Diversity

Location
Atlanta, GA
Undergrads
7,368
Tuition
$42,980
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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4 College Junior

Diversity: Diversity at Emory is represented by all walks of life. You can meet any type of individual from any SES background, sexual orientation, or religion and have a conversation without being surrounded by an air of immediate judgement. There are a diversity of political beliefs but most are liberal. At Emory people appreciate diversity as a necessary asset to life. More diversity in experience means better decision-making across the board. We could stand to have a larger Black/African American community and Hispanic community. You will see more Whites and Asians than any ethnicity. There are stereotype cohorts here just like anywhere else, but there is an abundance of creative and eclectic individuals with an understanding of multiple world views .

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Diversity is abundant and everyone is accepted.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: Emory is supportive of people from different backgrounds.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: The school is very diverse which enables everyone to experience and learn about different cultures

4 College Senior

Diversity: Large number of onternational students and emory has an academic relationship with a His Holiness the Dahli Lama

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  • 139th
    Most Liberal Schools
  • 173rd
    Most Open-Minded Schools
  • 1259th
    Most Conservative Schools

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Matt Kohn
Hometown
Rockville, MD
Major
undeclared
Grad Year
2014
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Emory is full of students from all different racial and economic backgrounds. While the majority of the student population is white, especially Greek life, there is certainly a large number of students from all different ethnicities. There are a handful of foreign students, some of them foreign exchange students and some full-time students. All races and backgrounds make their presence felt due in large part to the various student ethnic groups, clubs, and organizations.

While some students may say that the students of certain minorities keep to themselves and don't "branch out," but this can be overcome by simply taking the first step and introducing yourself. Very rarely will students be rude to one another, another plus. The University itself is very welcoming to all races and encourages diversity and acceptance of all backgrounds. After being at Emory for four years, you are nearly guaranteed to have friends in every region throughout the nation and possibly from each continent as well.

Facts & Statistics

African American
11%
Asian
23%
Hispanic
5%
International
12%
Native American
0%
White
41%
Unknown
7%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
80%
Common States of Residence
  • California
  • Florida
  • Foreign countries
  • New Jersey
  • New York
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
18-19: 26%
20-21: 26%
22-24: 18%
25+: 30%
Female Faculty
38%
Male Faculty
62%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 7%
Asian American: 15%
Hispanic: 3%
International: 6%
Native American: 0%
White: 70%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
Emory is accepting of all sexual orientations. There are several LGBT clubs and organizations, and these students have never complained of any discrimination against them. All in all, Emory is very welcoming to everyone, gay or straight.
Political Activity
Although Emory is primarily a liberal-minded university, one would not easily be able to determine this. While there are groups and clubs that protest or boycott certain organizations, these leftist voices are not overbearing, and the school itself does not impose its views upon the students in any way.
Economic Status
With a tuition rate as high as Emory's, the school is bound to have many affluent students who come from wealthy families. This is especially seen in Greek life, as the fraternity parking lots are loaded with expensive luxury vehicles. Overall, most students appear to come from comfortable economic backgrounds, but at the same time, many students also receive financial aid.
Most Common Religions
Emory does have a large Jewish population from the Mid-Atlantic and New England areas. Christians also make up a large part of the student population on campus, and there are several fellowship groups that hold worship services open to all students.
Minority Clubs on Campus
Emory's minority clubs have several houses on campus for group members. There are also black fraternities and sororities, as well as historically Jewish fraternities and sororities. These minority clubs, as well as others, such as the Indian Cultural Exchange, sponsor various events and fundraisers throughout the year and generally draw a good crowd for their events.
Did You Know?
Emory ranked in Top 20 for academics, diversity, and innovation by U.S. News & World Report's annual "America's Best Colleges."

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 70 responses

  • 9% Libertarian
  • 13% Not sure
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 6% Conservative
  • 24% Moderate
  • 40% Liberal
  • 9% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 70 responses

  • 3% Libertarian
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 1% Conservative
  • 21% Moderate
  • 17% Not sure
  • 47% Liberal
  • 10% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 70 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 69 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 70 responses

  • 0% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 1% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 34% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 64% Very accepting.

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