Emory University

Emory University, one of the South’s most prestigious schools, is situated on a beautiful campus in Georgia's Druid Hills suburb. Just 15 minutes from Downtown, Midtown, and Buckhead, Emory students fully enjoy the thriving, lively city of Atlanta. Emory Village is where you’ll find the traditional college town shops and fast food, located at the entrance to Main Campus. With a wealth of activities, restaurants, and parks why rush back to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport, but instead, stay and explore this Southern Belle of a city that may be your child’s new home.


Stay: Emory Conference Center |  Breakfast: Rise'n Dine

Lunch: The General Muir  | Dinner: Empire State South

Visitor Information: Tour Emory

Stay: If you want to be close to campus, the best option is the Emory Conference Center. In nearby Buckhead, The Ritz Carlton, The St. Regis, the Mandarin Oriental, and The W Atlanta are also great options.

Coffee: San Francisco's Peet’s Coffee is on the first floor of Emory's library. An excellent way to start your day with the students on Emory's campus!

Breakfast: Rise and Dine in Emory Village, within walking distance to the Quad, is a retro diner always packed with Emory students and faculty. It’s about a 20-minute drive to  Buttermilk Kitchen - a great spot for breakfast and weekend brunches. Everything’s made in-house using local, sustainable ingredients. If you're in town on a Sunday, don't miss brunch at Canoe.

Lunch: Vegetarians will be happy eating healthy at True Food Kitchen, but there’s plenty for meat eaters as well. Murphy’s is a popular spot for locals and students alike. Both are a short 10-15 minute drive from campus. Sample Atlanta's best burgers at The General Muir.



Casual: Ammazza has a great vibe, and delicious wood fired pizza. Emory students' other favorites are Fresh to Order and BurgerFi.


A Step Up: Like many big cities, Atlanta has an abundance of excellent restaurants, it’s hard to narrow down the choices. Try The Federal; a new eatery recently nominated for the James Beard award. For a sophisticated Japanese menu and what many consider the best sushi in Atlanta, dine at Umi. Everyone’s favorite Top Chef Judge, Hugh Acheson’s, Empire State South offers a modern take on Southern food. It’s open for breakfast and lunch as well and has an extensive coffee bar with a courtyard bocce ball. One parent just back from touring Emory said St. Cecilia in Buckhead is a must try for its seafood centric Mediterranean menu. 

Local Attractions: Coca Cola Factory, CNN Tour, and "hipster neighborhood" Little Five Points. Stone Mountain has so many different attractions - it’s hard to list them all. Activities that top our list are the laser show, the high-speed cable car ride, Geyser Towers and Sky Hike. The Beltline walk or bike tour, and the Botanical Gardens.  If you are spending a few days in Atlanta, it’s worth getting Atlanta CityPASS. CityPASS will get you into five attractions including the Georgia Aquarium, the Coca Cola Factory, the CNN Tour, the Zoo, the Center for Human Rights, the Football Hall of Fame, and the Museum of Natural History.

— Quotes From Campus —

I love that Emory is a campus school within the city of Atlanta. Students are never bored as you can always leave the Emory bubble and go to different areas of Atlanta. You have Buckhead, with great restaurants and what people call “Buckhead Betties”, Little 5 points which is filled with vintage shops, great traditional burger joints and exotic food restaurants and Decatur, which is a more modern and artsy area. The campus is small, gorgeous and I love that I can walk to class and see my friends and professors throughout the campus.
— Alex
Go into Emory with an open and positive attitude. Since recruitment isn’t until second semester, I would stress to freshman; keep your options open regarding sororities and fraternities. For students hoping to be accepted, Emory cares a lot about leadership and extracurricular activities, so it’s important to include those when applying to a school like Emory. If you’re the type of student who wants a big “ra-ra” top 10 football school, Emory definitely is not for you.
— Emi
I love the tight knit community and the feeling that i can relate to everyone here but still meet and learn new things about people every day.
— Olivia
The weather is an amazing perk and puts everyone in a great mood.
— Harry






School Colors

Blue & Gold

Acceptance Rate


Common Application


Supplement Essays


Early Action/Decision

Early Decision 1 and 2









Admissions Office

1390 Oxford Road NE, 3rd Floor
Atlanta, GA 30322

(p) (404) 727-6063
(f) (404) 727-4303

John Latting, Director of Admission

Sports Divisions

NCAA Division III

Greek Life


Noteworthy Alumni

Kenneth Cole
Robert W. Woodruff

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