My daughter is thinking of transferring to Emory. She is at a comparable school, academically but does not quite fit in socially. Would Emory be a better fit? How hard is it for transfers to adjust? (Some schools have a lot of them, so adjusting is easier than at other schools where there are just a handful.) Daughter is a legacy of AEPHi; would that help her?
Here is why she does not like where she is. Daughter is quintessential smart teenager. In high school she had some friends who were academic achievers but more friends who were not. She did tons of volunteer work. She spent her free time watching movies, going to the mall and hanging out. She is smart and career-oriented.
Although she is open to new people and new ideas, she says that where she is, she has trouble finding people who do anything else but have intellectual conversations; people sneer at popular culture -- going shopping, watching television, and wearing anything but sweat pants and no makeup is considered weird. Most of the people in her dorm have liberal arts majors. The people around her are nice, and her classes are terrific, but she said she feels she almost has to pretend to be a different to get along.
Any thoughts on whether Emory would be a better fit?