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Emory vs UF


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  • ColoradomamaColoradomama Registered User Posts: 2,242 Senior Member
    No one would drive between GATech and Emory. You can take the the Shuttle bus, see this schedule.
    . GaTech students in BME work at Emory all the time. No one drives there. I have traveled to this campus many times, and walked between all three schools, no 30 minute driving, no one uses cars, unless you are going to Chattanooga to rock climb or to fish north of Atlanta, which is amazing fishing, or to go hiking at all the hiking
    trails around Atlanta. Lots of very close in hiking as Atlanta is at the very edge of the Appalachian trail.

    GaState is a very large school that is right next to GaTech, and the 1996 Olympic housing is the dorms for GaState.
    The 1996 Olympic pool, is the pool for GaTech.

    The pool and Rec center at GaTech is truly very good.

    There is no interaction between GaState, and GaTech. But lots of interaction between Emory medical and
    GaTech. This is why GaTech has a very top rank in BME, because of the Emory program. Also GaTech students
    are accepted at a high rate into Emory Med school, because of the relationship.
  • ColoradomamaColoradomama Registered User Posts: 2,242 Senior Member
    This explains the research relationship between Emory U and GaTech.
  • ColoradomamaColoradomama Registered User Posts: 2,242 Senior Member
    Emory and GaTech are 4.6 miles apart from center to center but shuttle bus is about 16 minute ride.
  • ColoradomamaColoradomama Registered User Posts: 2,242 Senior Member
    Just for completeness, Ga State does have a pathways program to transfer to GaTech.
    And GaState has SEVEN campuses in Atlanta, one is very close to GaTech, just a mile away.
    There is not particularly a lot of interaction between the two, besides that they both benefited
    from the 1996 Olympic pools and dorms.
  • Gator88NEGator88NE Registered User Posts: 6,474 Senior Member
    Not to be rude but to say UF has the same placement potential as Emory, especially in something like finance, seems contentious to me.

    It's not rude at all, but I don't think you are familiar with UF's actual placement rates for these programs.

    Use LinkedIn, search for Emory and UF. Select Alumni and then select Finance for the area of study. Look at the numbers yourself. UF finance grads work at the same companies, there just more of them, a lot more.

    You can do the same with Accounting, but don't waste your time, Emory isn't comparable to UF. UF has one of the top 10 programs in the country, and it's placement rates reflect that ranking.

    Now, its' a completely different case with Emory's Economics grads, where Emory excels but UF doesn't.

    If you're working at PwC, EY or Deloitte, an Emory grad is likely an economics major, while an UF grad is likely an accounting or finance major.

    On a side note, a bit more than 38% of Emory's Alumni live and work in the greater Atlanta area. For me that was surprising, since the vast majority of Emory students are OOS. If you want to live and work in Atlanta (the CDC is a major employer), then Emory and it's alumni network would be a huge plus. Outside of Atlanta, it's not nearly as strong (you'll find a lot more Gator's in NY, Boston, Washington, SF, Seattle, Dallas, etc.).
  • PublisherPublisher Registered User Posts: 6,323 Senior Member
    @Gator88NE : Curious as to your source for UF top 10 ranking in accounting. Thank you in advance !
  • Gator88NEGator88NE Registered User Posts: 6,474 Senior Member
    I would highly recommend anyone considering UF, review it's UF Graduation Survey.


    UF requires that grads fill out the survey before graduation, other schools may collect the results up to 6 months after graduation (Emory collects results up to 3 months after graduation). Keep that in mind when considering how many may still be considering offers or still searching.

    For example, we can select Finance BS grads. Under Outcomes & Experiences, we will find that 98% completed 1 or more internship; 75% had secured employment before graduation; that the average salary was $61,831 with an average bonus of $7,331.

    Under employment destinations for Finance grads, 46% are in Florida, with the top out of state destinations being NY at 16%, NC at 9%, and Georgia at 8%

    Emory also publishes some grad survey results, but it's not as much fun to play around with...

  • damon30damon30 Registered User Posts: 599 Member
    UF offers far more programs than Emory. For a lot of kids, Emory isn't even an option as it doesn't offer their major. For several other majors, like Finance, Accounting, Nursing, it's going to be hard to make the case that Emory is that much better based on outcomes (other than the reason's listed above).

    UF CS program is better than Emory's: https://www.ivyachievement.com/computer-science-rankings/
  • RedkoxRedkox Registered User Posts: 15 Junior Member
    Thanks for all your responses, but I got a likely letter from Cornell today so that's where I'm going lol.
  • damon30damon30 Registered User Posts: 599 Member
    ^ Congratulations!
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