Emory University


Emory University is a private research university based in Atlanta. With over 7,000 undergraduates, over 6,000 postgraduates and nearly 3,000 faculty members, this university is now a famous one enjoying world reputation. It was named one of its 25 “New Ivies” by Newsweek in 2006, which makes it a rather selective one with a low acceptance rate of 28.9%.

First established in 1836 in Georgia by a small group of Methodists as Emory College, Emory University was rechartered in 1915 and got its current name then. The main campus of Emory University is located in the suburb of Druid Hills near downtown Atlanta, about 631 acres large. Freshmen and sophomore students are required to live on campus.

Emory University offers degrees in associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate’s programs as well as combined-degree programs, like Biology Combined Bachelor/Master’s Degree, Chemistry Combined Bachelor/Master’s Degree and so forth. The average freshman retention rate is 95%, which is without doubt a good number, and averagely 82% of the students in this university finally finished their four years’ study and managed to graduate with a degree.

The mission of Emory University is:

Emory University’s mission is to create, preserve, teach, and apply knowledge in the service of humanity.


Emory University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Some schools and programs within this university are also accredited by relevant agencies like Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Educators, American Bar Association and more.


Emory University has two colleges and seven graduate and professional schools:

  1. Emory College of Arts and Sciences
  2. Oxford College
  3. Goizueta Business School
  4. James T. Laney School of Graduate Studies
  5. School of Law
  6. School of Medicine
  7. Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
  8. Rollins School of Public Health
  9. Candler School of Theology

The most popular majors and course of study for students are as follows:

  1. Business Administration and Management
  2. Biology/Biological Sciences
  3. Psycholog

The university is ranked NO.20 among all national universities by US News.

With the student-faculty ratio being 7:1 and 63.9% of all classes having less than 20 students, Emory University has enough professors for students so that every one of them can be well instructed.


Applicants for Emory university are required to provide either their SAT or ACT scores before January 15 and admission interview is neither recommended nor required. Early decision will be due on November 1. Applications must be submitted before January 15 and the application fee is USD 50. Working and volunteering experiences usually give applicants extra advantages.


The tuitions and fees for year 2011-2012 are USD 41,164. The room and board fee is USD 11,628. Students averagely spend USD 1,100 on books and supplies.

Emory University offers scholarships (including both need-based ones and non-need-based ones), financial aids and part-time job opportunities for students to help them deal with their tuition and expenses. It provides various types of need-based scholarships/grants, with USD 32,425 awarded for freshman and USD 15,756 non-need-based scholarships/grants offered according to data of the year 2010. Emroy University provides seven types of loans for students. About 47% of the students get financial aid and 96% of them have their needs fully met. The average financial aid package is USD 34,781. Financial aids are also available for international students in this university.

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