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4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Some people say the campus is diverse yet segregated. You won't be seeing a melting pot- more of a "salad bowl". There is an over-representation of Jewish students and Asian students. However there are so many different people, international, local, and from around the US. Everyone adds something different to the campus, whether it is to make a new club for the environment or the parties.
It's really what you decide to make out of it. Emory University offers all it can to the students: mentorships, special guest speakers, dinners, career advice, internships... etc. They really want to see you succeed.

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: Good Shuttle Service – The shuttles are for the most part frequent. They try to adjust to the traffic and demand. There's also a live app you can download on your phone that shows you where the buses are. However sometimes the buses may be a little off schedule or the application will lie to you. I haven't been met with inconvenience with the shuttles though.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Basics Are There – There's Emory Village which is connected to the campus. You can eat at Panera, a frozen yogurt place, Rise N Dine, Barnes and Nobles, Pizza place, and other random stores. A new Chipotle opened up recently, and it's a place students go frequently. There's a small falafel store which the falafel is so good. Rise N Dine is a place that serves breakfast/brunch foods- also really good, but a bit more pricier.
It's really not much, and there's nothing fancy there. But it's a nice change from the campus dining foods.
For other dining options, you're going to have to have a car/taxi to go into the Atlanta are, which is a hassle. There's also shuttles that run to Lenox area, Midtown hospital, Kroger/Publix plaza, and and other locations, and you can take advantage of that if you wish to do so.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: Depends on Who You Choose to Hang Out With – Of course, drugs and alcohol are everywhere--it all depends on who you associate with. Alcohol is much more prevalent than anything else, and, the only drug I have seen myself is marijuana.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: Tons to Do – There are many things to do all around the school. Sports events, cultural activities and places to go, shopping, and friendliness toward students. Safety can be an issue but that is the case no matter where you go these days.

5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Student Discounts Everywhere – There are always student discounts at places like Cane's, Zaxby's, Little Caesar's, yogurt shops, etc., plus frequent specials at the bars downtown. There is a huge variety of restaurant choices, most of which are very convenient and none are far from campus.

4 College Junior

Weather: Weather is great, get to experience all the seasons and it doesnt stay cold for too long

2 College Junior

Parking: SO EXPENSIVE – you can not have a car until your sophomore year. When you do bring a car you are assigned a certain parking deck, and only one of them is to convenient, and only seniors get that deck. Additionally it costs $660 a year for a parking pass!

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: i get good financial aid but i know a lot more people need it

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: So So – The guys and girls are in very good shape here. Everyone is very self-conscious of how their body looks. Almost everyone works out. The guys are not that tall, and not super athletic. The girls are very skinny and for the most part have an expensive (grunge) style. AKA lots of leggins, oversized sweaters...crop tops, etc.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Totally Safe – I never lock my dorm door. never had an incident, very safe

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Greek Life Dominates Without People Noticing – The frats throw great parties, and to be honest most people would love to be in a chapter. Over 400 girls and guys rushed this past semester for Fraternities and Sororities which is about half of the students total for the 2015 class. Tours will tell you that Greek isn't huge but it definitely opens up a whole other world for you.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Whatever You Want to Do You Can Do – There are clubs, house parties, frat parties, whatever you want to do to rage. Clubs can be over-rated but can be generally fun. Frat parties can be great depending on who is hosting. Cabs are everyone's pitfall unless you have a sober driver as they can easily run you twenty to thirty dollars for a ride downtown. There are a couple college bars that everyone likes to go to, one of them was ranked for Playboy top college bars in the nation but you wouldn't know it. Generally great night life though. Almost always something going on.

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: Being so close to Midtown Atlanta, Buckhead and all the other little suburbs is awesome. All of them are generally easy to get too, even without your own car. Atlanta sports, though not the best ever are still fun to go to and tickets are generally cheap. The Georgia Aquarium is great too, good place to go if your family is in town.
All the areas are great to college kids, and most of them give students rates and other discounts, etc.

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4 College Senior

Campus Quality: Met kids from all over; from Florida to Boston, Dubai to London.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: WAY overpriced. I feel taken advantage of. When costs are this high it does not seem fair that so many people seem to get away with parking in lots where they are not permitted to do so.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is a lot of diversity around campus, but the different groups tend to stay separated.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Off Campus Options – There are a few options that are affordable including places like willys, chipotle, doc cheys...but it would be nice to have more sit down restaurants. we have a chilis...but more like that

4 College Sophomore

Weather: It is sunny almost all year long here! It is beautiful weather except for the blistering heat when we get closer to summer. Also, the humidity is a little tough to play sports in if you're from the West Coast. The Fall and Spring here are amazing, because everyone is laying out or at the pool. Also, if it snows in the winter, the City of Atlanta does not have proper equipment to deal with it, so last year we missed a whole week of school due to 8 inches of snow.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Fairly Diverse – Emory University has a decent amount of diversity. We have many International students from Asia, but also many from different African countries, as well as South America. Also, considering we are in Atlanta, you would expect more African Americans, but relative to the University, there is a decent number. Also, we have tons and tons of Jewish people. In all honestly, it seems that everyone is accepted much more now than in past years, and there are not really any challenges when it comes to race.

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4 College Freshman

Technology: Network Is Getting Better – During the beginning of the year the network gets flooded and will, more often than should, time out. The University started charging students to use the ethernet cables in the dorms but after enough complaints to IT the wireless is more than reliable. Definitely try to have your own computer. If you have a roommate, you really only need one printer, but most classes are trying to go paperless and you usually don't have trouble having to borrow someones printer for a quick print.

4 College Junior

Diversity: Compared to where I went to high school and the city I grew up in, Emory really puts a huge emphasis on diversity and its one of the things I think students actually care about and live out.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Good for the most part – Since I've been here I have lived in Turman, Clairmont, and the sorority lodges. They are all very nice but their are about 3 freshmen dorms that are gross and old; I don't think it is fair that some people get lucky and are able to live in the nice dorms while others get stuck living in one of the older, outdated dorms.

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4 College Senior

Technology: Computers at Emory University can either be used as Macs or PCs. Very convenient!

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4 College Junior

Campus Quality: Most Are Great – Probably 90% of our buildings/dorms are really nice. Emory has renovated/built new buildings in the past few years really improving how I view our campus. Some however are older and the technology in classrooms can be difficult to use, but overall I would say the buildings I use are great!

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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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