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About Emory

Present-day Oxford College is on the site of the university’s original campus, where Emory College was founded in 1836. As Emory celebrates our 175th anniversary, read more about the tiny Methodist-founded college that inspired industrialists from New Yorker George Seney to Coca-Cola Company founder Asa Candler and future chief executives Robert Woodruff and Roberto Goizueta, and many others to believe in our mission and promise. Emory’s fascinating history, which has been intertwined with its respective hometowns of Oxford and Atlanta from the university’s very beginnings, mirrors the explosive growth of the metropolitan Atlanta region in the latter 20th century.

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 the Georgia’s largest health-care system. Find out more about Emory’s schools, hospitals, and affiliations by clicking here.

We’re proud of Emory and hope that you are too. Read more about what others think of our programs, and the accomplishments of our students, faculty and staff.