Emory University

Emory University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Emory University Ranked?

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2022 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 524 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is nutrition science.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Emory as #66 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country.

Out of the 80 colleges in Georgia, Emory is ranked at #2.

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 )

Learn more about Emory University admissions.

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 76%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  76 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Emory University

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

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.

Emory University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 7,118 undergraduates at Emory with 7,012 being full-time and 106 being part-time.

How Much Does Emory University Cost?

The overall average net price of Emory is $23,734. 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 +
$11,468 $9,629 $19,672 $24,657 $43,267

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 $6,975 a year. That adds up to $27,900 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?

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. 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

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
Website: www.emory.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EmoryUniversity
Twitter: http://twitter.com/emoryuniversity

Emory University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 75 majors graduated from Emory University. Of these students, 2,585 received undergraduate degrees and 2,367 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 364 $62,700
Business Administration & Management 343 $72,600
General Biology 208 $23,700
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 146 $27,100
General Psychology 132 $34,300
Economics 128 $57,100
Chemistry 96 $26,500
Political Science & Government 90 $42,500
Statistics 78 NA
Health & Physical Education 76 NA

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 2018-2019, 1,426 students took at least one online class at Emory University. This is an increase from the 1,273 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 1,426 167
2017-2018 1,273 174
2016-2017 386 140
2015-2016 273 126
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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