Emory University is a private research institution located in Atlanta Georgia. Established in 1836 by the Methodist Episcopal Church, the school was named in honor of Methodist bishop John Emory and remains affiliated with the United Methodist Church to this day. Emory University is the second-oldest private institution of higher education in the state of Georgia and one of the fifty oldest private universities in the United States. One of the leading research universities in the nation, Emory is built upon a unique combination of campus-based resources and global partnerships. Emory Healthcare is the largest healthcare system in Georgia, comprised of several major hospitals including the globally renowned Emory University Hospital.
Academic ProgramsEmory University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and offers a wide range of degree programs ranging from more than 70 undergraduate options to over 40 doctoral programs. Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees are awarded through the university’s four undergraduate colleges and schools, including the Emory College of Arts and Sciences; Oxford College; Goizueta Business School; and the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. Emory’s master and doctorate programs are offered through several graduate schools which include the Goizueta Business School; James. T. Laney School of Graduate Studies; School of Law; School of Medicine; Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing; Rollins School of Public Health; and the Candler School of Theology.
Emory encourages its students to pursue international research, service and internship opportunities. Nearly one out of every three undergraduates participates in one of the school’s 100+ study abroad programs in more than 40 countries. Students also appreciate the diversity of cultures and ideas that Emory offers through several programs and events that take place on the school’s campus.
Student LifeMore than 14,000 students are currently enrolled at Emory, including over 7,800 undergraduates. Greek –letter fraternities and sororities play a large role in Emory’s campus life with approximately 30% of the student population associated with Greek life. In addition, over a hundred student clubs and organizations exist and operate on the university’s campus, including a number of student government, special interest, and service organizations.
Emory’s athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level and the school is associated with University Athletic Association (UAA). Emory boasts nearly twenty varsity teams, including track and field, men’s baseball, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s basketball, and women’s volleyball. Nicknamed the Eagles, Emory’s athletic teams have won at least eighteen national championships and boast several strong seasonal finishes. Emory extends athletic opportunities to all its students by inviting them to participate through a number of “Play Emory” programs, including club sports, intramurals, and fitness classes and activities.