Emory University
Atlanta, GA, USA

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Emory University
4.05 Average Rating

Sophia from PA

a current student here
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Am learning a lot
At Emory university every class is a challenge that you can handle if you apply yourself properly. You can not assume that whatever you did in high school will work here as well, but if you are accepted you should feel confident that you can handle any future obstacles.
Am enjoying being here
Atlanta is a wonderfully diverse and exciting city. Emory offers many outlets for students to get out into the city safely and enjoy the night life. There are clubs, parties, great restaurants, movie theaters, and many other places to have fun.
Tips for prospective students
Take your time on your application. Make sure that you really describe yourself and your activities. Emory loves diversity so if you can demonstrate how you are a unique individual it will help you stand out in the crowd.
Great for these types of students
Emory University is the right school for you if you are a hard worker, motivated individual, who likes to have fun but knows when it is time to buckle down and study. Emory community is welcoming and mature so if you are ready to leave mom and dad and begin/ continue your independence this is the right school for you.
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Sean from Seattle, WA

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Am learning a lot
The best part about Emory is the small class sizes. I have friends at comparable private schools such as Hopkins, Northwestern, Stanford, and Columbia. Despite the prestige of all of these schools, none offer class sizes as small as Emory's. This applies especially to intro level science classes. These classes at many of the other schools will have hundreds of students per class, and in the case of Hopkins, 2-3 professors will teach the class throughout the course of the semester. At Emory, lecture professors are employed to teach classes that research professors normally would not want to teach. And so, not only do students (even freshmen) receive the opportunity to establish a more personal relationship with the professors, students will also be able to learn better and discuss/ask questions more effectively in the smaller environment. Another highlight of smaller classes is that professors truly care about the overall success of their students and are therefore very easy to approach. Although classes at Emory can prove to be very challenging, perseverance and hard work will definitely help defeat that obstacle.
Am enjoying being here
Because very few people on the West Coast are aware of Emory's existence, there are a lot of students that are uneasy about choosing Emory because they want to attend a school with a stronger reputation. However, if a student ever decided to come to Emory, none of that would ever matter again because there are so many things about Emory that make it so amazing. Both Emory and the City of Atlanta have a lot to offer for young adults. Emory holds many activities, especially for incoming freshmen, and so it is almost impossible to stay bored. Emory will also host concerts and shows, featuring groups like Super Cr3w and artists like Lupe Fiasco, O.A.R, and N.E.R.D. As for the amenities offered by Atlanta, there is an overflowing list of possible activities. Some of the cool places to check out are the clubs, local malls, sporting events (Hawks and Falcons), Coca Cola factory, largest aquarium in the world, and more. On top of that, Georgia Tech is a very quick drive from Emory, and so that adds onto the list of possible fun activities. Lastly, Emory offers hundreds of clubs, and if none of those seem interesting, it is very easy to start a new club. Wherever your interests may lie, Emory/Atlanta will have something to keep you entertained and smiling.
Bang for the buck
Unfortunately, like all other top tier private schools, Emory's tuition is phenomenally high. However, the high costs of attending this college are well worth it, mainly for the reasons stated above. Not only are you receiving a high class education, there's a lot of fun available all around you. Not all schools in the same tier can say the same thing. From outstanding professors to high rated advisors to surprisingly small classes, there is nothing missing in the formula for a good education. To top it all off, Emory's facilities are remarkable. I've visited a lot of colleges, both private and public, and few can compare with the technology and quality of the facilities. Emory basically lays out the stepping stones to your future success with all that it has to offer, and as mentioned already, very few schools in the nation can say the same thing.
Tips for prospective students
While good grades and high standardized test scores are important to admission into a good college, much more is necessary to secure a spot in the incoming freshmen class. Emory puts a lot of emphasis on diversifying its student population, and so it is imperative that you show how and why you stand out from the thousands of applicants. Emory also seems to care about how much you want to attend the school. They want to see your passion and determination. And so, be sure to convey this message well in your essays. I say this because many students that were wait listed at Emory were finally admitted because they sent in letters saying how much they want to go to Emory. If you show that you are qualified and that you really want to attend Emory, there is probably nothing that will stand between you and your acceptance letter.
