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Emory University

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**History and Notable Achievements:**
– Emory College founded in 1836, renamed Emory University in 1915.
Atlanta Medical College established in 1854, precursor to Emory University School of Medicine.
– Emory’s financial struggles during the Reconstruction Era.
– Emory known as Coca-Cola University due to donations.
– Emory Healthcare is Georgia’s largest healthcare system.
– Operates Winship Cancer Institute and Yerkes National Primate Research Center.
– Leading coordinator in the U.S. Health Department’s National Ebola Training and Education Center.
– Elected to the Association of American Universities in 1995.
– Notable alumni include 1 U.S. President, 2 Prime Ministers, and 2 Nobel Peace Prize laureates.

**Recognition and Rankings:**
– 15th-largest endowment among U.S. colleges and universities.
– Classified as R1: Doctoral Universities with Very High Research Activity.
– High scientific performance and citation impact in CWTS Leiden Ranking.
– Emory University School of Law established in 1916.
– Elected to the Association of American Universities in 1995.

**Academics and Schools:**
– Highly selective with a 10.6% admit rate.
– Median SAT score for the class of 2023 was 1500.
– 55.4% female and 44.6% male enrollment.
– 10.4% first-generation college students.
– Emory College of Arts and Sciences offers B.A. and B.S. degrees.
– Oxford College offers an Associate degree in liberal arts.
– Graduate and professional schools include Medicine, Nursing, Theology, Law, and Graduate Studies.
– Emory libraries contain over 3.9 million print and electronic volumes.

**Research and Global Health Initiatives:**
– Classified as having very high research activity.
– Significant funding from external agencies.
– Leading in the number of students with NIH fellowships.
– Collaborations with CDC in various research centers.
– Key role in ending Ebola cases in the U.S.
– Partners with CDC for global health initiatives.
– Involved in global health projects in India and other countries.

**Grants, Health Initiatives, and Collaborative Projects:**
– Received grants for Fragile X syndrome, atherosclerosis, influenza, maternal stress, and cancer research.
– Leader in AIDS Vaccine Development and HIV Pathogenesis studies.
– Significant role in treating medical evacuees during the 2014 Ebola outbreak.
– Collaborative projects with Georgia Tech for research and innovation.
– Received grants for infectious disease prevention and healthcare robotics research.

Emory University (Wikipedia)

Emory University is a private research university in Atlanta, Georgia. It was founded in 1836 as Emory College by the Methodist Episcopal Church and named in honor of Methodist bishop John Emory. Its main campus is in Druid Hills, 3 miles (4.8 km) from Downtown Atlanta.

Emory University
Former name
Emory College (1836–1915)
MottoCor prudentis possidebit scientiam (Latin)
Motto in English
"The wise heart seeks knowledge"
TypePrivate research university
Established1836; 188 years ago (1836)
Religious affiliation
United Methodist Church
Academic affiliations
Endowment$11 billion (2021)
PresidentGregory L. Fenves
Total staff
32,594 (2020) includes approx. 24,000 health care employees
Students15,909 (Fall 2022)
Undergraduates8,155 (Fall 2022)
Postgraduates7,754 (Fall 2022)
Location, ,
United States

33°47′28″N 84°19′24″W / 33.79111°N 84.32333°W / 33.79111; -84.32333
CampusLarge city, 631 acres (255 ha)
Other campusesOxford
NewspaperThe Emory Wheel
ColorsBlue and gold
Sporting affiliations
  • Swoop the Eagle
  • Dooley the Skeleton

Emory is composed of nine undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools and enrolls nearly 16,000 students from the US and over 100 foreign countries. Emory Healthcare is the largest healthcare system in the state of Georgia and comprises seven major hospitals, including Emory University Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown. The university operates the Winship Cancer Institute, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, and many disease and vaccine research centers. Emory University is adjacent to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and is a long-time partner in global and national prevention and research initiatives. Emory University is the leading coordinator of the U.S. Health Department's National Ebola Training and Education Center. The university is one of four institutions involved in the NIAID's Tuberculosis Research Units Program. The International Association of National Public Health Institutes is headquartered at the university.

Emory University has the 15th-largest endowment among U.S. colleges and universities. The university is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity" and is cited for high scientific performance and citation impact in the CWTS Leiden Ranking. Emory University was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1995.

Emory faculty and alumni include 1 President of the United States, 2 Prime Ministers, 9 university presidents, 11 members of the United States Congress, 2 Nobel Peace Prize laureates, a Vice President of the United States, a United States Speaker of the House, and a United States Supreme Court Justice. Other notable alumni include 21 Rhodes Scholars and 6 Pulitzer Prize winners, as well as Emmy Award winners, Grammy Award winners, MacArthur Fellows, CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, heads of state and other leaders in foreign government. Emory has more than 165,000 alumni, with 75 alumni clubs established worldwide in 20 countries.

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