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Is Emory a party school?

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  • bernie12bernie12 5432 replies10 threads Senior Member
    Dude, I didn't say it was wealthy with comparison to other places in the U.S. It is merely relatively wealthy (at least by my standards, I understand many that go here have completely different standards). A large portion of the Emory area is (mainly because it's surrounded by/close to Druid Hills, Buckhead, Virginia Highlands) And I was going to admit it was behind many others in metro Atlanta, but the editing time limit ran its course. Also, Sandy Springs is essentially a suburb. Buckhead also has had a huge influx of new money (though, yes, it still does have plenty old money), as indicated by all of the cookie cutter subdivisions. Both Druid Hills and Buckhead would be considered more historic than many/most parts of Sandy Springs. However, I will concede failure on this one, as Druid Hills is no longer old money, I was simply going by its historical reputation for it which ended several decades ago when the old money left(not shortly after Emory's move to Atlanta. I'd imagine there were other coincidences). You are correct, the old money now resides in Buckhead and Sandy Springs. However, you can tell by the design of the neighborhoods and the architecture of homes that the Hills once had this. The style is more pervasive throughout Buckhead than in Sandy Springs. All 3 areas are beautiful and are to more than a large extent, well-off.

    I will, however, agree with everything else you said. My point addressing Emory, and its fits into Atlanta's overall culture was to basically say that the "cultural differences" (again this isn't necessarily a bad thing) that would be seen in Atlanta are not really reflected inside of Emory.
    Also, as a person who is from Georgia and who has many family members residing in metro Atlanta (and thus ventures way outside of campus often, and not really into the more elite areas), the cultural differences are perhaps slightly more pervasive than you think. It's just not as pervasive as it would be if you were in say Nashville, Charlotte, or Birmingham. In these places, such differences would be easily noticeable if one were to go to the city center. Not as much the case in Atlanta, so the differences may seem less pervasive due to our location. Gwinett County also has kind of a "suburban cosmopolitan" (quite diverse, partial home of Buford Highway) thing going on. Go to other parts like Henry, Clayton, Dekalb (Southern Dekalb is so much different) , Cobb, Fulton (all 5 major counties of metro area, I think. These are most populous of about 28) or places outside of the perimeter, and boy will the differences become obvious if you don't already know.


    Rambling aside, the campus is diverse enough so that the OP need not worry about an overly dominant party scene. That certainly isn't the case here. My 2.5 years experience tells me so.
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  • simplywaitingsimplywaiting 50 replies0 threads Junior Member
    My daughters' room mates party in varying degrees, from alot to every now and then. They go out of town on the weekend, do sports, attend local churches and events. If you haven't visited the campus, you should. The campus is a lively place with lots of diversity and the thing that I found when she moved in to her dorm that they had more students volunteer to help people move in than they needed. Many of them gave up their weekend to help those coming in and they started at 5am and didn't quit until around midnight that night. What I have seen is they look out for each other and are concerned for the collective group and not cliques. You could miss out on a great school if you keep such a narrow view.
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  • citylife873citylife873 130 replies1 threads Junior Member
    If you're a big party person you won't like Emory. We don't have a football team and the frats aren't allowed to have Kegs at parties. But I guess you could say it is a party school compared to other top 20 schools. There is a lot of drinking and pot smoking. There are some people who don't party, but I would say most do. You're kind of in an awkward minority if you don't drink at all.
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  • Melanie22Melanie22 98 replies4 threads Junior Member
    We're not pretentious about physical appearance at ALL. You can dres however you want and nobody is going to judge you, Emory has a reputation for being snotty but it's really not like that at all.

    I can't speak about the other schools you named but my best friend goes to Hopkins and it's practically a brothel. Those kids are having parties all the time, sex non-stop, clubbing all the time. I went to visit last Sunday and I saw so many girls getting dressed up and ready to go out, I was shocked because my friends and I would never consider going out a Sunday before classes. Is this the norm? Maybe, maybe not, just simple observations.
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  • dgeblldgebll 477 replies1 threads Member
    Re: Hopkins as a "brothel".

