I wanted a school with
a distinct sense of community,
filled with diverse people . . .
MADDIE CLIFTON Political Science and Interdisciplinary Studies double major Senior | Savannah, Georgia Though Oxford College provides students early leadership opportunities, Maddie surprised herself by becoming a second-semester tour guide at Oxford. That decision enriched her four years—she is also a guide at Emory College—and now she hopes to become an admission counselor after graduation.
As a guide, Maddie enthusiastically encourages those who think Emory might be the right fit for them. “What Emory stands for,” she says, “is incredibly important to its student body. I found a great fit and help others do the same.” Asked what Emory students value, she ticked off passion,
accountability, and quirkiness. The veteran guide should know; she’s had practice describing a place that, she says, “has given me so many opportunities to succeed.” Besides, she adds, “If you love your school, it’s easy to make others love it—even in 95-degree heat.”
Take a closer look at Emory Visit apply.emory.edu/apply for further details on the application process, and follow the Inside Emory Admission blog at blog.emoryadmission.com for frequent updates and helpful admission advice. We consider the whole you Emory University’s application process is holistic. All of your information together provides an accurate picture of who you are and whether Emory College or Oxford College will be a good fit for you. We play closest attention to • academic preparation and the rigor of your high school curriculum • recommendation letters from teachers and your school counselor • personal essays that show us who you are • time outside of class dedicated to leadership and community
Choose the college that’s best for you We provide students with two distinct environments—and starting points—for an Emory education. Emory College is a true fit for the student who values academic independence, enhanced hands-on learning, and access to the wide range of research and internship opportunities found in a major city. Oxford College, in a small town east of Atlanta, is ideal for students who prefer an intimate campus setting; personalized, experiential learning; strong connections with faculty;
and early opportunities for leadership. The best way to get a feel for both campuses and to see which college is right for you is to plan a visit at apply.emory.edu/visit. An affordable option Finding the best college should be based on fit, not finances. Emory is committed to meeting 100 percent of demonstrated financial need for all accepted domestic students. Programs such as Emory Advantage and QuestBridge assist students with high financial need. Students can also nominate themselves for merit-based tuition scholarships through the Emory University Scholars Program. Additional details about financing an Emory education can be found at apply.emory.edu/finaid.
a school with a liberal arts mind-set that drives the
curiosity and intellect
of its students . . .
WA L I D S A I D Business and Theater Studies double major Junior | Amman, Jordan Walid likes his double major in theater studies and business because they are so different from each other. “My goal is to be able to think in a variety of ways so that I can have a unique perspective on many different things that come my way.”
And he takes this philosophy to heart, adding varied experiences to his four years at Emory. From performing in campus theater productions, to participating in the Goizueta Investment Management Group, to interning at a startup in Paris, Walid has widened his perspective on the world.
And he’s positioned for his next step. “We’re here to learn how to think, not what to think,” he says. “Our majors do not determine our lives or jobs; instead, our minds and skill sets are what make us versatile in approaching any profession or goal.”
Get a jump-start here for a career anywhere Live and learn in Atlanta, a city of neighborhoods—from quirky, to easygoing, to everything in between. Our city’s vibe of graciousness and community is matched only by the palpable energy of a worldclass business and cultural center.
A career center that knows how to get you there Take on one of the 1,225 Emory internships found in Atlanta or choose from the more than 11,132 outside the city. Whether it’s for graduate or professional school, or that first job, Emory students are prepared and in demand after graduation. Our Career Center designs mock interviews, resume planning, and job fairs as well as graduate and professional school advising and fairs to get you on your career track.
An alumni community that’s got your back Our students graduate into a vibrant network of 137,000 Emory alumni worldwide who are engaged in their communities and a range of careers. They’re an eager resource for students looking for mentoring and advice in their work, study, and life after Emory.
a service-oriented institution that emphasizes the
importance of making a difference
in the lives of others . . .
N AO M I N E W T O N Biology and Music double major Senior | Royal Palm Beach, Florida Naomi believed pursuing a career in medicine meant her love of the performing arts would go unrequited in college. “I had incorrectly assumed that music and drama would take a backseat.” During the application process, Emory music professor Bradley Howard encouraged her to do both. “I was impressed by the fact that a professor at a
university like Emory would take the time to personally reach out to students like me to provide encouragement and advice.” Emory undergraduates are fortunate to have some of the nation’s best scholars and researchers as their full-time professors. Naomi’s connections with Emory faculty have allowed her
to frequently find ways of combining her major interests. Concert Choir. StageWorks. Biology teaching assistant. Research fellow. Naomi’s accomplishments at Emory are too numerous to mention. “I feel that the best thing about Emory can be summed up in four words,” she says. “Opportunity, service, community, and creativity.”
Learning that changes the game Or combine fields • Interdisciplinary majors • Joint programs of study To see our full list of programs, visit apply.emory.edu/ discover/majors.php.
At Emory, classes are taught by professors—renowned scholars and scientists—who also love to teach. Discussions are rich with challenging ideas and diverse points of view, and learning is designed to prepare you for real life— interdisciplinary angles, global perspectives, and liberal arts deepened by real, roll-upyour-sleeves experience.
Explore what inspires you We have two liberal arts colleges to choose from— Emory College in Atlanta, and Oxford College, which is 45 minutes away. After sophomore year, students at both colleges can • Continue at Emory College to earn a BA or BS • Apply to our Goizueta Business School to earn a BBA • Or continue in our School of Nursing to earn a BSN
Choose one area or two 70+ majors 50+ minors Lots of preprofessional options
You can even pair interests in two schools: 26% of business majors also choose a major in Emory College.
Gain experience Most of our students increase their learning with internships, study abroad (for the summer, one semester, or all year), and major-intensifying research (not only in the sciences). And raise the bar Take advantage of unique learning options like the social entrepreneurship residence hall at Emory College and the early leadership training opportunities at Oxford College. You’ll gain the tools you need to make your mark.
professors who are incredibly passionate about their subject . . .
LEIGH SCHLECHT English and Creative Writing Freshman | Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin A second-semester freshman and Emory Scholar, Leigh has hit the ground running. She’s joined club tennis, women’s Ultimate Frisbee, and the Emory Swing Club. She even snagged a paid position in the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, which holds Emory’s special collections. “It is a remarkable chance to be directly involved in fields that I am passionate about, and I learned about it my first day on campus,” she says.
Leigh chose Emory because of the positive energy she found here. On her campus tour, “every student was happy to help me find a building or talk to me about why they chose Emory,” she says. Her first impressions have held up. “I have found that students at Emory view the university as a community rather than as competition.”
She eagerly joins her new friends in exploring Emory’s hometown of Atlanta. A trip to Music Midtown, a fall concert festival with headliners such as Drake and Elton John, was a great start.
best of everything:
where you get the liberal arts, research, and access to a major city.
N OA H CO L E Political Science and Media Studies double major Junior | Rancho Cucamonga, California Noah’s high school AP Government class spiked an interest in politics. “Political science seemed like an easy choice for me going into college because I have always had an interest in leadership, and the link between leadership and politics suits my interests.” Noah was undeniably a leader at Oxford College,
where he was Student Government president sophomore year. Oxford is located in Newton County, about 38 miles from Atlanta. County leaders invited Noah to return in January to give the keynote speech at their Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. Now on Emory’s Atlanta campus, he leads his peers as a residence hall adviser.
He discovered Oxford— the last stop on an East Coast college tour—the summer before senior year. “I fell in love with it almost immediately,” he says. “It’s absolutely one of the most unique college programs in the US, and those who are fortunate enough to be a part of it are among the lucky few.”
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Published on Feb 15, 2016