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Academics

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5 College Freshman

Academics: Ive been challenged at Emory but it only demonstrates how great the academics here are.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: Professors at Emory are great.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: Great academics and well known for having good students and faculty

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3 College Freshman

Academics: Don't really know a ton of notable alumnus, they don't play a huge role in the decisions like the ivies

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Amazing! Especially in the sciences

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Emory is consistenly named one of the top schools in the nation and with good reason. The school is full of nationally and even globally acclaimed professors who are experts in their fields. Many have even authored textbooks, which they humbly use in their classes. Other than introductary classes, class sizes are typically smaller than 20 or so, allowing for students to make lasting connections with their professors. The Emory email software, LearnLink, allows for easy communications between professors and students, as well as students and their peers.

Emory is privileged to have one of the largest university endowments in the nation, and this also allows for the University to improve upon and expand its academics. Emory's public health and business schools are both ranked in the Top 5 nationally and are respected by many in and outside of Emory. Atlanta has plenty of opportunities for graduating students, and Emory takes full advantage of this by holding various networking events throughout the school year. Emory's presitgious reputation, its nationally respected education, and its prime location allow for students to earn a highly reputable degree that will likely give them advantages once they are graduates of this fine institution.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
8:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
1,042
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
452
Total FT Faculty
3,076
Faculty with Terminal Degree
99%
Average Faculty Salary
$112,728
Full-Time Retention Rate
95%
Part-Time Retention Rate
0%
Graduation Rate
89%
Programs/Majors Offered
93
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
No
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 65%
  • 20 to 49 students: 27%
  • 50 or more students: 8%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: Yes
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: Yes
Recreational/Avocational: Yes
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: No
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • Emory College of Arts and Sciences
  • Goizueta Business School
  • Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
  • Oxford College
Degrees Awarded
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Professional practice
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
  • Post-bachelor's certificate
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Biology and Biological Sciences: 2%
  • Business Administration and Management: 5%
  • Law: 3%
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences: 5%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • English (including composition)
  • Foreign languages
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Physical education/health
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
  • Social science
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
  • Weekend/evening college
Other Academic Offerings
  • Cooperative education program
  • Cross-registration
  • Double major
  • Dual enrollment
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Liberal arts/career combination
  • Washington semester
Best Places to Study
  • Cox Computer Lab
  • Dormitories
  • Law Library
  • The Stacks
  • Woodruff Library
Tips to Succeed
  • Get to know your teachers and establish relationships with them.
  • Go to class! Attendance is very important at Emory, and it's an easy way to get good grades.
  • Join clubs and student groups. They are a good way to meet people and build your résumé.
  • Joining a fraternity or sorority helps you meet lots of people.
  • Network as much as possible. There are many well-connected students at Emory.
  • Participate while in class.
  • Talk to upperclassmen about which teachers and classes will work best for you.
  • Venture out in Atlanta as much as possible.
Did You Know?
  • Emory consistently ranks in the top five nationwide for most Academic All-Americans and most post-graduate scholars.
  • Celebrated author Sir Salman Rushdie, who has won two Booker prizes for his novel "Midnight's Children," teaches graduate seminars in Emory's English department.

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 69 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 70 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.

How often do you:    Based on 9 responses

Never
Always
  • Attend class (lectures and recitation)
  • Do all of your homework
  • Do all of your assigned reading
  • Adequately study
  • Take advantage of office hours/study sessions
  • Take notes

Who are the most notable alumni from this school?    Based on 10 responses

  • 33% Jimmy Carter-former president of the United States
  • 28% Newt Gingrich - former Speaker of the House
  • 17% Kenneth Cole - fashion designer and activist
  • 11% Emily Saliers - member of folk/pop group Indigo Girls
  • 6% Amy Ray - member of folk/pop group Indigo Girls
  • 6% Glenda Hatchett

Where did this school rank in your list of potential schools when applying?    Based on 9 responses

  • 22% This was my dream school.
  • 67% This was one of my top choices.
  • 11% This was a school I settled for (safety school).

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