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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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This school does have a lot of resourcesSuper Brilliant
This school does have a lot of resources and the faculty are there to help you succeed and have a brighter future. My rant will begin with the administration of the college. They are out to suck every last penny out of you. From day one, the financial aide office will treat you like a disease that they are trying to cure. You call in and get a we are working on it. Graduation paperwork is a nightmare to accomplish. Also the prehealth office, which many of the tour guides will have you believe is the best in the country, is also out to get your money. They are slow and unresponsive most of the time, and will not actually help you get into medical schools. They are actually just there to discourage students with lower grades to not apply. Finally, they got rid of Chick fil a and Dunkin Donuts on campus. It isn't like they replaced it with healthier options, just more expensive options.
4th Year Male -- Class 2016
Collaboration/Competitive: A+, Useful Schoolwork: C+
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