Last Spring I toured Emory and absolutely loved it. I am considering applying ED1- however I have some concerns that I am hoping can be put to rest before I do so.
My first concern is that Emory is too pre-professional. I want a liberal arts education and know that while Emory is strong in many of my potential majors and has a School of Arts and Sciences, I still worry that based on the overall general interests of the student population the atmosphere will not be oriented like a that of a liberal arts school. Does anyone think Emory has a very strong pre-professional vibe?
Likewise, I worry that Emory is a particularly stressful environment with hours upon hours of work on a daily basis. Through taking ten APs and the rest honors in high school, I learned that I don't do well with a lot of stress and wonder if I would be sacrificing a college that is less work/stress oriented for Emory.
Furthermore, I am a high school art student and recently found out that Emory is closing its Visual Arts Program. I would not want to major in art, but would have taken a class. Does anyone have further information on this- will there be NO art classes, or just lack of an art major/minor?
Finally, I wonder if anyone here can give me a few words about the nightlife at Emory. The average weekend, for example. I don't want to party too much but don't want my college nightlife experience to be lacking.
These were a few things I could not glean from my tour or research online. I live in a different part of the country so it is difficult to go back, and I would appreciate if anyone could honestly put some of these worries to rest before I officially decide to apply ED! Thanks