As a school without football, some arrive at Emory worried there will be no community. And it’s true there is no passionate football community. Instead, school pride comes from academics, music, volunteer experiences, sports, a sense of diversity, etc. It feels like everyone at Emory is passionate about something- whether it is their chemistry research or volunteering with children with disabilities or their acapella group. The students are friendly and welcoming, and you can just strike up a conversation with them about how they are making an impact in the world. Also, the school is very diverse and proud of that. Everything from identity spaces to career events for underrepresented groups to events showcasing international cultures, it’s an accepting place. Further, there are a variety of academic resources and technology with really knowledgeable and passionate professors. Academics can be intense and at a high level, and it’s expected that students will devote considerable time to their studies. However, your life is not just your courses- you can still have a social life and be involved in extracurriculars.View more
Very small class size so the prof can pay attention to every student. Very nice weather in Atlanta and great opportunities. The classes are well-designed. You can find very practical stuff in lectures. However, not very good public transportation. The school shuttle covers areas around the campus but not to downtown.View more
Emory is extremely welcoming and especially in the first year has a lot of inclusive activities in which the majority of the student population participates in yo really make yourself feel at home in college. It’s extremely easy to make friends and find your own group because of how involved the residence halls are in different events.
As for academics, the science courses are extremely informative and help prepare for any post-college professional study and you have plenty of opportunities to join research labs as undergraduate students with professors who are quite talented.
A drawback to the thorough science courses is the difficulty level which is usually quite high no matter the subject and also frequently graded without any curves.
Apart from that, the experience overall at the college has been really enjoyable and inclusive.View more
Emory is one of those rare schools that balances academic excellence with social and personal opportunities for growth. Professors are dedicated to student learning, the administration is accepting and inclusive, and students are active in clubs and activities outside of the classroom. Emory is a genuinely happy place to be. Of course, there are moments of stress (particularly during midterms and final exams) but unlike most other T20 universities, Emory prioritizes well-being.
Emory’s distinct campus feel contrasts nicely with the opportunities of living in a big city like Atlanta. Many students will stay on campus during the week and weekends, but by no means are social activities only available on campus. Emory students have a nice “work hard, play hard” mentality – they are smart but know how to have fun.
There are plenty of faults with Emory, just as there are other universities. Its student consoling and health services could be improved, merit scholarships and financial aid expanded (there is also a lack of economic diversity as a result), and relationships with the surrounding Atlanta communities remedied. But as a whole, Emory is a lovely place to be – and is far too undervalued in conversations about T20 universities.View more
Great university with extremely supportive networks. Professors are accessible and willing to help students. You can meet people from every corner around the world and they’re cool. You can definitely find your people here.View more