Emory University is a private research university in metropolitan Atlanta, located in the Druid Hills section of Georgia State and is primarily a residential campus. The university is the second-oldest private institution of higher education in Georgia and among the fifty oldest private universities in the United States.
Emory University, a top-ranked private institution recognized internationally for its outstanding liberal arts colleges, graduate and professional schools, and one of the world's leading health care systems.
Emory University is ranked 20th among national universities in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. In addition, according to USA Today College report, Emory University is No. 1 among best American colleges for writers (2016).
Many notable alumni graduated from Emory. Among them are Alben Barkley, 35th Vice President of the United States, Sonny Carter, NASA astronaut, Vicente Fox, Former President of Mexico, Mikhail Gorbachev, Former President of the Soviet Union, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austrian-American actor, 38th Governor of California and many others.
With 9 parks on its territory (4 of which are near Emory), Druid Hills is certainly one of the most delightful neighborhoods in all of Atlanta. Naturally, with Atlanta being so close, there is a lot to do.
The Emory University main campus, established in the early twentieth century, covers more than 600 acres in Atlanta's historic suburb of Druid Hills. The university campus is heavily forested with pine, maples, oak, and magnolias, and Peavine Creek, a branch of the Peachtree Creek, runs through the campus. Emory campus is recognized No.8 greenest universities and most beautiful campus lists (2016) according to BestColleges.com report.