School Spotlight: Emory University

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!

School Spotlight: Emory University
Atlanta, GA

A few years back, Emory’s supplemental essay question asked prospective students to explain why they wanted to attend Emory University, but they had to do so without mentioning the size (a comfortable 8,000 undergrads), location (six miles from downtown Atlanta), reputation (top-notch), or the weather (sunny and warm). Indeed, there are few schools in the country that offer the ideal combination of factors that Emory does. But while most students have heard about Emory’s strong business, science, and international studies programs, far fewer know about Emory’s hidden gem: Oxford College. Located about 45 minutes east of the main Atlanta campus, Oxford is Emory’s intensive two-year liberal arts college. Oxford enrolls a diverse and self-motivated group of individuals who, after they successfully complete the first two years of their bachelor’s degree, automatically gain entrance to Emory’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Alternatively, Oxford students can apply for admission to the Business School or the School of Nursing.) Good to know: Emory offers multiple scholarships as part of its Emory Scholars program. Top students can receive awards that equal the total cost of attendance, including tuition, fees, room and board!

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Written by Elyse Krantz
Elyse Krantz is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions experts. Elyse received her BA in linguistics from Dartmouth College and her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to joining College Coach, Elyse worked as an admissions officer at Barnard College and Bennington College. Visit our website to learn more about Elyse Krantz.