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Emory University Data & Information Overview

467 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
13% Acceptance Rate
Find out more about how Emory University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below.
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How Well Is Emory University Ranked?

#28 Best Colleges in Nation
#2 Best Colleges in GA
Registered Nursing Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Emory University was awarded 467 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is registered nursing.

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Overall Quality

Emory landed the #28 spot in College Factual's 2024 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,217 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Emory held the #35 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Emory is also ranked #2 out of 68 schools in Georgia.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Emory?

13% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
37% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

Even if you have the best grades and high test scores, that may not be enough to get into Emory since the school has one of the most selective in the country. Its acceptance rate is a mere 13%, so there's no shame if you don't get in. Be sure to apply to other schools just in case.

Average Test Scores

About 37% of students accepted to Emory submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 690 and 750. Math scores were between 730 and 790.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Emory University  ( 690 to 750 )

SAT Math Scores for Emory University  ( 730 to 790 )
Emory received ACT scores from 27% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 32 and 34.

ACT Composite Scores for Emory University  ( 32 to 34 )

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Emory University Faculty

9 to 1 Student to Faculty
75% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Emory is an impressive 9 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Emory University is 75%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  75 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Emory University

95% Freshmen Retention
82% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 95% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Emory University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  95 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Emory for first-time, full-time students is 82%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  82 out of 100

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Emory University Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,814 Full-Time Undergraduates
47.0% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
59.4% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 7,010 undergraduates at Emory with 6,814 being full-time and 196 being part-time.

How Much Does Emory University Cost?

$22,597 Net Price
22% Take Out Loans
$33,472 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Emory is $22,597. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Emory

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$8,538 $8,976 $16,646 $24,104 $45,706

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Emory, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Emory, approximately 22% of students took out student loans averaging $8,368 a year. That adds up to $33,472 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Emory is 1.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Emory Graduates Make?

$72,364 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Emory make about $72,364 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for Emory students since it is 70% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of Emory University

Georgia State
6,814 Full-Time Undergraduates
Large City Campus Setting
Emory University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Atlanta, Georgia. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Contact details for Emory are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 201 Dowman Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322
Phone: 404-727-6123

Emory University Majors

75 Majors With Completions
2,691 Undergraduate Degrees
2,336 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 75 majors graduated from Emory University. Of these students, 2,691 received undergraduate degrees and 2,336 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 377 $64,577
Business Administration & Management 336 $72,076
General Biology 208 $21,497
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 152 $29,531
Economics 133 $55,058
General Psychology 127 $29,174
Statistics 113 $66,121
Political Science & Government 107 $37,188
Health & Physical Education 91 $35,286
Computer Science 83 $73,250

Learn more about the majors offered at Emory University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Emory

49% Take At Least One Class Online
4% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2020-2021, 7,241 students took at least one online class at Emory University. This is a decrease from the 12,200 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 7,241 590
2019-2020 12,200 7,627
2018-2019 1,426 167
2017-2018 1,273 174
2016-2017 386 140

Learn more about online learning at Emory University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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