Emory University is one of the world’s leading research universities. Emory College was founded in 1836 in the small Georgia town of Oxford by the Methodist Episcopal Church and thanks to a letter written by the founder of Coca -Cola, Emory University received a DeKalb County charter to build its present location in 1915. The brother of the soda company’s president was an Emory alumnus (Methodist Bishop Warren Candler) who returned to serve as the first chancellor on the new campus. Other noteworthy Emory alumnus include Facundo Bacardi, Newt Gingrich and Amy Ray.
Currently, the university is 16th among the list of colleges and universities in the United States by the endowment. The National Science Foundation as also ranked Emory as 36th among academic institutions in the United States for research and development expenditures. The university’s research is chiefly funded by various federal government agencies, namely the National Institute of Health.
Additionally, Emory Healthcare is the largest healthcare system in the state of Georgia. Emory University also operates the Winship Cancer institute, Yerkes National Primate Research Center and many vaccine research centers. Recently, Emory has been annexed into the City of Atlanta but plans to continue its ongoing partnership with DeKalb County.
Degree & Programs
Goizueta Business School
James. T. Laney School of Graduate Studies
School of Law
School of Medicine
Nell Hogson Woodruff School of Nursing
Rollins School of Public Health
Candler School of Theology