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Reviews 1342 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: If you have roommates, off-campus options are cheaper than on-campus housing.

3 College Junior

Technology: I do not typically use campus computers, but they have a good computer lab in the business school and library.

3 College Junior

Weather: It really doesn't bother me. There are plenty of nice covered areas to keep you out the rain or the sun.

4 College Junior

Academics: I believe this program at Emory University has a good set up for the time that I need to complete the work required of me. I knew ahead of time what was expected of me. The work load can be challenging at times, but I have managed so far and I plan to continue until I'm done next year.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Not too strict. Everyone is pretty liberal in Emory. The only strictness is maintenance and dining where they will catch people for small things.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Attractions, Cultural Events – Very cozy atmosphere. The more strange you are, the better Emory will embrace you. Very diverse, will celebrate all kinds of holidays for all ethnicities and races. students even get off of school if professors are of different races celebrating something. Not many places to go around quickly but very diverse.

3 College Freshman

Parking: Permit Costs – Costs about 650 a year and the places to park are FAR FAr from your dorm, so you have to walk a distance anyways from your parking

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Class sizes are great – The classes are small and allow each student to get personal attention from their professors. Even the largest lectures only have around 50 students. The average classes have about 20-30 students, and smaller intimate discussion or specialty courses have between 10 and 20 students.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Most People Just Drink...But Drugs Are Readily Available – Most people on campus are to consumed with school and drinking with friends to be involved with drugs, but that certainly doesn't mean that there isn't a wealth of drugs to be found on campus...what else do rich kids do with their money?

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Always Fun...But Slightly Repetitive. There is always something to do on campus at Emory...frat parties. The frats try to vary things by having themed parties that are open to everyone. They also host more exclusive date parties and mixers, which are never a let-down. Surrounding Emory there are a lot of clubs and bars that provide different settings for drinking and partying...some places are stricter than others on IDs. Luckily ATeL hosts a lot of Under 21 events around Emory which allows a larger amount of the student body to go out and have a good time, even if they can't drink at the venues.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The Teams Are Amazing but the Fans Not So Much – All of Emory's athletic teams do extremely well regionally and nationally, yet there never seems to be a crowd at any of the sporting events. I think this is due in large part to the lack of a football team and that most people have more important things to do with their time, like study.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: If you get all of your documents and info in on time they give you a pretty good amount, but it's usually not enough for most students who actually demonstrate need. i have heard some cases of people getting their aid increased by calling the office and speaking with an advisor.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: For girls, the Greek scene is just a way to be involved and have the opportunity to go to social events with a large group of people with relatively similar interests.
For guys, Greek life is pretty important and the fraternities are pretty exclusive.

In general Greek life is a lot of fun! The fraternities have parties a lot and provide a fun nightlife pretty much any night of the week.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Rise and Dine – This place is amazing! We go there all the time, especially after a late night on the weekends. They make these amazing pancakes with nutella and bananas- to die for. They have a lot of options at extremely fair prices. The servings are pretty big, too.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Great School – So far my experience at Emory has been great. The academics are challenging but completely manageable. The student body is quite diverse, and there are many opportunities to get involved in activities on and off campus. Social and academic lives can both be rich here.

1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Be Persistent, Because They Suck – It took me multiple phone calls, e-mails, and even a visit in person (I'm from Boston) to try and straighten out my financial aid situation. They were slow and unhelpful. They never told me what I needed to do, just that my financial aid information was incomplete. In the end I barely got any aid at all. If you want it, you have to fight for it.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Eat at Cox – The DUC food is pretty bad. Load up on dining points and got to Cox Hall for your meals. The food there is much better. They have a chic-fil-a and a pizza hut, as well as a sandwich station with boars head meats.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: It's the Suburbs – As long as you aren't being stupid, you'll be fine on campus. It's not like the school is located in downtown atlanta. Druid hills is a nice neighborhood.

1 College Junior

Greek Life: Black sororities/frats are a joke here, enough said................

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Great and Getting Better – Emory is completely replacing all of the old freshman dorms with new freshman dorms. Four new buildings have gone up in the last three years and they're all gorgeous. The newest dorm, Longstreet-Means, has a fireplace and looks more like a ski lodge than a dorm. I lived in one of the new freshman dorms, Few Hall, as a freshman and it was incredible. Another cool thing is that all of the new dorms are LEED certified green buildings. The worst Freshman dorm, Dobbs, has tiny rooms, but as the oldest dorm on campus and has a lot of character. The residents love it for the open-door culture and really tight-knit community.

There's a little bit of a sophomore slump in terms of on-campus housing, but sophomores get a lot of options including Greek housing, suite-style rooms, apartment-style housing, and recently renovated dorms. The sorority lodges are only a few years old and are really nice. The frat houses get a lot more abuse but are large and well maintained by the university.

As an upperclassman, you can live on Clairmont Campus with apartment-style housing. The Clairmont Campus is on the other side of Lullwater park, so it's a 5 minute bike ride or 15 minute walk to main campus, which can be a bit of an inconvenience in a pinch, but Cliff shuttle buses run ever few minutes so it's not usually a problem. The student activity center and outdoor olympic-sized pool are a lot of fun to hang out at.

5 College Sophomore

Technology: Modern and Cool – The Cox computer lab is very modern, conveniently located, and a cool place to hang out or study without the stress of the library. It fills up quickly around midterms and finals, but there are TONS of computers in the library. There's even a digital map that shows where there are free computers.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Atlanta's airport is the busiest in the world, but it's easy to get around, and it's got cheap, direct flights to the most destinations in the country. About 80% of the U.S. population is within a direct 2 hour flight of Atlanta. I usually fly home to a small regional airport about a 40 minute drive from my home for as little as $64 each way. Most people wouldn't spend that much on gas going to and from their state college.

Transportation around Emory is also really easy. Emory provides a free "Cliff" shuttles around the campus and to local shopping centers, as well as free shuttles to Georgia Tech and the Oxford Campus. The Cliff shuttles run frequently and can be tracked in real-time online. Our student government associations even sponsor free shuttle's to the airport around breaks.

The only thing holding Emory back from an A+ is MARTA-- Atlanta's metropolitan transit authority. It's good for getting downtown and to the airport, but it's SLOW and the busses are always late.

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Hots Girls in Greek Life – The pond's a lot smaller here than at a large state school, but there are hot girls to be found, especially in Greek life.

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Emory promises to meet all of your need as determined by the government, and they keep their promise. Always. My need is so great that I can't pay anything, and Emory pays for all of it. It's not based on merit, but on need. With the Emory Advantage program, they even pay what I would be taking out in government loans. It's actually ridiculous how much they give for financial aid--but I'm not complaining!

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3 College Sophomore

Parking: There is enough parking, but you have to pay for it. I don't know how it compares--not too much, I don't think--but it's about $700-something dollars. And freshmen can have cars, so that is hard for them. But at Emory you really don't need a car as a freshman; they offer plenty of shuttles to grocery stores and different destinations on weekends.

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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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