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Oxford/Emory or University of Alabama Huntsville?

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Replies to: Oxford/Emory or University of Alabama Huntsville?

  • ClarinetDad16ClarinetDad16 Registered User Posts: 3,351 Senior Member
    edited April 20
    Emory has a unique and powerful alliance with Georgia Tech. Enables students to earn a BA from Emory and an Engineering degree from Georgia Tech.... combined those schools do well over $1.3 billion in research annually.

    http://www.emory.edu/home/research/centers-partners/georgia-tech.html
  • 4Hurley4Hurley Registered User Posts: 37 Junior Member
    She just got back from her overnight at UAH. It's really a great school, but not necessarily a great fit for her. If she was going into engineering, it would be perfect. It sounds like, though, Oxford /Emory is a better choice for healthcare and a better fit overall.

    As hard as it is to turn down a cheaper option, I think Oxford is the place for her. She will have to borrow, but just typical student loans. She's going to try to work more hours this summer to help with that.

    Thank you for all the helpful advice!
  • jym626jym626 Registered User Posts: 50,560 Senior Member
    Agree that cheaper isnt always better. A friend's son went to UAH as a stem major. Enjoyed it but socially it was a bad fit for him (he is Jewish and the population is small).
    I have heard, in the past, that some Emory students had a derogatory name for the students that started at Oxford. I hope that is inthe past. Emory is a great school and Atlanta is a great city. There is a shuttle that brings Oxford students to the Emory campus, but yes, the Oxford/Covington area is a bit unexciting.

    Keep in mind that if you need hours at a hospital, there are several on/near the Emory campus (Emory hospital, the rehab hospital, the geriatric hospital, the VA, etc). IMO Emory would be the better choice.
  • OHMomof2OHMomof2 Registered User Posts: 8,479 Senior Member
    the Oxford/Covington area is a bit unexciting

    Not if you like hot vampires and werewolves and whatnot! We found some tasty lunch off the square too.

    FWIW, a family member was a prof then dean at Emory and all his kids went there. They all started at Oxford because, I was told by him, in general professors feel Oxford offers a better education for the first two years than the Druid Hills campus does. Smaller classes, more attention from professors, more opportunities to lead clubs and such.

    There is a shuttle but it takes about an hour, probably not something she'd want to do daily. But to do clinical stuff on weekends or 1-2 days a week? Bring school work and do it on the bus.
  • jym626jym626 Registered User Posts: 50,560 Senior Member
    @OHMomof2 - in Atlanta, an hour commute is nothing. Especially now, with one highway bridg still being rebuilt.
  • OHMomof2OHMomof2 Registered User Posts: 8,479 Senior Member
    Oh I know @jym626 ...I spent many summers there as a kid and still get there about once a year to visit family who are in just about every corner of the metro area, as far apart as they can possibly be and still sort of be in Atlanta. I haven't been since all the freeways broke, plan to stay away until that's sorted.

    But for a college student, commuting two hours on a shuttle every day would, IMO, be a drag. D and I drove, in a car, from Emory/Druid Hills to Emory/Oxford and that drive has zero redeeming qualities. Just ugly freeway and lots of trucks until you get to Covington. But Covington was cute, we thought. Nice residential area near the college, and the town square had Things.
  • jym626jym626 Registered User Posts: 50,560 Senior Member
    edited April 21
    Of course- and thats the point--that Oxford students dont go to main campus all that often, from what I hear. Was just making a tongue in cheek comment. And Covington has come alive since the filming of the Walking Dead (pun intended) . And yes, several other TV shows and movies.
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