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Emory University
Atlanta, GA (map)


With dedicated students and a culturally rich locale, Emory University is a crossroads of academic and extracurricular opportunity. The school’s location in the Atlanta suburb of Druid Hills ensures that students enjoy a close-knit community with easy access to a large city. Students are required to live on campus during their freshman and sophomore years, though most choose to remain on campus until they graduate. Emory’s mission statement, "to create, preserve, teach, and apply knowledge in the service of humanity", recalls the school’s Methodist roots. Emory is often considered a “New Ivy” for its academic rigor, selectivity, and excellence; Newsweek ranked the school’s undergraduate program at number 17 in 2010.

The student body at Emory is dynamic, running more than 220 clubs and organizations. Greek life is a significant factor on campus, as is philanthropic activity. In fact, approximately 25% of all Emory students participate in Volunteer Emory, an organization that oversees and plans community service activities. Emory students’ lighter side is illustrated in the school’s annual Dooley Week a celebration of Emory’s unofficial mascot, a skeleton labeled Emory’s “Lord of Misrule.” The week includes an unidentified Dooley touring campus flanked by a select group of bodyguards, and culminates with Dooley’s Ball, an elaborate party taking place on central campus. Celebrations continue at the yearly Dooley Cup, a sporting event between the university administration and student government; to date, students remain undefeated.



Basic Info

Main Address: 201 Dowman Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322
Phone Number: (404) 727-6123  
Website: www.emory.edu  


Type of school: Private, United Methodist Church-Affiliated  
Type of school: Coed  
Setting: Suburban, adjacent to large city  
Athletics: NCAA Division III, Intercollegiate, Intramural, Club  
Degrees offered: Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral  
Size of undergraduate student body: 6,980  
Percent out-of-state: 70%  
Percent international: 9%  
Female to Male ratio: 54:46  

Academic Life

Student to Professor ratio: 7:1  
Most popular majors: Social Sciences (25%)
Business/Marketing (17%)
Psychology (9%)
Biology (8%)
Health Professions (7%)
Special study programs: Cross registration
Double major
Dual enrollment of high school students
Honors program
Independent study
Liberal arts/Career combination
ROTC, Air Force
ROTC, Army
Study abroad
Teacher certification
Washington semester

Campus Life

Housing options:
Coed housing
Apartments for single students
Special housing for disabled students
Apartments for married students
Fraternity/Sorority housing
Campus ministries
Concert band
Jazz band
Model U.N.
Musical theater
Radio station
Student government
Symphony orchestra
Choral groups
Film society
International students
Literary magazine
Music ensembles
Pep band
Student newspaper
Television station

Fun Facts

  • Ranked #13 "Best College Library"
  • President Jimmy Carter, CNN chief health correspondent Sanjay Gupta, and Nobel Peace Price recipient Desmund Tutu have all taught at Emory.

Admissions Information

With an acceptance rate of 30%, Emory University is considered a selective school. It requires that students submit either SAT or ACT scores (with a writing component), and the admissions website notes that while SAT II subject tests are not required, they will be considered if students choose to submit them. The College's admissions counselors only use a student's highest score from each section of the SAT, although they strongly encourage students to submit scores from all SAT tests they have taken.

A student's personal statement is among the most important admissions criteria, as are character and personal qualities. Other substantial factors include extracurricular activities, recommendations, academic GPA, and whether the applicant is a first-generation college student. Further consideration is given to alumni relations, geographic residence, race/ethnicity, volunteer and work experience, and the level of an applicant's interest in Emory.

Admissions address: Emory University
Office of Admission - Undergraduate
1390 Oxford Road NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30322-1016
Phone number: (404) 727-6036  
Fax number: (404) 727-4303  
Admissions Website: http://www.emory.edu/admission/  
Email: admiss@emory.edu  
Contact Person: Jean Jordan, Dean of Admission, jean.jordan@emory.edu  
Number of first-year applications received: 15,599  
Percent of applicants admitted: 30%  

Application Information

Regular application deadline: January 15  
Early decision/action deadline: November 1 (Early Decision)  
Accepts the Common Application? Yes  
Admission requirements: SAT or ACT with writing
Personal statement
SAT II Subject Tests considered if submitted

Application Information

Standardized test scores required? SAT or ACT with writing
SAT II Subject Tests considered if submitted
Policy regarding SAT score-use: Considers highest section score for all test dates; strongly encourages submission of test scores from all test dates.  
Middle 50% Scores



% Who Submitted Scores
SAT Critical Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
ACT Composite

College Board code: 5187  
ACT code: 0810  
Learn more about other Southeastern schools:
University of Florida   University of Miami   University of Georgia  

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