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 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
|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?
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?
Net Price by Income Group for Emory
|$0-30 K||$30K-48K||$48-75||$75-110K||$110K +|
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 7,326 graduate students at the school.
Of the 6,794 full-time undergraduates at Emory, 41% are male and 59% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Emory University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||548|
|Hispanic or Latino||637|
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 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.
*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.