Emory University is one of the world’s leading research universities, founded to teach and apply knowledge in the service of humanity. Recognized around the world for challenging academic programs and outstanding undergraduate and professional programs, Emory University is located in the beautiful Druid Hill suburb of Atlanta.
The school is listed among the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report and is included in the Princeton Review’s list of best colleges in the U.S. and best schools in the southeast. USA Today also recognized Emory University has being #1 in the “Ten Best American Colleges for Writers”. Many of Emory’s graduate schools are ranked among the best in their field by U.S. News & World Report.
- College Type: Public
- Program Type: 4-Year College
- Campus Size: Large (over 5,000 students)
- Campus Type: Urban
Among the university’s nearly 3,000 faculty members include winners of the Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize, National Humanities Medal, Guggenheim Fellowship, Fulbright Fellowship, and membership in the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences. In addition to their mission as leading educators, the university’s scholars and experts also generate in excess of $500 million in research funding reach year.
Community service plays a major role in life at Emory. Approximately 25% of students are members of the school’s community service group, Volunteer Emory, which provides varied opportunities to serve the community through the Atlanta Community Food Bank, PAWS Atlanta, and Trees Atlanta. The school earned a Presidential Award for community service, thanks to its dedication to service learning and civic engagement. To foster a strong community spirit, students are required to live on campus for the first two years as undergraduates. Juniors and seniors can choose to live off campus or remain in student dorms.
There are hundreds of student organizations across the campus, as well as fraternities, which date back to the 1800s. Emory University is a member of the NCAA Division III athletic program, and also sponsors outdoor activities such as hiking, rafting, and rock climbing. The university was recently chosen as the best all-around athletic program by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics.