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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?

6,794 Full-Time Undergraduates
$24,593 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 doctor's degree is the highest degree offered at Emory.
  • 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

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Emory is ranked #34 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country. Emory also holds the #1 spot on the Best Colleges in Georgia ranking.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Emory has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Emory

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges 34
Best Colleges for International Students 34
Best Colleges for Diversity 54
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 116
Best Colleges for the Money 644
Best Colleges for Veterans 1,144

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?

$24,593 Net Price
32% Take Out Loans
1.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Emory is $24,593. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Emory

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$11,865 $10,362 $15,337 $24,620 $42,732

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

6,794 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,937 undergraduate students at Emory, with 6,794 being full-time and 143 being part-time.

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

There are also 7,326 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,794 full-time undergraduates at Emory, 41% are male and 59% 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 1,316
Black or African American 548
Hispanic or Latino 637
White 2,763
International Students 1,152
Other Races/Ethnicities 378

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 Majors

In 2017-2018, Emory University awarded 5,196 undergraduate degrees and 4,808 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 33 33 0
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 0 36 0
Allied Health Professions 0 14 53 0
Anthropology 0 45 1 6
Applied Mathematics 0 32 0 0
Area Studies 0 50 0 0
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 4 0 0
Behavioral Science 0 0 1 4
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 0 0 7 0
Biological & Physical Science 0 1 0 0
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 46 3
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 1 30
Business Administration & Management 0 350 367 0
Chemistry 0 106 3 18
Child Development & Psychology 0 8 0 0
Classical & Ancient Studies 0 7 0 0
Classical Languages & Literature 0 8 0 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 32 0 0
Computer Information Systems 0 0 7 0
Computer Science 0 68 24 1
Dance 0 8 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 15 0 0
East Asian Languages 0 12 0 0
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 134 6
Economics 0 163 12 1
Ethnic Studies 0 17 0 3
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 13 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 22 2 5
General Biology 0 213 4 54
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 7
General Education 0 1 0 0
General English Literature 0 36 6 9
General Physical Sciences 0 8 0 0
General Psychology 0 121 8 16
Genetics 0 0 8 0
Health & Physical Education 0 80 0 0
History 0 51 4 8
International Relations & National Security 0 62 0 0
Law 0 0 0 309
Legal Research 0 0 119 5
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 20 0 1
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 27 0 4
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 3 42 0
Mathematics 0 25 2 7
Mathematics & Computer Science 0 14 2 0
Medical Science 0 0 18 0
Medicine 0 0 0 129
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 0 6 0 0
Music 0 28 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 42 3 0
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 144 0 0
Nursing 0 272 146 21
Nutrition Science 0 0 0 2
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 54 0 0
Other Statistics 0 5 0 0
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 0 0 3 1
Philosophy 0 44 5 2
Physics 0 8 2 5
Political Science & Government 0 106 5 5
Public Health 0 0 389 11
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 72
Religious Education 0 0 1 0
Religious Studies 0 14 0 19
Romance Languages 0 49 0 5
Sociology 0 47 6 1
Statistics 0 63 0 0
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 0 110 22
Theology & Religious Vocations (Other) 0 0 2 0
Writing Studies 0 47 0 0
Total 0 5,196 3,224 1,584

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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