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Fast Facts: Academics and Student Life

Enrollment

Emory College 5,631
Oxford College 936
School of Nursing 331
Goizueta Business School 845
Total Undergraduate 7,803
All University 14,724

In the Classroom

  • 70+ majors, 50+ minors, joint majors, and a variety of preprofessional opportunities for all undergraduates
  • Top Ten Majors by enrollment: (1) Business Administration; (2) Biology; (3) Economics; (4) Nursing; (5) Neuroscience & Behavioral Biology; (6) Psychology; (7) International Studies; (8) Political Science; (9) Applied Mathematics; (10) Computer Science
Emory CollegeOxford College
Average class size 24 (median 18) 20 (median 20)
Student-faculty ratio 8:1 12:1
% of classes with fewer than 30 students 80% 86%
Undergraduates are from 49 states, 79 nations 45 states, 32 nations
Freshman to Sophomore retention rate 94% 93%
Full-time faculty 535 62
% of female faculty members 41%53%
% of faculty tenured and tenure track 78% 77%
Libraries 3.54 million physical volumes,
740,000 electronic
97,836 physical volumes

Beyond the Classroom

  • 48.3% of our students works on research with a professor
  • 26.6% of student conduct independent research
  • 36.9% of the Class of 2016 studied abroad for a summer, semester, or year
  • During 2015-2016, 700 students participated in study abroad programs in 35 countries on 6 continents
  • 83.2% of our students help others through community service or volunteer work
  • 53.5% of students participate in an off-campus internship
  • Approximately 2,000 internship opportunities in Atlanta and over 10,000 beyond the city

After Emory

Within less than three months after graduation, Class of 2016 Emory University graduates are pursuing the following opportunities:
42% - Employed
33% - Continuing Education / Fellowship
10% - Gap Year / Volunteer / Not Actively Seeking
10% - Currently Seeking Opportunity
4% - Post-Graduate Internship
2% - Return to Home Country
0.5% - Military Service
(Class of 2016 survey, 90% response rate, August 2016 statistics)
(Note: The Emory Career Center collects information up to 3 months after graduation versus the national standard of 6 months after graduation. We believe this is a more accurate representation of career outcomes shortly after graduation.)

  • 130 Emory University students have received the Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright, and other top postgraduate scholarships in the past 5 years (2011-2016)
  • 100 NCAA postgraduate scholars in school history – the second highest in the nation
  • 198 companies currently recruit on campus
  • 137,000 Emory alumni live worldwide, ready to mentor and hire recent graduates
  • Law School Acceptance Rate for Class of 2015 = 89%
  • Medical School Acceptance Rate for Class of 2015 = 52%

Student Life

Emory CollegeOxford College
# of recognized student organizations 550+ 80
Athletic teams 18 NCAA Division III varsity teams 9 NJCAA Division III varsity teams
Athletics success Finished 3rd in Director's Cup (2015-16)
20 NCAA Championships
183 UAA Championships
890 All-American Student Athletes
173 Academic All-Americans
91 NJCAA All-American recipients
27 NJCAA Scholar All-Americans
Men's tennis – 5 time National Champions
Women's tennis – 2 time National Championship
Additional athletics 20 recreational and competitive intramural sports and more than 25 club sports teams.Variety of intramurals from indoor soccer, basketball, and badminton. Club sports include soccer, tennis, and ultimate Frisbee.
ArtsArts at Emory hosts over 300 events in the performing, visual, and literary arts each year. Multiple opportunities including Oxford Chorale, Oxford Dance Company, Chamber Music, Jazz Ensemble, and Theater.
Greek Life17 fraternities and 13 sororities; approximately 30% of students participateSix SGA-chartered social clubs
Housing All first and second-year students required to live on-campus. 45% of juniors and 37% seniors choose to live on-campus. All students required to live on-campus during two years at Oxford.
LeadershipNumerous organizations including the Student Government Association, College Council, Student Programming Council, and Outdoor Emory.Numerous opportunities for leadership positions and training including retreats, club and campus involvement, and community engagement.
Service 83.2% of students involved in volunteer work10,000 hours of service performed in 2015-2016