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Reviews 1413 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Participation Is Really Oprtional – Greek life is not that important in Emory life. People in greek life are not exclusive, and they have tons of friends outside of their system so there is no need to be part of it. Greek people are friendly and are part of emory rather than part of their frat or sor.

5 College Freshman

Technology: New New and New – All computers are very new, actually we just got another collection of new Macs in library. Macbooks are also on lend in the lib.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Not Many Places to Eat Off Campus – There are not many places to eat off campus. The Emory Village is very dead (the area right off campus). But there's is always

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Most of the Things Are New – Emory is a university that is constantly under construction. Most of the facilities are new, if not remodelled.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: It Happens – It happens, but it's not that bad. Not that many people do it.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Great If You Are a Party Person – Rating nightlife is something that is really subjective. As long as you are a party person who loves to go out and find new people, Emory is great for you, in fact, you'll be happy anywhere.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: If you think you can coast by without studying you've got another thing coming.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Lots of Options – Public transportation is really good. We have Marta which are a combination of buses and trains, easy access to taxis and a Zip Car program.

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 Area: 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

Technology: 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

Campus Quality: 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.

Niche User

Technology: 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

Campus Quality: 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

Campus Quality: 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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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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