Emory University is a private research university in metropolitan Atlanta, located in the Druid Hills section of unincorporated DeKalb County, Georgia
Emory University was founded as Emory College in 1836 in Oxford, Georgia by a small group of Methodists and was named in honor of Methodist bishop John Emory. In 1915 the college moved to metropolitan Atlanta and was rechartered as Emory University.There are nine academic divisions: Emory College of Arts and Sciences, Oxford College, Goizueta Business School, Laney Graduate School, School of Law, School of Medicine, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Rollins School of Public Health, and the Candler School of Theology.
Emory is 16th among the list of colleges and universities in the United States by endowment, 14th in the nation for best values among 100 top private universities in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, 6th for most amazing college campus in 2014 by The Best Colleges, 26th in Washington Monthly’s 2013 National University Rankings, and is ranked the 21st best college among national universities in United States according to U.S. News & World Report ‘s 2015 rankings. According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, “Emory University is one of the top universities in the world” and currently ranks 80th among global universities. It has been designated by Newsweek as one of America’s 25 New Elite ‘Ivies.’ In 1995 the university was elected to theAssociation of American Universities, an association of the 62 leading research universities in the United States & Canada.
The university has nearly 3,000 faculty members; awards and honors recognizing Emory faculty include the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, National Humanities Medal, Guggenheim Fellowship, Fulbright Fellowship, and membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences. Emory University alumni include a Vice President of the United States, a justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, a Prime Minister of South Korea, congressmen in both the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives, Ambassadors of the United States, governors, chief executive officers in Fortune 500 corporations, a director of the The Rockefeller Institute, an Executive Vice President of the National Geographic Society, a Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, and presidents or professors in all private Ivy League research universities,
The University’s proximity and relationship with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention enables medical, biological, chemical, and health sciences students the opportunity to conduct research with the world’s leading global health and infectious disease experts. Emory University Hospital has the world’s most advanced isolation facility. Emory University’s Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) is a world leader in AIDS Vaccine Development and HIV Parthenogenesis studies. The center is funded by nine different institutes of the National Institutes of Health and by the Georgia Research Alliance.