Recent Alumnus 2010-12-22T04:13:30Z
Talk to Someone – The financial aid advisors are are absolutely fantastic and talking to them is very helpful. If you're in a bind there is most definitely a chance that they will be able to do something for you. The one thing they are extremely strict on though are deadlines, especially with work-study applications.
Recent Alumnus 2010-12-22T04:00:17Z
What Exactly Is Around? If you want to do something within walking distance of campus, good luck. There are about 6 local shops, although there are a lot more food places. Atlanta itself as some amazing places to visit, but unless you have a car or dare to take the untimely and uncertain public transportation then you really can't take advantage of the city.
Recent Alumnus 2010-12-13T21:44:37Z
The Best of All Worlds – Emory has everything: great academics, vibrant nightlife (ATL knows how to party), good people, safety, and nice facilities. It definitely takes some getting used to, but most colleges do. And once you give it a chance, you'll realize how amazing your college experience at Emory really was.
Recent Alumnus 2010-12-13T21:42:13Z
Prevalent & Lenient – One of my first experiences in college was smoking a 3-foot bong in a fraternity house. Drugs are pretty easy to obtain and even easier to use. The best part is that there is no pressure to use drugs, so you can do as you please without feeling judged.
Recent Alumnus 2010-12-13T21:40:15Z
No Football = No School Spirit – As a former varsity athlete, I can definitely say we need more school spirit. Emory's athletic teams rank as some of the best in the nation for DIII, yet we get no loving.
Recent Alumnus 2010-12-13T21:36:05Z
Summers are brutally hot, but you can cool off at Clairmont (which is known as Emory's country club). It rains occasionally, but overall the weather is great. My only complaint is the ridiculously high pollen count in the spring.
Recent Alumnus 2010-12-13T21:30:54Z
Health & Safety:
Never Scurred – Emory has a very safe campus. For those who are afraid to walk home at night (or are too lazy/drunk), you can call the Emory Escort Service and they will pick you up and drive you home (as long as you live relatively close to campus).
College Senior 2010-12-12T23:09:41Z
Emory has a large foreign Asian population especially and also a bunch of internationals from India. Europeans are in short supply though as are Hispanics. Racially there is a pretty strong black population as well and as for the white people tons are Jewish. It is a good mix and everyone is really accepting of everyone else.
College Senior 2010-12-12T23:05:40Z
Meal Plan – Anyone living on campus has to have a meal plan and freshman year it is a mandatory unlimited meal plan. This sounds good but the food most freshman eat ends up being from the main cafeteria, which gets pretty boring fast. Overall it is okay though and there are other options in the surrounding areas that are quite nice.
College Senior 2010-12-12T23:01:58Z
Emory has a lot of housing really close by and student neighborhoods to live in. The majority of juniors and seniors live off campus and housing is not guaranteed on-campus for those years. There are a lot of good, cheap options but students may also need a car to get to campus or at least a bike, which could be difficult for some.
Recent Alumnus 2010-12-06T21:08:00Z
Not Going Out Tonight – Emory challenging school academically. Students quickly realize academics must come before fun if they want to succeed. All in all it is a great place as long as you are disciplined enough to stay in some weekends if you know you have studying to do.
Recent Alumnus 2010-12-06T21:03:25Z
Always Something to Do on Frat Row – There is always at least 1 frat throwing a party each weekend, which always gives students an on-campus option to have fun. The parties are not the funniest in the country, this is not a party school. However there is fun to be had and always at least frat row to go to
Recent Alumnus 2010-12-06T21:00:39Z
Campus Is Beautiful – The buildings are gorgeous. There are many new dorms and buildings that look brand new. Every time I go to another schools campus I realize how nice Emory really is in comparison. It is very nice to walk through campus and be able to see beautiful facilities, it makes students feel comfortable and safe.
College Senior 2010-11-17T20:50:12Z
Pretty Strict, but Not Too Bad – The administration is pretty adamant about not breaking rules, but could be a bit more observant about the smoking that occurs so near buildings, and the cigarette butts that are everywhere. People are punished for breaking rules, especially vandalism.
College Senior 2010-11-17T20:46:20Z
Difficult but Good Relationships With Professors – I go to Oxford College of Emory University, and the work load is very trying. But, the professors are always there to help, and the class sizes are so small you can have a great relationship with your professor, though, of course, some professors are much clearer than others.
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-15T01:43:28Z
Atlanta has some great restaurants, and there are even great ones within walking distance of Emory's main campus. Emory Village, which is less than a 10 minute walk from any freshman dorm, has tons of restaurants.
Recent Alumnus 2010-10-29T23:44:03Z
Guys & Girls:
Don't believe the hype when you visit. Girls here at not that attractive, but the way they walk around campus like their too cute to be touched is ridiculous. The sorority girls are pretty slutty for the most part, but junior and senior girls are the worst, all stuck up bitches. Well maybe just 95.76%
Recent Alumnus 2010-10-20T20:29:39Z
Parking services are not the easiest people to deal with. Sometimes, students cannot get a parking spot.
Recent Alumnus 2010-10-11T00:30:16Z
From what I have heard from users, the two drugs of choice at Emory are marijuana and cocaine. Smoking (cigarettas) is very common. Drinking happens at parties, but you don't seem to hear a lot about it.
College Senior 2010-10-02T00:51:51Z
Great Campus, Lacking in Sports – Emory is gorgeous and all of the facilities are well kept and fully functional. There is plenty to do on campus to get involved, the only lacking aspect is the varsity sports. There is no varsity football team and the rest of the sports don't generate enough school spirit.
College Senior 2010-09-28T20:07:57Z
Many Fast Food/Chain Restaurants – There are nothing but chain restaurants; they're plentiful.
Recent Alumnus 2010-09-23T19:01:25Z
Guys & Girls:
Not a great selection. Either your typical nerd, or hot and arrogant spoiled kids. Few in between.
Recent Alumnus 2010-09-23T18:59:34Z
Health & Safety:
There are so many safety features on campus, like "Emory Escort" which is a ride that can pick you up from anywhere on campus at night & take you back to your room. I almost always feel safe. It's in a nicer part of Atlanta too.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-17T06:07:52Z
Campus life at Emory is excellent. The academic programs challenge students and are very educational. The social scene at Emory is very diverse. There are kids of all different socio-economic classes, races, and backgrounds. This leads to a plethora of things to do and people to interact with. The Greek life of Emory is big in everyday life and has an impact on what kids do socially. I think that Emory caters to the needs and wants of students, bringing in comedians and musicians to perform. Overall I'd say that Emory campus life is really good.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-17T06:03:40Z
Emory is fortunate enough to have an extensive network of buses that travel throughout Emory and its affiliates. There are buses to and from campus and to off campus housing, parking garages, and buildings not directly located on the Emory campus. I also take great pride in riding the Emory buses. This stems from Emory's use of alternative fuels in the buses. All buses promote "Green Living" and that the shuttle network runs on alternative fuels. Having a car offers obvious flexibility to students although students without a car can manage quite well without one. There are shuttles to the airports during the holidays. Almost anything that a student needs is within walking distance from campus and the local housing.
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