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Emory University

Emory University

Emory University, New Ivies, college profile

“The Wise Heart Seeks Knowledge”

Emory University was founded in 1836 with a mission “to create, preserve, teach, and apply knowledge in the service of humanity.” With over 3,000 faculty members and a subsequently low student to professor ratio, those lucky enough to be admitted benefit from close interaction with some of the most prestigious scholars in the country. Top faculty are accessible and committed to teaching and fostering undergraduate research in the sciences and humanities. While Emory is a serious institution dedicated to the high standards of learning, students enjoy the odd traditions like ‘Dooley Week’ as well. For a week, bodyguards escort Dooley, a skeleton dressed in black and the unofficial school mascot, around campus to let students out of class and deliver cryptic messages. Student looking for an environmentally friendly campus to call home will revel in the 2,000,000+ square feet of LEED certified buildings and commitment to source 3/4 of food from local and sustainable sources by 2015.



Admissions Phone 404 727-6036
Admissions Email
Codes SAT: 5187 ACT: 0810 FAFSA: 001564 CSS Profile: 5187
Location Atlanta, Georgia; On the outskirts of a large metropolitan area
College Type Private (nonprofit)
College Newspaper The Emory Wheel
Enrollment ~7,000 undergraduate students
Popular Programs Business Administration, Psychology, Biology
Student Life Emory hosts a residential campus with a Greek system that has existed since the 1840s. While many students do get involved in fraternities and sororities, the lynchpin of student life is community service.

A quarter of Emory students participate in Volunteer Emory, the school’s umbrella community service group and the school was awarded the 2008 Presidential Award for General Community Service. When not busy with classes or volunteer activities, students participate widely in athletics and a myriad of student organizations including over 50 dedicated to the arts.

International ~10% of undergrads; TOEFL: Required;  SAT or ACT: Required; Financial Aid Available
Transfer Yes, Fall, Spring Summer; Minimum 3.00 GPA Required
Crossover Vanderbilt, Washington University, Northwestern, University of Florida
Other Selective (~30% admitted), Early Decision, Common Application


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