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GPA at Emory


Replies to: GPA at Emory

  • hilsahilsa - Posts: 2,328 Senior Member
    bluebayou, I guess we don't have the same sense of humor. I say stuff like that all the time. Jews and Asians are my favorite groups to stereotype. I guess it's because I'm jealous I don't fall into either of those groups because I'm a poor, atheist cracker.

    But I'm so excited that Emory is like 1/3 Jew and 1/3 Asian! ^_^
  • JakeeshaJakeesha Registered User Posts: 177 Junior Member
    i fall into both of those groups if you count eastern europe as asia.....emory is gonna be awesomeeeeeeeee
  • Wisefish99Wisefish99 Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    Emory IS 1/3rd Asian and 1/3rd Jewish. If you don't fall into either of those groups, you might find it to be a bit more difficult to adjust...

    As for getting a 3.8+..it's def. not the easiest thing. I've noticed that it seems to depend a lot on what classes you take first semester of freshman year. Those who took their Health, PE, so-called 'tit' classes early on got the boost to their GPA. Those who chose difficult electives or core classes early on got bombarded and their GPAs suffered.

    It also, sadly, depends on the teachers' grading systems. Some count 95-100 as an A others count 90-100 as an A, or 93-100 as an A. My microeconomics class allowed 88-100 as an A.
  • EmoryGirl :)EmoryGirl :) Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
    I disagree with some people here. I think it's pretty hard. But then again, I'm a double major and (unrecognized) minor. My GPA isn't horrible, but it's not great, and it's lower than I would like. But I'm also super involved in a million things.

    My experience has been that even if you "if you study consciously everyday 2-3 hours a day you will get 3.9+ for sure!!!!" you can't always do well. Just pick courses carefully...
  • mk150890mk150890 Registered User Posts: 118 Junior Member
    I completely disagree with the people who say that "if you study" you will get a 3.9+. Honestly, I didn't put my best foot forward first semester in terms of studying. I was always procrastinating but I always ended up doing all of my work. I'm double-majoring in English/Philosophy with plans to attend Law School and please, take this from me, if you pick the wrong teachers, you will get screwed over. My majors are obviously extremely subjective and papers in college turn into your biggest nightmare. I was the best writer at my competitive private school (top 25 percent went to top 20 schools), acclaimed by all of my teachers. Here, some professors who are full of themselves have problems with my "overly complicated" writing style and thus, my GPA suffers. I still pulled a 3.5 with mediocre efforts in 200-level classes first semester but I should have pulled close to a 3.9 if the subjectivity factor (which, SURPRISE, SURPRISE Pre-Meds, doesn't factor in the sciences) hadn't gotten in the way. You have to pick your courses AND teachers carefully.
  • XemnasXemnas Registered User Posts: 81 Junior Member
    ^^^ Weird coincidence, because I plan on double majoring in English and either Philosophy or Psychology(right now I'm leaning towards Psychology).
    And, plan on going into law school with them.

    I might have some questions for you about those specific classes over at Emory, if that's okay with you.
  • mk150890mk150890 Registered User Posts: 118 Junior Member
    You can ask me questions all you want. PM me and I'll give you my name so you can add me on FB and we can communicate through there.
  • XemnasXemnas Registered User Posts: 81 Junior Member
    Okay. tenchar
  • bernie2012bernie2012 Registered User Posts: 614 Member
    Warning, psyche can be tough. I think it's tougher here than at many other schools due to the heavy overlap with the neuroscience department (in terms of pedagogy, course content, etc..). I've heard this review from many transfers who were psyche majors at their other schools.
  • luvtoskiluvtoski Registered User Posts: 37 Junior Member
    Not true. My B goes to Emory. The time to drop a class without a W is very short. If you put in the hours you will do fine. It's certainly not a school where you can party hard every night and expect to do well...your classmates are all pretty smart.
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