College Junior 2012-07-11T01:14:02Z
Awesome Resources – I am a Neuroscience and Biology Major at Emory University. I am very satisfied with the program. The professors have office hours and truly care about you being successful in class as well as in your life after college. The workload at Emory can be difficult, you cannot do things last minute and expect to do well here. Most professors are involved in some type of research so if you become close to a professor you can ask them if you can assist with research. There are also many programs that can give you information on job opportunities and internships available. I know that work study students can work at the Center for Disease Control which is located right next to campus. Yerkes primate research center is located nearby and you can research there, and the Emory campus is right on campus.
College Junior 2012-07-11T01:08:27Z
Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology the Fun Stuff – I do not regret my path at all. Emory is a very challenging program and to get a degree in science just adds to the difficulty, but it's worth it and it' definitely doable. The most challenging class I have taken so far is General Chemistry 1 and 2. The reason that class is so hard is because it is a premed weed out course. My major will help to expose me to the different types of sciences and which one I would like to further explore. I want to have a career as a scientist. The labs at Emory have been helping me with this. Faculty, staff, and students work together everyday to discover new things and put their findings out into the world. I know that this experience is definitely preparing me for my life's work. The Career Center at Emory is also great because they help you find what best fits you and let you know who is hiring and can definitely help you find what you are looking for.
College Junior 2012-07-10T16:53:36Z
Lots of Options – Emory is stuffed with a variety of facilities both in and outside of the classroom. It's got a wide range of majors, which is convenient for those who are unsure of what they intend to major in. Since the graduate colleges are also popular, the school is also well-equipped to deal with your future ambitions.
College Junior 2012-07-10T16:47:41Z
Not Much Variety – On-campus dining-wise, you have essentially 2 choices. There's Cox Hall, which has fast food options like Chick-fil-A, burgers, and sushi. Then there's the DUC, which is where freshmen will eat most of the time. The DUC is essentially the cafeteria, with glorified cafeteria food. You can get a good meal there, but the quality is never spectacular.
College Junior 2012-07-10T16:37:32Z
Make Smar Choices – The drug scene at Emory is based on your desire to access them. If you avoid drugs and associate with likeminded people you will have no problem.
College Junior 2012-07-10T16:35:04Z
World Class Education – I came to Emory because I was interested in pursuing a career in International Relations. The knowedgeable faculty, world-renowned guest speakers, and accesibility to amazing resources allow me access to a great educational experience. The professors are always willing to help if you show the interest.
College Senior 2012-07-09T03:37:06Z
Apartments Are Expensive – Apartments are pricey but they usually are near colleges. They are, however, cheaper than Emory housing. This past year, students were not guaranteed housing so some of my friends were "homeless" for a couple months before they found a place to go for the upcoming school year.
College Senior 2012-07-09T03:34:38Z
I received a generous amount of grants from Emory. However, this does not explain the increased price rise in everything... from dining costs, to tuition and room/board.
I, however, love Emory and the faculty/staff are world-renown. Therefore, I am thankful for the education and opportunity to learn under them.
College Senior 2012-07-09T03:29:19Z
I do not think that the campus is too strict about drinking. Even though they know hazing and other frat parties go on, they don't seem to do much about it.
College Senior 2012-07-08T21:16:42Z
Mixed School Enviorment – there are a lot of different people that go to Emory !
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-08T21:06:44Z
Somewhat Pricey, but Save Money by Riding the Bus – The cost of living is higher the closer you are to campus, but some apartment complexes are more affordable than others. Also, some complexes are along the school's shuttle bus line so you can use it for transportation to campus and avoid paying for a parking permit.
College Senior 2012-07-08T21:03:11Z
the weather is awesome, sunny but not too hot in the summer, breezy but not unbearable in the winter
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-08T20:59:35Z
Typical but Frustrating – You must be diligent in following up about your financial aid and the required documentation. I have had issues with my financial aid almost every semester and I have had to call the Finanical Aid Office and speak to several different people before the issues were resolved. The process is frustrating, but financial aid at any college/university is not any better.
