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Emory University


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Letisha
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Do not be afraid of failing courses or of classes being too challenging. Instead, focus on putting forth the time to be your ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Do not be afraid of failing courses or of classes being too challenging. Instead, focus on putting forth the time to be your very best. The brain is like a muscle; the more that you work it, the stronger it gets. Intelligence is not a fixed ability; you can excel at whatever you desire. Pursue research opportunities that Emory has to offer.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Students will disappointed at Emory University's Oxford College campus if they want a large school feel with a huge sports culture. Students should also not attend Oxford if they desire to attend school in a major city. Despite being 30 minutes from Atlanta, Oxford has a very rural feel.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

I loved the intimate community of Emory University's Oxford College campus. Professors were very helpful and had the ability to provide personal assistance because of the small class sizes. The liberal arts curriculum exposed me to a variety of fields. This has been of benefit now that I have decided to change careers. Some of the core classes that I would have otherwise not taken were required for graduate school. Also, Oxford has awesome service-learning & leadership opportunities for undergraduates.

Nury
What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

If I could pinpoint anything that upsets me about my school it would be the lack of diversity on campus. In the real world, y...

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

If I could pinpoint anything that upsets me about my school it would be the lack of diversity on campus. In the real world, you are surrounded by a variety of cultures and languages. In order to be successful in the real world, I feel you must immerse yourself in a diverse setting rather than isolate yourself in a bubble consisting of people sharing the same language and culture. On the bright side, Emory has increased its number of minority groups in recent years, accepting a larger portion of Hispanic/Latino, African American, and Asian/Pacific Islander students.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Emory caters to individuals concerned with improving the community through acts of community service and a rigorous higher education. Students not interested in trying to empower the world and its individuals should not attend this school. People not prepared for an arduous workload in courses should also refrain from applying to this four year accredited university.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The transition to college is crucial to becoming a full-fledged college student and if not done well, it could affect your first year college experience as well as your future career. As a graduated high school senior, I felt like I could conquer the world and assimilate to college life easily, especially because I was going to school in-state and my parents as well as many high school friends were relatively close. I was completely wrong to think my life would not change dramatically so the most important piece of advice I could give is to not only expect everything to change, but also to let go of your old life. As a college student, you'll have different teachers, friends, and a different living space. As this is accepted, the transition to college life becomes so much easier. However, stay true to yourself, meaning do not trade your values and morals for anything, which can be tempting when you see yourself alone. The truth is, the other first year students are as scared as you and chances are, you will find a group that share the same interests as you. Obstacles are better tackled as a team.

Justin
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Emory is a successful business that produces brilliant, young minds for the world to consume.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Emory is a successful business that produces brilliant, young minds for the world to consume.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell past Justin to realize the role of money and the practical nature of money that defy his idealistic aspirations. Private universities are a business, and like all businesses they want to make as much profit as possible. So don't succumb to the temptations of forgetting just how much of a sacrifice his parents are making for the sake of their son. I would also tell him to enjoy the college experience but to never for one second put faith in it. College should not be the greatest period of his life. It should simply be a brief moment of transition towards discovering more about who he is until he discovers his passions and pursues them for the rest of his life.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The distgustingly large endowment it has and its relatively miniscule allocation of that endowment towards academic funding.

Tichelle
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are independent, determined, culturally sensitive individuals that aim to make a difference in the world using ...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are independent, determined, culturally sensitive individuals that aim to make a difference in the world using their educational background and life experiences.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

College will be nothing you dreamed of, but more than you ever expected. I know you have excelled in high school and expect the same at Emory University, but understand there will be some challenges along the way. While your grandmother, aunt, and mom may encounter complications with kidney and heart failure during college, do not be ashamed to seek counseling and persevere so that you continue to excel academically and strive towards becoming a cardiologist that helps prevent and manage heart failure. Also, realize your high school education was not the same as your new peers who may be more academically prepared than your background allowed. You must be dedicated and unashamed to seek tutoring to eliminate the educational gap between you and your peers. However, while college may have challenges and not be as glamorous as MTV movies portray, it will be a time for you to grow, learn, and laugh. Four years will produce an independent, productive young woman who, despite educational disadvantages, consistently makes the Dean’s list, leads community initiatives, and produces research worthy of publication. College will provide you with a lifetime of friends, opportunities, and positive generational changes within your family and others.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about my school is its location relative to the city of Atlanta. This makes it hard for students without cars and money for taxis to explore the city of Atlanta.

Jennifer
What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I had looked through all the programs and extracurricular activities they offered, so I would be able to try ones that...

