Emory University

Overview

At Emory, a research university located just outside Atlanta, Georgia, you can choose from a wide range of majors including history, economics, dance, predictive health and quantitative methods, or create an academic plan unique to your career goals.  Here, you’ll also have the rare opportunity to learn from faculty luminaries such as former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and the Dalai Lama.

Beyond the classroom, research opportunities both domestic and abroad, internships, and study abroad programs are open to you.  All first-year students enroll in the First-Year At Emory Program, offering students unique academic programming as well as social events to acclimate to the campus environment.  In and around Atlanta, the Southeast’s largest city, you can soak in the art scene and diverse dining options, or retreat into nature by kayaking, hiking, or walking along nature trails.

Traditions abound at Emory. You can enjoy Wonderful Wednesdays, a day each week in which a different campus organization sponsors an on-campus event.  In the past, Wonderful Wednesdays have featured petting zoos, live music or dance performances, and a showcase of volunteer opportunities. Oxford Olympics, another tradition, is an annual tournament during Orientation week where the various residential complexes compete for the championship.

Did you know that Dooley the skeleton is Emory’s unofficial mascot?  He is a mischief-maker who maintains an unpredictable presence during finals week and has the power to dismiss students from class!  Current students are selected to wear the Dooley costume and the identity of these students is one of the best-kept secrets on campus.

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