The Methodist Episcopal Church founded Emory College in 1836 in the small Georgia town of Oxford. The founders named the town for the school's prestigious British cousin, and named the school for a bishop who dreamed of an American education that molded character as well as the mind.
Emory empowers the active, passionate pursuit of learning for a better world. Through teaching, research and service, our faculty members play an essential role in helping Emory achieve its vision of an inquiry-driven, ethically engaged and diverse intellectual community.
The university offers academic degrees and programs through nine schools, including more than 70 undergraduate choices and dozens of graduate and professional specialties. The academic year is divided into two semesters, plus a summer term.
Emory is one of the nation's leading research universities, building on an uncommon combination of campus-based resources and global partnerships.
Our students pursue doctoral research in more than 40 specialties. The Woodruff Health Sciences Center brings together the research based at the university's schools of medicine, nursing and public health and at Yerkes National Primate Research Center with the expertise of Emory Healthcare. Our library system integrates the resources of the Robert W. Woodruff Library with several specialty collections on campus.
Finding a job or internship as an international student does come with some additional responsibility, but The Career Center and the office of International Student & Scholar Services are here to help.
The Office of Student Success Programs and Services assists students and their families on an ongoing basis and in times of crisis – including but not limited to meeting academic, medical, financial, and social challenges, as well as providing assistance to assault survivors.
Residence Life and Housing Operations maintains more than 20 residence halls. About three in four undergraduates, including all first- and second-year students, live in campus housing, fostering a sense of community and involvement in college life.
All residential students must participate in an Emory Dining meal plan. We offer several choices to accommodate a range of dietary needs and preferences. Students simply swipe or tap their university ID, the EmoryCard, to use plan benefits at dining facilities.
The Emory library system comprises the Robert W. Woodruff Library and several specialty libraries.The libraries make a wide range of remarkable assets available to the university community and the general public, including:
Emory provides extensive services to campus and community members through Emory Healthcare, the largest and most comprehensive health system in Georgia.
Emory's main campus, selected by The Best Colleges as one of the top ten "most amazing college campuses," is located in the suburban Atlanta neighborhood of Druid Hills. Please browse our Campus Tours page to see videos and images of the notable architecture and green spaces to enjoy here. You can read our Visitor's Guide online or download it before you arrive.
mory attracts top student athletes who seek to reach their highest levels of collegiate academic, athletic and personal growth:
Emory Campus Life, a community recognized internationally for advancing education into action and delivering world-class programs and services, promotes a healthy and sustainable environment where students live what they learn and learn what they live for self and society. Emory Campus Life catalyzes a distinctive, caring, inquiry-driven, ethically engaged, polycultural, and socially just community of students, faculty, staff, alumni, families, and visitors that imagine and lead positive transformation in the world.
Emory University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master's, doctorate and professional degrees. In addition, these organizations accredit schools or programs within the university.