#24 Best Colleges in America

Emory University

Atlanta, Georgia

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Emory University overview
Location Atlanta, Georgia
Online emory.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Religious Affiliation United Methodist
Emory University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Established in 1836, Emory University is a private research institution located in Atlanta, Georgia, recognized for its rigorous academic environment and highly selective admissions process. The university's main campus in Druid Hills exhibits a notable Suburban Gothic architectural style, hosting a diverse student body and fostering a commitment to teaching, research, and community service. Emory is widely acclaimed for its programs in public health at the Rollins School of Public Health, business at the Goizueta Business School, and health care at the Emory University Hospital, among other disciplines. The majority of undergraduate students opt for on-campus housing, spread across a range of residence halls and learning communities. While Emory maintains a varsity athletics program as a member of the NCAA Division III, it is chiefly recognized for its contributions to academics and research rather than a focus on intercollegiate athletics.

In the most recent statistical year 33,179 prospective students applied, and 3,767 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,424 enrolled in the school.  13,342 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,499 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $57,120 plus fees of $828. Emory is ranked 24 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Emory is rated within the top 6% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 10 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Emory University overview
SAT 1430/1550
ACT 32/34
GPA 3.8

Applications Accepted

Emory University overview
Applications Due Jan 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Very High
Application Fee $75

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Emory University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,250
Other Fees$828
Room and Board $17,016
Budget for Other Expenses$2,600
Total One Year Cost$78,814

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$81,500 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

90% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Emory University students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 23%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 17%
Business 13%
Biology 11%
Psychology 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=139658 IPEDS survey data for Emory University.

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