College Junior 2012-07-05T15:44:44Z
Underclassmen Dorms Convenient/ Upperclassmen Dorms...Not So Much – The underclassmen dorms are located on central campus and most of them are very nice and clean. Actually, they are renovating a few of the dorms this summer so all the freshman dorms look like new. All freshmen and sophomores are guaranteed housing and their housing is closer to main campus at a distance where you can easily walk from your dorm to your classes. Upperclassmen dorms are further off. You can still walk from your apartment to class but it will take AT LEAST 20 minutes. They also have shuttles for those who live in upperclassmen housing. One thing about upperlcassmen housing is that it is own its own little campus and has its own facilites-- gym, volleyball court, basketball courts, fields, food, student center. And it's very private. Also, the dorms are apartment-style and very nice but they are not guaranteed housing. Underclassmen dorms are in the heart of campus and it's convenient to go to classes but you get a little less privacy.
College Junior 2012-07-05T15:24:47Z
You can find people from all different races and religious backgrounds on Emory's campus, but there are so few of particular minorities-- African American and Hispanic especially. Many of the black people that attend Emory are African or from the Islands. Not very many African-American at all. There are barely any Hispanic people and the few that are come from overseas places as well. They are many Asian students and Jewish students. There are lots of white students in general. Not too varied, but you if you are a minority you will probably find at least a couple of other people who are similar to you in this aspect.
College Junior 2012-07-05T15:16:50Z
Pre-Health Program – Pre-med at Emory is somewhat difficult. It's a tough workload and a lot of time is put into getting good grades. With that being said, the program is great and will prepare you for med school. There are many internship/job opportunities available since there are health schools and a hospital right there on main campus. The school offers shadowing opportunities for students interested in the medical/health field. Curriculum is hard, but there are tons of resources to help you along your way to get your degree. There are offices and counselors available to help me with my major and find a career that would suit me.
College Junior 2012-07-05T15:01:35Z
I entered the school knowing that I would be pre-med, but many of the core classes offered for a pre-health concentration (such as general chemistry) are "weeding-out" courses. They are intended to be difficult so that those who are not serious about this type of career path will drop the course. I'm not really sure whether I agree with this approach, but it does show whether or not someone has the motivation and determination to enter into the medical/health field. Emory is known for its medical program. I'm not exactly sure what career I want to have at the moment, but it will be something dealing with the health field. I have some concerns about getting into grad school, since it is very competitive. I'm not as concerned about finding a job because there are always jobs available in health (at least that's what people say).
College Junior 2012-07-03T18:21:44Z
Health & Safety:
Pretty Safe – I always feel pretty secure on campus. There are emergency poles scattered around campus and campus police can always be spotted.
College Junior 2012-07-02T22:22:07Z
The academics at Emory are amazing! It is a lot of work and requires much dedication, but it is definitely worth it. Professors are very accessible and love it when you ask them questions. I have never heard of one turning a student away. Emory is a great pre-med, pre-buisness, and pre-law school. Those are the most popular study areas, but there are much more as well.
College Junior 2012-07-02T22:17:50Z
Sports Are Good but Not Huge – Emory is an academic focused school, so sports are not the main priority. Still, we have excellent teams of basically every sport and excellent athletic facilities. Students are very much involved in sports and are very school spirited when there is a big game. Still, it is not nearly a big a deal as state schools.
College Junior 2012-07-02T22:11:38Z
Health & Safety:
Super Safe – I always hear of many safety concerns from other colleges, but almost nothing from Emory. Most of those safety concerns are due to college students foolishly putting themselves in dangerous situations. I have never felt unsafe there, but of course one must take the usual precautions of not walking alone in the middle of the night, locking dorm rooms, and not leaving valuables out in the open.
College Junior 2012-07-02T22:01:50Z
Great Courses and Small Classes – I am at the Oxford College of Emory University and my major is International Studies. Both Oxford and Emory offer great International Studies courses. At Oxford the classes are smaller, offering students the opportunity to really get to know their professors on a personal level. The professors love it when we ask them questions and are really looking to help us get as much as we can from our educational experience. I definitely learned to love learning because of my professors passion for what they teach.
College Junior 2012-07-02T21:53:22Z
Never too cold, but definitely on the warm side. It only get too hot at the beginning of the school year in August/September, but there are ACs for that. In general the weather is nice and it rains every few weeks. There are hardly ever any storms.
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-30T18:10:08Z
Good Practices – Students at Emory drink, but so do students at colleges across the land. Where Emory differs is in the responsibilities that the students take to make sure that they do so responsibly. The use of cabs and designated driving is in full effect here.
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-30T18:03:11Z
Good Good Place – Emory has the type of environment that a parent would want their child to be a part of. Is not in the typical college town so they have the opportunity to mature at their own rate and find out who they really are. With unlimited resources and great health awareness Emory provides you with the tools you need to become a success.
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