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Emory University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Emory University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Emory University Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Emory University was awarded 138 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business administration and management.

Overall Quality

Emory landed the #34 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation.

Emory also holds the #1 spot on the Best Colleges in Georgia ranking.

See all of the rankings for Emory University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Emory?

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 22%, 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 57% 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 670 and 740. Math scores were between 680 and 780.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Emory University  ( 670 to 740 )

SAT Math Scores for Emory University  ( 680 to 780 )
Emory received ACT scores from 64% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 30 and 33.

ACT Composite Scores for Emory University  ( 30 to 33 )

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Emory University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Emory, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 9 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Emory University is 78%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  78 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Emory University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Emory University has a freshmen retention rate of 93%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  93 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 83%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  83 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Emory University.

Excellent Overall Diversity at Emory

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,937 undergraduates at Emory with 6,794 being full-time and 143 being part-time.

Emory Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 98.49 out of 100, Emory is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  98.49 out of 100
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How Much Does Emory University Cost?

The overall average net price of Emory is $24,593. 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 +
$11,865 $10,362 $15,337 $24,620 $42,732

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 32% of students took out student loans averaging $6,434 a year. That adds up to $25,736 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Emory is 1.5%. 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?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Emory make about $66,000 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for Emory students since it is 66% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Emory University make the most money.

Location of Emory University

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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Location of Emory University

Contact details for Emory are given below.

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

Emory University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 77 majors graduated from Emory University. Of these students, 2,598 received undergraduate degrees and 2,404 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
Business Administration & Management 350 $72,600
Nursing 272 $62,700
General Biology 213 $23,700
Economics 163 $57,100
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 144 $27,100
General Psychology 121 $34,300
Political Science & Government 106 $42,500
Chemistry 106 $26,500
Health & Physical Education 80 NA
Computer Science 68 $79,000

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

Online Learning at Emory

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 2017-2018, 1,273 students took at least one online class at Emory University. This is an increase from the 386 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,273 174
2016-2017 386 140
2015-2016 273 126
2014-2015 213 27
2013-2014 103 1

Learn more about online learning at Emory University.

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