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Best thing is class sizes and faculty. I'd either move emory a little closer into atlanta, or let freshman have cars on campus. I think the size of the school is just right. I spend most of my time either in my room or the fraternity house. There is no school pride most likely because there is no football team.
The best thing about Emory is the plethora of activities and opportunities available for people to do; the problem is that most people don't take advantage of most of them. If I had to change something, I would do something to push people out of their comfort zones and get to know people they normally would not/do not talk to because I think that hearing different perspectives on anything really helps a person grow. I feel that Emory is just right. It is the perfect combination because I always have a class where I know at least two people, and there are always people who I do not know. When I tell people to go to Emory, they say, "Where's that?" I hate that Emory has everything (undergrad, med school, public health school, law school, and B school) that's ranked in the top 25, yet no one knows about Emory! It really bothers me that when I go home, people think highly of the Vanderbilt students when I know Emory is ranked higher but no one knows that, and I'm not the type to boast about it. Most of my time on campus would be in my dorm or at the Woodpec. What college town? Nothing is close by and everything is way too overpriced because everyone thinks Emory is full of rich people. Emory's administration is actually pretty well run and also very understanding and helpful in all types of situations. I have had plenty of instances in which I have had to talk to a lot of different people to get something straightened out. They've always been very helpful and understanding in all my situations. Last I can remember is David Horowitz coming to speak... I think it's split in the middle. Half are very Emory Pride while the other half are just disheartened because no one else knows about Emory, and we aren't really known for any sports (other than D3 Tennis). The squirrels are crazy and not afraid of people and do the goofiest things. Positive- Wonderful Wednesdays; Negative- being sexually assaulted People not mixing with each other.
I love the size of emory. i feel that for me it is the perfect environment. Students here work hard and play hard. We know when it is time to study and how to reward our studying with great social activities. I spend most of my time on campus outside, enjoying the atlanta weather with my friends. I think that although a lot of emory students have pride for our school, school spirit at athletic events must be enhanced. I think that the campus community on emory is very unusual. I think that there is a strong connection and great campus community that is hard to find at other universities. Frequent complaints that I hear from freshman is that the food is not great. There should be more meal options for freshman and upperclass students. The DUC is repetitive and unappetizing.
Emory is a very prestigous school. Academics are important to all students. The school is a perfect size. You don't know everyone when you walk around campus, but you definitily see familiar faces. Because there aren't big time sports teams, emory's school pride is not exactly as high as at some other schools. The school really takes care of its students.
The best things about Emory are its diversity and connections. I'm not going to lie. Students get to meet a lot of people who own businesses and corporations and write Oscar-nominated screenplays and publish books and I for one appreciate it. There are a lot of different kinds of people on campus which tends to make like a bit more interesting. Various races, ethnicities, religions, etc. are present on campus and you can learn a lot by simply going to lunch. Not that all discussion is deep and philosophical, just that there is the possibility of it all the time. I love the size of the school, it's just right for me. People react really well when I tell them I go to Emory. They're usuall impressed. It sucks that we don't have a football team, but I got over it a while ago.
I believe that the best thing about Emory is the professors. Aside from being very smart and intelligent, they are very friendly. They are always available for office hours and/or by appointment if you are having difficulties in class. Also, Health Services is very good at this school. The doctors are always availableand if you really sick, they always accept walk-ins. I think my school size is just right. I know most of the people here, and most of them know me. What is so amazing about everything is despite its small size, you still meet people every time you go out and such. When I tell people about Emory, I always get a positive reaction from them. Emory has a great reputation, and I feel really proud telling people I go here. Most of my time on campus I spend it in the library. Obviously i go there to study, but sometimes, especially during finals, you ran into everybody at the school. Most people say the library is like another Maggies, our famous bar. The only thing that I would change about Emory is its pride. People don't usually attend school events or sports games, so school pride is not a big thing here. I think its because we don't have a football team.
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