Emory University

Founded in 1836 by the Methodists, today Emory University is a nonsectarian, coeducational, privately owned and operated research university located in Atlanta, Georgia. The university was first established in Oxford, Georgia as Emory College. It moved to the metro Atlanta area in 1915 where it was recharted and renamed Emory University.

Total annual enrollment at Emory is about 14,000 students (7,500 undergraduate and 6,500 postgraduate) and the school has roughly 3,000 faculty and staff. Emory is consistently ranked among the top national universities in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and several other reputable publications, including Newsweek, Princeton Review and Forbes magazine. The faculty and professors who work at Emory University are some of the most qualified and recognized in the nation. Faculty at Emory have been awarded the Pulitzer Price, Nobel Prize, Fulbright Fellowship and National Humanities Medal.

Academics

Emory University offers a comprehensive selection of undergraduate and graduate degrees in over 100 fields of study and specialties. Emory offers programs in Gender and Cultural Studies (11), biology (5), business (2), computer science, education, bioengineering, English and literature (2), foreign languages (10), health services and sciences (25), history, legal studies (2), liberal arts (2), mathematics (2), multi-disciplinary (5), environmental studies, physical sciences (4), psychology (2), social sciences (5), theology (4), and visual and performing arts (7). All programs are offered through one of Emory’s nine academic schools and colleges which include:
  • Emory College of Arts and Sciences
  • Oxford College
  • Goizueta Business School
  • Laney Graduate School
  • School of Law
  • School of Medicine
  • Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
  • Rollins School of Public Health
  • Candler School of Theology.

Admissions

With an acceptance rate of roughly 25%, Emory is considered a selective university. For the 2013 academic year, Emory received nearly 17,500 applications of which it accepted 4,630. The GPA for entering freshman is 3.78 and nearly 90% of new students were in the top 10% of their high school graduating class.

General Information

Admission Office
200 Boisfeuillet Jones Center
Atlanta, GA 30322
(404) 727-6036
(800) 727-6036
Fax: (404) 727-4303
admiss@emory.edu
Contact: Jean Jordan
Dean of Admission
Main Address
201 Dowman Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322
(404) 727-6123
www.emory.edu
Size
Total undergrads: 5,214
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,278
Degree-seeking undergrads: 5,169
Graduate enrollment: 4,165

Setting
Suburban setting
Very large city (over 500,000)
Residential campus
Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $50
Online application fee: $50
Enrollment Rates
Percent applicants admitted: 27%
Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 95%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $34,336 $36,336 $38,036 $39,158 +2.95%
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,100 $1,100 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $10,220 $10,572 $10,896 $11,198 +2.77%
Other $1,400 $1,800 $2,100 $2,100 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $46,956 $49,708 $52,132 $53,556 +2.73%
In-state Off Campus $35,336 $37,336 $39,136 $40,258 +2.87%
In-state with Family $35,336 $37,336 $39,136 $40,258 +2.87%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $33,800
In-state Student Fees $3,092
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $33,800
Out-of-state Fees $3,092

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 1,028 61%
Grant or scholarship aid 887 53% $21,862,982 $24,648
• Federal grants 265 16% $1,565,609 $5,908
• Pell grants 243 15% $870,943 $3,584
• Other federal grants 242 14% $694,666 $2,871
State/local government grant or scholarships 399 24% $1,819,936 $4,561
Institutional grants or scholarships 803 48% $18,477,437 $23,011
Student loan aid 592 35% $4,468,813 $7,549
• Federal student loans 578 35% $2,667,305 $4,615
• Other student loans 90 5% $1,801,508 $20,017

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 1944 1243 648 314 13
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies 70 4
African Studies 6
African-american/black Studies 3
American/united States Studies/civilization 4
Asian Studies/civilization 2
East Asian Studies 1
French Studies 13
German Studies 3
Italian Studies 6
Latin American Studies 6
Near and Middle Eastern Studies 8
Women’s Studies 18 4
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 249 83 81
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 146 1
Biomedical Sciences 5 66
Biostatistics 5 4
Epidemiology 72 11
Neuroscience 103
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 296 405 13
Business Administration and Management 296 207
Business/commerce 198 13
Computing and Information Sciences 3 11 1
Computer Science 3 11 1
Education 14 20 3
Education 14 20 3
Engineering 1 10
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 1 10
English Language, Composition and Literature/letters 85 4 9
Creative Writing 22
English Language and Literature 63 4 9
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 76 3 13
Ancient/classical Greek Language and Literature 1
Chinese Language and Literature 8
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 7
Comparative Literature 6 3
French Language and Literature 8
Japanese Language and Literature 6
Latin Language and Literature 3
Linguistics 8
Russian Language and Literature 3
Spanish Language and Literature 34 3 2
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 125 471 175 13
Adult Health Nurse/nursing 7 1
Anesthesiologist Assistant 45
Critical Care Nursing 13 2
Emergency Room/trauma Nursing 10
Environmental Health 26
Family Practice Nurse/nursing 11
Geriatric Nurse/nursing 1
Health Services Administration 70 2
International Public Health/international Health 77
Maternal and Child Health
Medical Radiologic Technology/science – Radiation Therapist 24
Medical Scientist 14
Medicine 126
Nurse Midwife/nursing Midwifery 11
Nursing Administration
Nursing Science 1
Ophthalmic Technician/technologist
Pediatric Nurse/nursing 10
Physical Therapy/therapist 42
Physician Assistant 51
Public Health Education and Promotion 99 4
Public Health, Other 12
Public Health/community Nurse/nursing 7
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 101 10
Women’s Health Nurse/nursing 7
History 79 7 9
History 79 7 9
Legal and Law Studies 8 255
Advanced Legal Research/studies 8
Law 255
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 3 3 9 314
Humanities/humanistic Studies 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 3 9 314
Mathematics and Statistics 26 7
Applied Mathematics 8
Mathematics 18 7
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 39
Ancient Studies/civilization 1
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology 6
Mathematics and Computer Science 1
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 31
Natural Resources and Conservation 28
Environmental Studies 28
Physical Sciences 112 10 20
Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other 3
Chemistry 98 8 17
Physics 11 2 3
Physics, Other
Psychology 142 8 11
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics 4
Psychology 138 8 11
Social Sciences 473 16 23
Anthropology 89 6 5
Economics 160 2 1
International Relations and Affairs 66
Political Science and Government 91 5 7
Sociology 67 3 10
Theology and Religious Vocations 185
Divinity/ministry 139
Pastoral Studies/counseling
Religious/sacred Music 2
Theology/theological Studies 44
Visual and Performing Arts 124 8 5
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 38 1 5
Dance 6
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts 15
Film/cinema/video Studies 15 6
Fine/studio Arts 6
Music 41 1
Playwriting and Screenwriting 3
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
African Studies B
African-American Studies B
Asian Studies B
Caribbean Studies B
Central/Eastern European Studies B
French Studies B
German Studies B
Italian Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Russian/Slavic Area Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Film Studies B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
Management Science B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism
Journalism B

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Science B

Education
Education – General B

English Language & Literature
Creative Writing B
English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature
Chinese B
Classics B
Comparative Literature B
French B
German B
Italian B
Japanese B
Latin B
Linguistics B
Russian B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Nursing Science B

History
History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mathematics
Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Mathematics/Computer Science B
Medieval/Renaissance Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Studies B

Philosophy & Religion
Jewish/Judaic Studies B
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Astronomy B
Chemistry B
Physics B

Psychology
Psychology – General B

Social Sciences
Anthropology B
Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:
    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma
*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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