Each year, approximately 450 students choose to start their Emory undergraduate education at Oxford College. Oxford offers the distinctive advantage of a liberal arts education on a close-knit college campus with the resources of a world-class research university at their fingertips.
With about 950 total students, Oxford consists of first- and second-year students only, giving them a variety of early leadership opportunities both inside and outside the classroom.
After sophomore year, all Oxford students move to Emory's Atlanta campus to complete their bachelor's degrees. Oxford students enjoy the benefit of small class sizes, close relationships with their faculty and fellow students, and the unique advantages of a small college campus.
Small Classes with Exceptional Teachers
With its intensive focus on the liberal arts, Oxford students leave able to synthesize complex issues from many perspectives. Emory's two undergraduate campuses are held to the same academic and curricular standards. Oxford's faculty includes national experts on the most-effective teaching methods, and students have regular, meaningful contact with their professors in and out of the classroom.
With 95% of classes being 30 students or less, Oxford faculty will know who you are and always available to support and connect with you. Another signature of Oxford's curriculum is experiential learning, which incorporates opportunities to combine classroom study with hands-on experiences. There's plenty of room here for students to discover, grow, and develop several academic proficiencies before declaring a major.
A Close-Knit Community
With 80 recognized student organizations, Oxford students are encourage to step up to leadership positions as soon as they arrive. There are many ways to get involved, from serving in Student Government Association
, to acting as a Resident Assistant, or participating in Oxford Service Corps
, to taking the lead in arts performances or as a starter on an varsity athletic team. Students are able to spread their wings, try new things, and pursue their own interests right from the start.
A Traditional Liberal Arts Experience
Oxford College is located on the original site of Emory in the town of Oxford, GA, a 45-minute drive east of Atlanta. Academic buildings, the library, and dining are all within a five-minute walk of residence halls, creating an intentional living-learning community for students. Emory shuttles regularly run between the Oxford and Atlanta campuses, and Oxford students are always welcome to participate in events and activities on both campuses.
Continuing to Emory's Atlanta Campus as a Junior
As sophomores, Oxford students join their Emory College classmates in choosing to continue in the liberal arts or attend Goizueta Business School or the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing in their junior year. Oxford "continuees," as they're called, quickly integrate into the larger Emory community, reconnecting with their Oxford classmates already there, and making new friends too. Academically, Oxford students prove again and again to be positioned for success in the classroom, and they're well poised to take their place at the forefront of leadership, research, and other opportunities on the Atlanta campus.