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Emory College: Excellent Teachers, Exceptional Scholars

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Our professors are path-breaking scholars and dedicated teachers who share their intellectual passions in the classroom.

Our student-faculty ratio is 8-to-1 and 60 percent of our classes have under 30 students. That allows professors to engage with students every step of the way as they develop into independent and innovative thinkers, and become vital members of our intellectual community.

Students who want to explore their interests more in depth have opportunities to pursue research that generate new knowledge and creative works.

Our Students

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More than 5,600 students from nearly every state and more than 40 countries make up Emory College, making them among the very best in the nation and the world.

The diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students enrich the Emory environment as our students seek knowledge and pursue efforts to make a positive impact on the world.

What will you study?

Emory College focuses on learning in, and across, the liberal arts.

That means you will pursue studies in the traditional liberal arts, such as History, Philosophy, Economics, Biology and Mathematics. You also will explore programs that live between and beyond those traditional boundaries, such as Human Health, Disability Studies, African Studies, Quantitative Social Sciences and Neuroscience. student in anthropology

Arts at Emory also offers you opportunities to engage in music, theater, dance, visual arts, film and multi-media at any skill level to create new works and deepen your understanding of existing art forms.

At Emory College, you will craft your majors and minors from more than 70 programs of study. Prospective students also have the option to spend their first two years at Oxford College. They also can transition to Goizueta Business School or the Nell Hodgsen Woodruff School of Nursing after their first two years of study at Emory College or Oxford College.

Your coursework will sharpen your judgment, deepen your disciplined thinking and refine your analytical skills, no matter where your path takes you.

Value of the Liberal Arts

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Our liberal education is a rigorous introduction to the many ways we explore and understand the world around us and each other, along with the opportunity to master specific areas of your choosing.

Through this challenging work, you will gain the fundamental and universally applicable capacities to tackle complicated problems. You will learn in depth how to assess arguments and evidence, come to thoughtful conclusions, and communicate those conclusions effectively and persuasively.

These skills are in increasingly high demand in our quickly changing economy. Our graduates are leaders in professional communities around the globe and report that Emory education was an introduction to a rich, fulfilling lifetime of learning and discovery.