I'm likely going to be a student at Emory next year, but, as any new student would likely feel, I'm quite nervous about fitting in. At my high school, I wouldn't declare myself a nerd, but my friend group is quite intellectual and very academic. Some of my friends are going to very intellectual schools (UChicago and Harvard are among them).
Does Emory have an intellectual "vibe" or many intellectual students? And is the party scene/Greek life very prominent? I don't drink or go to very hardcore parties. I've tried it and have felt very uncomfortable. Is there any pressure to drink?
However, while academics come first for me and I do study a lot, I'll admit, I like to go out on the weekends- to the mall, or wherever. I just like to have fun by other means than partying. I'm just scared of going to a school where, if I opt not to participate in Greek life, I'll feel like the odd one out, you know? Or where if I don't party, I'll automatically be considered a nerd.