Emory students, faculty and staff have ready access to all the resources of one of the nation's fastest-growing metropolitan areas. The university is an active citizen in Atlanta, which naturally develops connections and opportunities for Emory community members to explore.
Georgia is home to more than a dozen Fortune 500 headquarters, including The Coca-Cola Company and The Home Depot, and many companies on the prominent list have offices here. Emory maintains active partnerships with many of Atlanta's preeminent institutions, such as The Carter Center and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Emory students pursue internship and research opportunities both on and off campus in the Atlanta area. Part of the attraction for businesses and organizations is a technology infrastructure that led Forbes magazine to rate Atlanta No. 2 in its 2009 list of the nation's most wired cities.
This business town is also a college town. The Atlanta Regional Consortium for Higher Education (ARCHE) brings together a number of area colleges and universities, including:
- Agnes Scott College
- Clark Atlanta University
- Georgia Institute of Technology
- Georgia State University
- Mercer University
- Morehouse College and School of Medicine
- Oglethorpe University
- Spelman College
- University of Georgia, in Athens
Geographically, Emory is one of the southernmost top 20 universities. Atlanta offers four distinct seasons, with temperate weather most of the school year.
Head a few hours north to hike the Appalachian Trail, raft whitewater rivers and ski in the Great Smoky and Blue Ridge mountain ranges. To the east and south, the beaches of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida are a half-day's road trip away.
The busy Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport provides ready global access. Dozens of countries maintain consular, trade or chamber of commerce offices in Atlanta.
The Atlanta metropolitan area is home to more than five million people, giving rise to a diversity of cultural, social and recreational interests. Here's a partial list of attractions:
- Atlanta Botanical Garden
- Atlanta History Center
- Atlanta Symphony
- Atlanta Zoo
- The Carter Center, and the Carter Presidential Library and Museum
- Fernbank Museum of Natural History
- Georgia Aquarium
- Georgia Dome
- High Museum
- Martin Luther King Jr. Center
- New World of Coca-Cola
- Philips Arena
- Professional sports teams
- Beat (soccer)
- Braves (baseball)
- Falcons (football)
- Hawks (basketball)
- Thrashers (ice hockey)
- Stone Mountain Park
- Turner Field