National Universities USA – 2016 – Emory University – Rank 21/100
Emory University is a private institution that was founded in 1836. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,829, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 630 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Emory University’s ranking in the 2016 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 21. Its tuition and fees are $46,314 (2015-16).
Emory University is located in the suburb of Druid Hills near downtown Atlanta. First- and second-year students are required to live on campus, but a majority of students choose to remain on campus for all four years. The Student Programming Council organizes events and performances throughout the year and has brought entertainers and musicians such as Tracy Morgan, Sean Kingston and Guster to campus in past years. A popular organization among students is Volunteer Emory, which oversees community service activities. The Emory Eagles have nearly 20 NCAA Division III varsity teams and are well known for their successful swimming and diving team. In addition to varsity athletics, all students are required to take two courses in physical education. There is a thriving Greek community at Emory with a number of fraternity and sorority chapters.
Emory is divided into nine schools and colleges, four of which serve undergraduates and graduates. Emory’s graduate programs include the highly ranked Goizueta Business School, School of Law,School of Medicine, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and Rollins School of Public Health. “Dooley’s Week,” a tradition that takes place every year, is named for Dooley, a skeleton and “Lord of Misrule” who remains steeped in Emory legend. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, physician and CNN chief health correspondent Sanjay Gupta and activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu have all taught at Emory.
Emory University is known for demanding academics, outstanding undergraduate education in the arts and sciences, highly ranked professional schools and state-of-the-art research. Emory encourages students to become fully engaged in the classroom and beyond and to create their own learning experiences, with top faculty committed to teaching and fostering undergraduate research in the sciences and humanities. We have a diverse student body from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and over 100 countries/ territories. Our students and faculty enjoy affiliations with and access to some of the most revered institutions in the world, including Yerkes National Primate Research Center, The Carter Center and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Our student-athletes are among the best in NCAA Division III sports, having recently won championships in Swimming & Diving and Tennis. Nationally competitive awards and honors recognizing Emory students include the Fullbright Fellowship, Goldwater Scholarship, Luce Scholar, Marshall Scholarship, National Science Foundation Fellowship, NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, and Rhodes Scholarship. At Emory, students have four primary options for their undergraduate education. Entering freshmen can apply to Emory College, which offers a liberal arts education within the heart of a major research university. Students also can apply to Oxford College where they spend the first two years on Emory’s original campus 38 miles east of Atlanta, transferring in their junior year to the Atlanta campus. Oxford and Emory College students can apply for junior year admission to the renowned Goizueta Business School to earn a bachelor of business administration. They can apply also to the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, one of the nation’s top private nursing schools. As Emory College juniors, students can choose from 71 majors, including 15 interdisciplinary programs, and from more than 57 minors.
Rankings, Scores & Key Indicators
Score – 76
High school counselor score (out of 5) – 4.4
Average freshman retention rate – 95%
Classes with fewer than 20 students – 60.9%
Classes with 50 or more students – 9%
Student-faculty ratio – 8:1
Fall 2014 acceptance rate – 26.8%
6-year graduation rate – 91%