Recent Alumnus 2012-06-30T17:49:55Z
Apartments Vary – All apartments around Emory itself have a tenancy to become really pricey with the apartments that are a decent and at a good price and close to the campus full. In order to find a decent apartment at a reasonable price u have to think outside of the box. Maybe find some along the MARTA travel line or just outside of the area.
College Junior 2012-06-27T15:13:07Z
Apartments Can Be Expensive – This year I've done a great deal of searching for an apartment off campus. Most of the apartments in the area around Emory are either quality with nice amenities and pricey (though perhaps manageable if you have 2+ roommates) or older, potentially rundown and not in the best neighborhoods but cheaper. Everything seems to be at one extreme or the other, with very little to be found in between. There are however, an abundance of apartments available in the area, as well as some small rental houses at any given time.
College Junior 2012-06-22T05:34:03Z
Most Are Newly Renovated – Emory has been rebuilding all it's freshmen dorms for a while. Right now, there are only two that are significantly old. They have their nice "old" charm, but the new dorms have been compared to hotel rooms (however, with all the same amount of communication between neighbors). As for upperclassmen, there are several options, so you can choose from charmingly old or shiny and new.
College Junior 2012-06-22T05:32:14Z
Only Impossible During Exams – Emory has Apple computers all over campus, including in many of the classroom buildings. The library is packed with computers, including a special room for the business school students. During finals, though, it's best to have your own laptop - that place gets PACKED.
College Junior 2012-06-22T05:26:10Z
Not Much Closeby, but Lots of Options – Atlanta is huge. Around Emory, there aren't many terribly exciting things to do, and transportation is difficult. If you want to go into Atlanta, you'll either have to take a bus or taxi (don't recommend the taxi...), or have your own ride. In Atlanta, there's tons to do, from great restaurants to museums. At Emory itself, there's plenty of activities available: clubs, sports, the little village right next door, and more.
College Junior 2012-06-21T18:44:45Z
You have to purchase a parking pass to get good parking, which is around 700 an year, or you can park for free off campus but walking is a hassle. There is a shuttle system that is convienent for those who do not have a car
College Junior 2012-06-21T18:42:57Z
New Dorms – There are many newly renovated and new dorms at Emory, one just built this past year called Hamilton. You have to write an essay to get into them but its not that hard, highly recommend doing so because they are much more spacious and have better amenities
College Junior 2012-06-21T18:40:10Z
Frat row is Ok, usually there is one or two frats every weekend that throw huge parties, not hard to get into, clubs are decent, its Atlanta, so its fun if you have the time
College Junior 2012-06-12T16:50:12Z
MARTA and SHUTTLES – There is always the MARTA to take you to and from the Emory campus, but besides that there is the Emory shuttle service which is free and takes you to many different places like apartment complexes and the clairemont campus. Also includes trips to the grocery store and even to the mall in Buckhead! One thing that stinks is that freshman are not allowed to have cars, so be prepared to mooch rides!
Recent Alumnus 2012-05-31T02:06:15Z
Greek life is relatively good. Like any other college there are fraternities and sororities and big festivals for Greek Life.
Recent Alumnus 2012-05-31T02:04:55Z
Pretty Decent All Around – At Oxford there is a dying need for a car for several reasons: if you want to go to the city, the mall, the store, a different campus, etc. Not a huge fee for parking which is great. Plenty of parking spaces at Oxford and Emory.
Recent Alumnus 2012-05-31T02:02:08Z
Very Well Equipped – There are many computer labs and printing capabilities on campus. Emory is a very well equipped in terms of computer access.
Recent Alumnus 2012-05-31T01:58:50Z
Good but of Course It Could Be Better – The scholarships given to me by Emory University was the best that I have received from a private college. I can definitely work with the money that Emory has granted me.
Recent Alumnus 2012-05-31T01:57:16Z
Good All Around – Emory College has a great gym but for Oxford being so small, it has a great gym as well. The libraries at both colleges are astoundingly big and campus activities are central to social life.
Recent Alumnus 2012-05-31T01:53:02Z
Where There Is a College, There Is a Party – As any college, Emory definitely has a party scene which includes alcohol. One cannot expect no alcohol to be present at a college party however the peer pressure seems to be minimal. No one will judge if there is someone who does not partake in drugs and alcohol.
College Senior 2012-05-22T20:23:02Z
Psychology is currently one of the top-picked majors in all colleges. This offers a large opening for students to bond and form groups to study and learn together in this field. At Emory, many research opportunities are available through the professors that can greatly enrich the study opportunities and learning capabilities of the students. Furthermore, the program pushes for students to have a wide range of base knowledge while offering further specific classes to delve into, increasing the general knowledge of each student that helps us find our niche in the field.
College Senior 2012-05-22T20:16:07Z
Great Education With Moderate One-On-One Help – The education at Emory is phenomenal. The professors and all faculty are very knowledgeable and great to talk with. They provide a great insight into each of their fields, and make sure you leave knowing their class material inside and out. The only downside is that there tend to be a lot of students seeking out the professor, or there are just a lot of students in each class, that getting to know the professor and seeking one-on-one help can be difficult; it is well worth the effort, though.
College Senior 2012-05-22T09:09:02Z
Atlanta is hot during the summer and cool during the fall and winter.
College Senior 2012-05-21T16:29:18Z
Great Programs, No School Spirit – Emory's sports programs and facilities are fantastic and intramurals are popular. However, Emory students lack school spirit in regards to sports. Games and meets aren't very well attended.
College Senior 2012-05-16T17:37:23Z
Hot in Summer – The weather is good but very humid in the summer. Not too many cold winter days.
College Senior 2012-05-16T17:21:24Z
Health & Safety:
No Fear of Walking – I find the campus completely safe. It is an urban campus located minutes from downtown Atlanta, Georgia.
Recent Alumnus 2012-05-15T23:07:40Z
Depends on Who Your Friends Are – As with many things in life, the drug scene is dependent upon who you decide to hang out with. Drugs aren't a huge problem at Emory, although alcoholism is a bit prevalent. The majority of our students don't abuse drugs or alcohol, and there are plenty of programs provided by the university to prevent abuse and to help anyone who has problems.
Recent Alumnus 2012-05-15T23:00:41Z
I absolutely love Emory. I knew before I applied that it was the right school for me, and ever since I first came, I've felt as though I belonged here. There are SO many resources and opportunities available at Emory, and all of the staff and faculty are incredibly supportive. There are people and programs in place to help every student do whatever they want to do. Anyone at Emory can find success in any field that they desire.
Recent Alumnus 2012-05-15T22:46:32Z
Guys & Girls:
We've Got It All – Appearance is important for most people at Emory. Everyone there already knows that they're intelligent, so they just have to focus on how they present themselves. For most people, participation in varsity or IM sports is common, but a lot of people invest time in just going to the gym. Emory's pretty competitive, so it's important to be friendly and outgoing to get ahead. You'll almost never find anyone with a bad personality.
Recent Alumnus 2012-05-10T22:59:09Z
Located right in the middle of Atlanta. Buses provide transportation regularly to local shops and malls, the rest of Atlanta is a 10 minute car (or cab) ride away. Late night shuttle option. Only Freshmen can't have cars on campus. Parking passes are a bit expensive.
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