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What are the top 3 reasons someone should attend Emory University?

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Randall Bedwell, College Planner, Professor, and Author

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Emory University is one of the "Southern Ivy" colleges whose reputation is on par with any other school in the country. As a college planner, I have helped a number of students gain admission and thrive in their friendly and supportive academic environment.

Emory has some distinct advantages that are not well-known. The Emory Advantage program, a need-based financial aid initiative (for families that earn less than $100,000 annually), has allowed a few of my students with demonstrated need graduate with no student loans.

In addition, Emory's Office of Disability Services provided two of my clients (one with Multiple Sclerosis and the other with dyslexia) with accommodations that allowed them to thrive in a caring and inclusive environment that focused on their strengths and academic ambitions.

Finally, Oxford College, the two-year college which is a part of the Emory system (and is on Emory's original campus), is one of the lesser-known opportunities for students to ultimately graduate with an Emory degree. The campus has around 1,000 students and my clients have indicated that the strong friendships they made and esprit de corps of the smaller campus made their Oxford experience meaningful.

Emory University’s mission is "to create, preserve, teach, and apply knowledge in the service of humanity," and, from the experiences of my students, the university lives up to their words.

Randall Bedwell

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Anonymous, Student, Emory University, Class of 2016

-Great, well-known professors who serve as amazing resources and care about your success! -Location! Studying in Atlanta is great because their so much investment and development which creates internship and job opportunities. Also, there's plenty of things of FUN and AFFORDABLE things to do on weekends. -Student organizations! There's a club or organization for everyone to partake in which really makes the campus more engaging. Emory is also great about supporting students who want to start their own organizations.

Anonymous, Student, Emory University, Class of 2016

Emory University is especially attractive due to: -Academic rigor and opportunities -Urban location with ample resources in Atlanta, the South East's economic and cultural hub -An eclectic and supportive student body

Anonymous, Student, Emory University, Class of 2016

Emory has a good reputation and has access to relationships with different affiliates. Emory is at the cutting edge of medical research.

Anonymous, Student, Emory University, Class of 2017

The environment is great, everyone is ready to help you on a moments notice. You always feel challenged but never overwhelmed because of it.

Anonymous, Student, Emory University, Class of 2020

Incredible liberal arts program, world-renown faculty and a beautiful campus. So many opportunities are available at Emory!

Anonymous, Student, Emory University, Class of 2015

For the diverse student body, for the high class staff, and the large amount of clubs/social events you can partake in!

Anonymous, Student, Emory University, Class of 2018

The top 3 reasons someone should attend are the people that you will meet, the classes that you will take, and the campus location.

Anonymous, Student, Emory University, Class of 2018

  1. Quality of Education: Emory is home to renowned professors, break-through research and an intellectual climate. Regardless of major, Emory offers valuable research prospects and opportunities to create meaningful relationships with professors.
  2. Career Advancement: Emory has a prestigious reputation among employers and other institutions across the world. Whether attempting to join the work force after college or going on to graduate school, Emory will provide a solid foundation to any candidate. Of course, Emory grads also take advantage of alumni networking as well.
  3. Atlanta: Emory's location is a great networking opportunity in and of itself. Students often hold jobs and internships throughout the year while taking a full courseload, others choose to stay over the summer. All in all, Emory not only offers concrete advantages as far as education and career, students can enjoy a vibrant campus and environment along the way.
Anonymous, Student, Emory University, Class of 2019

  1. Amazing bio programs
  2. Great opportunity to get closer with professors and peers bc of small size 3, very diverse (and a new opportunity to explore the South - since I live in PA)
Anonymous, Student, Emory University, Class of 2017

One reason to attend Emory is because it is very prestigious and one of the best schools aroun. In addition, the campus is beautiful and everybody is friendly.

Anonymous, Student, Emory University, Class of 2017

The school gives good financial aid. The first two years the financial aid are very good. They give you mostly grants so they do provide for most of my financial needs. Also, the weather in atlanta is beautiful and there is not an extreme range of temperatures. Also, the school has amazing dorms that are very roomy.

