A Visit To Emory University

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Agnes Scott College

By Sue Luse

Location/Overview

Emory University is located on a beautiful, leafy campus in Atlanta, Georgia’s historic Druid Hills Suburb. Students enjoy four distinct seasons with temperate weather most of the school year. Emory’s one of the southernmost schools among the nation’s top-ranked universities.This institution is recognized for its local and global commitment to service and volunteer work.  Emory strives to enhance the quality of life in the Atlanta area through health care, cultural support, and volunteer service.

Academics/Colleges

  • Four undergraduate colleges and seven graduate colleges
  • 70 majors
  • Emory offers two undergraduate liberal arts options:  You can choose to apply to Emory College of Arts and Science, a four-year undergraduate  division on the university’s Atlanta campus, or Oxford College, Emory’s original campus where freshmen and sophomores study, located 38 miles east of Atlanta.
  • Students may opt to spend their junior and senior years pursuing degrees at the Goizueta Business School or the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing.
  • Average class size is 20
  • 7/1 professor/student ratio
  • Every department offers research
  • Part of the Atlanta Regional Consortium for Higher Education (ARCHE) which brings together 20 schools for cooperative efforts including cross registration. Members include Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Georgia and Agnes Scott college to name a few.

Admissions

The Admissions Staff at Emory are dedicated to getting to know who you are as a student and what kind of student you will be at Emory.  Their regional Admission Counselors are very interested in familiarizing themselves with prospective students.

  • Highly competitive
  • Merit based – need to be nominated by high school
  • Your transcript is most important
  • Emory recalculates your GPA
  • Superscores the SAT
  • SAT subject tests not required
  • Average SAT score between 2020 and 2240
  • Look at highest composite and writing score for ACT (no superscoring)
  • Average ACT score between 30 and 33
  • Strong emphasis is on your essay – it is considered your interview

Costs/Financial Aid

Below are the estimated expenses for the 2012–2013 academic year. Some of these costs are set expenses you will pay to Emory; others are estimated for travel, incidentals, and other costs, which may vary, yet Emory includes them when putting together a student’s need-based award.

Tuition $42,400
Fees $580
Room $7,200
Food $4,800
Books $1,100
Travel and Incidentals $2,100
Total $58,180

Emory is committed to meeting 100 percent of demonstrated financial need for all accepted students.  Because Emory is committed to making their institution affordable, 68 percent of undergraduates receive financial aid. Also, several Merit Scholarships are available.

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