College Junior 2011-12-01T23:31:59Z
Greek life here is not bad at all. Ranging from a wide variety of Fraternities, almost anyone can find a fraternity they fit into.
College Junior 2011-12-01T23:30:08Z
Living in the new dorms is amazing. Everything is eco-friendly and the new buildings are LEED certified. The Longstreet Means lobby features a large gas fireplace with a stone mantle. Every room on campus features a sink, heating, and air conditioning.
Recent Alumnus 2011-12-01T06:48:12Z
Smart Students, and Campus Getting Better and Better – Year after Year, Emory continues to evolve into a better internationally-renowned research university. The facilities are wonderful, the campus beautiful and opportunities are quite good. You won't be sorry you came here for an education.
Recent Alumnus 2011-12-01T06:42:38Z
Plenty of Options – At Emory, you are in the cool intown area of Atlanta. The Decatur Square offers several dining options, as well as the Virginia Highland area. Emory Village, adjacent to the campus offers several great options ranging from pizza to coffee shops to burgers, sandwiches and Mexican and Asian noodle houses. Plenty of options!
Recent Alumnus 2011-12-01T06:39:58Z
Everywhere on Campus – Computers are very visible and located throughout campus in all the needed places.
College Senior 2011-11-24T02:52:26Z
Neuroscience All the Way! neuroscience at Emory provides the interdisciplinary education, ranging from biology, anthropology, and psychology. the resources are always available. its study abroad program is in scotland, austrailia, and france!
College Senior 2011-11-24T02:50:34Z
Buses Everywhere – the cliff shuttle runs every ten minutes. there's always a shuttle for something and somewhere, even if it's off campus.
College Senior 2011-11-24T02:46:49Z
Health & Safety:
Fairly Safe – I have never been hurt. Emory Police is always patrolling around the area, and you can even call for safe rides for transportation across campus.
Recent Alumnus 2011-11-17T22:13:04Z
Diplomat Mill – The courses here are a joke. They give everyone an A, regardless of effort.
College Junior 2011-11-13T19:12:46Z
A Lot of Them, but Slow – There are some in the computer lab and library, but they are kind of slow. I mostly use my own laptop
College Junior 2011-10-28T15:25:52Z
Guys & Girls:
Student Body – Most of the girls are VERY FASHIONABLE. I mean it's a very hard school to get into so and we don't have a football team so i guess you can't expect all the guys to be hot and buff.
College Junior 2011-10-27T00:49:21Z
I love all the restaurants around campus, so much good food. I hit up Zaya's and Chik-Fil-A multiple times a week. I definitely recommend it.
College Junior 2011-10-27T00:48:47Z
Dining Is Eh. The workers hate their jobs at the Dobbs Univeristy Center (DUC), which obviously reflects in the food. Food runs out, it never gets replaced, and is extremely repetitive.
College Junior 2011-10-24T19:32:50Z
Weather in Atlanta is hot hot hot during the summer months when school starts. It starts to cool down in about mid October though and it doesn't get really cold til about mid December. Overall temperatures are pretty mild throughout the year but don't get Georgia weather confused with Florida; it still gets pretty darn cold here in the winter.
College Junior 2011-10-24T19:29:48Z
Frat Row – There are certainly plenty of parties to go to on any night of the week. That doesn't mean you have to party though; there are a ton of good restaurants in Atlanta and a bunch of volunteering projects as well. However, the majority of people are studying during the week so you'll be pretty limited on how many people are around to go with you.
College Junior 2011-10-12T19:30:50Z
I've been here for 2 months already and we've only had 3 rainy days. It seems that every single day here is sunny and 80 degrees, and its the middle of October!
College Junior 2011-10-12T19:29:51Z
Guys & Girls:
Attractive People Here – I personally disagree with the other reviews, there are TONS of attractive people here, and the people who say that there are ugly people here are probably not getting any. People here work out a great deal, and the gym is always packed. Their is huge amount of attractive people both in greek life, and around campus. People dress very well, mainly leaning towards preppy. Very few hipsters/goths here.
