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Emory University

Update: In light of Emory University's previous data reporting issues, the school has confirmed the accuracy of the data it reported to U.S. News for the 2013 edition of Best Colleges. Read more at the Morse Code blog.

Emory University is a private institution that was founded in 1836. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,441, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 630 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Emory University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 20. Its tuition and fees are $42,980 (2012-13).

Emory University is located in the suburb of Druid Hills near downtown Atlanta. First- and second-year students are required to live on campus, but a majority of students choose to remain on campus for all four years. Approximately 25 percent of students participate in Volunteer Emory, an organization that oversees community service activities. The Student Programming Council organizes events and performances throughout the year and has brought entertainers and musicians such as Tracy Morgan, Sean Kingston, and Guster to campus in past years. The Emory Eagles have nearly 20 NCAA Division III varsity teams and are well known for their successful swimming and diving team. In addition to varsity athletics, all students are required to take four courses in physical education. There is a thriving Greek community at Emory with a number of fraternity and sorority chapters.

Emory is divided into nine schools and colleges, four of which serve undergraduates and graduates. Emory’s graduate programs include the highly ranked Goizueta Business School, School of Law, School of Medicine, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, and Rollins School of Public Health. "Dooley’s Week," a tradition that takes place every year, is named for Dooley, a skeleton and "Lord of Misrule" who remains steeped in Emory legend. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, physician and CNN chief health correspondent Sanjay Gupta, and activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu have all taught at Emory.

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