Great for these types of students
Emory is a good school for you if you are someone that likes to have fun, but doesn't forget the importance of academics. Academics is always the top priority for Emory students, but they also know how to let loose when necessary. And so, characteristics such as motivation and self-control are necessary for success at this school. However, with that being said, because Emory offers such a diverse student population, it is very easy for students of all personalities to fit into a specific crowd. Also, don't be under the impression that Emory will have a southern atmosphere and be dominated by students with southern accents just because of its location. There are students from all across the nation at Emory and I have yet to encounter someone that actually has a southern accent.
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Molly from Woodland Hills, CA

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Am learning a lot
At Emory, professors truly seem to care about their students' academic success. They make time to meet with students to discuss everything from ways to prepare for graduate school to confusing topics covered in the classroom. Emory tries to keep its class sizes small to maximize learning. Also, with classes ranging from Art & Architecture of Ancient Rome to Personality Theories, students have the chance to explore a variety of interests.
Am enjoying being here
There is never a shortage of activities at Emory. In fact, during orientation freshman will attend an event which publicizes all clubs available at Emory. If for some reason none of the hundreds of clubs sound appealing, you can create your own. Every student has the chance to make the Emory experience fun in his or her own way. Also, because Emory provides several free transportation options to local malls, sporting events, and concert venues, students are able to explore Atlanta in addition to enjoying their time on campus.
Bang for the buck
College is expensive and Emory is no exception. Emory is well worth the high cost of tuition. From academics to athletics to amazing extracurricular opportunities, there are so many ways students can find success at Emory. College is a place to grow and Emory is certainly a place where academic and personal growth is possible. In addition, employers will most likely look favorably upon your ability to graduate with a degree from Emory.
Tips for prospective students
If possible, try to visit Emory before you apply. It shows that you are serious about attending Emory and that you have a deep interest in the school. Also, try talking to faculty members and current students to get a better sense of what it is like to be a part of the Emory community.
Great for these types of students
Emory attracts a very diverse student population. All Emory students do, however, have some characteristics in common. First of all, to attend Emory you must be a very motivated student. You must be willing to work hard to achieve your goals whether those goals are being accepted to medical school or becoming captain of the varsity tennis team. Secondly, Emory students should be open-minded. Many people have misconceptions about going to school in the south if they are not from there. Don't discount Emory just because it's in Georgia. Atlanta is a great city and Emory is filled with students from all over the world. Also, because Emory has such an array of opportunities, it is important for students to keep an open mind and to take advantage of the resources available at the university.
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gabrielle from lawrenceville, ga

a past student here
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In three sentences
emory is very challenging for students of all majors, especially for pre-med and pre-business students. it has a beautiful campus and there are several research opportunities and opportunities to connect with faculty. however, while the campus is diverse, the various racial groups on campus are very segregated and there is not much mingling between greeks and non-greeks.
Tips for prospective students
spend more time studying then you do partying. do not spread yourself too thin with extracurriculars. remember that you are in college for academics, and socializing second. also do not get too distracted with all the activities and events going on campus; get the free food and leave so you can get back to studying.
