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Emory University Overview

Emory University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Atlanta, Georgia. The city atmosphere of Atlanta makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is Emory University Known For?

2,598 Undergraduate Awards
$51,476 Avg Cost After Aid
22% Acceptance Rate
  • Emory has an impressive student to faculty ratio of 9 to 1.
  • Students at Emory have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 2%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The highest award offered at Emory is the doctor's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 78% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Emory bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $66,000 a year. That's about 62% more than their peers at other schools.
  • The average Emory student graduates in 4.1 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

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Emory University Rankings

Emory landed the #106 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,320 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country. Out of the 59 colleges in Georgia, it is ranked at #2.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Emory has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#34 Best Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#52 Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#63 Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#126 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#209 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Emory.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Biological & Physical Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Accounting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best General Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Business, Management & Marketing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#40 Best Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#50 Best Health Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Emory has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#4 Best Colleges for Business Administration & Management College Factual
#8 Best Colleges for General Psychology College Factual
#11 Best Colleges for Psychology College Factual
#12 Best Business Schools Business Degree Central
#12 Best Colleges for English Language & Literature College Factual
#17 Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual

Where Is Emory University?

Location of Emory University

Contact details for Emory are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 201 Dowman Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322
Phone: 404-727-6123
Website: www.emory.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EmoryUniversity
Twitter: http://twitter.com/emoryuniversity

How Do I Get Into Emory?

You can apply to Emory online at: https://apply.emory.edu/apply/first-year/how-to-apply.html

Admission Requirements for Emory

Submission Required?
High School GPA recommended
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Emory?

22% Acceptance Rate
58% Of Accepted Are Women
57% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 22%, Emory is one of the most selective schools in the country. If the admissions department requests additional materials, be sure to submit them promptly. This could be a sign that you're on the border line of being accepted or denied.

Approximately 42% of accepted students are men and 58% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 23%, and the acceptance rate for women is 21%.

Average Test Scores

About 57% of students accepted to Emory submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 670 and 740. Math scores were between 680 and 780.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Emory University  ( 670 to 740 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Emory University  ( 680 to 780 )
200
800
Emory received ACT scores from 64% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 30 and 33.

ACT Composite Scores for Emory University  ( 30 to 33 )
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36

Can I Afford Emory University?

$51,476 Net Price
32% Take Out Loans
1.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Emory is $51,476. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Emory, approximately 32% of students took out student loans averaging $6,975 a year. That adds up to $27,900 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Emory is 1.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Emory University Undergraduate Student Diversity

7,012 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,118 undergraduate students at Emory, with 7,012 being full-time and 106 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Emory

There are also 7,297 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 7,012 full-time undergraduates at Emory, 40% are male and 60% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Emory

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Emory University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Emory Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,491
Black or African American 565
Hispanic or Latino 746
White 2,725
International Students 1,124
Other Races/Ethnicities 361

Geographic Diversity

Georgia students aren't the only ones who study at Emory University. At this time, 46 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 102 countries are represented at Emory. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and India.

Online Learning at Emory University

174 Took All Classes Online
1,273 Took At Least One Class Online
750.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,273 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Emory has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of Emory

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Emory University was 750.5%. This is the #112 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Emory regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Emory University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 350 0 367 0 717
Nursing 272 22 146 21 461
Public Health 0 3 389 11 403
Law 0 0 0 309 309
General Biology 213 0 4 54 271
Economics 163 0 12 1 176
General Psychology 121 0 8 16 145
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 144 0 0 0 144
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 134 6 140
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 0 110 22 132
Medicine 0 0 0 129 129
Chemistry 106 0 3 18 127
Legal Research 0 0 119 5 124
Political Science & Government 106 0 5 5 116
Computer Science 68 0 24 1 93
Health & Physical Education 80 0 0 0 80
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 72 72
Allied Health Professions 14 0 53 0 67
Accounting 33 0 33 0 66
History 51 0 4 8 63
Statistics 63 0 0 0 63
International Relations & National Security 62 0 0 0 62
Romance Languages 49 0 0 5 54
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 54 0 0 0 54
Sociology 47 0 6 1 54
Anthropology 45 0 1 6 52
General English Literature 36 0 6 9 51
Philosophy 44 0 5 2 51
Area Studies 50 0 0 0 50
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 46 3 49
Writing Studies 47 0 0 0 47
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 3 0 42 0 45
Natural Resources Conservation 42 0 3 0 45
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 0 36 0 36
Mathematics 25 0 2 7 34
Religious Studies 14 0 0 19 33
Communication & Media Studies 32 0 0 0 32
Applied Mathematics 32 0 0 0 32
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 1 30 31
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 27 0 0 4 31
Fine & Studio Arts 22 0 2 5 29
Music 28 0 0 0 28
Liberal Arts General Studies 20 0 0 1 21
Ethnic Studies 17 0 0 3 20
Medical Science 0 0 18 0 18
Mathematics & Computer Science 14 0 2 0 16
Physics 8 0 2 5 15
Drama & Theater Arts 15 0 0 0 15
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 13 0 0 0 13
East Asian Languages 12 0 0 0 12
Genetics 0 0 8 0 8
Classical Languages & Literature 8 0 0 0 8
General Physical Sciences 8 0 0 0 8
Child Development & Psychology 8 0 0 0 8
Dance 8 0 0 0 8
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 7 7
Computer Information Systems 0 0 7 0 7
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 0 0 7 0 7
Classical & Ancient Studies 7 0 0 0 7
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 6 0 0 0 6
Other Statistics 5 0 0 0 5
Behavioral Science 0 0 1 4 5
General Social Sciences 0 5 0 0 5
Astronomy & Astrophysics 4 0 0 0 4
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 0 0 3 1 4
Nutrition Science 0 0 0 2 2
Theology & Religious Vocations (Other) 0 0 2 0 2
General Education 1 0 0 0 1
Biological & Physical Science 1 0 0 0 1
Religious Education 0 0 1 0 1
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 0 0 0
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 0 0 0
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
Demography & Population Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Public Policy 0 0 0 0 0
Sacred Music 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 2,598 30 1,612 792 5,032

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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