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Academics

This top research university in Atlanta offers more than eighty undergraduate programs spread across nine schools, and affords students the academic freedom to customize their own curriculum and pursue multiple programs of study, no matter how strange the combination might be. “Intramural basketball and intro to theater? Sure. History of the human world and advanced mathematics? Go ahead,” says a student. In allowing students the room to create their own experience, Emory is also “constantly testing out new programs that may one day benefit future students” and strengthening the community. Most here are “involved in the real world in some aspect,” whether through an internship during the summer, or an actual job during the year, and students “are encouraged to pursue their interests” both in and out of the classroom. All in all, Emory cultivates an atmosphere of “bold, courageous inquiry facilitated by world-renowned professors, state-of-the-art facilities, and an omnipresent desire to learn.”

Professors at Emory are “incredibly successful in their fields but believe that you can be too,” and “are willing to invest time and effort” into seeing this come true. All have open office hours, are “very feedback-oriented,” and “respect what students have to say.” There is an emphasis on a collaborative environment here, and the “amazing, smart people who bring their brains to class and help educate us” make sure that this permeates every inch of the classroom. There is a lack of competition on campus, which is “actually really heartening and refreshing because students are being pushed to learn and do well in classes and on their topics of interest.” Additionally, the school’s status as a pre-eminent research university allows students to perform “some of the most cutting-edge research in disciplines ranging from the humanities to the social sciences to the natural and physical sciences.” “As a whole, I know that I am graduating with a support system behind me and endless opportunities in front of me,” says a student.

Student Body

The diversity within the student body is a huge draw; not only are students “from all over the United States and from around the globe,” but the perspectives represented on this campus are “truly astounding.” Many students come here with friends from high school, and a fair number of students are in the business school or are pre-med (due to the noted Emory Healthcare system). Everyone at Emory is “extremely curious about the world around them” and passionate about both their areas of study as well as their extracurricular involvements. There’s “a niche for literally anything and everything,” and “the mood on campus is overall happy and light-hearted.” The spirit of Emory encompasses “a community of care, embracing diversity, and providing a learning environment conducive to academic success.”

Campus Life

Emory is in the suburbs, but just a scant 15 minutes from downtown Atlanta, and the school’s popular “Experience Shuttles” take students out to various attractions in the city on a weekly basis. Much of life at Emory revolves around extracurriculars, and the opportunities to get involved on campus abound, with “many volunteer, Greek, arts, and sports organizations.” Outside of these activities, many students “hang out at coffee shops on campus, explore the Atlanta area, hike in Emory’s large nature preserve, or go to social events on Greek Row.” Greek life is very prominent here, so “there is always something going on, whether it is an open social event, a philanthropy event, or commitments within your organization.” While many people go to parties or club meetings during the majority of their free time, everyone is perfectly happy to “just chill in the dorm rooms and watch a movie on the free television Emory provides.”

Contact & Visit

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
Candler Library Reading Room
6) 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

Admissions

Applicants: 30,017
Acceptance Rate: 16%
Average HS GPA: 3.80







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