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I had looked through all the programs and extracurricular activities they offered, so I would be able to try ones that I liked right off the bat.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself that I should plan ahead and be more proactive about my career path. Choosing not to care because the future scared me only made me have to go to a college that I disliked. I would tell myself that the choices that I made right now would affect me in the future. I would tell myself that it's okay to feel scared and anxious about the future and that it's okay to talk it out with people. It won't make me less of a person if I showed these more vulnerable sides of myself with other people, it will only make me stronger.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

This is a very diversified and friendly school with many intellectuals.

Tom
What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

I tell them about the excellent business program. At number 5, the Undergraduate business program at Goizueta Business Schoo...

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

I tell them about the excellent business program. At number 5, the Undergraduate business program at Goizueta Business School is effieicent, and offers a very structured and practical course.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Do not walk with your head elevated, suspended over a crowd of those you consider lesser than you. Drop your hubris at home and make it a habit to engage with everyone who is a part of the student body, no matter his or her grade level. Having cordial social skills is a requisite to success in university, and if you enter university with your nose in the air and the conviction that you're at the top of the food chain, you will never be a desired member of any student society, lecture or discussion class. Learn to have faith in the qualifications of your teachers; do not get stuck in the mindset that teachers are merely supplements to textbooks, or that more information can be gleaned by reading a paragraph than having a discussion with your teacher. The lecturers at university are there because they have a professed interest in their field, so go to their office during contact hours and engage them in a discussion after class. Admittedly, not all lecturers will connect with the subject that they’re teaching, but regardless, do not make textbooks your sole source of information: seek out knowledge from your professors.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Emory is a place for anybody. Whether you're shy or gregarious, you can find your niche at Emory.

Deidre
What kind of person should attend this school?

The kind of person who should attend this school is is driven to learn more and interact with people of diverse backgrounds. ...

What kind of person should attend this school?

The kind of person who should attend this school is is driven to learn more and interact with people of diverse backgrounds. Emory University is known to be academically challenging but rewarding in the knowledge you receive. One thing I love about this school is the ability to interact and make friends with fellow students from all over the country and world, which allows me a diverse worldview into different cultures, practices etc. On top of that, the campus promotes diversity through different religious and ethnic clubs as well as dixtinct performances showcasing many cultures that come together on campus.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself to not be so stressed out and to enjoy college life. I would have told myself that the friends I will make, things I experience and things I learned will be amazing. I really cant see myself anywhere else!

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Sometimes the workload can be frustrating. It really depends on what courses/career path you are pursuing. For someone who is pre med, I have a demanding schedule in the sciences. However, I really feel that after the initial frustration, I have learned a lot to make all the stress worthwhile.

Talia
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

First and foremost I would tell myself how wonderful I was doing and that none of my work was in vain. My genuine interest in...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

First and foremost I would tell myself how wonderful I was doing and that none of my work was in vain. My genuine interest in the subjects being taught and the extra work I put into classes all had benefits, even if I could not foresee them at the time. For example, my experience with human anatomy classes had me more prepared for my psychobiology course as a freshman undergraduate than other students in the class. Now, I know my struggles in highschool not only revolved around assignments and tests, but also people. I learned immense patience in the presence of biggotry and hate. I learned kindness and calmness in the face of aggression. I learned independence and self-confidence in the midst of a crowd of teenagers, all trying to figure out who they are. I learned value. All of these things have benefited me tremendously at college; have gotten me through the most stressful weeks with ease—I assure you, final's week is no joke—, have given me a positive mindset in an environment full of negativty, and have given me confidence in the face of doubt.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Emory is an excellent setting for leaders. There are always leadership opportunities available on campus. If you don't consider yourself a leader but still aim to contribute to the community, there are several volunteer events available on campus and throughout the community. As for workload, you have to be ready to deliver on your part. Teachers have very high expectations here which students have an obligation to meet or even surpass.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

While I didn't personally find any surprises at school, many of my friends here did have the intial idea that they would be able to go into Atlanta city and explore and check things while at school, but in reality they rarely had time. There's a rich environment around the school, but there are a lot of things happeing in school that will keep you very busy. You must organize your time wisely if you have an intention of often leaving campus.

Hollie
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back in time and give college advice to myself, I would tell myself to look at all of the career options out th...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back in time and give college advice to myself, I would tell myself to look at all of the career options out there and to not rush the decision. When I first decided to go back to school in 1998, I chose a major that I believed would get me a job in any office. Looking back, I don't want to say that I was wrong, but I think I should have looked at different options before making that decision. Now that I am older (and hopefully wiser), I have decided to go back and get into the medical field. My goal is to become a surgical tech at a hospital. Originally, I was looking at becoming a radiology tech, but after volunteering at a hospital and learning about other jobs, I was able to job shadow and figure out what exactly what I want to do with the rest of my life. I believe that I will be happy with this decision.

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