201 Dowman Dr. Atlanta, GA 30322
Emory University is a private religious university in GA, founded in 1836 and offers Bachelor’s degrees for undergraduates and Master’s and Doctoral degrees for graduate students. The undergraduate enrollment is 7,010, and the graduate enrollment is 6,992. Emory University is a hyper-selective school, receiving 28,211 applications and accepting a limited 13.0% of applicants. Emory University’s athletics teams compete at the intramural and varsity levels. Additionally, Emory University employs 1,107 full-time instructional staff (97% of whom hold doctorate degrees) and has a 9:1 student to faculty ratio.
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Applicants applying to Emory University will apply through the Common Application, the Coalition Application, or the QuestBridge Application (if qualified). Applicants will be required to write one personal statement based on a set of prompts within the application and will also be required to answer specific questions pertaining to the university.
Deadlines For Submitting Applications
Early Decision I Application Deadline
Early Decision II Application Deadline
Regular Application Deadline
- Extracurricular Activities - Very Important
- Character/Personal Qualities - Very Important
- Academic GPA - Very Important
- Recommendations - Very Important
- Rigor of Secondary School Record - Very Important
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Atlanta, GA, is a dynamic and diverse city with everything from historical charm to pleasant weather. Emory University’s 631-acre campus sits in Atlanta’s historic Druid Hills neighborhood, providing an ideal setting to learn, live, and play in a forested backdrop within Georgia’s busy capital. First-year students will call their residence hall “home” from day one thanks to thoughtfully planned touches like made-from-scratch meals and a welcoming community. Undergraduates have hundreds of student organizations at Emory, from student government to special interests to service organizations. Emory’s incomparable history often brings everyone together to commemorate its unique traditions, like Carter Town Hall, an annual town hall meeting led by former President and past Emory professor Jimmy Carter, to welcome first-year students.
- 63% of students live on campus
- Guaranteed housing for freshmen
- Freshmen and sophomores required to live on campus
Although only first- and second-year students must live in on-campus housing, 22% of students choose to live on campus for all four years to remain in Emory University’s supportive environment and close-knit residential community. Resident life at the school is a cornerstone to the Emory experience that instills the university’s values from the ground up with a balance of academic engagement and community building. First-year students are assigned housing in one of seven residence halls in an area called the First-Year Quad. Each residence hall prides itself on contributing a distinct flavor to student life and the larger campus community at Emory University. No matter their needs and personality, residence halls are sure to be where students feel they belong.
Life as a Student
Emory University students enjoy living in the best of both worlds, including Atlanta’s fast-paced city life and the quiet suburb of Druid Hills. The school has an impressive 9:1 student-faculty ratio, so 56.6% of classes have fewer than 20 students. Over 20% of undergraduates are likewise involved in Emory’s prestigious honors programs for scholars in any concentration. Because the university firmly believes that diversity isn’t restricted to the classroom, campus life includes many ways of connecting with the Emory community. First-year students are encouraged to join the College Council undergraduate student government, volunteer in various community services through Volunteer Emory, or join an intramural sports program. With hundreds of student organizations, student life is full of opportunities to be a productive member of the Emory University campus community.
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Health and Safety
- 24-hour trained security on campus
- Student security patrol
- Late night ride/safe escort service available
- Health Center
- Legal Advice
- Psychological Counseling
- Women's Center
Swimming and Diving
Track and Field
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FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION
Emory University provides various scholarships to students based on merit and need.
*All costs below are estimates and may differ based on your circumstances.
- Tuition - $57,120
- Fees - $828
- Housing - $9,670
- Food - $7,346
- Travel - $1,046
- Personal - $1,554
- Books - $1,250
- Direct Loan Fees - $82
- Total Estimated Cost of Attendance - $78,896
CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP / AFFILIATES
Emory University was founded by a Georgia Methodist group in 1836, who named the college after well-liked American Methodist bishop John Emory. Emory’s board of trustees established the school in Oxford, a town the group had also recently founded. The school opened in 1838 with 15 students and three faculty members; and for much of the 19th century, Emory University remained small, offering a classical curriculum including English Bible study, Greek, Latin, mathematics, and professional training, including astronomy, chemistry, geography. Unfortunately, the school was financially devastated after the Civil War and struggled to survive with no hope in sight. Fortunately, though, the first step in its financial recovery arrived in 1880 when Emory University President Atticus G. Haygood’s Thanksgiving Day sermon attracted the attention of Brooklyn banker and fellow Methodist George Seney, who gave Emory University an endowment to pay its debts and rebuild and expand the school.
Under Haygood’s leadership, the school added numerous professional and technical courses that led to a degree. At the end of the century, Emory’s traditional liberal arts program also became a multifaceted curriculum that saw students earning degrees in theology and law and science and technology. The school likewise began its long-standing association with The Coca-Cola Company, leading to further endowments that allowed Emory to move its central campus in 1919 to DeKalb County, northeast of downtown Atlanta, its present-day location. The new campus allowed Emory University to strengthen its graduate and professional schools.
Today, Emory University is ranked #21 in National Universities by U.S. News Best Colleges. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,010 and a graduate enrollment of 7,372. With a 19% acceptance rate, the school is considered highly selective. Throughout the semester-based academic calendar, first-year students will find a surplus of academic, extracurricular, and social activities. Emory’s College of Arts and Sciences is praised for its interdisciplinary scholarship. Emory’s athletics program is ranked the best all-around year after year, with 18 varsity sports teams, known as the Eagles, competing in the NCAA’s Division III. The school has counted two Nobel Peace Prize laureates, six Pulitzer Prize winners, and 19 Rhodes Scholars among its associates throughout its long history. Notable Emory alumni include Alben Barkley, 35th United States Vice President; Newt Gingrich, 50th House of Representatives Speaker; and clothing designer Kenneth Cole.