Emory University Top Questions

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

Christina

There are a lot of stereotypes, mainly about snobby spoiled rich kids from NYC who come here, in addition to the Ivy League rejects. Yes, you can see a lot of people with Ivy League sweatshirts, but also Emory ones too. A lot of Emory kids end up going to Ivy League grad schools, which I personally find better anyway because college is supposed to be as much fun as possible and the Ivy League is stressful. Emory is a private school so obviously there are rich kids around, and so you bet you will encounter rich kids if you attend any private school. Emory is very diverse and there are a lot of Greeks, but mostly everyone is academically driven. People usually stick to their own, but everyone is generally very nice. There are a lot of Koreans from Korea and Jews from Long Island but they tend to stick to themselves. A LOT of Pre-Professional students (med, law, business, health). There are others too, and there are independents as well. There are a handful of preppy kids, but again, tend to stick to themselves. The best stereotype of Emory I would say would be the nerd who likes to party. Honestly, I don't even think this is bad at all! Everyone at Emory is pretty well rounded and likes to have fun both in and out of the classroom ! Geeks and Greeks!

Christina

There are a lot of stereotypes, mainly about snobby spoiled rich kids from NYC who come here, in addition to the Ivy League rejects. Yes, you can see a lot of people with Ivy League sweatshirts, but also Emory ones too. A lot of Emory kids end up going to Ivy League grad schools, which I personally find better anyway because college is supposed to be as much fun as possible and the Ivy League is stressful. Emory is a private school so obviously there are rich kids around, and so you bet you will encounter rich kids if you attend any private school. Emory is very diverse and there are a lot of Greeks, but mostly everyone is academically driven. People usually stick to their own, but everyone is generally very nice. There are a lot of Koreans from Korea and Jews from Long Island but they tend to stick to themselves. A LOT of Pre-Professional students (med, law, business, health). There are others too, and there are independents as well. There are a handful of preppy kids, but again, tend to stick to themselves. The best stereotype of Emory I would say would be the nerd who likes to party. Honestly, I don't even think this is bad at all! Everyone at Emory is pretty well rounded and likes to have fun both in and out of the classroom !

Christina

There are a lot of stereotypes, mainly about snobby spoiled rich kids from NYC who come here, in addition to the Ivy League dropouts. Yes, you can see a lot of people with Ivy League sweatshirts, but also Emory ones too. A lot of Emory kids end up going to Ivy League grad schools, which I personally find better anyway because college is supposed to be as much fun as possible and the Ivy League is stressful. Emory is a private school so obviously there are rich kids around, and so you bet you will encounter rich kids if you attend any private school. Emory is very diverse and there are a lot of Greeks, but mostly everyone is academically driven. People usually stick to their own, but everyone is generally very nice. There are a lot of Koreans from Korea and Jews from Long Island but they tend to stick to themselves. A LOT of Pre-Professional students (med, law, business, health). There are others too, and there are independents as well. There are a handful of preppy kids, but again, tend to stick to themselves. The best stereotype of Emory I would say would be the nerd who likes to party. Honestly, I don't even think this is bad at all! Everyone at Emory is pretty well rounded and likes to have fun both in and out of the classroom !

Christina

Emory is very diverse and there are a lot of Greeks. People usually stick to their own, but everyone is generally very nice. There are definitely some snobby and stuck up people, but you honestly can get that anywhere. Emory is a Private school so majority of the student population has money. There are a lot of Koreans from Korea and Jews from Long Island but they tend to stick to themselves. A LOT of Pre-Professional students (med, law, business, health). There are others too, and there are independents as well. There are a handful of preppy kids, but again, tend to stick to themselves. The stereotype I would say would be the nerd who likes to party. Honestly, I don't even think this is bad at all! Everyone at Emory is pretty well rounded and likes to have fun both in and out of the classroom !

Christina

Emory is very diverse and there are a lot of Greeks. People usually stick to their own, but everyone is generally very nice. There are a lot of Koreans from Korea and Jews from Long Island but they tend to stick to themselves. A LOT of Pre-Professional students (med, law, business, health). There are others too, and there are independents as well. There are a handful of preppy kids, but again, tend to stick to themselves. The stereotype I would say would be the nerd who likes to party. Honestly, I don't even think this is bad at all! Everyone at Emory is pretty well rounded and likes to have fun both in and out of the classroom !

Christina

Yes. Emory is very diverse and there are a lot of Greeks. However, it isn't the end all be all. People usually stick to their own, but everyone is generally very nice. There are a lot of Koreans from Korea and Jews from Long Island but they tend to stick to themselves. A LOT of Pre-Professional students (med, law, business, health). There are others too, and there are independents as well. There are a handful of preppy kids, but again, tend to stick to themselves. The stereotype I would say would be the nerd who likes to party. Honestly, I don't even think this is bad at all! Everyone at Emory is pretty well rounded and likes to have fun both in and out of the classroom !

Christina

Yes. Emory is very diverse and there are a lot of Greeks. However, it isn't the end all be all. People usually stick to their own, but everyone is generally very nice. There are a lot of Koreans from Korea and Jews from Long Island but they tend to stick to themselves. A LOT of Pre-Professional students (med, law, business, health). There are others too, and there are independents as well. There are a handful of preppy kids, but again, tend to stick to themselves. The stereotype I would say would be the nerd who likes to party. Honestly, I don't even think this is bad at all! Everyone at Emory is pretty well rounded and likes to have fun both in and out of the classroom !

