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Please be aware that the majority of theBrightPsychology
Please be aware that the majority of the student body (especially in the sorority/fraternity world) are from very wealthy areas of the northeast - the student wealth at this school is astronomical and can make it difficult if you come from a middle class background vs. an upperclass background. Students wear EXPENSIVE clothes and accessories and can often be very rude and judgmental if you are not in that league. I would strongly encourage the university to consider diversity of location as a stronger factor when accepting applicants.
4th Year Female -- Class 2012
Individual Value: A, Education Quality: C
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Emory puts a huge emphasis on its businessQuite BrightPolitical Science
Emory puts a huge emphasis on its business and premed programs. Having a major other than those puts you in the minority of the student population, and you meet way fewer people with similar interests. The social life is horrendous. There is one off campus bar (good for freshmen because it's very lenient on ID) and frat parties every weekend, but those frat parties consist of 98% freshmen and are NOT enjoyable compared to parties at other universities. There are some people (especially very studious premed kids) who love it but there is an overall very negative feel to the school and countless kids are visibly unhappy. Emory considers itself to be competitive with Wash U/Vandy, but those schools would disagree. Clear backup for people who got rejected from Ivies/Wash U/Vandy/Duke.
1st Year Female -- Class 1920
Perceived Campus Safety: A+, Surrounding City: F
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I'm a rising senior in the business schoolBrightBusiness - Management and Administration
I'm a rising senior in the business school (Goizueta) concentrating in finance, and looking forward to moving on from Emory. I have found my time here to be difficult, albeit not necessarily the fault of the university. I am from the Northeast and sometimes wish I had chosen a school closer to home (Boston area). I'm receiving about $35,000 in grants to attend, but it's still very expensive. I don't have money to fly home for Thanksgiving break or Spring break, and I know others who struggle with the cost as well.

Emory's reputation has opened some doors for me, but I think I could have found similar opportunities closer to home and for lower cost. Some other gripes: I find the advising system to be frustrating and school spirit is somewhat lacking as others have mentioned.

3rd Year Male -- Class 2017
Education Quality: A-, Campus Maintenance: D
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