Discovering Emory: An Insider’s Guide to a Premier University

Founded in 1836, Emory University is a private research university, located in Atlanta, Georgia. Historically it’s the second oldest higher education institution of Georgia. Known for its rigorous programs and world-renowned faculty, this constantly top-ranked university offers a wide range of academic programs and opportunities to its students. In this article we elaborated on some of the reasons why someone should choose Emory University to have higher education.

Emory has a strong reputation for having an excellent academic education and system. It is home to nine undergraduate schools. In these schools, the programs cover a wide variety of fields that include business, law, medicine, nursing, public health, and liberal arts, and more. At Emory in total there are 70 undergraduate majors, and over 150 graduate and professional programs. Aside from this variety, class sizes are kept small. This enables the university to give individual attention to the students, and makes offering opportunities for undergraduate research more accessible. Emory University offers academic freedom to its students. This means students here can design their own curriculum, and choose more than one field, even if they are not in line with each other. While Emory encourages its students to pursue their own interests so that they can understand and express themselves better, it finds an opportunity to test new fields. And at the end of the day, all of these contribute to the university’s commitment to academic excellence.

Emory offers an amazing student life both on campus and around Atlanta. The city where it is located is a vibrant and diverse one with lots of museum, art galleries, performance venues, as well as a thriving business community. These provide students with access to quite a lot of number of cultural, social, and professional opportunities that allowing students to gain valuable real-world experience and maintain connections that they can benefit after graduation. As for the life within this diverse and inclusive university, students can see the reflection of Emory’s commitment of becoming a global institution. In addition to having many initiatives, programs, and resources that support students from underrepresented groups, Emory has also been recognized as one of the most LGBTQ-friendly campuses in the country. If being a part of these programs are not enough for the students who want to make a meaningful impact in their community, they can make their contribution through programs like Service-Learning Program, Emory-Community Partnership for Health. But these are not the only social opportunities Emory offers to its students. Having more than 300 organizations, numerous clubs, and athletic teams Emory also offers lots of opportunities for a wide variety of other extra curricular activities.

When Emory University’s then president Atticus Greene gave a speech against slavery, he got the attention of a New Yorker banker. Thanks to this speech, the university got a grant that made it possible for Emory to open new schools and rebuilt the ones that were destroyed during the Civil War. And this, brings us to the third point: research opportunities and grants. Among American universities, Emory has the 15th biggest endowment, and as it can be seen from the National Science Foundation’s list, Emory University is ranked at number 36 when it comes to research and development expenditures among American institutions. As a consequence, Emory has become one of the leading research institutions of this country. With a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary and collaborative research, today, Emory University is the home to Emory Vaccine Center and the Emory Brain Health Center that provide students with the opportunity to work alongside world-renowned faculty on cutting-edge research projects. Additionally at the Woodruff Health Sciences Center, which includes the Emory School of Medicine, the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, and the Rollins School of Public Health along with a high-quality education, students can access to state-of-the-art research facilities and resources.

According to US News, with an acceptance rate of %13,1 in 2021, Emory is the most selective (and apparently elective) university. Half of their students have and SAT score that is between 1420 – 1540, and their ACT is between 32-34. All in all, we can say that Emory University is an excellent choice for students who are looking for a high-quality education and opportunities for research, global engagement, community involvement, and career success. With its commitment to academic excellence, research opportunities, global perspective, and vibrant student life, Emory is a university that can help students succeed academically and personally.

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