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?
- 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.
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.
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|#52||Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#63||Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Emory.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Emory has earned from around the web.
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|#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?
Contact details for Emory are given below.
|Address:||201 Dowman Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322|
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
|High School GPA||recommended|
|High School Rank||considered but not required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Emory?
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.
Can I Afford Emory University?
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
There are also 7,297 graduate students at the school.
Of the 7,012 full-time undergraduates at Emory, 40% are male and 60% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Emory University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||565|
|Hispanic or Latino||746|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Emory has changed over the last few years.
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.
*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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