Academic Rigor
i was a neuroscience major and pre-med, and academics at emory were definitely challenging. take as many classes outside of your major as possible to gain a well rounded education. there are some professors in the *ahem* chemistry department who try to purposefully fail students with the difficulty of their exams. if you're interested in taking the pre-med track, i highly suggest you take ap chem, ap physics, and ap biology and do well in these courses (get a 5) or you will find emory to be very challenging. also, spend 3/4 of your weekends at the library and party once a month if you really want to be successful. trust me. if you're not pre-med or pre-business, emory will be a breeze! :)
Dorm Life
it is inevitable you will live with someone who is dirtier and messier than you (or perhaps you'll be that person to someone else). it can get noisy but hopefully you have a resident advisor who actually reinforces quiet hours (unlike the m.i.a. resident advisor i had freshman year). the study lounges are a trap and look nice and studious, but everyone eventually ends up distracting each other. just haul your butt to the library, find a quiet cubicle in the stacks, turn off your phone and don't leave until you're finished studying. i don't know anyone who wasn't able to get housing, but juniors and seniors usually live off campus because it is cheaper and i highly recommend you move off campus as soon as possible to save money, but freshmen and sophomores have to live on campus.
Food and Dining
emory dining definitely improved over the 4 years that i was there. you can either buy food through meal plans or put money on your emory card (dooley dollars) or buy food with cash/debit/credit. they have all types of cuisine from vietnamese, chinese and mexican food to burgers and fries, salad and pasta bars, smoothie and coffee shops and the duc (the cafeteria) has vegan and gluten free options.
What to do for fun
frat row is the place to party freshmen year (unless a frat has been suspended or kicked off for hazing). wonderful wednesday is a great way to see all the different organizations on campus and to socialize with friends between classes. there is a spring and fall concert every year.
Bang for the buck
i graduated with a degree in neuroscience and behavioral biology, and i thought it would be easy to get a good paying job after college, but bachelor's of science degrees are literally bs! the only way to get a decent job is to keep going to school and get a master's or doctorate (md, phd) degree, which is what most students end up doing. but in the long run, i have found that having "emory" on my resume will really take you places.
Great for these types of students
students who want a challenge and who are open-minded and ambitious.
Clubs and Activities
i was in zuri african dance troupe, african students association, black student alliance, a h.u.e.s. mentor (mentor to pre-med freshman), atlanta asylum network, s.i.r.e. research partners program, alternative fall break volunteer trip, italian club, ngambika, and executive round table
Greek Life
i was not greek, but in general there seems to be a divide between greeks and non-greeks, but it is a small divide.
Campus Safety
safe ride is a transportation system you can call 10-15 minutes before you want to leave a location and they will transport you anywhere on campus. sometimes they take forever to come get you and the drivers can be rude, but they have improved over the years.
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a current student here
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In three sentences
Placed neatly just outside of Midtown Atlanta, Emory is home to some of the brightest minds in the US. It has a large, beautiful campus with modern facilities conducive to getting the best out of the liberal education. Emory is the perfect place for students who appreciate learning and don't mind a challenge.
Tips for prospective students
Prepare yourself. College is a big change from home-life, and Emory demands no less than the best from it's students. But you'll come to find that the help you can receive will push you to succeed.
Academic Rigor
Unless you're an Honor-roll, AP/IB kind of student, Emory may prove a challenge in terms of academia. With drastically different teaching styles, being flexible to the classes and being able to get the hang of things quickly will prove fruitful for you. That being said, there's no reason a C student can't succeed here, a little effort will get you a long way.
Dorm Life
Emory dorms are fairly up-to-date, so there's no qualms with dorm living. First and second years take up the dorms that are on the campus, while Juniors and Seniors usually live in the apartment style Clairmont Campus or off-campus. Usually a bit pricey, so students may want to look into off-campus housing.
Food and Dining
With the recent transition in food providers to Bon Apetit (from Sodexo), it's going to prove a different experience. But it's likely to be better than before. The DUC offers a pretty good variety in selection so there's usually something you'll want. Cox hall has a few chain restaurants. Being on a diverse campus also means that you'll get a taste of something new, and there's always options for those with a restricted diet.
