Emory University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (6)
Great community; made some very smart and connected friends who care about the future and care about building long-term relationships. Plus i had an awesome time in college.
It was a great experience, but sometimes I wish I would have gone somewhere cheaper for my Masters
I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Emory. The faculty were wonderful and greatly supported my learning, and everyone on campus was beyond friendly. I had a lot of fun with all my classes, research, and extracurriculars throughout undergrad.
It was a very good experience. I met a lot of people who are very different from me and learned just as much from these interactions as I did in the classroom. There are also many opportunities to volunteer, be active, and engage in cultural activities. I actually do use the information I learned in classes in my professional work as well.
The professors were very resourceful and also aided in my spiritual formation as well as intellectual endeavors. I did the program so that I could get a jump start on research while applying to Ph.D. programs. The program was effective but not all faculty members were willing to work with me. I ended up using two New Testament scholars as mentors and I am in the Old Testament Specialization. The library is phenomenal but the financial aspect discouraged me. There was no financial assistance for me and the officers were not helpful in aiding me with getting a work-study position or outside resources.. That was the worst part of going to Candler School of Theology
I received an excellent education in Political Science and Spanish at Emory. While I ended up pursuing a career path (Business, specifically Sales) that might be construed by many as entirely unrelated to Political Science, I would disagree. My liberal arts education taught me how think critically, to analyze any complex situation and plan my actions accordingly and with confidence. These qualities have served me very well thus far in my career in business, particularly as I have entered into some roles where I had little experience and have had to teach myself how to be successful with minimal guidance. On a more basic level but perhaps equally as important, my Spanish education, which was made more profound by a semester-long language and cultural immersion program, has opened many doors for me as empoloyers are often interested in bilingual candidates. At Emory, I was also offered the opportunity to take a business class or two, even though I was not a part of the Business School. With Emory's location in Atlanta, GA, as well as its strong relationships with many Atlanta businesses, there was no shortage of internship opportunities for Emory students, which I also took advantage of during my undergraduate experience. The only thing I might criticize is that, for BA or BS students outside of the Business School who might not plan on going to grad school right away, the career counseling was sub-par. The resources were available if you really sought it out, as I did, but certainly not available in the way that they were to Business students. In fact, the job fairs, in my opinion, were less than impressive for a school of Emory's reputation. That might be due to the perception by many corporations that Emory produces students that will immediately go to Medical, Law, or graduate school some other kind. Finally, I would also cite Emory's rank and general reputation as a prestigious instituation as something that has helped me. It seems trivial and maybe a little shallow, but I would be lying if I didn't say it factored in, at least to a degree!