Emory University

#210 / #73
Global Influence / U.S. Influence
#41
Most Desirable School

Private research university in Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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About Emory University

By James Barham, PhD

Emory University is a private, research university originally founded in Oxford, Georgia, in 1836 by the Methodist Episcopal Church as Emory College.

The college was named after the Methodist Episcopal Church bishop, John Emery. In 1915, the school relocated to its current location in Atlanta and assumed its present name.

Today, Emory University comprises about nine academic divisions, including two undergraduate colleges and some seven graduate and professional schools. Among the best known of the latter are the Goizueta Business School and the Candler School of Theology.

Three of the professional schools—the Emory University Medical School, the Neil Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, and the Rollins School of Public Health—are parts of an umbrella administrative entity known as the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center (WHSC).

One of the WHSC’s most noteworthy constituent units is the world-renowned—Yerkes National Primate Research Center.

Among many prominent Emory-associated individuals, we may note the following:

  • Mathematicians, Raman Parimala, Suresh Venapally, Victoria Powers, Vojtěch Rödl & Ken Ono
  • Philosophers, Donald Phillip Verene, Ernst von Glasersfeld & Thomas R. Flynn
  • Theologian, Timothy P. Jackson
  • Poet, Natasha Trethewey
  • Novelist, Carl Hiaasen
  • Young adult author, Lauren Kate
  • Popular musician, Peter Buck
  • Physicist, Eric Weeks
  • Chemists, Jennifer M. Heemstra, Huw Davies & Shuming Nie
  • Microbiologist, Thomas Milton Rivers
  • Immunologists, R. Paul Johnson, Thomas P. Gordon, Shu Hongbing & Edward S. Mocarski
  • Pharmacologist, Marion Sewer
  • Medical imaging researcher, Elizabeth Krupinski
  • Primatologist, Robert Yerkes
  • Chimpanzee language researcher, Duane Rumbaugh
  • Psychologists, Karl Lashley & Drew Westen
  • Historians, C. Vann Woodward, David M. Potter & Jeffrey Burton Russell
  • Sociologist, Howard Odum
  • Anthropologist, Melvin Konner
  • Economist, Jacob Mincer
  • Legal and international relations scholars, Harold J. Berman & Mary Louise Dudziak
  • Japanologist, Susan Pharr
  • Korean political thinker and politician, Yun Chi-ho
  • Radio journalist, Kai Ryssdal
  • TV journalist, David Brinkley
  • Coca-Cola Company President, Robert W. Woodruff
  • Nobel Peace Prize laureate, the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso,
  • Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Desmond Tutu
  • US House of Representatives Speaker, Newt Gingrich
  • US Senators Sam Nunn & Zell Miller
  • 35th US Vice President (under President Harry Truman), Alben Barkley
  • 39th US President, Jimmy Carter

According to Wikipedia, Emory University is a private research university in Atlanta, Georgia, US. Founded in 1836 as "Emory College" by the Methodist Episcopal Church and named in honor of Methodist bishop John Emory, Emory is the second-oldest private institution of higher education in Georgia .

Emory University Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual Applications Acceptance Graduation Rate Median SAT Score Median ACT Score
28,211 19% 90% 1445 32

How Much Does Emory University Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
$55,468
Price by Family Income
Income Average Net Cost
0 - 30K $11,468
30K - 48K $9,629
48K - 75K $19,672
75K - 110K $24,657
110K+ $43,267

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

How Much Do Emory University Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Emory University, then you can expect to earn an average of $84,400 per year. You also have a 91% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Emory University's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student Body Under-Grads Graduates
13,408 7,881 5,527

Where is Emory University?

Emory University is located at 201 Dowman Drive, Atlanta GA 30322

How Safe is Emory University?

Emory University has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%. Atlanta has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is Emory University Known For?

Emory University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Emory University's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are Emory University's Most Influential Alumni?

Emory University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Medical, Nursing, and Religious Studies. Here are some of Emory University's most famous alumni:

C. Vann Woodward
C. Vann Woodward
A Preeminent American historian .
David Brinkley
David Brinkley
An American journalist .
Carl Hiaasen
Carl Hiaasen
A Journalist, columnist and novelist from the United States.
Newt Gingrich
Newt Gingrich
An American politician and former Speaker of the House.
Kiyoshi Tanimoto
Kiyoshi Tanimoto
A Japanese Methodist minister.
Jeffrey Burton Russell
An American historian.
Mark Weinberger
An American businessperson, former Chair and CEO, EY .
Ernie Harwell
Ernie Harwell
An American sportscaster.
Lewis White Beck
An American philosopher .
Robert W. Woodruff
Robert W. Woodruff
A President of Coca-Cola .
Tom Price
A Former United States Secretary of Health and Human Services. Tom Price is former Congressman of Georgia.
Stuart Rachels
An American philosopher and chess player.