About Emory University

Committed to courageous leadership in teaching, research, scholarship, health care, and social action, Emory University is recognized as one of the world's great institutions of higher learning. It combines nine undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools with the largest health care system and sponsored research base of any university in Georgia.

Emory’s campus in the suburban Atlanta neighborhood of Druid Hills is home to the undergraduate Emory College of Arts and Sciences as well as undergraduate programs in business and nursing. Also here are graduate and professional programs in law, business, nursing, theology, medicine, public health, and graduate studies as well as Emory University Hospital and associated medical clinics and institutes.

Emory was founded on the site of Oxford College in 1836. Now located in Atlanta, the business hub of the Southeast, Emory is part of an exciting global city and the second-largest private employer in metro Atlanta with 28,617 employees. Atlanta is home to 15 Fortune 500 companies (third-highest in the nation, along with Dallas) and organizations such as The Carter Center, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Cancer Society, and CARE. The city connects Emory to opportunities for wider networking, jobs, research, service, and learning. Atlanta’s abundant population makes the metro area rich with a mix of diverse cultures, entertainment, and the arts.

Emory faculty—passionate about their teaching and research—draw students deeply into the discovery process, encouraging them to ask difficult questions and seek creative solutions for the needs of our community and world. Emory students go on to choice graduate and professional schools and find meaningful jobs. With close to 8,000 undergraduates, Emory has every state and more than 100 countries represented in its student body. More than 7,000 students are enrolled in Emory’s graduate and professional schools.