Right on. Reputation is most important as well as emory's great facilities! Usc is a bit run down (except the new hospital) while emory has a new student lounge (very important to relax between studying) and is in a more culturally diverse area. Plus attending Usc can get you shot from being in the ghetto!i'd pick emory b/c of location, great reputation, and solid education... don't know much about usc but i'm sure it's good too
I'll get flamed for this, but I don't think Emory necessarily has a better reputation than USC. 26 vs 36 on US News for research makes them ranked a bit higher but it's pretty negligible.
And Keck's campus is actually really nice and not scary, ghetto at all. Personally, I'd pick living in the ghetto of a nice city over living in a nice area of a ghetto city.
I think there's more to emory than "US News Ranking".. Emory has the CDC, Yerkes Research, ACS, and many more research opportunites which makes them a great school.. and something that people should consider.. i'm not sure about usc but i'm just defending emory here
I would NOT consider Atlanta "Ghetto" ... Honestly I think it's personal preference
Yeah I really don't care if either of them is particularly "ghetto" I'll live whereever. But what do you guys think about the clinical exposure in each program. USC starts students at LA county 3rd week of class and then every week thereafter. I can't remember much about the clinical exposure at Emory except that fake heart murmur machine Harvey they have.... I hope thats not the extent of it. Anyone remember?