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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. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Emory University Ranked?

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

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Emory is ranked #34 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country.

Out of the 56 colleges in Georgia, Emory is ranked at #1.

See all of the rankings for Emory University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Emory?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 22%, Emory is one of the most selective schools in the country. Good grades and high test scores alone may not be enough to get you into the school, so do your best to submit a stellar application.

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

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 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

The freshmen retention rate of 93% 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  93 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Emory the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 83%. That is great when compared to 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 7,086 undergraduates at Emory with 6,985 being full-time and 101 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 racial-ethnic 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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Emory, approximately 32% of students took out student loans averaging $6,975 a year. That adds up to $27,900 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Emory make around $66,000 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Emory graduates 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

Located in Atlanta, Georgia, Emory University is a private not-for-profit institution. 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 75 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 courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

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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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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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