more people, because there are some beautiful huge old homes in Atlanta with four or more bedrooms for rent.

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Athletics: No one cares about varsity sports, but men's and women's tennis and swimming, baseball, and softball have been very successful. There are more spectators at intramural games than varsity.

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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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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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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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