What to do for fun
Naturally, with Atlanta being so close, there's a lot to do. Students new to Atlanta may get some fun out of our sports teams (including the new Soccer team, United), and tourist destinations like the Georgia Aquarium, Coke Museum, CNN Center, and Centennial Park. The High Museum has College Night Out very often, inviting local students to come for a night of art and mingling. Throw in a vibrant night life and more hidden treasures than you can shake a stick at, there's always something to do. Aside from destinations, Emory itself has a huge selection of clubs and activities to join.
Bang for the buck
While an incredible institution with many ties, Emory is VERY expensive. Do not be surprised if you need to take out a loan along with your scholarships. But an Emory Degree will take you far.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Alongside the official mascot of Emory, we have a skeleton named Dooley who represents the spirit of Emory and its students. In a week-long event aptly named Dooley's Week (akin to Spirit Week) events are held around campus. If you're lucky, Dooley may show up to your class and ask the professor a riddle. If you teacher fails to solve it, Dooley lets your class out!
Great for these types of students
Interested in Education. You must want to learn if you come to Emory. Fantastic for those with a goal in mind, but perfect for those who are still trying to figure things out.
Clubs and Activities
Emory places a large bearing on Student-organized activities. Thusly, there are many to choose from. Academic clubs, Music Groups, and Sports Teams are all well-varied and open for people interested. There's likely to be a group for your interest when you get here. And if there isn't, Emory would love to see you start it.
Greek Life
Fading in recent years, the Greek Life still has a small presence on campus. Recent suspensions have caused Eagle Row (the line of fraternity and sorority houses) to not see the activity it had seen before. They're an option for students really interested in Greek Life, but don't come here if that's what you're looking for.
Campus Safety
Emory is getting much better in terms of safety. With police call boxes placed around campus and a night-time shuttle system, there are safe ways to get around should you feel vulnerable.
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Monique from Columbus, GA

a past student here
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Emory University has a variety of resources available for students-- great interning opportunities as well as opportunities to work with amazing scientific researchers in a variety of fields. Starting out in my college career, I did question the administrative staff of Emory and if they had the students' best interests at heart but over time, Emory has grown more receptive to the needs of their students and challenges itself in racial, environmental, and gender-based issues. Overall, Emory has served me well in growing as a person and becoming more knowledgeable about the issues facing my generation.
Tips for prospective students
Any prospective student should just dive in and go for it. Emory does a great job in getting first-years acclimated to the Emory campus with nearly a weeklong of orientation and on top of that, a semester-long orientation class to know the ends and outs. There is a large student activities fair held at the beginning of the semester, and I suggest everyone attend this event and try out several things to find out what fits best with you. If you're going in to medicine or research, Emory has great volunteer opportunities within the hospital and clinic (which is right on campus) and plenty of labs looking for freshman lab assistants. Get plugged in early and allow your interests to pique and fully blossom!
Academic Rigor
Many classes, especially pre-med/pre-health classes, are quite challenging. I also hear that some of the business school classes can be pretty difficult. But like with anything, if you spend enough time studying, you'll get by just fine. It is easy to get sucked into a vortex of study mode in order to try to stay ahead of the game, but it's important to also find time to relax. Emory offers concerts and fun events to cut the edge off in the stressful atmosphere of a top-tier university.
Dorm Life
Many of the freshman dorms are almost completely new. One is old and historic, Dobbs, which is where I was placed my freshman year but has been updated with new furniture. Dobbs I believe had the best community since the rooms were small and allowed more people to leave their rooms and mingle with dorm-mates. I can't say much for the other dorms since I've only lived in freshman dorms (was an resident advisor my sophomore year and lived off-campus junior and senior year). The upperclassmen dorms are pretty roomie with their own kitchen which is nice but some of them are a little old.
Food and Dining
Food is pretty good. The main cafeteria, the DUC, doesn't always offer the best food but has a solid spread. Cox, the other dining hall, offers a few choices but is over-priced. As a whole, there is a good range of healthy food options but they could do more to add variety in the main dining hall and add more dining options.
