Emory University

Emory University

Founded in 1836, Emory University is a private university located in the city of Atlanta. It is named after John Emory, a popular bishop of the Georgia Methodist Conference. Emory offers several degrees and programs through its nine academic divisions which include:

  • College of Arts and Sciences; formerly known as Emory College
  • Candler School of Theology
  • Emory University School of Law
  • Emory University School of Medicine
  • Goizueta Business School
  • Graduate School; formerly known as Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
  • Oxford College
  • Rollins School of Public Health

Emory's sports teams are known as the Eagles. They take part in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division III and the UAA.

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Emory University
408 Administration Building, 201 Dowman Drive
Atlanta , GA 30322
General Phone: (404) 727-6123

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Emory Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts980African studies, American studies, Asian studies, Latin American studies, Near/Middle east studies, French studies, German studies, Italian studies, African-American studies, ...
Business and Management648business, business management
Science357biology, biomedical sciences, biostatistics, epidemiology, astronomy and astrophysics, chemistry, physics, physics courses
Law257law, advanced legal research
Medicine237neuroscience, medicine, medical scientist, public health courses
Religion and Philosophy232philosophy, religion, Jewish studies, religious music, theology, ministry, pastoral counseling
Medical Administration217environmental health, public health education, international public health, health services administration
Therapy and Counseling211psychology, cognitive psychology, maternal and child health, physical therapy
Nursing and Emergency Medicine188registered nursing, nursing administration, adult health nursing, nurse practitioner, nurse midwifery, nursing science, pediatric nursing, community nurse, critical care nursing, ...
Medical Support and Technology103anesthesiologist assistant, radiation therapist, physician assistant, ophthalmic tech
Education and Teaching37education
Fine Arts27fine arts, art history and criticism
Photography and Commercial Art23film studies
Mathematics23mathematics, applied mathematics, mathematics and computer science
Conservation and Resource Management20environmental studies
Computer Science and Engineering14computer science
Engineering12biomedical engineering
Drama and Performing Arts9dance, drama

Number of programs and degrees for Emory in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,51357
Master's degree1,03749
Doctor's degree24828
Postbaccalaureate certificate97
First-professional degree4873
Associate's degree3142

Emory Student Body

In 2007-2008, Emory had a total enrollment of 12,570 students (12,930 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 48%
Women 52%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 52%
Graduate 34%
First Professional 15%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 54%
Black 11%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 13%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 11%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 24%
20-21 23%
22-24 16%
25-29 19%
30-34 8%
35-39 3%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York9%
(International Students)8%
New Jersey4%
North Carolina2%
South Carolina2%

Emory Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 94 %

Emory Room and Board (2007)

Emory offers campus housing for 4,435 of its 12,930 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Atlanta, Georgia for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Georgia Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Emory Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal640730
SAT Math660740
SAT Writing640730
ACT Composite2933

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT92%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT38%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Emory Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 36,336
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 36,336
Room and board $ 10,572
Room charge $ 6,472
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,100
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,800

Financial Aid:
Emory participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 156400)

Emory Faculty

Emory has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year31$194,23716$181,452
Associate professorcalendar year14$131,93717$124,338
Assistant professorcalendar year30$100,05229$90,905
Instructorcalendar year1*3$34,167
Lecturercalendar year3$91,5468$77,140
No academic rankcalendar year24$75,63620$65,882
All faculty totalcalendar year103$126,11693$104,199

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year202$157,65865$133,988
Associate professoracademic year143$102,84895$93,438
Assistant professoracademic year73$92,65149$76,796
Instructoracademic year6$48,12727$52,695
Lectureracademic year50$60,01173$57,642
No academic rankacademic year13$45,41111$50,811
All faculty totalacademic year487$117,448320$86,058

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Emory Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball University Athletic Association
Baseball University Athletic Association
Track University Athletic Association

Emory Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Education, General

Biomedical/Medical Engineering

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Advanced Legal Research/Studies, Gen (LLM, MCL, MLI, MSL, JSD/SJD)
Law (LLB, JD)

Liberal Arts
African Studies
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Asian Studies/Civilization
Chinese Language and Literature
Classical/Ancient Mediterranean/Near Eastern Studies & Archaeology
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
French Studies
German Studies
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Italian Studies
Japanese Language and Literature
Latin American Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General

Medical Administration
Environmental Health
Health Services Administration
International Public Health/International Health
Public Health Education and Promotion

Medical Support And Technology
Anesthesiologist Assistant
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Ophthalmic Technician/Technologist
Physician Assistant

Medical Scientist (MS, PhD)
Medicine (MD)
Public Health, Other

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
Critical Care Nursing
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
Nursing Science (MS, PhD)
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing

Photography And Commercial Art
Film/Cinema Studies

Religion And Philosophy
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious/Sacred Music
Theology/Theological Studies

Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General
Physics, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
Maternal and Child Health
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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