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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
3.5% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
19,924 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
88.7% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
1,197 Graduates

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The median tuition at Emory University is $47,300, which is $15,090 more than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,804.

In 2016, 53% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 31% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Emory University received 19,924 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 2.77% annual decline. Out of those 19,924 applicants, 5,039 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 25.3% acceptance rate.

There were 14,067 students enrolled at Emory University in 2016, and 63% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Emory University has an overall enrollment yield of 26.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Emory University has a total enrollment of 14,067 students. The full-time enrollment at Emory University is 12,480 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,587. This means that 88.7% of students enrolled at Emory University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Emory University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 44.6% White, 14.3% Asian, 9.9% Black or African American, 6.75% Hispanic or Latino, 2.76% Two or More Races, 0.14% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.12% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Emory University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (11.8%), followed by White Male (8.01%) and Asian Female (4.86%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (11.8%), followed by White Male (8.15%) and Black or African American Female (2.86%).

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In 2016, 786 more women than men graduated from Emory University. The majority of students graduating from Emory University are White. These 1,992 graduates mean that there were 2.78 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 716 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Emory University is General Business Administration & Management with 359 graduates, followed by General Biological Sciences with 231 graduates and General Economics with 219 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Emory University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Legal, with 409 graduates, followed by Cultural & Gender Studies with 78 graduates and Philosophy and Religious Studies with 78 graduates.


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Emory University has an endowment valued at nearly $6.79B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-157,016,000 (-2.31%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Emory University had a total expenditure of $4.38B. Of that $4.38B, they spent $2.16B on salaries and $459M on benefits.

Emory University employs 351 Professors, 225 Associate professors, and 159 Assistant professors. Most academics at Emory University are Male Professors (241), Male Associate professors (128), and Female Professors (110).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Emory University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 806 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 771 employees, and Service with 608 employees.



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