Prompt: What are the unique qualities of Emory University, and the specific school(s) to which you are applying (Emory College of Arts and Sciences, Oxford College, or both), that make you want to become part of Emory University? In what ways do you hope to take advantage of the qualities you have identified?
Growing up in Georgia Emory was often heard in passing and when my senior year of high school came around I started to hear Emory more and more. As a naive 17 year old I through Emory on the back burner because I only wanted to apply to schools that had well-known football programs because I thought that was what I wanted, academics although important stood equal with my desire for Saturday college football games. I did not even bother to apply to Emory and upon starting college in the fall I realized how quickly my interest in the college football atmosphere dwindled and immediately began searching for something more. I had already started to change my mind about my major and started looking for schools that had strong psychology and business programs as I was deciding between the two. Suddenly Emory appeared in the back of my mind and I started to research the institution. I took a virtual tour online and started to fall in love with the beautiful campus and gorgeous marble buildings. As if I was not already head over heels I looked into their undergraduate psychology program and could barely contain myself when I saw they offered something my school did not, a joint major in psychology and linguistics. Emory was giving me an offer I could not refuse, my heart was set into studying psychology and I had been looking for another major that would complement it and I had found that and an inviting community all at Emory. I called my fellow classmate from high school who is currently attending Emory and asked him about the school and what he told me made realize I needed to be here. The class sizes were small and there were countless opportunities that would be presented to me from the knowledgable and caring professors, the Woodruff library, and the writing center to the city of Atlanta encompassing Emory just waiting to be explored. On top of that having traveled in the past the diverse student body would create the perfect atmosphere for me to thrive not only academically but socially. There is no doubt in my mind that Emory University gives all of itself to its students and I cannot help but feel as though I am missing out the longer I wait to attend this fine establishment.
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I need to get accepted as a transfer it has become my dream so please help make it a reality!