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Emory University

Creating Courageous Leadership

Emory University empowers the active, passionate pursuit of learning for a better world.


Committed to courageous leadership in teaching, research, scholarship, health care, and social action, Emory University is recognized as one of the world’s great institutions of higher learning. It combines nine undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools with the largest health care system and sponsored research base of any university in Georgia.

Emory’s campus in the suburban Atlanta neighborhood of Druid Hills is home to the undergraduate Emory College of Arts and Sciences as well as undergraduate programs in business and nursing. Also here are graduate and professional programs in law, business, nursing, theology, medicine, public health, and graduate studies, in addition to Emory University Hospital and associated medical clinics and institutes. And for more than 60 years, Emory Continuing Education has served as the university’s noncredit division, with more than 10,000 student enrollments from the community and beyond each year.

Twenty percent of Emory undergraduates choose to begin their education at Oxford College, Emory’s historic 1836 campus, 38 miles east of Atlanta. Oxford offers these students a small-campus, liberal-arts-intensive education for the first two years of the Emory undergraduate degree. Originally planned by Beaux-Arts architect Henry Hornbostel, the Druid Hills campus features historic buildings clad in pink and gray Georgia marble, as well as contemporary LEED-certified residence and academic halls. Emory’s campus is also home to a public park and more than 130 acres of protected forest.

Today Emory has its base in Atlanta, the business hub of the Southeast and an exciting global city—home to ten Fortune 500 companies (third-highest in the nation, tied with Dallas) and organizations such as The Carter Center, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Cancer Society, and CARE. The city connects Emory to opportunities for wider networking, jobs, research, service, and learning. A population of more than five million makes the metro area rich with a mix of diverse cultures, entertainment, and the arts.

The university reaches beyond Atlanta with programs for migrant farmworkers in rural Georgia, AIDS education in sub-Saharan Africa, smoking-prevention efforts in China, and Journeys of Reconciliation to international sites of conflict.

Our faculty—passionate about their teaching and research—draw students deeply into the discovery process, encouraging them to ask difficult questions and seek creative solutions for the needs of our community and world. Emory students go on to choice graduate and professional schools and find meaningful jobs.

The university has more than 7,000 undergraduates. Every state and more than 100 countries are represented in the student body. More than 6,000 students are enrolled in Emory’s graduate and professional schools.


The Private College 529 Plan makes planning for a private education easier and more affordable. Pre-paying future tuition at today’s rates is a smart way to prepare for your child’s future education. No one should have to give up their goals and dreams because financial challenges stand in the way.

Dean Bentley, Emory University Director of Financial Aid




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