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Old 08-06-2006, 02:02 PM
 
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Default Emory Uni

Anyone have any comments on Emory Uni - we are moving to GA soon from CT and would like our daughter to go there rather than Boston College or Uni (its nearer!!)
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Old 08-07-2006, 04:22 PM
 
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Emory is a great school. Unfortunately it is full of a bunch of rich kids who don't really know the meaning of money. Your kid should get a great education there especially if they are going into the arts or medicine (I know there are other areas which Emory specializes in, I just don't know what they are). Your kid will also be surrounded by a bunch of spoiled rich kids. Of course any private U that you send your kid is going to be filled with spoiled rich kids IMHO.
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Old 09-09-2006, 01:46 PM
 
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I agree with the previous post.

Emory is a great school, and it has a beautiful campus. Many students do come from affluent families.

The percentage of Jewish students is surprising, since Emory's roots are Christian.
Unfortunately, very few blacks can afford the price tag.

Being gay or lesbian is a non-issue, as Emory is very welcoming.

Emory not only as rich students, but is rich in financial assets. Harvard is number one, and Emory ranks in the top 10. A couple of years ago it ranked fifth or sixth.
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Old 09-10-2006, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Atlanta/DC
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Well if your daughter is still in high school...if she graduates with a 3.0 here in Georgia...she gets to go to any state school she wishes...tuition free. (as long as she keeps her grades up) The state will give her I believe 3K a year to go to a private school, if that's her choice. ( I know that Emory is a private school)
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Old 09-12-2006, 04:54 PM
 
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Yea but the only public worth going to is GA TECH. Emory was always the safety school for the students at my students old school in FL and I agree alot of wealthy jewish girls ended up there even with SATs below what they post as there norm.
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Old 09-12-2006, 06:07 PM
 
Location: NE Georgia
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Emory University is a very good school. Private and rated as one of the best medical schools in the country.

Emory is also in conjunction with Moorehouse College, a mostly black college in which they have many joint relationships with cardiology.

Granted blacks are minority at the school, but so is mostly every race, whites (being common folk) included.

Majority is wealthy children from BlueBlood lineage. In other words, old Southern money. Plus, many Jersey JAPS with their Buckhead cousins.
(Jewish American Princesses from New Jersey)
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Old 09-12-2006, 09:25 PM
 
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And what is the matter with Georgia State, North Georgia, and UGA???
I like Tech also, but a state school is a state school no matter how much jelly you want to put on the peanut butter
The problem which most states schools have is they have to admit almost anybody who applies from within the state. The have standards which say something like if you have a 3.0 you are guaranteed admission to the school. Of course GATech has this same problem but Georgia also has the Hope Scholorship. The Hope Scholorship says that if you get a 3.0 in high school you can go to school for free to any GA public Uni. The problem is you have to maintain a certain GPA while at the Uni or you will lose your scholorship. Many, many GA high school students who get a 3.0 and get admitted to Tech don't go because they are afraid of not making the GPA requirements because Tech is such a hard school. What you end up with is a the best students instead of your normal mediocre state school mix of students.
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Old 09-12-2006, 10:26 PM
 
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Georgia Tech is certainly not your typical public school. It was voted fourth toughest school by Princeton Review right after MIT, Navy and CalTech.

Georgia Tech is relative easy to get in (if you consider 1360 SAT easy). But it also flunks out a lot of students (about 1/3 of its freshmen class). The general student average GPA is 2.76 means that a lot of students won't be back after one year (losing Hope scholarship).

A lot of students in Georgia Tech could easily get into Ivy leagues or MIT, but many choose staying in South because they don't want to move to Northeast.
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Old 09-13-2006, 05:56 AM
 
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Emory is better than BC or BU, for sure. The reason is that NE has a lot of good schools (i.e. all Ivy league schools, MIT, Amherst and others). Those schools are preferred by students than BC or BU (the pecking order is much lower). A lot of people in South who don't want to go to north so it attracts some of those students.

Emory campus is very nice. Enjoy visit there while I was at college.
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Old 09-13-2006, 05:58 AM
 
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And what is the matter with Georgia State, North Georgia, and UGA???
I like Tech also, but a state school is a state school no matter how much jelly you want to put on the peanut butter

Alot! And I have learned to keep my mouth shut in this area less I be tarred and feathered for my VERY negative opinions about these schools.

But back to the original poster's question - Is there a reason why you have to have your daughter right next to you while she is attending college? Personally I think there is a better class of people at Boston College - at least the ones I have known. You just can't compare living in Boston to living in ATL...Boston wins hands down because of the history, culture and all the great schools in the area.
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