What to do for fun
Atlanta is a great city with lots to do, but you DO HAVE TO HAVE A CAR for everywhere you go... The public transit in Atlanta is terrible. But Emory does have free shuttles on some weekends that go to the mall and different areas around Atlanta. There are also constant shuttles going to downtown Atlanta and midtown. There are plenty of great restaurants and cool lounges and clubs to go to. Also, there are plenty of events that Emory hosts on campus such as the fall and spring concerts, Dooley's Ball, Alumni weekend (trust me, everyone can go, even if you're not alum yet), and Midnight Pancake breakfast during finals week.
Bang for the buck
Emory is expensive as h3!! but given all the events put on by Emory and the great opportunities for research and internships, it might not be such a bad trade-off. Also, financial aid is okay and helps (as long as you're middle class or below).
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Dooley's Week is a great tradition in which we honor our unofficial mascot James W. Dooley, who I believe was the first school president (maybe?). Anyone, Dooley comes back to life for one week in the spring semester, dressed in his natural skeleton wardrobe, donning a cane and tophat. He has a posse dressed in all black with sunglasses that follow him and let students out early from classes during Dooley Week. Also there's lot of free food, comedy shows, and the big spring concert during Dooley's Week. That's always fun.
Great for these types of students
For students who like a smaller university in a nice-sized city, any type of major (there's something for everyone), and those who are expressive and stand for something
Clubs and Activities
There's a club and activity for nearly everything. If you don't see what you want, you can make a club for that! There's even a club for quidditch I think (yes, Harry Potter quidditch).
Greek Life
Blegh.... Don't like to deal with it much. Not a big deal I guess, but nearly 50/60% of students are in greek life. Doesn't matter either way if you are or not though.
Campus Safety
Orientation leaders give you the number of the on-campus police during orientation, there are nightly shuttles that go around campus and that you can call any time of the night if you do not feel safe walking back to your dorm.
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William from Oxford, GA

a current student here
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Am learning a lot
I'm actually at the Oxford campus. The learning environment here is conducive to effective teaching. The classes are small enough that the professors take a personal interest in the students' education. Every class I have taken has moved at an appropriate pace for the professors to cover the material and for the students to grasp it. Also, the professors are always willing to help out after class time- through e-mail, office hours, etc.
Am enjoying being here
I would have to say that choosing Oxford College of Emory University was probably the best decision of my life. I catch myself instinctively telling people I'm going home or My friends back home when I talk about the college. I've even said it in conversations with my parents- while in my house! There's a strong sense of community and enough to do to keep you busy and happy.
Bang for the buck
While I love everything about Oxford College, the tuition is a little steep and financial aid can be fun to try to fight out of the college. However, the officers are helpful and want you to come, so they'll try to help with the cost as best as they can.
Tips for prospective students
Come to the campus- You should see what it looks like and get a sense of where it's located.
Do an overnight visit- The thing that cemented my application to Oxford was my overnight visit. You meet real students and see what they really do in their free time and you get a real sense of what living in the dorm will be like.
Shadow a class- Visiting a class will let you see what some professors are like, and usually you'll be able to see how big some of the larger classes are.
Great for these types of students
Students who want a strong sense of community and smaller class sizes. You should be able to make your own fun (the surrounding towns don't offer the same sort of things that typical college towns would) or be willing to commute to downtown Atlanta or the main campus.
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Ellen from PA

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Am learning a lot
The quality of education at Emory is top-notch. The professors are extremely amicable and open-minded to the students' inputs. They encourage you to discuss your opinions and seem interested in what you have to say. The school's liberal arts background also instills a different approach to learning. For instance, in my history class, instead of just learning of the history of western civilization, we discussed the architecture and fine arts that defined certain time eras. Emory professors definitely add a unique twist to learning.
Am enjoying being here
Currently, I am attending Oxford College. Albeit the small size, I actually find Oxford quite entertaining. It's extremely homely and you're able to quickly make friends. There are a myriad of clubs and many ways to get involved. Also, because it is a two year college (before you transfer to main campus), once you are a sophomore, you automatically become the seniors of the school. At first, Oxford may seem a bit boring, but don't be fooled by the peaceful campus; students find many ways to have fun...