College Junior 2011-10-12T19:17:25Z
Health & Safety:
Really Safe – There has never been any worry about safety at Emory. There are a ton of emergency posts throughout campus, and student health is easy to access. There is a police presence, but generally they will not get involved unless there is copious illegal drug use.
College Junior 2011-10-12T19:16:02Z
Atlanta Is Great! Atlanta has a ton to offer, from Lenox mall, to little five points, to the downtown area. Make sure to check out the Vortex and Fox Brothers barbecue
College Junior 2011-10-12T19:14:59Z
Easy to Acquire but No Pressure to Do Anything – It can be quite easy to acquire drugs and alcohol on campus, but no one is going to judge you if you do not partake in them. The only people who will judge you are the wasted idiots with nothing better to do with their lives. The great majority of people here will not judge either way. Note, Drinking is very popular here, and is a major influence at parties
College Junior 2011-10-12T19:12:54Z
Every Single building here is great, the WoodPec 9gym) is amazing, with indoor tennis squash and basketball courts for everyone's use. The Duc is a nice building too, as is the library. Every Single classroom is here is really nice.
College Junior 2011-10-12T19:07:49Z
Even as a freshman, as long as you are 18+, you can go to awesome nightclubs in ATL. Primal, Opera, and The Mansion Elan are some of the most popular. There are also many fun evnets at clubs like halloween parties or dayglow.
College Junior 2011-10-12T19:06:37Z
Good Teams, Little Spirit – We have really good athletic teams, but few people seem to watch them. People do go to soccer games, and basketball is fairly well attended. The school is trying to motivate kids to go to the games more, and it is working.
College Junior 2011-10-12T19:05:34Z
Nice Housing – I am in Few and Evans hall and it is amazing. It is like living in a three star hotel! Longstreet Means (LSM) is also incredible as is New Turman. Fevans had a great theme around being eco friendly, and everything, from the common rooms, to the kitchens, to the study lounges, and especially the bathrooms are all really nice. The frat houses are nice options for upperclassmen, as is Clairmont Campus and the Woodruff Residential Center
College Junior 2011-09-28T06:41:16Z
Let me start off by saying that my opinions will differ greatly from many others at Oxford and I do not speak for everyone. There are certainly pros and cons to any college and I will try to give you both.
Lets start with Pros: Oxford college is much smaller, with only 950 undergrads which means smaller class sizes and more one-on-one with your professors. They focus more on liberal arts education than simply getting students to graduation by making sure they fulfill their requirements. You get to take classes in a lot of different areas, not just your major. Professors here really seem to care about the students and will help you if you ask for it.
Now for the cons: When touring the campus, my tour guides told me things like "everyone here is a family," "the dining halls are great," and "our social life is so much fun, we're still a completely dry campus." When I arrived in August however, it was pretty obvious that what they told me was simply for show. Oxford is very small; not automatically a bad thing, but many of the students here form cliques really quickly. On weekends it is rare to see many people on campus at all; most people are gone (either home or to Atlanta to party) and they trash the campus when they get back from partying at Atlanta's Emory Campus. A lot of the students here drink excessively; some of our Student Government members were even kicked out this year for an honor council violation of possession and consumption of Alcohol. They "allow" one party on campus each month which they call Tavern Parties; they're thrown in a small building and they're chaperoned. That's not to say people don't pre-game like crazy because they definitely do. All-in-all tavern parties aren't much fun because people get really drunk and sloppy, it smells like sweat and alcohol, and its usually REALLY crowded. The students here don't like to mingle much either, if you're not already friends with them by the first month of school then they want nothing to do with you. I honestly feel like I am in high school all over again.
My advice to anyone who wants to come to Oxford College, make sure you know what you're getting into. If you want the party scene and the clique-y feel, Oxford is for you. If you want school spirit, open-minded students, and fun stuff to do on a daily basis other than getting drunk or high then I would either strongly consider Emory's Atlanta Campus or another university.
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