Emory University
Atlanta, GA 30322


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 14,067
Religious affiliation United Methodist
Students with disability 8%
Student to faculty ratio 9:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 4,694 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
(The institution has its own hospital)
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Emory University is one of the most selective institutions in its admission process in the U.S. In Fall 2016, it received 19,924 applications and only 5,039 students were granted admission. Emory University is at the #23 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 56% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 63% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1290 to 1500
ACT30 to 33

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Emory University's tuition was $47,300 for all students regardless of residency (76.5% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 55% of Emory University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 19% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,683 (which is 6.4% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Emory University in 2016-2017, was 443, which is 33% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $4,947 (which is 16.1% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Emory University has enrolled a total of 14,067 students (12,480 students full-time and 1,587 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 14,067 students, 576 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 42% men and 58% women and 6,861 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 7,206 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 126 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 45%

Non-resident alien: 17%

Asian: 14%

Black/African American: 10%

Hispanic: 7%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%

Two or more races: 3%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Emory University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 30% 2,688
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 23% 2,101
Legal Professions And Studies 12% 1,108
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 3% 302
Social Sciences 3% 271
Theology And Religious Vocations 3% 267
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 1% 127
Visual And Performing Arts 1% 104
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies 1% 84
Mathematics And Statistics 1% 83

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Emory University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Emory University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $53,200. Last year, out of the total 1,224 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,114 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,444 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,314 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $53,200 $61,500
Employment Rate 91% 91%
Total Graduates 1,224 1,444

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Emory University.

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2.2 mile away
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5.8 mile away
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5.8 mile away
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5.9 mile away
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