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Emory University

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1390 Oxford Road NE Atlanta, GA 30322 404-727-6036


Emory is recognized internationally for its liberal arts colleges, graduate and professional schools, and one of the Southeast's leading healthcare systems. Emory scholars and experts generate more than $500 million in research funding annually. Prospective freshmen can choose between two undergraduate liberal arts colleges during the application process: Emory College of Arts and Sciences in Atlanta's historic Druid Hills suburb, or Oxford College, located forty-five minutes outside of Atlanta on Emory's original campus. Oxford provides a small liberal arts–intensive environment for the first two years of students' undergraduate experience, with all students continuing on as juniors to Emory College or the business or nursing schools.

Founded 1836

Undergraduate enrollment 7,836

Graduate enrollment 6,667


Tuition $43,400/year

Georgia freshmen on HOPE 100%

Average composite three-part SAT score for entering freshmen 2000–2230 (25th–75th percentiles)

Average critical reading and math composite SAT score 1310–1510 (25th–75th percentiles)

SAT score breakdown 640–740, critical reading; 670–770, math; 660–760, writing (25th–75th percentiles)

Average class size for freshman courses 25

Popular majors biology, business administration, chemistry, economics, English, history, international studies, music, neuroscience and behavioral biology, nursing, political science, psychology, sociology, Spanish

Tuition Key

$  Less than $10K
$$  $10,000 to 15,000
$$$  $15,000 to 20,000
$$$$  More than $20K

Ranges reflect a school's yearly tuition. Among public schools, in-state tuition is considered.

Editor's Notes

Atlanta magazine's Georgia College Guide directory includes all schools that have campuses in the state, offer four-year undergraduate programs, and are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) or, for satellite campuses, regional equivalents in the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Tuition figures are undergraduate and do not include fees or room and board.

HOPE figures are consolidated, including standard HOPE and Zell Miller awards.

Many schools still only use math and critical reading SAT scores for admissions. For that reason, we have noted composite math and reading scores to provide consistent comparison. When available we have noted the composite three-part scores. The 2013 Georgia average on the three-part test was 1452, compared with 1498 nationally.

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