Emory University

Atlanta, GA

Get to know Emory University

School Profile

Suburban campus setting

8,197 undergraduate students

7,649 graduate students

1,880 first-year students

Students choose to start at either Emory College (Atlanta campus) or Oxford College (Oxford campus). 


Emory College

11% of applicants admitted

SAT EBRW middle 50%: 720-770

SAT M middle 50%: 750-790

ACT middle 50%: 33-35


Oxford College

15% of applicants admitted

SAT EBRW middle 50%: 720-770

SAT M middle 50%: 750-790

ACT middle 50%: 33-35

Emory University is test optional. The test scores provided above are for admitted students who chose to apply using test scores.


80+ majors, 60+ minors, and 10+ pre-professional options

Emory College: Student-to-faculty ratio 9:1; Average class size is 28, 76% of classes have fewer than 30 students

Oxford College: Student-to-faculty ratio 10:1; Average class size is 19, 99% of classes have fewer than 30 students

Introduction to Emory University

At Emory, a liberal arts and research university located in Atlanta, Georgia, you can choose from 80+ majors and 60+ minors, including history, economics, dance, business, nursing, and quantitative sciences, or create an academic plan unique to your career goals. About 30% of  students choose to double major. 25% of students participate in the Honors program.

Emory’s hometown of Atlanta is the business, healthcare, and cultural capital of the Southeast, where you can take advantage of nearly 2,000 internship opportunities in Atlanta and over 10,000 beyond. Study breaks are for soaking in the art scene and diverse dining options or retreating into nature by kayaking, hiking, or walking local nature trails.

Students admitted through the Match have the option to choose to enroll at Emory College of Arts and Sciences on the Atlanta campus or Oxford College, in Oxford, GA (38 miles east of Atlanta). Oxford College is only for first- and second-year students. All Oxford students continue to the Atlanta campus for their junior and senior years either in Emory College, the Goizueta Business School, or the School of Nursing.

All first-year students enroll in the First-Year at Emory Program, offering students unique academic programming taught in small classes, as well as social events, helping students acclimate to the community. Classes are taught by leading faculty in their fields, and advisors are faculty familiar with your program. Beyond the classroom, internships, study abroad, and research opportunities abound as well! Research is available across all disciplines and available even in the first year. 59% of students pursue research with faculty. 

With over 325 student clubs, sports teams, and performing arts groups - and Emory’s unusual and fun traditions - Emory is a great place for students who want to organize, lead, and be a part of it all. You can enjoy Wonderful Wednesdays, where each week, a different campus organization sponsors activities in the heart of campus, such as Puppy-palooza, bouncy castles, or live music. Oxford Olympics is an annual tournament during Orientation week where the residence halls compete for the championship.

Over 100 programs worldwide are available to study abroad, and they are available for a semester, summer or full year. At any time, 26% of Emory students are studying abroad.

Emory traditionally enrolls over 140 QuestBridge students each year and is proud to have one of the largest QuestBridge Scholars Network chapters in the country, with nearly 400 active and engaged students.

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