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Founded in 1836, Emory University is a private university located in the city of Atlanta. It is named after John Emory, a popular bishop of the Georgia Methodist Conference. Emory offers several degrees and programs through its nine academic divisions which include:

  • College of Arts and Sciences; formerly known as Emory College
  • Candler School of Theology
  • Emory University School of Law
  • Emory University School of Medicine
  • Goizueta Business School
  • Graduate School; formerly known as Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
  • Oxford College
  • Rollins School of Public Health
Emory's sports teams are known as the Eagles. They take part in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division III and the UAA.

Profile of Emory University

Atlanta, GA is home to Emory. Atlanta is a large suburb. Students select the school partly because it is a United Methodist school. Emory is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Students commonly pursue studies in science, medical administration, and liberal arts.

Emory Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Emory attracts a lot of applicants every year, and can only accept about 32% of them . Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 640. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 660 and 740.


Emory maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Emory is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

The school has 12, 570 enrolled students .

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at Emory. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Emory values student athletics, and belongs to the University Athletic Association.

Emory Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts1, 022liberal arts and sciences, economics, political science, sociology, history, international relations, English, anthropology, . . .
Business and Management629business management, business
Science351biology, chemistry, epidemiology, biomedical sciences, biostatistics, physics, astronomy and astrophysics, physics courses
Medicine248neuroscience, medicine, medical scientist, public health courses, public health
Religion and Philosophy244ministry, philosophy, theology, religion, Jewish studies, religious music, pastoral Counselling
Law234law, advanced legal research
Medical administration231international public health, public health education, health services administration, environmental health
Therapy and Counselling199psychology, physical therapy, cognitive psychology
Nursing and Emergency Medicine191registered nursing, various nursing, nurse practitioner, adult health nursing, pediatric nursing, critical care nursing, nurse midwifery, community nurse, . . .
Medical Support and Technology115physician assistant, anesthesiologist assistant, radiation therapist, ophthalmic tech
Education and Teaching48Education
Fine Arts26art history and criticism, fine arts
Mathematics22mathematics, mathematics and computer science
Photography and Commercial Art20film studies
Conservation and Resource Management15environmental studies
Engineering12biomedical engineering
Drama and Performing Arts10drama, dance
Computer Science and Engineering5computer science

Contact: Emory

Emory University

408 Administration Building 201 Dowman Drive

Atlanta, GA 30322

General Phone: (404) 727-6123


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