College Junior 2012-08-30T05:21:15Z
Research, Dedicated Teachers, and Dedication – I'm about to declare biology as my major and all the professors in the Biology department has some experience
College Senior 2012-08-22T01:55:30Z
No Regrets – My only regret is assuming that the pre-medical route was the only way to go. I decided to switch to a CS major fairly late after having taken various science classes for pre-med requirements, which were often difficult and in rare cases, uninteresting. However, I think the experience in this variety of courses provided me a unique perspective.
College Senior 2012-08-22T01:53:29Z
Some of the instructors are very good and engaging, but this is the exception rather than the rule. The homework is about the only helpful thing about any given class in this department. The exception were the physics classes required for the major, which were all phenomenal in terms of both the instructor quality and the quality of the material gained from the classes.
College Senior 2012-08-22T01:52:04Z
Not Difficult – The process of getting a Computer Science major was somewhat easy. It requires a reasonable amount of credits to complete. I would say it is important to have an idea of what your major should be before the sophomore year is over to start completing some of the credits early.
College Senior 2012-08-22T01:48:19Z
Computer Science – The department leaves a lot to be desired. Most of the teaching is extremely theoretical and very little of it is pragmatic. A lot more work will need to be done outside of class to succeed in this major.
College Junior 2012-08-18T00:40:57Z
No Pressure, Look After Each Other – People are mature here, they aren't pushy and they do the right thing if you need help.
College Junior 2012-08-18T00:36:51Z
You don't need a car freshman/sophomore year. There are plenty of cabs available too.
College Junior 2012-08-16T15:59:37Z
I absolutely loved the late fall and winter in Atlanta!! It wasn't too hot, but it wasn't too cold either. It was the perfect temperature. August is another story though, it is extremely hot at the beginning of the school year, but welcome to the South.
College Junior 2012-08-16T15:52:10Z
The dining halls at Emory are good. I wouldn't venture to say that they are wonderful, but they aren't awful either. The food is pretty good, but the options are pretty much the same everyday except for a few variations at some food stations. The reptition is what brings my rating down, after eating similar meals day in and day out, it can get old. But there are also a bunch of different dining halls that can help students vary their meal choices.
College Junior 2012-08-16T15:39:07Z
I feel the Emory's programs are strong across the board. I am a Political Science and Economics double major and I haven't had difficulty talking with faculty, announcing my major, or finding classes that I am interested in. It has been a very positive experience.
College Junior 2012-08-16T00:46:18Z
Good Overall – Emory has really great financial aid. They give out a good amount of grant money and they cap loans which is nice. They also award work study jobs but they're competitive so just because you get one in your award one doesn't mean you'll actually get a job... apply early. Also I got less financial aid my second year which I hope will not be an ongoing trend.
College Junior 2012-08-16T00:41:49Z
Health & Safety:
Really Safe – I've never felt unsafe on campus. The campus security are pretty relaxed (aka you have to be pretty obnoxious to get in trouble) but they're there if you need them. Just be careful if you go off campus into Atlanta.
College Junior 2012-08-16T00:38:46Z
Frats throw most of the parties and it's fun to go to some of their other social events but you don't have to be Greek to go to most of them. Guys usually don't have much problems getting into parties (only occasionally). A good amount of students are Greek but since we rush in the spring people have already made friends so nobody cares whether you're Greek or not and it's not cliquey.
College Junior 2012-08-16T00:34:44Z
Mild, Minus the Summer – It's really hot and humid the first few weeks of school and the pollen can get bad during the spring but we have really mild temperatures for the most of the year so fall and spring are pretty great and winters aren't very cold at all.
College Junior 2012-08-12T21:41:10Z
Hard, but Good Basics – Emory is known for its academics. That being said, it isn't easy. You have to work, study, and communicate with the professors. My two majors are quite unique to Emory. The Neuroscience department is fantastic. They have so many interesting electives that there is no way you'll be bored. My other major of South Asian Studies has brought me amazing knowledge of the Indian history and culture. Emory also provides many different language courses like Hindi and Tibetan.
College Senior 2012-08-07T14:53:38Z
Very Strong Academic Environment. The professors at Emory are among the brightest minds in the world. Most professors, on top of educating, are pioneering the research of their field. Many great discoveries have been made at Emory.
College Senior 2012-08-07T14:37:02Z
Process Could Have Been Smoother – Eventually I got the aid that I needed, but there was a lot of red tape to navigate. I wasn't informed that I was missing a document that I was never told about until after I missed the deadline. However, the aid was still rewarded to me, for which I am grateful.
College Junior 2012-08-02T01:21:05Z
Very Easy to Declare NBB – All you have to do to declare your NBB major (Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology) is to go to the office and fill out a small form asking basic info (GPA, student number...). You then write a paragraph detailing why you want to be an NBB major and your plans for the future. Anyone who wants to declare the major can- its not a selective process. I rather enjoyed declaring my major early...free printing in the NBB office for NBB majors.
College Junior 2012-08-02T01:10:09Z
I am a rising sophomore and I have applied to the SIRE research partners program for the upcoming semester. The SIRE program pairs you with a research mentor (faculty member conducting his/her own research), with whom you will conduct research with. My interests are in pharmacology and drug action in the brain, so hopefully I will get paired with a professor who is working on a related project. The time commitment is at least 5 hours per week in the lab, along with weekly 1 hour mentoring sessions--in which graduate students advise you on scientific writing, oral presentation, and other skills.
College Junior 2012-07-27T20:12:55Z
Health & Safety:
No Problems – There really aren't any safety threats but the campus police are so invisible that if a threat ever did arise, it might be catastrophic.
College Junior 2012-07-25T16:29:25Z
Oxford Is Officially a Dry Campus – I go to the Oxford Campus of Emory and since 99% of the students here are under 21, we are officially a dry campus. However, like any group of teenagers away from home, people do drink. But it's not very prominent. If you don't drink, no one will make you. And if you do, you'll have friends.
College Senior 2012-07-24T16:38:50Z
Only Speaking for a Portion of Graduate School – Emory is an academically competitive private university. Especially in a math-science heavy focus such as biostatistics and epidemiology there is a high proportion of Asian students. Overall, there is a diverse group of folks across the programs especially within the Global Health track yet there is a large population of young, white females. Although, I didn't feel it as much among the graduate programs, there is an air of wealth spread through the undergrad campus.
College Senior 2012-07-24T16:34:37Z
Excellent Instruction, Best Opportunities – Emory and CDC offer the best public health experiences while in school. Faculty are most likely collaborating with someone at CDC and when working at CDC they are aware that your classes are your priority. This means that you get a superb applied learning experience without the weight of time balance commitment between school and work.
College Senior 2012-07-24T16:31:06Z
Totally Changed My World – This was the most difficult academic achievement of my life to date but I would do it again in a heartbeat. The amount of knowledge and expertise that is available through the public health program specifically for epidemiology is nearly limitless. Through networking and hard work, you can work with leading researchers in an area of your choosing.
College Senior 2012-07-24T16:28:31Z
Relatively Painless – If I remember correctly, the entire application process was entirely online. A web-based program that allows one to complete a single application but send it to multiple schools, if needed. Then you were able to monitor your application status on this website as well as through an Emory-specific admissions website.
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