Emory University campus

Overview

Applicants
17,796
Acceptance Rate
27%
Average HS GPA
3.69

GPA Breakdown

47%
Over 3.75
33%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
5%
3.00 - 3.24

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
630 - 710
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
650 - 750
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
650 - 730
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
29 - 32

Deadlines

Early Decision
November 1

Early Decision II
January 1

Regular
January 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Recommendation(s)
Non-Academic

Extracurricular Activities
Talent / Ability
Character / Personal Qualities

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
8:1
Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
84%
Graduate in 5 years
89%
Graduate in 6 years
91%

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • African Studies
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Central/Middle and Eastern European Studies
  • Chinese Studies
  • East Asian Studies
  • French Studies
  • German Studies
  • Italian Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Russian Studies
  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Neuroscience

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business/Commerce, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Journalism

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Science

  • Education

  • Education, General

  • Engineering

  • Engineering, General

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Nursing Education

  • History

  • History

  • Leisure and Recreational Activities

  • Theatre/Theater

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • International/Global Studies
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Dance, General
  • Directing and Theatrical Production
  • Film/Cinema Studies
  • Music
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory


Students Say

As one of the South’s premier universities, Emory University provides students with “a rigorous academic environment [where students] are provided with the necessary skills to be successful.” Emphasis on a liberal arts education coupled with a “plethora of opportunities including location in Atlanta, proximity to graduate programs, and many ethically engaged programs” make this university a reputed destination for students who are “proactive” and “very involved high achievers.” For the many who are interested in “some sort of pre-professional path,” Emory has an “excellent science program (for premed or research interests)” and “one of the top undergraduate business programs in the country.” Students note, however, that there is no engineering school. “Access to resources such as internships, research, volunteering, [and] alumni relations” is one of Emory’s greatest assets, second only to its “excellent and engaged” faculty. Professors are “knowledgeable and relevant to their fields,” and as one sophomore put it, “After two years, there has only been one class that I did not feel was worth my time.” Emory is seen as “a school where academic inquiry thrives” and where “academically curious students [are encouraged] to go out into the community and serve others.” While “it’s a hefty price for education,” the financial aid department, which sometimes “lacks efficiency,” compensates with scholarships and “comprehensive financial aid” packages.

Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Internship

Prominent Alumni


Kenneth Cole
Founder and CEO, Kenneth Cole Productions

Newt Gingrich
Former United States Congressman, Speaker of the House of Representatives

Leah Ward Sears
First black woman and youngest person to be appointed to the Supreme Court

Vladimer Gurgenidze
Former President, Republic of Georgia

Robert Tyre “Bobby” Jones
First golfer to win the “Grand Slam” and developer of Augusta National, hom

Amy Ray and Emily Saliers
Grammy Award winning Indigo Girls

Arnall Patz
recipient of both a Presidential Medal of Freedom and an Albert Lasker Awar

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
84%
Graduate in 5 years
89%
Graduate in 6 years
91%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:

Median Starting Salary
$51,100

Median Mid-Career Salary
$84,500

Alumni with High Job Meaning
46%

Return on Education (ROE) rating
92

Students Say

A degree from Emory University is definitely a boon to any job search. Looking for evidence to support that claim? Well, according to payscale.com, the average starting salary for recent grads is $51,100. Of course, with all the resources Emory makes available, this success is no surprise. To begin with, students may access Eagle Ops, Emory’s online career management system which helps undergrads connect with hiring organizations. The Career Center also hosts information sessions with a variety of companies throughout the academic year. These events continually provide great networking opportunities for students. And, naturally, undergrads are quick to take advantage of the handful of career fairs held on campus. Students are able to meet with representatives from companies such as Teach for America, SunTrust Bank, L’Oreal USA, Deloitte, Bank of America, Porsche Cars North America, and Turner Broadcasting.

Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 1
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
Forms CSSProfile
Forms Divorced Parent

Bottom Line

The sticker price for tuition, room and board, and fees at Emory is more than $55,700 a year. Financial aid is generous, though, so don’t let the numbers scare you away from applying.

Bang For Your Buck

Need-blind admission is a cornerstone of Emory’s financial aid philosophy. A family’s ability to pay is not considered in the admission process. Emory further enhances access and affordability with special financial aid initiatives such as Emory Advantage. Emory Advantage provides additional need-based grant assistance to eligible families with total annual incomes of $100,000 or less. Emory Advantage funding is designed to reduce a student’s dependence on educational borrowing normally required to attain an undergraduate degree. Competitive merit-based scholarships are also offered to incoming first-year students. Through the Emory University Scholars Programs, which can cover up to the full cost of tuition and fees, students receive enriched intellectual, cultural, and social programs throughout their college years. Recipients of these competitive awards represent an impressive range of academic, cultural, and extracurricular interests and achievements themselves. Most of the students have been National Merit finalists or semifinalists, and almost all have won distinction beyond the classroom. In addition, some merit scholarships are available to continuing Emory students on a competitive basis after their first or second year of study at Emory.

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$38,283

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$37,657

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,620

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$24,741

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
48%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$32,425

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$45,700
Required Fees
$614
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,224

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$5,410
Transportation for Commuters
$920

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
7,829
Out of State
78%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
106

Demographics

56% female
44% male
78% are out of state
99% are full time
1% are part time

Students Say

“Community” is the word that undergrads use to describe the student body at Emory University. Due to the fact that the typical student is “very involved,” “driven and motivated,” and committed to “mutual learning,” “you interact with different people in the different organizations you are a part of, [and] there are several students who are a part of a cultural, religious or ethnic clubs different from their own cultural, religious, or ethnic backgrounds.” Students cite “diversity in terms of race, religion, and socioeconomic conditions” as a great asset, although some students also feel that Emory attracts “wealthy, white, prep-school kids” from cities “up north like Chicago, Boston, or NYC.” Due to an “alternative school spirit” rooted less in sports and more in the fact that “students are very proud to go to Emory,” students here are “friendly and engaged,” and the “overly competitive and ambitious are few in number.”

