Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine has named Emory University a "Best Value" for 2013-14, ranking the university 14th overall in its annual Best Value survey of 100 top private universities that exemplify excellent academics while keeping costs to a minimum. Emory has consistently been ranked among the top "Best Value" private universities by Kiplinger's since 2007.
Each year, Kiplinger’s assesses quality according to measurable standards, including the percentage of students who are admitted out of those who applied, the test scores of incoming freshmen, the ratio of students to faculty members, and the four- and five-year graduation rates. On the cost side, Kiplinger’s measures the sticker price, the availability and average amount of need-based and merit-based financial aid, and the average student debt at graduation.
Financial Aid at Emory
Emory meets 100-percent of the demonstrated financial need for all admitted traditional, domestic undergraduate students as determined by a thorough review of each family's financial circumstances. About 58 percent of undergraduate students at Emory receive financial aid, and Emory dedicates extensive financial resources to help families meet the cost of an Emory education.
In 2012-13, more than $179 million in financial aid was awarded to undergraduate students, including both need-based and merit-based aid. Nearly 70 percent of the aid was provided directly by Emory.
Emory Advantage provides additional need-based grant assistance to eligible families with total annual incomes of $100,000 or less. Competitive merit-based scholarships are offered to incoming first-year students as well, and such aid also is awarded to high achieving students currently enrolled.
About 22 percent of students receive Pell Grants, a main form of federal financial aid for lower income families.
Freshman applicants to Emory have the option to apply together or separately to Emory College of Arts and Sciences on Emory's Atlanta campus, or to the Oxford College on Emory's original campus, about 40 miles east of Atlanta.