Read below to find out why Fellow Tori chose Emory!
When I began my college search, there were a number of factors that influenced where I wanted to apply. Being from California, I could not do cold weather and immediately ruled out schools in the Northeast. I wanted a major metropolis that had plenty going, job and internship opportunities, as well as a direct flight home to Los Angeles. I wanted a mid-sized school where I wouldn’t know absolutely everyone yet I wouldn’t just be a number in a crowd. Most importantly, I wanted a school where I would feel comfortable discovering my passions, talents, and strengths. When I came to college, I didn’t yet know what I wanted to do with my life and this had a huge impact on my decision to apply to other universities where I had to apply and commit to specific schools within them. How is anyone supposed to decide what they want to do with the rest of their lives at 17? When I first arrived, I enrolled in classes ranging from Politics in the Middle East to the Sociology of Happiness. I wasn’t afraid to take classes beyond my comfort zone, because I had the support of not only an Academic Advisor but also multiple trained peer mentors who helped me through the entire process until I finally declared my major. With its size, location, and liberal arts education, Emory offers everything I could ever want in a school.