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Emory Scholars vs. Duke

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  • slipstream99slipstream99 1859 replies71 threads Senior Member
    If money isn't an issue: Duke

    If money is only sort of an issue: Duke

    If money is an issue: Emory
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  • yulsieyulsie 747 replies57 threads Member
    Post #19 - really is another nice feature of Emory - they also accept college credits - my son would enter, effectively as a second semester sophomore.

    I know nothing about Duke, except that one of the reasons it was not on his list is because it seems 1/2 the people who go there are thrilled about it because of the sports. My son looks at a bigtime sports program as a negative - draining time, money, and attention from academics and the REALLY important stuff - the performing arts, of course! Takes all kinds, right?
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  • yulsieyulsie 747 replies57 threads Member
    Law school - depending on your specialty area, it may not be important to attend a prestigious law school. If you do tax law or family law or criminal law or real estate law, it does not really matter. To use those examples, I know four very well-heeled attorneys (one in each of those areas) who graduated from no-name schools. They each worked at a law firm for a few years to learn the ropes, and started their own practice - they all easily earn over $250 per year without breaking a sweat, take very nice vacations, have second homes, etc. etc.

    My mother always told me I should have gone to law school - financially, judging from the success of the attorneys I know, she would be right about that!
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  • Devil May CryDevil May Cry 1296 replies55 threads Senior Member
    i dont think they have one. LOL I love you man!!!!! You might very well be the greatest person on earth. Cheers.
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  • newabcnewabc 44 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Offical mascot: an eagle named Swoop
    Unofficial (and more loved) mascot: Lord James W. Dooley
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  • slipstream99slipstream99 1859 replies71 threads Senior Member
    yulsie, although the athletics are a big part of Duke, by no means do they detract from the academics.
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  • boysx3boysx3 4993 replies174 threads Senior Member
    Yulsie--

    your son sounds a lot like mine. He's a sophomore at Emory--loves it-- and one of the things he liked most about Emory was the lack of big time sports on campus, which keeps the administration's attention focused on the students and not just the athletes. Intramural sports are huge (he played varsity soccer and also for an elite travel club for 7 years) and so are other activites--there are a lot of a capellla groups, etc, that receive a lot of support from the students. And when he needs a sports fix, he and his friends go to see the pro teams (tickets are quite affordable--there are always special deals available through the office on campus)
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  • morning missionmorning mission 14 replies6 threads New Member
    emory scholars....i agree with copper
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  • laxchic99laxchic99 18 replies1 threads New Member
    i'm in the same place as you... i have no idea whether to do scholars or duke.
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  • 7figures7figures 4 replies0 threads New Member
    I was sad to see college educated (or soon to be) people arguing a trivial question like this. It was like a 10-year old trying to justify why he spent all his allowance on a baseball card by saying that Barry Bonds had more HR than Mark McGuire and therefore the Barry Bonds card is better.

    One cannot simply use the Harvard Law School admission stat to determine which school is better. I wouldn’t use the word “prestigious” when trying to say “well known” either. Prospective students should try to visit the school, talk to current students, sit in on classes, stay at the dorm, eat the cafeteria food, browse the bookstore, lie down on the lawn, bike, drive or walk around the neighborhood, etc. to picture yourself as a part of the surroundings and community. You have to (I know you don’t “have to” but this is a figure of speech) spend the next 4 years, make sure it is the place that YOU feel the most comfortable, YOU can “fit in” with the student body and it offers YOU the level of stimulation and challenge that YOU want. Not according to someone else, especially from the web.

