Fast Facts: Academics and Student Life


Emory College 5,631
Oxford College 936
School of Nursing 331
Goizueta Business School 845
Total Undergraduate 7,743
All University 14,724

In the Classroom

  • 70+ majors, 50+ minors, and a variety of preprofessional opportunities for all undergraduates
Emory CollegeOxford College
Average class size 25 20
Student-faculty ratio 8:1 13:1
% of classes with fewer than 30 students 79% 86%
First-year students are from 50 states, 70 nations 40 states, 30 nations
Full-time faculty (2,945 total university) 51153
% of female faculty members 39%53%
% of faculty tenured and tenure track 79%83%
Libraries3.6 million volumes85,643 volumes

Beyond the Classroom

  • 45% of our students works on research with a professor
  • 36% of our students study abroad for a summer, semester, or year
  • 85% of our students help others through community service or volunteer work
  • 1,225 internship opportunities in Atlanta and 11,132 beyond the city

After Emory

Within less than three months after graduation, Class of 2015 Emory University graduates are pursuing the following opportunities:
36% - Full-time employment
30% - Graduate or professional school
11% - Currently seeking opportunity
5% - Part-time employment
4% - Volunteer / community service
3% - Fellowship / grant program
1% - Self-employed
1% - Military Service
8% - Other
(Class of 2015 survey, 99% response rate, June 2015 statistics)

  • 83 Emory University students have received the Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright, and other top postgraduate scholarships in the past 5 years
  • 92 NCAA postgraduate scholars in school history – the second highest in the nation
  • 230 companies currently recruit on campus
  • 130,000 Emory alumni live worldwide, ready to mentor and hire recent graduates
  • 36 Peace Corps volunteers in 2012, placing Emory in the top 10 for mid-sized universities

Student Life

Emory CollegeOxford College
# of recognized student organizationsMore than 400Over 75
Athletic teams 18 NCAA Division III varsity teams 5 NJCAA Division III varsity teams
Athletics success 17 NCAA Championships
167 UAA Championships
801 All-American Student Athletes
Men's tennis – 3 time National Champions
Women's tennis – 1 National Championship
Additional athletics20 recreational and competitive intramural sports and more than 30 club sports teamsVariety of intramurals from indoor soccer, basketball, badminton, and each rock/paper/scissors
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, and Theater
Greek Life12 fraternities and 8 sororitiesSix SGA-chartered social clubs
LeadershipNumerous organizations including the Student Government Association, College Council, Student Programming Council, and Outdoor Emory.61% of Oxford students hold a leadership position in a campus organization
Service 85% of students involved in volunteer work16,000 hours of service performed in 2012-2013