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About Emory

Emory University, a top-ranked private institution recognized internationally for its outstanding liberal arts colleges, graduate and professional schools, and one of the world's leading healthcare systems, is located on a beautiful campus in Atlanta, Georgia's historic Druid Hills neighborhood. Emory was founded in 1836, originally, on the site of present-day Oxford College. Emory’s fascinating history mirrors the explosive growth of the metropolitan Atlanta region in the latter 20th century. Today, the University is enriched with collaboration among its schools, centers, and partners as well as by the legacy and energy of Atlanta. Emory leads in areas, including academic excellence, breakthrough research, confronting global challenges, advancing sustainability, and transforming society.

Emory Traditions

Every college and university has its own special traditions, and Emory is no exception. From Dooley, the Lord of Misrule who “haunts” both campuses as Emory’s unofficial mascot and chief mischief-maker, to Wonderful Wednesdays and Songfest, Emory’s many traditions delight, inspire, and sometimes surprise.

Facts about Emory

While undergraduate colleges are the heart of Emory, there’s much more to be found on campus. All seven of Emory’s graduate and professional schools are located on the main campus, along with Emory Hospital and Emory Clinic, which comprise part of Georgia’s largest health-care system. Find out more about Emory’s schools, hospitals, and affiliations by clicking here.

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