Emory University maintained its 18th place ranking for the fourth year in a row among 249 national universities in this year’s U.S. News & World Report annual college quality rankings. “We continue to progress on many fronts toward our long-term goals as a university, and we are glad to be recognized as one of the nation’s top teaching and research institutions,” says Howard O. Hunter, interim provost. Emory’s rankings on the survey’s components included: 4 out of 5 in academic reputation, 20th in student selectivity, sixth in faculty resources, 13th in overall financial resources, 23rd in graduation and retention, and 19th in alumni giving. On the faculty resources rank (20 percent of the final score)—an indicator that is mainly derived from faculty compensation and average class size—Emory remained at sixth place, a higher score in this area than Yale, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford and many other universities. Faculty and Administrative Leaders Emory has been fortunate in its strong and devoted leadership, both faculty and administrative. Here you will find information about some who have helped bring the University to its place in academia today. Jimmy Carter (1979H), University Distinguished Professor Richard David Ellmann (1979H), First Robert W. Woodruff Professor Evangeline Papageorge (1929G, 1937M), First Woman Faculty member Claude Sitton, Pulitzer Prize Winner Desmond Tutu (1988H), Visiting Robert W. Woodruff Professor Ha Jin – Chinese-American writer, formerly a Professor of English at Emory; winner of the National Book Award, PEN/Faulkner Award, Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, Pulitzer Prize finalist
Information sessions are hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions
- Meet with Department Heads.
- The walking tour lasts 90 minutes, so comfortable walking shoes are advised.
- Student will visit academic departments Students will visit classes in their academic area of interest. The best way is to sit in on a class. They will get first–hand impressions of the level of instruction along with opportunities to meet our dynamic professors and to interact with your future classmates.
- Meet and have Lunch with Asian Student on campus. A voucher for lunch on campus will be provided. The host will dine with the student, then escort the student to one or two classes and spend time exploring areas of interest on campus.