    I recently brought my D to visit some of the colleges she was considering. Like any other parents, my wife and I wanted to make sure she would maintain the “right” attitude and have an “unbiased” mind about the whole selection process. Although she still has not made her final decision, she gave me great comfort by telling me at the end of our trip that her selection criteria was not looking for a school that she can take the most from but a school that she can add the most value to.
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  • dommengedommenge 52 replies6 threads- Junior Member
    Why can't you just type daughter? I dont get it, your grammar and use of diction is flawless, and then you go and throw me off by referring to your daughter as D
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  • cantwaittogotocollegecantwaittogotocollege 292 replies15 threads Member
    dommenge, it is almost common to refer daughter as D.
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  • dommengedommenge 52 replies6 threads- Junior Member
    How is that common? Common in every day usage? Would you say to another parent, "Your D and my D should room together"? Or is it just common for parents who post here? And if it is why? It's not as if i was question using misc. as apposed to writing miscelaneous. Do people refer to son as S? It seems kind of impersonal and strange to me, but then again i chose going to Emory based because Atl is home to sweet rappers.
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  • cantwaittogotocollegecantwaittogotocollege 292 replies15 threads Member
    It's common online. It's just like saying IMO or AKA.
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  • 7figures7figures 4 replies0 threads New Member
    Sorry Dommenge for my use of “D” for daughter. I didn’t expect it would bother anyone so much. I am surprised in this IM age, you have never seen it used before. It has also been used extensively throughout all the discussions in the site. Let’s not get hung up on this and focus on the topic of discussion. BTW, I will be the last person on earth who would feel impersonal about my D. Choosing a college is such a personal thing. Emory is a fine school. I knew you chose it for good reasons. Enjoy it.
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  • audiophileaudiophile 2486 replies133 threads Senior Member
    7figures, I enjoyed your post above.

    Every internet discussion group seems to develop their own culture. I had never seen D or S used before, but it took me about 10 nanoseconds on this board to figure it out.
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  • wka1121wka1121 55 replies3 threads Junior Member
    Got into Duke, Harvard, Yale, UNC and Emory. Chose Emory because Duke's academics are overrated, the campus isn't that nice, the emphasis on a bad basketball team is ridiculous, and I've met a lot of people up there and they were just morons. I applied to Harvard half-jokingly, never really considered going there considering the environment there and lack of a social life. Yale is the best ivy league IMO, however, the climate is a big turn off for me. I also didn't like the campus and surrounding area that much. UNC is a great school, has a great basketball team, lots of cool people, but it's just too big. So I chose Emory because of Atlanta, the quality of education there, and the people I met during my visists.

    So is Duke better academically than Emory? Maybe so, but every school has its morons (Devil May cry, etc) so it's hard to trust the stuff you read here. Truthfully, I don't think Duke is that much better than Emory but Duke elitists will have you think otherwise.
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  • solitaresolitare 25 replies0 threads New Member
    If you are still deciding...here are my 2 cents from a kid who lives in Atlanta and visits Emory weekly.

    I would say the biggest difference is the quality of student body, which obviously affects the school. I mean, the difference and experience in college life is when you aren't taking classes, and who you associate with during the off hours.

    I go to an average public high school (SAT avg 1080) and a lot of kids (20-30) get into Emory, especially those who are known for slacking off, cheating, and a general lack of interest in studies. I would say a top 25% rank with 1300 will get you in, which wouldn't pass at Duke (2-3 students every year get in).

    I don't know if this is true just because it is in state or not. Maybe Duke has just as many slackers coming from NC. But, at least in my school, there is a definite difference in the type of student that chooses to go to Duke or Emory. Also consider the fact that Emory draws a lot of students in state compared to Duke as well as Emory's yield of 13% to Duke's 40-something%.

    Of course, very good students go there as well. My friend decided against Duke because he got the Woodruff Scholar, which is higher than Emory Scholar. Full ride+research grants for 4 years vs. Duke which he had to pay 9,000.

    Hope this was helpful...at least more so than the guy who called Duke students "morons", the basketball team "bad", and passed up on Yale due to the weather(?).
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  • EasttoWestEasttoWest 162 replies19 threads Junior Member
    solitare,

    you are an idiot.
    i hate when people spread misinformation.
    you are clearly biased against emory.

    A 13 percent yield? Are you kidding me?

    1,677 (38%) of 4,357 admitted students enrolled

    that's a 38% yield.
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  • newabcnewabc 44 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Solitaire, a Woodruff Scholar is a type of Emory Scholar. All people with merit-based scholarships at Emory become Emory Scholars, no matter what the name of the scholarship. This includes the Goodrich C. White Scholars, who apply for the scholarship after their first or second years at Emory. And the Woodruff Scholarship doesn't come with research grants-those may have been administered through another program at Emory.
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