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Emory University

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

Emory University is a private research university in the metropolitan area of Atlanta in the Druid Hills CDP in unincorporated Dekalb County, Georgia. In addition to its two undergraduate divisions, Emory has nine graduate and professional schools, including schools of business, law, medicine, theology, nursing, and public health, as well as thirteen graduate programs in arts and sciences.

Emory was originally chartered in 1836 by a small group of Methodists as Emory College in honor of John Emory, a popular bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The school struggled financially until a generous land-grant by Asa Candler, the president of the Coca-Cola Company, allowed the small college to move to DeKalb County near Atlanta and become rechartered as Emory University. The philanthropy of Coca-Cola fortunes such as those belonging to the Candlers, the Woodruffs, the Goizuetas, and others enabled Emory’s growth and empowered its ambition.

Emory is one of several major research universities in the U.S. In its 2009 edition, U.S. News & World Report ranked the university’s undergraduate program 18th among national universities, while ranking the medical, law, and business programs among the top 25 in the country. In 2008, Emory received $411.2 million in total research funding awards, more than any other university in Georgia. (more…)