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Academics

This top research university in Atlanta offers more than seventy undergraduate degrees 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 worldrenowned 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 Amory 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, but everyone is perfectly happy to "just chill in the dorm rooms and watch a movie on the free television Emory provides."

Overview

Applicants
19,924
Acceptance Rate
25%
Average HS GPA
3.72

GPA Breakdown

53%
Over 3.75
32%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
3%
3.00 - 3.24

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
630 - 730
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
660 - 770
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
650 - 740

Concordant SAT Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
690 - 760
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
690 - 780

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
30 - 33

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

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


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
8:1
Total Faculty
1,178
with Terminal Degree
1,089

702
Men
476
Women
238
Minority
76
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
85%
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
  • East Asian Studies
  • French Studies
  • German Studies
  • Italian Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Russian Studies
  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biophysics
  • Neuroscience

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Business/Management
  • Business Administration and Management, General

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Science

  • Education

  • Education, General

  • Engineering

  • Engineering Science

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • Creative Writing
  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

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

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Mathematics and Statistics, Other
  • Mathematics, General
  • Statistics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Ancient Studies/Civilization
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

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

  • Physical Sciences

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other
  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General
  • Physics, Other

  • Psychology

  • Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Film/Cinema Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music, General
  • Playwriting and Screenwriting
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General


Degrees

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

Notable Faculty

Dr. David Carr
Charles Howard Candler Professor, Philosophy

Dr. Robyn Fivush
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor, Psychology

Dr. Dennis Liotta
Professor, Chemistry

Dr. Deborah Lipstadt
Dorot Professor, Jewish Studies

Dr. Robert Franklin
Presidential Distinguished Professor of Social Ethics, Candler School of Theology

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
85%
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:

Starting Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$51,300

Mid-Career Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$89,800

Starting Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$53,400

Mid-Career Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$95,100

Percent High Job Meaning
58%

Percent STEM
14%


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.

Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 1
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
Forms CSSProfile
Forms Divorced Parent

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$38,834

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$40,816

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,747

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
39%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$29,217

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$39,927

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

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
6,861
Foreign Countries Represented
79

Demographics

18.48%
Asian
8.56%
African-American
8.62%
Hispanic
41.92%
Caucasian
2.29%
Unknown
16.27%
International

59% female
41% male
79% are out of state
98% are full time
2% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
64%
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

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
161
Number of Honor Societies
28

Number of Social Sororities
12
Number of Religious Organizations
26

27% join a fraternity
33% 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.

97/99
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
18%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
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

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
Yes

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
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 March, 2017.

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
100

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
CDW-G, Apple, Verizon and AT&T

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
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


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