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Jordan Pope-Roush

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I remember how difficult it was trying to decide in a span of two weeks where I wanted to spend my next four years. Nothing is particularly easy about that time in every high school student’s life when they must either throw caution to the wind and follow their dreams, settle for something else, or follow the dreams of their parents. Luckily for me, I had no big shoes to fill or footsteps to follow, and I had already decided I would be going to school out of state. When I first made the decision to leave the confines of my small Ohio town and head for the booming metropolis that is Atlanta, my friends looked at me as if there was a squirrel on my shoulder. People could not understand why I would want to travel so far away, to leave the comfort and safety of home, just to go to college.

When I finally did make my decision, and began proudly telling anyone who would listen about the extraordinary and distinguished school I would be attending, I began to realize something—very few people knew what Emory University was. To this day people often reply, “So you’re going to be a pilot?” referring to Embry-Riddle, a flight school in Florida. Some people from home still think that the school I attend is called Atlanta. Fortunately, I also found that the people who did know Emory were wearing suits, a fact which helped me realize what a truly great academic environment I was about to enter.

I hadn’t even heard of Emory until I started the college application process, but once I began to research, I learned more and more about what a terrific school it was. It’s not easy to describe Emory or my experiences here in a few short lines, especially because a lot of what Emory has given me has been beyond the simple realm of education. I have met students and teachers here that have changed, and continue to change, my life with every interaction we have. The world-class faculty and diverse student body make for a very colorful experience, and an interesting four years. Atlanta’s rich cultural traditions, its fast-paced, exciting way of living, and its setting (nestled in the rolling, forest-covered hills of the South), make for a beautiful and exhilarating four years.

Can I recommend Emory to everyone? No, because no school will fit the needs of every student. But if you’ve purchased this book, you probably already know that Emory has piqued your interest, and you want to learn more. The best way to make the right decision is to call upon as many different sources of information as possible. So here you are, well on your way to understanding Emory, by taking a look at this unbiased guidebook. I hope that in your reading I can provide you with the insight and information important to showing what life is really like here at Emory University.

Jordan Pope-Roush, Author
Emory University

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During the writing of College Prowler’s guidebooks, we felt it was critical that our content was unbiased and unaffiliated with any college or university. We think it’s important that our readers get honest information and a realistic impression of the student opinions on any campus—that’s why if any aspect of a particular school is terrible, we (unlike a campus brochure) intend to publish it. While we do keep an eye out for the occasional extremist—the cheerleader or the cynic—we take pride in letting the students tell it like it is. We strive to create a book that’s as representative as possible of each particular campus. Our books cover both the good and the bad, and whether the survey responses point to recurring trends or a variation in opinion, these sentiments are directly and proportionally expressed through our guides. College Prowler guidebooks are in the hands of students throughout the entire process of their creation. Because you can’t make student-written guides without the students, we have students at each campus who help write, randomly survey their peers, edit, layout, and perform accuracy checks on every book that we publish. From the very beginning, student writers gather the most up-to-date stats, facts, and inside information on their colleges. They fill each section with student quotes and summarize the findings in editorial reviews. In addition, each school receives a collection of letter grades (A through F) that reflect student opinion and help to represent contentment, prominence, or satisfaction for each of our 20 specific categories. Just as in grade school, the higher the mark the more content, more prominent, or more satisfied the students are with the particular category.

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When reading our books and looking at our grades, keep in mind that every college is different and that the students who make up each school are not uniform—as a result, it is important to assess schools on a case-by-case basis. Because it’s impossible to summarize an entire school with a single number or description, each book provides a dialogue, not a decision, that’s made up of 20 different topics and hundreds of student quotes. In the end, we hope that this guide will serve as a valuable tool in your college selection process. Enjoy!

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