College Sophomore 2012-12-27T03:59:15Z
We have wonderful gym facilities and many club sport team options. People care about their fitness, and it's easy to find a gym buddy. There's a huge Olympic sized pool in the WoodPec and another one at the Clairmont campus, which is a free 8 minute shuttle ride over. I often play on the indoor and outdoor tennis courts without a reservation.
College Sophomore 2012-12-27T03:40:56Z
I wasn't expecting Emory to be half as pre-professional as it is. I'm seriously considering buying a T shirt that says, "NOT PRE MED" on it. Emory recently cut many programs including Journalism, which angered a significant portion of the student body.
That being said, I'm following a Neuroscience track although I've yet to formally declare the major. With the exception of Chemistry, my workload is manageable and I've had positive experiences in office hours with my professors. My Microeconomics professor learned every student's name in his 140-something lecture and genuinely cared about your well-being.
College Sophomore 2012-12-27T02:23:00Z
Health & Safety:
It's easy to feel a false sense of security around Emory. Although we are in a rich suburb of Atlanta, not everyone has good intentions and you still need to use common sense, especially late at night in Emory Village. But walking from your dorm to the library in the wee hours of the morning feels very safe. Theft is only a problem if you leave your belongings out of eyesight in public areas.
College Sophomore 2012-12-27T02:14:13Z
Coming from the West Coast in a nearly all white area, Emory is full of diversity. I know people from Saudi Arabia, Syria, Columbia, Italy, India, China, Korea, Haiti, Jamaica, Czech Republic, ect. It's not uncommon to be in the minority as a white person in the room. People do clump together to a degree, especially Chinese international students, but overall most groups are inclusive if you make an effort. The Office of Multicultural Programs and Services offers a great retreat called Crossroads, which is a highly valuable experience. In short, if you make an effort to broaden your friend group, it will pay off.
College Sophomore 2012-12-26T16:37:58Z
Besides Emory Village, the other off campus dining is pretty inaccessible if you do not have a car.
College Junior 2012-12-24T23:58:23Z
It is considered very prestigous and looked at positively by employers
College Junior 2012-12-24T00:56:57Z
Fan support is top notch. There are a bunch of sports to choose from. From what I've seen soccer and basketball seem to be the most popular since we often host games for those teams. We have a huge workout facility with four floors. And two of our dorms, Woodruff residential and Clairmont have their own workout facilities.
College Junior 2012-12-24T00:53:52Z
Atlanta has a BUNCH to offer. It's Atlanta! There's the Georgia Aquarium, the largerst in the world I believe. The Coca-Cola Center and the CNN building. There's also Piedmont park, a bunch of restaurants and clubs, and awesome malls like Lenox. Also there's Georgia State University and Georgia Tech right up the school. As well as schools in the AUC like Morehouse, Clark, and Spelman. There's also the University of Georgia, which is a big party school about an hour away.
College Junior 2012-12-24T00:50:21Z
Guys & Girls:
Well Emory is full of fashionista's and people who can afford to buy expensive clothes. There are the Greek geeks, the athletes, the nerds, and the dancers, volunteers, philanthropists and the culturally enthused. But most people can often be 'categorized' into more than one of these groups. Most people ask if it's okay if you don't join Greek life. It's completely fine because the majority of the campus isn't in a sorority or frat. Everyone's accepted and there's something for everyone. It's like a buffet.
College Junior 2012-12-24T00:46:06Z
There are the occasional ambulances on frat row for those students who drink too much. But I've never been to a party that's been so bad that it was broken up. I've heard rumors about some of the frats snorting crack but I don't know how true that is. The escort system (safe ride) is very poorly run and takes forever to get to you. You might as well walk to your destination and the bus drivers aren't very friendly. There's a local bar that a lot of people go to called Maggie's, but I've never been there. And there are also parties at the other part of campus, Clairmont, but those are lot smaller since they're in apartments.
