Emory University

private research university in Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Emory University is a private university in Atlanta, in the U.S. state of Georgia.[17] The university started as Emory College in 1836 in Oxford, Georgia. The Methodist Episcopal Church started the college and named it after Methodist bishop John Emory.[18]

Emory University
Former name
Emory College (1836-1915)
MottoCor prudentis possidebit scientiam (Latin)
Motto in English
The wise heart seeks knowledge[1]
AffiliationUnited Methodist Church[3][4]
Endowment$7.31 billion (2018)[5]
PresidentClaire E. Sterk[6]
Students15,451 (Fall 2018)[7]
Undergraduates8,079 (Fall 2018)[7]
Postgraduates7,372 (Fall 2018)[7]
Location, ,
United States

33°47′28″N 84°19′24″W / 33.79111°N 84.32333°W / 33.79111; -84.32333Coordinates: 33°47′28″N 84°19′24″W / 33.79111°N 84.32333°W / 33.79111; -84.32333
631 acres (2.55 km2)
NewspaperThe Emory Wheel[8]
ColorsBlue     [9]
AthleticsNCAA Division IIIUAA[10]

Notable people from EmoryEdit


  1. "Emory College of Arts and Sciences". emory.edu. Emory University. Retrieved 2018-12-07.
  2. "Emory University History". Emoryhistory.emory.edu. Retrieved February 22, 2014.
  3. Separated brethren: a review of Protestant, Anglican, Eastern Orthodox & other religions in the United States. Our Sunday Visitor. 2002. ISBN 9781931709057. Retrieved March 27, 2010. Among Protestant denominations, Methodists take first place in hospitals and colleges. Some of their one hundred colleges and universities have all but severed ties with the denominations, but others remain definitely Methodist: Syracuse, Boston, Emory, Duke, Drew, Denver, and Southern Methodist. The church operates 360 schools and institutions overseas. Methodists established Goodwill Industries in 1907 to help handicapped persons help themselves by repairing and selling old furniture and clothes. The United Methodist Church runs seventy-two hospitals in the United States.
  4. "Schools by Jurisdiction". United Methodist Church. Archived from the original on December 16, 2009. Retrieved November 26, 2009.
  5. As of Aug. 31, 2017. "Facts and Figures". Emory University. 2017.
  6. "Office of the President". Retrieved September 2, 2016.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "Facts and Figures". Emory University. Retrieved September 28, 2017.
  8. "The Emory Wheel Endowment". Emorywheel.com. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  9. "Emory University Identity Colors". Archived from the original on February 15, 2014. Retrieved February 22, 2014.
  10. "Emory University NCAA". Retrieved February 22, 2014.
  11. "Association of American Universities". Aau.edu. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  12. "SACS". Aau.edu. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  13. "ACE". 2.acenet.edu. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  14. NAICU – Member Directory Archived November 9, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
  15. "International Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges, and Universities (IAMSCU) – General Board of Higher Education and Ministry". Web.archive.org. November 11, 2016. Archived from the original on November 11, 2016. Retrieved October 20, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  16. "ORAU Emory University". Orau.org. Archived from the original on February 22, 2015. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  17. "City of Atlanta's expansion to Emory and CDC approved". Ajc.com. Retrieved December 5, 2017.
  18. "Emory: History & Traditions". Emory.edu. Retrieved 20 October 2017.

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