Emory University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$57,120
4.5% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$26,680
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.494%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
11.4%
33,179 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
14,841
89.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
90%
1,214 Graduates

About

Emory University is a higher education institution located in DeKalb County, GA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Emory University were General Business Administration & Management (358 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (297 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (203 degrees).

In 2022, 5,171 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Emory University. 63.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,128 degrees), 2.35 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (905 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Emory University is $57,120, which is $26,970 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Emory University is $57,120, which is $26,970 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,680.

In 2022, 58% of undergraduate students attending Emory University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 23% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$57,120
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Emory University was $57,120. The cost of tuition at Emory University is $26,970 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$26,680
2022 Value
5.95%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Emory University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,680. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Emory University grew by 5.95%.

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Other Student Expenses

$16,302
Room and Board
$1,250
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Emory University was of $16,302 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 6.95% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,250. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.12% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

58%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
23%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

58% of undergraduate students at Emory University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 6.45% with respect to 2021, when 62% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
0.494%
2019 Default Rate
11
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Emory University was 0.494%, which represents 11 out of the 2227 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Emory University received 33,179 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 0.766% annual growth. Out of those 33,179 applicants, 3,767 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 11.4% acceptance rate.

There were 14,841 students enrolled at Emory University in 2022. 41% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Emory University has an overall enrollment yield of 37.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

11.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
3,767
Accepted Out of 33,179

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Emory University was 11.4% (3,767 admissions from 33,179 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 13.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 0.766%, while admissions declined by −13.7%..

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SAT Scores

41%
Submission Percentage (2022)
587
Scores Submitted (2022)

41% of enrolled first-time students at Emory University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Emory University had a total enrollment of 14,841 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Emory University is 13,342 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,499. This means that 89.9% of students enrolled at Emory University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Emory University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 37.1% White, 17.5% Asian, 12.7% Black or African American, 9.27% Hispanic or Latino, 4.08% Two or More Races, 0.0809% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0472% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Emory University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (18.9%), followed by White Male (14%) and Asian Female (12.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (27.5%), followed by White Male (13.8%) and Black or African American Female (12%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Emory University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 14,841 students. The full-time enrollment at Emory University is 13,342 and the part-time enrollment is 1,499. This means that 89.9% of students enrolled at Emory University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

95%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Emory University was 95%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), Emory University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    5,502 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    2,604 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    1,885 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Emory University is 37.1% White, 17.5% Asian, 12.7% Black or African American, 9.27% Hispanic or Latino, 4.08% Two or More Races, 0.0809% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0472% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 298 students (2.01%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,353 more women than men received degrees from Emory University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Emory University is white (2,128 degrees awarded). There were 2.35 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (905 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Emory University is General Business Administration & Management (358 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (297 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (203 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Emory University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (146 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (252 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (94 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Emory University are Physicians (400,024 people), Postsecondary teachers (172,090 people), Other managers (146,945 people), Clergy (113,774 people), and Other Physical Scientists (106,566 people).

The most specialized majors at Emory University in 2022 are Theology (146 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (252 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (94 degrees), Legal (303 degrees), and Biology (664 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Emory University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Emory University are Theology (146 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (252 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (94 degrees), Legal (303 degrees), and Biology (664 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Emory University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (469,086 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (359,668 people), Elementary & secondary schools (277,725 people), Offices of physicians (195,120 people), and Scientific research & development services (148,385 people).

The most specialized majors at Emory University are Theology (146 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (252 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (94 degrees), Legal (303 degrees), and Biology (664 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Emory University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 358 degrees awarded
  2. 297 degrees awarded
  3. 203 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Emory University was General Business Administration & Management with 358 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,909
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
3,262
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,909 degrees were awarded to men at Emory University, which is 0.585 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,262).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 385 degrees were awarded to men at Emory University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.55 times more than the 248 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 289 degrees were awarded to men at Emory University in Registered Nursing, which is 8.03 times more than the 36 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

82%
100% Completion Time
90%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 82% of students graduating from Emory University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 90% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 91% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (97.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Emory University is Female and Two or More Races (97.5% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.07% of graduates (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,128 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    905 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    587 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Emory University is white (2,128 degrees awarded). There were 2.35 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (905 degrees).

1.8% of degree recipients (93 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,339 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    789 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    569 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Emory University is white female (1,339 degrees awarded). There were 1.7 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (789 degrees).

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Operations

Emory University has an endowment valued at nearly $11.2B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−1.8%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, Emory University had a total salary expenditure of 7.98B. Emory University employs 378 Professors, 241 Assistant professors and 226 Associate professors. Most academics at Emory University are Male Professor (232), Female Assistant professor (147), and Female Professor (146).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Emory University are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 1,141 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 1,017 employees, and Management with 883 employees.

Endowment

$11.2B
2022 Endowment
8.7%
decline from 2021

Emory University has an endowment valued at about $11.2B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Emory University declined 8.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $10.8B higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$4.08B
2022 Salaries
14.9%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Emory University paid a median of $4.08B in salaries, which represents 51.1% of their overall expenditure ($7.98B) and a 14.9% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$151M
Instructional Salaries
1,024
Number of Employees

In 2022, Emory University paid a total of $151M to 1,024 employees working as instructors, which represents 3.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
378 Employees
Computer, Engineering, and Science
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
1,141 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Emory University were Professor with 378 employees, Assistant professor with 241 employees, and Associate professor with 226 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Emory University were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1,141 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 1,017 employees, and Management with 883 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Emory University was Male Professor with 232 employees, Female Assistant professor with 147 employees, and Female Professor with 146 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Emory University.

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