About Emory University

Founded in 1836, Emory University. is a Private college. Located in Georgia, which is a city setting in Georgia, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 6,861 full time undergraduate students, and 7,206 full time graduate students.

The Emory University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 9:1. There are 924 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Emory University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate25%
Application Deadline1-Nov
Application Fee75
SAT Range1290-1500
ACT Range30-33

Admissions at are considered More Selective, with ,71% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 7 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

100% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 96% were in the top quarter, and 80% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Emory University.

“We”re apathetic”
“We know about current events and vote”
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
“We save it for the classroom”
“Sometimes, but not often”
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
“All the time, including weekends”
“I”m always terrified”
“I only go out in groups”
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
“I feel extremely safe”
“We don”t play sports”
“We play recreationally”
“We bought the gear”
“We live for the big game”
“It”s not really our thing”
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
“There are a variety of opportunities”
“We”re a very artistic group”
“Haven”t met them”
“Available in class”
“They keep regular office hours”
“They”re always available”
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
“We”re not into drinking at all”
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
“We only party on weekends”
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
“Never, we”re here to learn”
“There might be people who do”
“People are known to partake on weekends”
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Emory University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    155 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    107 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    159 Students rated campus food 3.1 stars. 9 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    157 Students rated campus facilities 4.5 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    157 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    157 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    157 Students rated local services 4 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    157 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Emory University?

61 Students rated Emory University

Deborah - 05/02/2024


Derry - 06/10/2023

Overall an outstanding University. I see myself continuing to study here, and even live in the general area. I hope I can be admitted to the Medical School. The people really make the experience everything, and I can attest, starting from my first visit.

Julia - 10/12/2022

Everyone at this school is so so kind. There is always a friendly face. The academics are superior as well. This school is definitely the "Ivy League of the South" and often goes unnoticed. There isn't a lot of hype around sports because we don't have a football team.

Lan - 03/14/2022

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Emory University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Emory University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Emory University is 25%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Don't lose sight that you are going to college for yourself to follow your own dreams, not the dreams of your parents or friends. College is a great time to learn and be pushed out of your comfort zone.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    Highly intelligent and friendly yound adults.

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  4. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?


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  5. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    social life athletics needs more diversity

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  6. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    its made up of long island jews. It is not ecnomically diverse. There is diversity but groups tend to hang out together.

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  7. What are the academics like at your school?

    academics are good some students are ultra competitive

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  8. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    good social scene. everyones nice and open to making new friends. alot of good bars and clubs nearby.

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  9. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about Emory is how progressive the university is. Emory does not settle for mediocrity and that’s reflected in almost all aspects of the intuition. Emory wants its students to grow as scholars and as people. It’s willing to listen to student complaints and suggestions and actively changes things to make them better. From the Theater Program to the Chemistry Department, to the Dining Hall, Emory is very concerned with student happiness and making the institution the best it can be and is constantly striving to be a better more well-rounded campus.

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  10. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The small size really appealed to me because I do not do well in large cities or social situations. I also liked the reputation and that it was close to home.

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  11. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The diversity is hyped up, but it is hard to see it physically around.

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  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    It is really well-rounded. It is well known for its business, nursing, medical and law schools. It does very well as a liberal arts college.

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  13. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Anyone who cannot handle academic pressure of any kind should not attend this school. This institution is extremely competitive and the student are constantly competing with one another to be the best.

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  14. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Emory University is the pinnacle of an ideal and exciting college career because it packs all of the positive aspects of higher education into one central location: a friendly faculty and staff who want to see nothing but a student's success, a student body "family" that is just as concerned with helping others as helping oneself, and a campus where one feels nothing but safety and security.

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  15. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    This is a very diversified and friendly school with many intellectuals.

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  16. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Bearing the title of an Emory student carries with it expectations of discipline, responsibility, and rigor. However, the characteristic that embodies the learners of Emory most profoundly is open-mindedness. Emory's gates are open to those who appreciate the vibrant cultures of different continental races here and the variety of thought they bring with it. The energy of our campus thrives from the students' passion to probe, question, and understand the vast range of diversity and knowledge surrounding them, no matter where their political or ideological loyalties lie. In essence, we welcome those willing to learn from each other.

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  17. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    That it's not actually IN Atlanta

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  18. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Sometimes the workload can be frustrating. It really depends on what courses/career path you are pursuing. For someone who is pre med, I have a demanding schedule in the sciences. However, I really feel that after the initial frustration, I have learned a lot to make all the stress worthwhile.

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  19. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    The Emory bubble. Very large Jewish population, especially from the northeast. Relatively diverse student body, but a majority of students don't embrace this. Most students not willing to step out of their comfort zones. Sports are not big and school spirit as a result centers around Greek life. Intellectually curious student body, but the majority of students are not intellectuals per-se. Grade inflation. Very pre-professional oriented student body. Expensive. Mediocre job recruiting.

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  20. Describe the dorms.

    Cara talks about living in complex which is made up of 3 halls and has lots of amenities.

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  21. Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

    Since Emory has no football team, it seems like no one is really spirited, but I tend to disagree. A lot of people here wear Emory gear, especially sports teams, and Emory is still a D3 school so the athletes do exist. I think because Emory promotes healthy living, a lot of students tend to play on intramural and club sports teams, work out at the great gym facilities, and run/job at Lullwater Park and/or around the campus pathways. Sports in terms of team playing isn't too big here, but during homecoming, the soccer game is attended by quite a lot of students and alum, and you can definitely bet that many students on campus will be involved with some kind of fitness activity!

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

55% of students attending Emory University receive some sort of financial aid. 19% were awarded federal grants. While 33% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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$30 - $48K
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$75 - $110K
$110K & UP

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