- Class: Sophomore
- Major: Creative Writing
- Gender: F
- High School: Mount Zion High School
- Transfer Student: N
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.
Yes, professors do know your name. Class sizes are generally small enough for that to happen and I like that. My favorite classes have been my Creative Writing classes because the creative atmosphere is awesome. Ideas are bounced back and forth in a really uplifting way and I like that. Students study a lot. We have to and there's really no other way to say it. Yes, Emory students do have intellectual conversations outside of class and I love participating in them because it usually makes me feel very academic and collegiate. I feel an Emory education can be tailored towards whether or not the student is interested in getting a job or learning for its own sake. The general education requirements force you to take classes outside of your discipline and there's no reason for you to be there other than to learn and I like that. Taking classes for fun is encouraged and a lot of students come in with enough AP credit that they can do that.
I don't think any kind of student would feel out of place at Emory unless it's a student who doesn't want to study or do any work. Even those can do so, just with obvious repercussions. Students don't dress up an awful lot to go to class. You'll see the occassional girl who's obviously trying to impress some guy and the people who have some type of interview or professional engagement, but I never get the impression that people are dressing in ways that they wouldn't dress if they were somewhere else. Different types of students interact on a regular basis because being part of different university activities requires it. Students are more politically aware than they are active but there are those that campaign fiercely for their candidate.
The Best Things
almost everything else
The Worst Things
tuition is expensive