Anonymous, Student, Emory University, Class of 2017

1) Prestigious School- Emory has a known and respected reputation 2) A plethora of opportunity- If you can think it someone can help you get access or start an idea/project 3) Academic and Social strength- Emory has access to both with one not outdoing the other and a person can find groups or activities of any interest

Anonymous, Student, Emory University, Class of 2017

  1. It is ranked high in universities across the U.S. for having top education and resources to provide to students from all over.
  2. It will look fantastic on a resume.
  3. It is located in a fantastic city with many social and business opportunities.
Anonymous, Student, Emory University, Class of 2018

1) If you are looking to get into a medical field Emory is one of the top schools in the nation for medical training. 2) If you are looking to go into law, Emory has an excellent law program with a high rate of success. 3) If you love liberal arts. Or if you don't know what liberal arts are then you should also go to Emory.

Jordan Friedman, Emory Graduate, May 2014

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I graduated from Emory in May 2014, and I think three reasons to attend the school are the notable faculty across multiple departments, the weather and the campus, and Emory's great academic reputation. Atlanta is also a fun and interesting place to live, and there are various student groups on campus. My advice would be to take advantage of that to meet people who have similar interests as you.

Anonymous, Student, Emory University, Class of 2019

Atlanta is such a unique city. I moved recently from Chicago, and the weather and greenery are hard to beat! Secondly, Emory University School of Medicine offers many different opportunities to practice medicine. They have Grady Hospital, which is one of the last county hospitals in the country, where you get to see unique cases on a daily basis and see medicine first hand (and even give a hand!). Finally, the school has a great reputation for putting out quality medical students who are well-rounded, well-taught, and team players.

Anonymous, Student, Emory University, Class of 2017

Because it's EMORY! Wow - if you want to be the best, most competent practitioner - there is no other option!!

Anonymous, Student, Emory University, Class of 2018

If you have a full ride to Emory or receive a good financial package from Emory, you want to be at Emory. If you need a work study job, you can find one at Emory. If you don't care much for sports and school spirit, Emory is your school.

Anonymous, Student, Emory University, Class of 2016

One reason to attend Emory University is the name itself. It is a very prestigious school in the South . An education from here is admired and taken into consideration upon applying to professional schools. The school itself has numerous professional schools and has acquired its name especially through its well-known research. Another reason to attend this institution is because of its location. It is only ten minutes outside of the city of Atlanta. That is not too far and also not too close. You still enjoy being near a city that is filled with so many activities and sights to see, but you are also far enough so that when it comes down to focusing and studying, you can do so without the loud city noises and distractions.

Anonymous, Student, Emory University, Class of 2018

Top 3 reasons is study hard and play hard, prepares you for the future, and you can make lifelong friends.

Anonymous, Student, Emory University, Class of 2017

Emory is a great institution with a fantastic reputation, it is located in one of the most exciting cities in the country, and it has a beautiful campus.

Anonymous, Student, Emory University, Class of 2018

The academics are obviously number one. We have the best teachers possible who are committed to helping students exceed. Our resources such as the Emory University Hospital and Michael C. Carlos Museum are another reason, and research opportunities within these facilities.

Anonymous, Student, Emory University, Class of 2015

1) Access to an incredible metropolitan city with endless opportunities for students. Emory has a large network of alumni in Law, Business, Healthcare, and many other fields, and Atlanta is a place where connections are easy to come by. 2) The quality of an Emory education is unparalleled. Emory professors value their students and show that in every course, in every department. Learning continues outside of the classroom, as well as in. 3) Emory's campus is one of the most beautiful college campuses in existence. If you want to constantly be surrounded by beauty, this is the place for you.

Anonymous, Student, Emory University, Class of 2018

Students should attend Emory University for its vast cultural appreciation, professors that care about making time to give individual help, and sense of community among the students and staff.

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