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.
College Senior 2012-07-24T16:25:50Z
CDC Graduate Student Researcher Internship – As a public health graduate student at Emory, every budding epidemiologist wants to get a taste of the epicenter of public health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. I was fortunate enough to assist a team that was working in exactly the area that I am interested in and in collaboration with my thesis advisor. This experience allowed me to apply and conceptualize the foundational material I had been learning in the classroom.
College Senior 2012-07-20T03:31:21Z
Great on-Campus...Not So Much Elsewhere – Emory's transportation is great around campus, but to the greater Atlanta area, it lacks. There are Emory Experience Shuttles that run during the weekends, and they used to have buses to the airport for winter break, but other than that there aren't too many options, at least that I know of.
College Senior 2012-07-19T20:52:11Z
Resourceful Library – The library at my school is beyond what I've experienced before. It provide a multitude of resources from electronic journal and books to more than enough study space. The staff is always friendly, and helpful, going above and beyond to assist me to find particular books. I was never really that student who'd go the library frequently, but with such an experience, I plan to study here as often as possible
College Senior 2012-07-19T20:37:46Z
There is limited parking provided. For a school that as so many students I would expect them to invest in that. If parking is not available in the parking deck behind the school, then you'd have to pay an expensive fee to park at areas like Egleston Children's Hospital.
College Senior 2012-07-19T20:31:24Z
Practicum Opportnities – My school has provided me with practicum experience in which I also am able to make an income. Being that graduate programs are more intensive than undergraduate ones, it was recommended that I did not acquire a job while in school. So, the fact that I am able to make money while full-filling my practicum requirements, makes me happy that I chose this program.
College Senior 2012-07-19T12:39:11Z
Tight knit community with professors who teach as well as do research how the major focus for the professors is teaching. Leadership Programs are outstanding. Small campus, get to know everyone; 2 year Associate Degree at the end of the 2 years and prior to moving to Emory University Main Campus.
College Senior 2012-07-19T12:37:15Z
If you get accepted, you will get enough funds to attend...only a handful of universities offer that option.
College Senior 2012-07-19T11:29:12Z
Many Whites, 20-30% Asian, 7-12% African American, 7-10% Latino – Emory University is increasing the minority students yearly. The university attempts to attract a diverse group of students annually and it is successful.
College Junior 2012-07-17T19:33:33Z
The computers have a variety of software that help
College Junior 2012-07-11T01:27:55Z
Why So Expensive – Emory is expensive enough as it is. Freshman year you cannot even have your car on campus. Parking is 660 per year and sometimes you cannot even find a parking spot.
College Junior 2012-07-11T01:22:36Z
It's Not That Bad – Emory is constantly making new housing available for it's students. As freshman and sophomore you have to live on campus. The best dorms as a freshman are Hamilton Homes, Longstreet, Turman, Few and Evans. These are themed housing (Green, Community, Creativity, etc.) Dobbs is also themed, but you definitely don't want to live there. Dobbs has a great location on campus, but it is very old and the rooms are extremely small. I lived in Harris, it was one of the older dorms, but all in all it was okay. As sophomores you can live in Woodruff, Clairmont, Complex, Clifton, Alabama, or one of the freshman dorms as a Sophomore Adviser. All these dorms are great except for Alabama because it is very old. Clairmont is on a separate campus only about 2 minutes away, you can basically walk there, but that campus has a pool, tennis court, basketball court, volleyball court, and is where the student activity center is located. Junior and Senior year students can live off campus, at the Clairmont Campus, or apply to be Resident Advisers at any of the dorms.
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