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Emory University


Emory University is a private research university in metropolitan Atlanta, located in the Druid Hills section of unincorporated DeKalb County,Georgia, United States. The university was founded as Emory College in 1836 in Oxford, Georgia by a small group of Methodists and was named in honor of Methodist bishop John Emory. A land-grant by Asa Candler, the president of The Coca-Cola Company, allowed the small college to move to metropolitan Atlanta in 1915 and become rechartered as Emory University. The university's mission statement is "to create, preserve, teach, and apply knowledge in the service of humanity."
The university has nearly 3,000 faculty members; awards and honors recognizing Emory faculty include the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, National Humanities Medal, Guggenheim Fellowship, Fulbright Fellowship, and membership in the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences. Emory is ranked 20th among national universities in the U.S. News & World Report.
The university has nine academic divisions: Emory College of Arts and Sciences, Oxford College, Goizueta Business School, Laney Graduate School,School of Law, School of Medicine, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Rollins School of Public Health, and the Candler School of Theology.
The university has more than two million square feet of building space certified by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program and has a commitment to having three-quarters of the food served on campus come from local or sustainable sources by 2015.The university holds the distinction of having one of the largest inventories by square footage of LEED-certified building space among campuses in America.
Many of the graduate schools of Emory University are ranked as some of the best and most competitive in their fields by U.S. News and World Report. For the 2012 list, Rollins School of Public Health was ranked at #6; the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing was ranked at #21; the Goizueta Business School was ranked #23; the School of Law was ranked #24; the School of Medicine was ranked #21 for research and #33 for primary care; the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering (with Georgia Tech) program was ranked #2.
According to U.S. News, on August 12, 2012, "Emory University acknowledged today that it had intentionally supplied incorrect ranking data, including average SAT scores, ACT scores, and high school class standing of incoming freshmen, to U.S. News from 2000 through 2011." "The school also misreported the same data on other surveys, including to the U.S. Department of Education and many other publishers, such as College Board and Peterson's." U.S. News concluded, "Our preliminary calculations show that the misreported data would not have changed the school's ranking in the past two years and would likely have had a small to negligible effect in the several years prior. We will continue to review the matter." U.S. News has ranked Emory as high as #9 in the national university rankings in the past, prior to the period where Emory had intentionally provided incorrect ranking data.

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