Emory and Atlanta
Emory University is recognized internationally as an inquiry-driven, ethically engaged, and diverse community whose members work collaboratively for positive transformation in the world through courageous leadership in teaching, research, scholarship, health care, and social action. The University consists of an outstanding liberal arts college, highly ranked professional schools, and one of the largest and more comprehensive healthcare systems in the Southeast. Emory has a long tradition of emphasizing fine teaching.
Emory is enriched by the legacy and energy of Atlanta, whose downtown is located 15 minutes away. There are about 15,000 students enrolled at Emory; about half pursue undergraduate degrees in the liberal arts, nursing, or business, and the rest are enrolled in graduate and professional programs. A palpable sense of community and social connection exists on campus. Because of Emory's size, students are nurtured in a way not possible at larger institutions.
Just a few miles from campus, Atlanta is a bustling cosmopolitan city with international flare and southern hospitality. As Georgia's capital, it offers an array of activities to keep you busy all year long. Atlanta is a political, health care, and cultural center, with numerous festivals and diverse restaurants. It is home to Coca-Cola, CNN, Delta Airlines, Turner Broadcasting, UPS, and Home Depot, as well as Hawks basketball, Falcons football, and Braves baseball.
Emory is only a few hours' drive from the mountains or the ocean, making it easy to take weekend excursions to Charleston, Savannah, New Orleans, northern Florida, the Great Smoky Mountains, and other popular destinations.