Campus & Student Life at Emory University

Home to about 7,010 undergraduates in 2020, Emory is a large, private university located in Atlanta, Georgia. This urban setting might be best suited for students who like the fast-paced city life. Should you tire of the campus however, Emory offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Emory can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Emory Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Emory University is Affiliated With the United Methodist Faith.

Some, but not all, schools with a religious affiliation may require a statement of faith or religious studies component. Contact the school to see what their requirements are. If an affinity with the United Methodist faith interests you, check out our ranking of The Best United Methodist Colleges and Universities.

Emory Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 8.0% of the student population at Emory. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Emory Disability Services.

Emory for the Military

While not a "service academy", Emory does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. There is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information, check out our Emory for Veterans Guide.

Emory offers On-Campus Day Care

For students with young families, Emory does offer some day care. Programs like this are often in very high demand, so be sure to inquire as soon as you can.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Emory University

Emory not only offers on-campus housing, they require freshmen to live on campus. If you are a returning adult or veteran, you can inquire about being exempted from such a requirement.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Emory University

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Emory University

Emory has a comparatively large, student body. There were 7,010 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 6,814 (97.2%). Part-time attendance was 196 (2.8%).


Emory University is Ranked #38 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Emory receives top marks for overall diversity. We rank Emory #38 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Emory University

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Emory by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Emory Diversity Guide.

Emory University Competes in the NCAA

Emory has a total of 387 student athletes, 197 men and 190 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$5,360,893
Total Expenses (all teams)$5,111,210

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Emory University Athletics

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