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Rank: 128

Emory University

Atlanta, GAwww.emory.edu
Emory University draws driven, competitive students who also know the value of enjoying college life. The pre-professional majors dominate the academic landscape, so it's no wonder that Emory students are so focused on the future. No matter which field you're in, you'll be surrounded by people fighting for top grades and logging the study hours to attain it. Yet the social scene doesn't suffer. Set in a suburban area of Atlanta, there's always a game, cultural event or show going on in the neighboring communities, which include Buckhead, Decatur, Midtown and Little Five Points. The private school campus is gorgeously green, and there's a thriving Greek scene that provides a built-in network of friends to those who rush. There are nearly 20 varsity athletic teams. As for student life, the above-average price tag attracts some more affluent students, as evidenced by the slew of BMWs and Audis in the often-crowded parking lots. Overall, however, there's a diverse student population, with a range of socio-economic backgrounds well represented.
costs
Est. Full Price 2018-2019
$68,600
% of students who get any grants
53%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$26,600
Average price for low-income students
$13,800
admissions
Acceptance rate
25%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1400/32
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
Enrollment
7,859
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
94%
% of need met
100%
% of students who get merit* grants
5%
Average merit grant
$25,962
student success
Graduation rate
91%
Average time to a degree
4.1 years
Average student debt
$17,200
Average salary within 3 years
$56,700
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
50%
key deadlines
Early decision application
Nov 1
Regular application
Jan 1

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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