Bang for the buck
Emory is pricey, but definitely worth it. You get an amazing education, experience every bit of the college social scene, make great connections, and since Emory is a prestigious institution, you're bound to obtain a job right after college or enter graduate school
Tips for prospective students
I would make sure I visit both the Oxford and Emory campus before deciding which school. Don't quickly dismiss Oxford! Though it is rather small in size, you make close friendships with your classmates and professors. By going to Oxford, you can experience both a small and large campus because you will eventually go to the main campus anyways.
Great for these types of students
Oxford is a diverse school and the people who attend the school are all different. If you enjoy trying new things and experimenting with life, then Oxford is great for you. Students here are motivated to learn and do well in their studies, so the atmosphere is rather competitive, but after classes, they know how to have a good time. If you can balance school and fun, Emory in general is for you.
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Urooj from Spring, TX

a current student here
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Am learning a lot
I'm actually a student at Emory's sister school, Oxford College of Emory. The classes are difficult and require a lot of studying outside of the classroom. You will find that students at Oxford are not only learning, but also learning to apply their knowledge elsewhere.
Am enjoying being here
I absolutely love living here. The campus is beautiful and the people are friendly. Because the campus is so small, I've found that your experience at Oxford will be much more enjoyable if you're an active member in clubs and organizations. It's a great way to keep yourself busy!
Bang for the buck
The classes here are challenging but the cost of tuition is incredibly high. While the academic standards do live up to the cost, it's important to know whether Oxford is in your budget. If not, make sure you're applying for several scholarships and speaking to the Office of Financial Aid on a regular basis. If you're willing to make the effort, Oxford is willing to help you in any way they can!
Tips for prospective students
Start on your applications ahead of time. Focus on portraying your true self through your essays. Remember that the admissions counselors want to know more about your personality, not just your academic ability. Also, visit the campus before you make a decision. It's the only way to know whether a school is a good match for you.
Great for these types of students
Oxford is a wonderful place for students who are serious about their academics. If you are an efficient and hard-working student, you will have no trouble adjusting to the academic life here. There isn't much to do in the area around campus, but if you're willing to take shuttles to Emory you will find fun things to do on weekends. Overall, if you are concerned more about your academic life than your social life, Oxford is the perfect place for you.
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Monique from Columbus, GA

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Emory University is an overall great school with a variety of resources available to students-- numerous clubs covering an array of specific interests, free tutoring in any subject, a career center to help students build their resumes, free professional counseling (if necessary), mentoring offices for majors of study, and tons of activities for the students. With that being said, Emory is currently a top 20 school in the nation so some classes are pretty challenging which can get very stressful. Emory is also a pretty small school with a graduating class of a little over 1,000 so if that's your thing, then do it!
Tips for prospective students
Atlanta can get really hot and muggy in August and September. Freshman orientation is in August and it can get incredibly brutal out there. Dress accordingly. Also, it is a good idea to research majors that interest you beforehand so you'll know which classes you need to take for your major. You don't want to run out of time and not be able to complete your major requirements or general education requirements.
Oh, and always visit the school before you enroll. You need to feel it out and make sure it's the right place for you.
Academic Rigor
Many classes are designed to be particularly challenging, especially core classes for a major. Many of the classes related to science, business, and math are challenging for most people. The humanities and arts are less challenging, but what some people find to be more interesting. There is a good balance of difficult courses and easier-going ones.