    That's got to be a joke. I have a good friend who was in a fraternity at Hopkins. It's a similar culture to Emory. You have people who go out a lot and people who don't. At some point at Emory, you'll probably go out on each of the seven days. When you don't have class til 1 and no exams coming up, why not go out on a Sunday/Monday/Tuesday/any night? It's the only time in your life where you can do things like that with absolutely no consequences. If it's not for you, then great. But you have to expect similar things at practically every school in the country. Most people are in the library on Sunday nights, but those of us that got our work done early were probably in the highlands enjoying the drink specials. Try it, you might like!
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  • bernie12bernie12 5432 replies10 threads Senior Member
    I don't know about the highlands, but I would be having fun. Agree on everything else except for the consequences portion. That's doesn't include the many who don't know how to do it right.
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  • dgeblldgebll 477 replies1 threads Member
    I recommend the Highland because of Noche - great special on Sunday nights. The food is quite good for the money as well. And while we're at it - $10 all you can eat tapas at Twist in Buckhead on Sunday nights as well. That's the best deal in Atlanta, no question.

    Some people drive a car dangerously, but that shouldn't prevent you from driving a car, if you enjoy driving. Likewise, some people drink dangerously, but that shouldn't stop you from drinking, if you enjoy drinks.
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  • bernie12bernie12 5432 replies10 threads Senior Member
    Yeah, that's my point. I wasn't saying that I don't do it. I was just saying that clearly some people don't know how. Again, I prefer house parties so as to avoid paying anything at all. Or going to the club is good because many have nights where one can get in for free if one gets there early enough. In this case, I don't really need to drink b/c often the music/performer is enough. I look for ways to avoid paying (I also don't care for places where I have to where clothes that are too formal, I really don't have the money to buy such clothes) lol. Sometimes me going out doesn't involve drinking at all. It may indeed be as simple as randomly going out on the town to a nice restaurant (but without the formal dress of course) when I have a little money. I'm southern so I like the Tavern in the Highlands. Not horribly priced and pretty good if you are into that type of food (which I am). I generally avoid Buckhead because of the prices, but thanks for the heads up. There are actually some times where I'd rather go out to Dunwoody/Sandy Springs because they have the same restaurants/shopping venues with less inflation of prices. I notice that prices at many Dunwoody/Sandy Springs equivalents (as in to Buckhead) are lower.
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  • eastafrobeautyeastafrobeauty 2333 replies97 threads Senior Member
    clubbing in ATL sounds like so much fun ! is it...?

    Would you guys say that the costs of living on ATL are expensive?
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  • citylife873citylife873 130 replies1 threads Junior Member
    Cost of living is low compared to other major east coast cities (New York, DC, Boston), but that mostly because housing is cheap. Gas is also relatively cheap. Cabs can be expensive though.
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  • TJC747TJC747 424 replies86 threads Member
    This is extremely off topic but while we're on the subject of Emory + Atlanta + food, has anyone been to Flip Burger? When I visited Emory I went there for dinner. I have no idea what part of Atlanta it's in but damn it was amazing. Just thought I'd share.
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  • bernie12bernie12 5432 replies10 threads Senior Member
    I haven't tried it! Was it kind of close to Emory? Do you remember anything about the location? You make me want to try it. Thanks lol.
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  • ch0iminych0iminy 172 replies18 threads Junior Member
    Emory's party scene is definitely there. At the beginning of the semester, my hall and I went out pretty much every weekend. There was one point in the semester where I was averaging going out4 nights a week. But that's kinda rare and more towards the beginning of the year. Usually there were about 2-3 frat parties each weekend. Friday's were kinda dead, but Thursdays and Saturdays were crazy. Clubbing is definitely fun...but only when there's an event with lots of Emory kids (COLLEGE NIGHTS! WHOO!)...otherwise, its kinda sketch.

    ALTHOUGH partying is big here, academics are even bigger. We work hard during the week/day and play harder during the weekends. That said, I know some people who don't drink and seem to have a perfectly good time as well.

    FLIP BURGER IS AMAZINGGGGG! It's kinda small though for the price.
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