Emory University

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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.


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.


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

Contact: Jean Jordan
Dean of Admission
Main Address
201 Dowman Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322
(404) 727-6123


Total undergrads: 5,214
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,278
Degree-seeking undergrads: 5,169
Graduate enrollment: 4,165

Suburban setting
Very large city (over 500,000)
Residential campus

Degrees offered:
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 – 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 – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A


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 – 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.

Emory University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(404) 727-6123
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:apply.emory.edu/apply/requirements.php
Address:408 Administration Building, 201 Dowman Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:14,067
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):91%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:9 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:13,794 (98% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$47,954
Out-of-state Tuition:$47,954
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:55%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$38,254

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Emory University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Emory University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies11121
Biological and Biomedical Sciences363
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services231
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services111
English Language and Literature/Letters211
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1233
Health Professions and Related Programs172243
Legal Professions and Studies31
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities121
Mathematics and Statistics311
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies611
Natural Resources and Conservation11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Philosophy and Religious Studies343
Physical Sciences433
Social Sciences1654
Theology and Religious Vocations8
Visual and Performing Arts831
Grand total20727633

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

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Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Emory University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,224

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid75355%
Grant or scholarship aid68550%$38,254
Student loan aid45133%$6,438

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid3,66453%$34,424
Federal student loans2,15031%$6,296

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Emory University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Emory University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants19,9247,93211,992
Percent admitted100%26%25%
Percent admitted who enrolled7%7%7%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Emory University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment14,067
Undergraduate enrollment6,861
Graduate enrollment7,206

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Emory University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education
    • Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., Accreditation Commission
    • (SCPE) - Clinical pastoral education (CPE) centers offering CPE and supervisory CPE programs
  • Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
    • Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health (PHG) - Graduate level school of public health
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education
    • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does 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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