Emory University, Emory College of Arts and Sciences
- Emory University, Emory College of Arts and Sciences
Since 1836, Emory’s mission—to create, preserve, teach, and apply knowledge in the service of humanity—has guided the university in its work to drive discovery, serve the common good, and prepare leaders to make a difference in the world.
At the heart of Emory's impact is a distinct purpose: to think beyond oneself. This purpose—this sense of responsibility—is present among students, faculty, and alumni across generations. Whether you work here, teach here, learn or connect here, Emory is a community of impact where the greater good is balanced with individual interest. Our courageous community of seekers and solvers continues to imagine and realize the university’s mission.
Emory is recognized internationally for its outstanding liberal arts colleges, graduate and professional schools, and one of the world’s leading health care systems. One of 65 member institutions, the university has been part of the prestigious Association of American Universities since 1995.
Behind Emory’s fundamental commitment to providing a rigorous liberal arts education within one of the nation’s top research universities is a belief in the ardent pursuit of knowledge and its transformative power. This approach, led by our eminent faculty, results in students willing to take intellectual risks, their curiosity sparked through the mentorship they receive and the unique culture of engaged discourse that exists here.
We practice an inquiry-driven, hands-on approach to education rooted in the classroom, laboratory, library, and archives—but also in area high schools, community centers, and nonprofits in Atlanta, nationally, and globally. Our tradition of social responsibility encourages students to give back to their communities, with 83 percent of seniors having participated in volunteer service during their time here.
Emory offers an academic experience where students discover a culture of open and civil discourse, develop the confidence to confront difficult questions, work closely with academic experts, and connect with a set of peers as diverse as the world around them. Emory students are more qualified, as well as more economically and internationally diverse, than ever before in our history. They come from all 50 states and more than 100 countries, and they speak 80 languages other than English at home or as a first language.