Dorm Life
I found the dorm life to be great! It was easy to build up a close community and you tend to become this pseudo-family with other people in your dorm, but I can't speak for everyone. I lived in a great freshman dorm- Dobbs Hall! Some dorms are known to have closer community than others but those that don't have closer community tend to have nicer dorms with cleaner restrooms and better facilities. Again, that's not true for each dorm. Many times, the smaller dorms are the ones with the closer communities. Emory is renovating many of the dorms so there are more nicer-looking ones than shabbier ones. Many of the freshman dorms have community restrooms. Some dorms have suites in which two rooms share a bathroom. All dorms come with a kitchen, laundry room, and at least one (most of the time several) study lounges. There are RAs and SAs on each floor of each dorm. Also, Emory has a tradition of SongFest where each freshman dorm competes for points for Dooley's Bowl by singing and dancing. Many upperclassmen will attend this event to lend their support to the dorm they lived in freshman year.
Food and Dining
All freshman are required to have the same meal plan and it's not that great. The general cafeteria for Emory is not the best I've seen (at least as far as colleges go). The cafeteria has a pizza/pasta station, grill area, wok, sandwich station, vegan station, classic station and dessert. The food is good the first week but gradually gets worse. By mid-semester, I didn't really care for the cafeteria food but it's not terrible. Besides the cafeteria, there is a food court with a few restaurants and an organic-food-to-go eatery in the Rollins School of Health. There is also food places at the Clairmont Campus and inside Woodruff Hall. Overall, not much variety with food but the food isn't too bad. The meal plans can get really expensive though!
What to do for fun
Emory is located in Atlanta, technically. It's actually more located in Decatur, which is a suburb of Atlanta. Atlanta has so many things to do and places to go but the school is about twenty minutes away from downtown Atlanta. There, you can shop, eat, go dancing... pretty much anything. It can get expensive for freshmen in particular because they aren't allowed cars on campus and would have to take a cab. Emory does have concerts throughout the year though, so you won't have to pay anything for that. Previous concerts have had T.I., B.o.B., Kid Cudi, Ben Folds, Big Boi, and (Lupe Fiasco maybe?). There are also comedy performances from time to time on Emory's campus. Last year, we had Jo Koy and Rob Riggle. The school also hosts concerts featuring up-and-coming artists and many fun cultural events.
Bang for the buck
It's a high-priced institution and keeps getting pricier since tuition is being raised for the year 2012-13. Though it is highly expensive, the institution has a huge endowment and if you are in need, Emory will usually give you a grant that covers most or all of the tuition. There is also Emory Scholars program that caters to students who have excelled in a particular area of study. Those students also receive grants. Emory is a little overpriced but they mostly make up for it with all of the on-campus resources they provide.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Emory has Wonderful Wednesdays every Wednesday for students, located in the center of campus. They love to pass out free stuff such as t-shirts, food, drinks, random knick-knacks, what have you. Music is played and it's a great way to start off Hump Day. There is also Dooley's Week which is kind of like a celebration week. There are concerts, tons of food, and tons of giveaways. Oh, forgot to mention our unofficial mascot, Dooley, who is a skeleton. He has a secret service posse and walks with a cane. He is the skeleton of James Dooley who did something very important for the school. There is also Dooley's Bowl for freshman. Best freshman dorm wins Dooley's Bowl.
Great for these types of students
If you are someone who likes warm weather, small campuses, and getting free t-shirts Emory is the place for you. Be warned, a lot of studying is also involved as well as high-priced meal plans.

Also, if you are interested in medical or business, this school is very geared towards these fields. Emory does offer a liberal arts education so students will be well-rounded in all areas of study. Emory also has a very good women's studies program.
Clubs and Activities
There is literally a club and activity for everything. There is varsity and club sport for every sport. If there isn't a club or activity that interests you, you can start your own club. I hear that it's not too difficult.
Greek Life
There are many fraternities and sororities available for students to join.
Campus Safety
Very safe campus. Police patrols campus every night and there are also call boxes all over campus that if you press a button a siren will ring and someone will be able to come and help you. There is also Night Owl, which is a late-night bus for students who don't feel safe walking back to their dorms at night. Students can call in and the bus will take you to your desired location.
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