Emory

Emory University

Emory
#129 / #46
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. Founded in 1836 as Emory College by the Methodist Episcopal Church and named in honor of Methodist bishop John Emory. The campus is in Druid Hills, an historic neighborhood that is three miles from Downtown Atlanta.

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Emory University Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual ApplicationsAcceptanceGraduation RateMedian SAT ScoreMedian ACT Score
33,43513%90%145532

How Much Does Emory University Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
$55,468
Price by Family Income
IncomeAverage Net Cost
0 - 30K$8,538
30K - 48K$8,976
48K - 75K$16,646
75K - 110K$24,104
110K+$45,706

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 BodyUnder-GradsGraduates
15,2017,5217,680

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

Religious Studies
#61
World Rank
#83
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#16
USA Rank
religious-studies-hub Degrees
Literature
#44
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#72
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#19
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literature Degrees
Medical
#49
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#53
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#24
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medicine Degrees
Nursing
#38
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#39
Historical Rank
#24
USA Rank
nursing Degrees
Anthropology
#68
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#83
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#27
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anthropology Degrees
Law
#118
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#124
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#36
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Psychology
#64
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#90
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#37
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psychology Degrees
Business
#94
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#95
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#41
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business Degrees
History
#117
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#123
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#41
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history Degrees
Philosophy
#129
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#155
Historical Rank
#42
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philosophy Degrees
Political Science
#142
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#141
Historical Rank
#45
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political-science Degrees
Education
#150
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#151
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#46
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education Degrees
Chemistry
#296
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#332
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#67
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chemistry Degrees
Sociology
#194
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#203
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#67
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sociology Degrees
Communications
#222
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#240
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#69
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communications Degrees
Biology
#192
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#228
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#70
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biology Degrees
Mathematics
#308
World Rank
#365
Historical Rank
#82
USA Rank
math Degrees
Computer Science
#326
World Rank
#326
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#93
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computer-science Degrees
Economics
#370
World Rank
#389
Historical Rank
#99
USA Rank
economics Degrees
Engineering
#416
World Rank
#436
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#104
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engineering Degrees
Physics
#556
World Rank
#594
Historical Rank
#140
USA Rank
physics Degrees

Who Are Emory University's Most Influential Alumni?

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

Newt Gingrich
Newt Gingrich
An American politician and author .
David Brinkley
David Brinkley
An American journalist .
C. Vann Woodward
C. Vann Woodward
An American historian .
Jeffrey Burton Russell
An American historian.
Carl Hiaasen
Carl Hiaasen
An American novelist.
Mikhail Epstein
Mikhail Epstein
A Russian-American writer.
Walter Wink
Walter Wink
An American biblical scholar.
Timothy Tyson
An American historian.
Ernie Harwell
Ernie Harwell
An American sportscaster.
Dumas Malone
An American historian and writer.
Tressie McMillan Cottom
Tressie McMillan Cottom
An American writer, sociologist, and professor.
Sam Nunn
An American lawyer and politician.

Who Are Emory University's Most Influential Faculty?

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

Hao Huang
A Mathematician and computer scientist.
Kevin Young
Kevin Young
An American poet.
Skip Garibaldi
An American mathematician.
Kate Jones
A Chair in Ecology and Biodiversity at University College London and the Zoological Society of London.
Jay M. Bernhardt
Jay M. Bernhardt
A Researcher.
Carl Bergstrom
A Theoretical and evolutionary biologist.
Mahlon DeLong
An American neurologist.
Jericho Brown
Jericho Brown
An American writer.
James K. Min
James K. Min
An American physician.
Vince Calhoun
Vince Calhoun
An American engineer and neuroscientist.
Neil B. Shulman
Neil B. Shulman
A Georgian medical writer.
Ulf Landmesser
A German specialist for cardiology and internal medicine.