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Emory puts a huge emphasis on its businessQuite Bright
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 schoolBright
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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Social life is nonexistent.
1st Year Female -- Class 2018
Campus Aesthetics: A-, Innovation: F
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