Emory University

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201 Dowman Drive

Atlanta, GA 30322

Phone: (404) 727-6123
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Jan. 15
application deadline

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#20 Overall Score: 79 out of 100. National Universities

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Emory University is a private institution that was founded in 1836. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,656, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 630 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Emory University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 20. Its tuition and fees are $44,008 (2013-14).

Emory University is located in the suburb of Druid Hills near downtown Atlanta. First- and second-year students are required to live on campus, but a majority of students choose to remain on campus for all four years. The Student Programming Council organizes events and performances throughout the year and has brought entertainers and musicians such as Tracy Morgan, Sean Kingston and Guster to campus in past years. A popular organization among students is Volunteer Emory, which oversees community service activities. The Emory Eagles have nearly 20 NCAA Division III varsity teams and are well known for their successful swimming and diving team. In addition to varsity athletics, all students are required to take two courses in physical education. There is a thriving Greek community at Emory with a number of fraternity and sorority chapters.

Emory is divided into nine schools and colleges, four of which serve undergraduates and graduates. Emory’s graduate programs include the highly ranked Goizueta Business School, School of Law, School of Medicine, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and Rollins School of Public Health. "Dooley’s Week," a tradition that takes place every year, is named for Dooley, a skeleton and "Lord of Misrule" who remains steeped in Emory legend. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, physician and CNN chief health correspondent Sanjay Gupta and activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu have all taught at Emory.

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Emory University is known for demanding academics, outstanding undergraduate education in the arts and sciences, highly ranked professional schools and state-of-the-art research. Emory encourages students to become fully engaged in the classroom and beyond and to create their own learning experiences, with top faculty committed to teaching and fostering undergraduate research in the sciences and humanities.

We have a diverse student body from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and over 100 countries/ territories. Our students and faculty enjoy affiliations with and access to some of the most revered institutions in the world, including Yerkes National Primate Research Center, The Carter Center and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Our student-athletes are among the best in NCAA Division III sports, having recently won championships in Swimming, Tennis, and Volleyball.

At Emory, students have four options for their undergraduate education. Entering freshmen can apply to Emory College, which offers a liberal arts education within the heart of a major research university. Students also can apply to Oxford College where they spend the first two years on Emory's original campus 38 miles east of Atlanta, transferring in their junior year to the Atlanta campus. Oxford and Emory College students can apply for junior year admission to the renowned Goizueta Business School to earn a bachelor of business administration. They can apply also to the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, one of the nation's top private nursing schools. As Emory College juniors, students can choose from 70 majors, including 15 interdisciplinary programs, and from more than 60 minors.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1836
Religious affiliation Methodist
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $5,774,499,577


When applying to Emory University, it's important to note the application deadline is January 15, and the early decision deadline is November 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due January 15. The application fee at Emory University is $50. It is most selective, with an acceptance rate of 26.3 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity most selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 26.3%
Application deadline January 15
SAT/ACT scores must be received by January 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Emory University is 7:1, and the school has 58 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Emory University include: Business Administration and Management, General; Economics, General; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; Psychology, General; and Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 95.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 7:1
4-year graduation rate 84%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business Administration and Management, General 14%
Economics, General 11%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 9%
Psychology, General 7%
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 6%

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Student Life

Emory University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,656, with a gender distribution of 43.9 percent male students and 56.1 percent female students. At this school, 66.8 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 33.2 percent of students live off campus. Emory University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 14,236
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Emory University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Emory University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Emory University, 33 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Emory University.

Students who have cars on campus 33%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Emory University, 48.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $33,833.

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Tuition and fees $44,008 (2013-14)
Room and board $12,360 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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