Pros:decent academic program, decent location, decent campus
Cons:lacks identity, nothing special here
The Bottom Line: Go if you have money and are rejected from other top-tier schools.
I live about 15 miles from Emory University and have visited frequently.
1. Faculty = The university has been successful at recruiting top-notch professors with Coca-cola money as well as low cost of living in Atlanta. However, I would say that its faculty is neither spectacular nor mediocre.
2. Academic = It's very pre-professional meaning that competition can be quite fierce. Emory has an undergrad Business program at Goizueta Buisiness School, which one can enroll in his junior year. Emory doesn't seem to have any particularly strong academic field. However, it provides a good range of liberal arts education. Pre-med and pre-law programs are pretty good, too. The university tries to grow its undergrad education(at least that's what they are saying).
3. Reputation = Not much reputaion in the nation. It's getting its reputaion earned by using Coke's huge endowment combined with other endowments from various companies in Atlanta. I doubt that one would have any strong alumni connection. Students seem to be confined within Atlanta or Southeast area of the country after the graduation.
4. Students = Many students from East coast. Not much minority population. Somewhat preppy. Not much school spirit. No major sports teams. Not very stellar.
5. Financial Aid = Horrible. Emory usually offers the worst financial aid (where is the money from Coke?). However, Emory has merit-scholarships.
6. Admission = pretty easy(given that you have A average + 1300+ SAT) offers Early Decision I, Early Decision II, Regular Decision. Key=show your interest by visiting them, mailing them. If you apply for merit-scholarship, you could be accepted early regardless of winning the scholarship. It's non-binding.
7. Location = It's in a weird place.(not in the city, not in the suburban) Awful traffic, not easy to get around, not much to do in radius of 10 miles of the campus. Atlanta is spreaded out and very boring. You lose so much time getting to different places. There is only one or two sections of the city that is worth going to.
8. Conclusion = Although its ranking in U.S. News skyrocketted due to huge endowments(money solves most of the problem eh?), it still remains as an ok school.
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