I visited Emory on Monday (during the hurricane, of course). A few tidbits, for those who are interested....They don't have an early action/decision program. As such, the adcomms don't begin reviewing applications until late December or early January. However, those who get their applications in now are likely to receive their decisions earliest in the rolling process(starting mid-January). My application receipt notification email said that they won't request my LSDAS report for 4-6 weeks. So maybe that means they start requesting in late October, or maybe it means that they request 4-6 weeks from receipt of application. Not sure.So those applying to Emory are in for a wait.Nice building (Starbucks!), nice neighborhood. Each student gets a locker.Oh, and I met DesiATL.
I sat in on a class. It didn't seem very competetive to me at all. In fact, the lecturer seemed to have sort of a hard time coaxing answers out of students when he didn't call on anyone specifically. There definitely weren't any gunners in that one. Overall, you could tell that students were serious about their work, but not in a cutthroat, non-collegial sort of way.