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Emory vs UF

RedkoxRedkox Registered User Posts: 15 Junior Member
Which one would people say is better, if money is not an issue?
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Replies to: Emory vs UF

  • emorynavyemorynavy Registered User Posts: 331 Member
    Emory, I don't think UF does anything better than Emory. Although, what do you want to study?
  • merc81merc81 Registered User Posts: 9,286 Senior Member
    edited March 15
    Based on indications of the academic preparation of their incoming students, these schools keep different company.

    https://amp.businessinsider.com/the-610-smartest-colleges-in-america-2015-9
  • Gator88NEGator88NE Registered User Posts: 6,464 Senior Member
    These are two very different schools, an elite private with $53K a year tuition vs a LARGE comprehensive public university that charges in-state kids $6.3K a year. That's going to lead to much smaller classes, better student to faculty ratio's, etc, at Emory vs UF. If $ isn't an issue, and it offers the right programs, that's makes a strong case for Emory.

    The "experience" will also be very different. It's a medium size private college in an urban setting (Atlanta) vs a large public university in a college town (Gainesville).
    @emorynavy wrote:
    I don't think UF does anything better than Emory
    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).
  • emorynavyemorynavy Registered User Posts: 331 Member
    @Gator88NE
    I dont think that was a great example, Finance, Accounting, and Nursing are Emory's best majors besides health.
  • ColoradomamaColoradomama Registered User Posts: 2,213 Senior Member
    Its hard to beat Emory, for attention, smaller class sizes, nicer location in the heart of Atlanta next to GaTech and Ga State U. Gainesville has school spirit and amazing football though (GO Gators !) though. Its expensive to fly to Gainesville if you are out of state. Easy to fly to Atlanta from anywhere. Gainesville student body is mostly Florida students. Emory has a student body from all 50 states and international students. I have not looked but would guess housing is a scramble at a big state school like UF, and Emory probably offers 4 years of housing. @emorynavy would know about housing I bet.
  • merc81merc81 Registered User Posts: 9,286 Senior Member
    edited March 15
    With respect to specific academic strengths, Emory has been well-recognized for its creative writing program: https://contently.net/2014/11/06/resources/tools/training/10-best-colleges-creative-writers/.
  • Gator88NEGator88NE Registered User Posts: 6,464 Senior Member
    @emorynavy Lol....I picked those three majors because they were some of Emory's best majors, but one's UF can match. No point to listing any major associated with UF College of Engineering, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, College of Journalism, College of Education, etc.

    All three UF programs are very selective, rigorous and well recruited. All three match up well to Emory's programs. You don't pick Emory because it is "better" in one of these three majors (as measured by rigor/salary/job placement), but for the other reasons we've been listing (smaller classes, more attention, Atlanta vs Gainesville..etc).
  • PublisherPublisher Registered User Posts: 6,249 Senior Member
    @Coloradomama : Do you really consider Emory's location in suburban Decatur, Georgia to be "in the heart of Atlanta next to Ga Tech and Ga State U" ?

    Totally different schools, totally different experiences. The one thing that we know for sure, however, is which school has the better football team.
  • emorynavyemorynavy Registered User Posts: 331 Member
    @Gator88NE
    Not to be rude but to say UF has the same placement potential as Emory, especially in something like finance, seems contentious to me.
    @Publisher
    Emory is 10 min drive from midtown and is not Decatur anymore.
  • eastcoast101eastcoast101 Registered User Posts: 428 Member
    @Coloradomama Emory only guarantees housing for the first 2 years. They have housing for upperclassmen but it’s not guaranteed.
  • PublisherPublisher Registered User Posts: 6,249 Senior Member
    @emorynavy: What is the significance of midtown being a 10 minute drive from Emory ? Thought we were talking about downtown Atlanta.
  • emorynavyemorynavy Registered User Posts: 331 Member
    @Publisher
    Georgia Tech isn't in downtown either, its in midtown.
  • PublisherPublisher Registered User Posts: 6,249 Senior Member
    edited March 15
    Georgia State is in downtown. GSU, Ga. Tech & Emory are not next to one another. Especially considering Atlanta's traffic. Relevant to this thread because one poster is trying to portray the three universities as one big campus akin to UF--and that is not the case.
  • collegemom9collegemom9 Registered User Posts: 427 Member
    UF doesn’t guarantee housing for anyone.
  • PublisherPublisher Registered User Posts: 6,249 Senior Member
    edited March 15
    Apparently, Emory University became part of Atlanta in 2018. So no longer uses a Decatur address.

    Drive time from Emory to Georgia Tech is almost 30 minutes in busy traffic, 16 minutes in light traffic.

    GA Tech is in midtown on one side. Its location is in walking distance from several downtown hotels.

    Returning to the thread topic of UF or Emory, it depends upon what OP is seeking in university experience. The difference between the two is quite dramatic. Totally different environments & totally different experiences.
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