Daniel

Somewhat. The Northeast does make up a large amount of undergrads, especially from the Long Island area, but Georgia, California and Texas are all represented as well, and there are many students from all over the country. When a school is as expensive as Emory is, there are bound to be many people from upper-class families, but the university does a very good job with financial aid, so many kids are able to come from less affluent backgrounds. As far as the ivy league stereotype, most people I've met at Emory didn't apply to any of the ivies. The most commonly overlapping schools are WashU, Tulane, Vanderbilt, Northwestern and Duke - almost every single student I've met either applied to at least one of those five as well as Emory, or simply applied here Early Decision.

Ryan

For some, perhaps, but the school is diverse in almost every respect, and most students, well-off or not, generally have a good sense of reality and a desire to better the world.

Brennan

The stereotypes are false. As a liberal arts college of Emory University, Oxford College provides its students with a rich and rigorous curriculum. The classes are challenging and the atmosphere nurtures scholarship. Professors are accessible. Oxford College is an excellent place to spend the first two years of an undergraduate education.

Sarah

No. Of course there are people who are spoiled, but not everyone is. Most people are realistic and sweet.

Gail

Partially, but not about school spirit. We love Dooley, our unofficial mascot!

Sara

You find all types of people, and few of them will classify you by your apperance or your car.

Steve

Many students enter Emory as pre-med candidates, but lots of them drop out over the four years. There are alot of scholarships and financial aid packages that make it possible for students of all socio-economic statuses to attend emory. 70 % of Emory students are White; 16% are of Asian decent; 10% are African American; and 4% are hispanic.

Melony

I have found that Emory students are not necessarily rich and they are definitely not snobs. The academic environment of the school is highly competitive, but the students know how to relax and enjoy the college life.

Brett

There are alot of Jewish people and a good amount of the girls who are called jappy do have similar qualities which people like to pick on. The Jews aren't taking over the school though, that's the Indian kids... I'm just kidding. The stereotypes aren't all that accurate.

Stacy

I think it depends on what company you keep. I love my friends. They are the most kind and generous people I know.

Brett

no! So much more diverse than the stereotypes. A lot of kids are on financial aid. We do have more jewish people than most schools, but its not overwhelming. And most people are decently smart, but definitely not everyone.

Scott

For the most part.

steph

50% brown people for sure, alot of rich kids yes, and smart kids yes but unexpectdly the school does party

dylan

not quite, except students are cliquey sometimes.

Lizz

I do not feel that any of these stereotypes are accurate. I feel Emory students work hard and are involved in many different ways in the Emory and Atlanta communities. I am a graduate student, so my perspectives are not as informed sometime.

Sam

No, just people dont take the time to get to know us.

Chris

No, while some students are upper class and stuck up, there are many students that are not, adding diversity to the campus.

Gene

no

Andrew

Yes.

Mel

to some extent. its not that theyre not true or accurate, but its not polite and its incredibly rude to put us all in the same category for having one characteristic in common with those girls.

Kaitlin

There are going to be nerds in every school but not everyone studies all the time. I think Emory is a lot of fun and there are some really awesome places to go and have a fun time.

Ami/Amy

1. Definitely not true because I know so many people who are here only because of full or almost full scholarships. 2. For the most part, I think this is very accurate. Most people just hang out with people of their own cultures/ethnic backgrounds.

Nick

yes.

Eric

Not entirely, stereotypes never encompass the entire truth

Scott

Not entirely, but these stereotypes do come from somewhere. There are a fair amount of girls and guys who are jappy and spoiled, but most of the student population is very rounded and genuinely nice. Also, many people who you look at and at first appear overly preppy, you eventually find out are smart, fun, and great people.

Meredith

Emory is very jewish and had its fair share of long island jewish boys and girls with designer clothing.

Ben

Yes, these stereotypes are quite accurate.

Amanda

I believe that each of these stereotypes could be viewed as accurated by a judgmental individual. I am from new york and am jewish yet to me it does not feel as though there is an overwhelming amount of jewish new yorkers on this campus. Although i feel this way, others who are not jewish and are not from new york may feel differently.

Antonio

Emory is a great acamdemic school, ranks in the top 20 overall and 4th in undergrad business, etc. There is definitely a large jewish population. Many of the students at Emory are rich but a lot are also there on scholarships and merit-based student aid. There are students from all over the US and the world.

Matt

pretty much

maverick

in some cases yes

Andy

probably to some extent

Aaron

For the most part

Robbie

There are a lot of Jewish students...something like 33% or more of the students are Jewish. There are also a lot of kids whose parents give them way too much money than they deserve or know what to do with, and there are a ton of kids from the Northeast. The amount of Jewish kids and kids from the Northeast certainly isn't a bad thing, but the amount of uptight, spoiled kids kind of is.

Daniel

Yes, there are a lot of Jews on campus and many people dont like the long island kids personalities

reid

mostly yeah

Jordan

Mostly

Jody

to an extent, we are 30% jewish but it is not an all-inclusive representation of Emory.

Matt

For the most part.

Abe

Not everyone is from long island, but the others are true

Robert

To some extent. Stereotypes are just exaggerations of facts; Emory does have a large Jewish and Asian population but not all students are. Many of the students here are wealthy but again, a lot are on scholarship.

Josh

Yes

Ari

While there is a big population of people from Long Island at Emory, it is not nearly as highly represented as people put it out to be.

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