Emory University Campus Tour (Virtual Tour)
Emory University is a private research university in Georgia, United States. The university was founded as Emory College in 1836 in Oxford, Georgia. Emory University students come from all 50 U.S. states and over 100 foreign countries.
Emory’s main campus is located in Druid Hills section of unincorporated DeKalb County, Georgia, a suburban community near Atlanta. Emory’s main campus is about a 15-minute drive from downtown and midtown Atlanta as well as the Buckhead area. The Atlanta metropolitan area, with more than 5.5 million people, is the third largest in the Southeastern United States and the ninth largest in the country.
Emory University is 16th among the list of colleges and universities in the United States by endowment, 19th among universities in the world by endowment, and 21st in U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 National Universities Rankings. Emory University has a Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education status of RU/VH: “very high research activity”.
The university is 5th among universities in the United States with licensing revenue per dollars spent on research and the 4th largest contributor in the nation to the discovery of new drugs and vaccines among public-sector research institutions.
In 1995 Emory University was elected to the Association of American Universities, an association of the 62 leading research universities in the United States & Canada.