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.