College Junior 2012-12-24T00:38:12Z
Health & Safety:
I feel pretty safe on Emory's campus, but over the course of the last month I have heard about two 'reported' rapes and apparently one was a date rape. The fact that I could potentially go to school with a rapist frightens me. Also my bike and about 10 other people's bikes were stolen about 2 months ago. There were no cameras where my bike was locked. Also there were hardly any street lights where I locked my bike, and I would have to squint to put the key in the lock. Finally, the escort system at Emory is unacceptable. It often takes 30 minutes for a bus to come and there should be a bus at least every 5 minutes. I often just end up walking to my destination to save time. And the bus drivers aren't well mannered at all. You can tell they don't like their job.
College Junior 2012-12-12T21:38:21Z
Health & Safety:
I have never felt unsafe at Emory. Saferide will always pick you up until 5am if you need to go somewhere that you feel uncomfortable walking too. The Emory Police is great, and they are constantly around campus. They are also very helpful if you call. EMS is very accessible too.
College Junior 2012-12-12T21:36:12Z
Emory's transportation is good. There are shuttles constantly to Clairemont campus, Lenox Mall, the Toco Hills shopping center and the grocery stores. They are all free. In addition, Saferide runs daily until 5am and is always right on time when you call and will bring you home. These shuttles are also all free!
College Junior 2012-12-12T21:32:26Z
The drug scene is not too big but as with all schools, it depends who you hang out with and what activities you partake with. Alcohol is a big part of the frat scene, but it is not necessary and nobody will pressure you to do anything you don't want to do, unless you are pledging a frat. When there are drugs, it is mostly pot. I have heard of people doing drugs other than pot, but that is not a big part of Emory's social scene.
College Senior 2012-12-12T16:52:30Z
The MARTA buses come by campus pretty often. They can take you to the train station which takes you almost anywhere in the Atlanta area. The buses are sometimes late, and take very long to reach the destination.
Cabs are easily accessible but can be expensive at times.
The Emory Cliff Shuttles/Experience shuttles do take us to a variety of places. There should be a shuttle running to the airport at the start of every break, not just Thanksgiving.
College Sophomore 2012-12-10T02:30:00Z
It is absolutely gorgeous here all year long! I can wear dresses in December and be as comfortable as if it were July. Be prepared for some serious humidity if you stick around during the summer, but you'll adjust quicker than you would think, I promise.
College Sophomore 2012-12-10T02:28:05Z
Guys & Girls:
The guys here dress very well (think polos and Sperrys) and are generally pretty cute. The girls are more of a mixed bag in terms of appearances, but they're all really sweet!
College Sophomore 2012-12-07T23:01:54Z
every one just goes to frat row or maggies. every. friday. or. saturday. or. thursday. night.
College Junior 2012-12-03T17:59:50Z
I think our school is more focus in Academics than any other thing.
College Sophomore 2012-11-28T14:51:28Z
Parties are a ton of fun on campus, it doesn't matter if your greek or not, they are open to everyone
College Sophomore 2012-11-28T14:50:33Z
All the facilities are new, pretty new, or about to be torn down to become new. I love everything here and Emory students have access to everything
College Sophomore 2012-11-21T12:16:09Z
Parking on campus can be inconvenient if the weather is bad. Most parking decks are a descent walking distance from the centric places at Emory. There are also small steep hills you must walk to get to the places you want to go after parking in the decks. But the parking decks are secure since I have not heard of any incidents of stolen cars or anything of that sort about any of the parking decks.
College Sophomore 2012-11-15T07:05:28Z
There are lots of options in the Druid Hills/Atlanta area, but it is very difficult to get off campus and go to restaurants! Most people don't have cars here and the only close (within a mile) option are the options at Emory Village- which get very old, very fast. If you walk about 2 miles, there is a fairly decent variety of restaurants, if you can stand the long walk. Restaurants are usually very reasonable, especially in Emory Village, as places are geared toward college students. There are no student discounts.
College Sophomore 2012-11-15T06:51:16Z
Transportation around Emory is pretty good. They have buses running every 15 minutes from main campus to Clairmont campus and have shuttles on the weekend. On Saturdays buses can take you to several malls and shopping centers. The only negatives are that shuttles are often crowded and one or two buses may be out of service at once and slows your trip down considerably.
College Sophomore 2012-11-10T02:44:00Z
Emory students have license do whatever they please.
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