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
71%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
100%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
Theme Housing

Students Say

Emory strikes “the perfect balance between social and academic life” where students “work and play hard but are committed to whatever they are part of.” “There is a lot of support from upperclassmen and residence life...to guide underclassmen to activities that fit them,” and people tend to participate in “activities that are sponsored by university organizations,” such as student concerts, movies on campus, and intramurals. Describing university culture as “social but also academically competitive,” students are “always in the library” during the week, and on weekends they take advantage of the scarce free time and opportunities for fun. As one student says, “The fraternities are a popular destination for underclassmen, especially freshman…there is definitely a population of non-drinkers and party animals.” With the school’s “beautiful campus,” there are “many great outdoor areas to go relax… The gym, the WoodPec, is…conveniently located right in the center of campus, so people go there often to rock-climb together, play sports such as tennis, badminton or racquetball together.” Of course, if you’ve exhausted activities on campus, students have access to the “so many things to do in Atlanta, which makes it a great city in which to attend college.” One student also makes note of “Emory’s talent for pulling in famous speakers in such a way that students get to really interact with them…my friend spent his twentieth birthday having dinner with Salman Rushdie at his house.”

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Access, Disability Services and Resources

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Gloria Weaver

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Specific documentation criteria available upon request

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Specific documentation criteria available upon request

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
No

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
161
Number of Honor Societies
28

Number of Social Sororities
12
Number of Religious Organizations
26

28% join a fraternity
30% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Eagles)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Eagles)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Georgia Institute of Technology
Navy ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Georgia Institute of Technology
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Georgia Institute of Technology

Sustainability

When it comes to green construction, Emory excels: The university was responsible for the first LEED-EB Gold building in the U.S. and the first LEED-certified building in the Southeast, and not only is all new and future construction required to seek LEED Silver at minimum, many of the existing buildings are being retrofitted to incorporate green attributes. With all of the progress on the horizon, it’s hard to believe Emory already has among the highest number of square feet of LEED-certified space of any campus in America. The university has also set the impressive goal of serving 75 percent local or sustainable ingredients in campus and hospital cafeterias by 2015, and has hired a farmer to cultivate an organic farm to further integrate local and sustainable food production into the curriculum and the cafeterias. Emory was also named the Best Higher Education Institution by The Center for Green Schools in 2013. Emory’s bus fleet is 100 percent powered by a biodiesel blend made with used cooking oil from campus cafeterias. Emory’s Piedmont Project is a standout on campus, and was sparked by faculty concerned over the Atlanta area’s environmental problems. The Piedmont Project is an annual workshop for faculty and graduate students to foster cross-disciplinary discussion and develop sustainability curricula. Several new classes and modules have emerged from the workshop, and it is now a national model for teaching faculty how to incorporate sustainability into the classroom. Overall, sustainability-related courses are offered in forty-three departments across campus. Emory’s Career Center hosts panels on ecofriendly careers in its “Careers for the Common Good” series. In addition, the university holds an annual “Green Networking Night” for alumni and students to meet prospective “green” employers.

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
26%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Cash-Out Parking
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
60

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
23

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
99%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple, Dell and IBM

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Office of Admission

Address
Office of Admission
1390 Oxford Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30322

Phone
8007276036

Email
admiss@emory.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Michael C. Carlos Museum
Lullwater Park
Clifton Health Sciences Corridor
10th Floor of the Woodruff Library
Zaya's Mediterranean
6) Candler Library Reading Room 7) Oxford Road Building - including the Office of Undergraduate Admission, the Barnes & Noble Bookstore, a living room and a Starbucks Coffee shop

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Carter Center of Emory University
CNN Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Center
Coca-Cola Museum/Underground
Virginia Highland
6) High Museum of Art 7) Fox Theater 8) Piedmont Park 9) Georgia Aquarium 10) Atlanta Botanical Gardens

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday and various Saturdays
8am-5pm
8007276036

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Monday-Friday, some Saturdays
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Before or after the tour (1 hour).

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
See recruits website: http://www.emoryathletics.com/landing/index

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
Contact Coach or Athletics Department

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Arrangements
Other

Limitations
N/A

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
http://www.emory.edu/admission/about_emory/visit_campus/index.html Atlanta's Hartsfield/Jackson International Airport is approximately 15 miles (a 30- to 40-minute drive) from campus. Airport limousines, rental cars, and public transportation (a combination of MARTA rapid-rail line and buses) provide transportation from the airport to campus. For public transportation from the airport, take the Northbound MARTA train to the Five Points rapid-rail station in downtown Atlanta. From there, take the train eastbound to the Candler Park station; then take the #6 Emory bus to campus. Amtrak trains and Greyhound/Trailways buses serve Atlanta. The city's MARTA public transportation system of rapid-rail lines and buses connects Emory to all parts of the city.

Driving Instructions to Campus
http://www.emory.edu/admission/about_emory/_cms/pdfs/directions.pdf http://www.emory.edu/admission/about_emory/visit_campus/index.html

Local Accommodations
http://www.emory.edu/admission/about_emory/visit_campus/hotels_and_dining.html