Emory University: Narrative Description

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1380 South Oxford Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30322-1100
Tel: (404)727-6123
Free: 800-727-6036
Admissions: (404)727-6036
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.emory.edu/


Independent Methodist, university, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees (enrollment figures include Emory University, Oxford College; application data for main campus only). Founded 1836. Setting: 631-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $4.3 billion. Research spending 2003-04: $351 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $37,032 per student. Total enrollment: 11,781. Faculty: 2,662 (2,451 full-time, 211 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 7:1. 11,218 applied, 39% were admitted. 90% from top 10% of their high school class, 99% from top quarter, 100% from top half. 67 National Merit Scholars. Full-time: 6,253 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 93 students, 74% women, 26% men. Students come from 52 states and territories, 64 other countries, 83% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 9% black, 16% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 2% 25 or older, 70% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Retention: 94% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences and history; business/marketing; biological/life sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, double major, summer session for credit, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at University Center in Georgia; Washington Semester, American University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, SAT Subject Tests. Entrance: most difficult. Application deadlines: 1/15, 11/1 for early decision plan 1, 1/1 for early decision plan 2. Notification: 4/1, 12/15 for early decision plan 1, 2/1 for early decision plan 2.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $38,972 includes full-time tuition ($28,940), mandatory fees ($382), and college room and board ($9650). College room only: $6110. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and student level.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 220 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 35% of eligible men and 35% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Volunteer Emory, music/theater, student government, Outdoor Emory. Major annual events: Heritage/Homecoming Week, Halloween Ball, Dooley's Spring Fest. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 4,014 college housing spaces available. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Robert W. Woodruff Library plus 7 others with 2.5 million books, 3.6 million microform titles, 51,500 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $29 million. 600 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Emory is located in a residential area of Atlanta, 6 miles from downtown. Atlanta, capital of Georgia, is the commercial, industrial and financial giant of the southeast. It is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Atlanta was host to the 1996 Olympic Games. Atlanta's moderate climate permits year-round golf, fishing and outdoor living. All major forms of public transportation are available. Peachtree Street is experiencing one of the biggest building booms in the country. Peachtree Center includes the Atlanta Merchandise Mart, and the 22-story regency Hyatt Hotel. Bridges 22 stories above the street connect buildings on the Peachtree Center. The city is the cultural center of the South with a symphony, art center, and theaters. Atlanta is a major business and manufacturing center that produces more that 3,500 different commodities. Excellent part-time employment opportunities are available. Recreational activities include all major sports, swimming, golfing, boating, horseback riding, tennis, and fishing. Many spectator sports events take place in the Atlanta Stadium.

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