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Emory, Atlanta GA

Emory has two colleges for incoming students-Emory College of Arts and Sciences and Oxford College, in Oxford Georgia (38 miles east of Atlanta) where Emory was founded. Students on the Oxford campus move to Emory for their junior and senior years. There are 7,862 undergraduates (1000 at Oxford), and three colleges- the College of Art and Sciences, Business, and Nursing. Incoming students do not declare a major.

Emory was founded by Asa Candler, who is also the founder of Coca Cola. The main grassy quad is in the shape of a Coke Bottle. Emory has many deep rooted traditions, one being the Coke Toast at the beginning of the year where students come together on the quad, drink a Coca-Cola product, and toast to their future at Emory. The themed residence halls compete in a spirited weeklong Songfest singing competition. Rush occurs in the spring with 30% of the students participating in Greek life. The Business school offers concentrations and interdisciplinary degrees in Environment and sustainability, Film and media and Entrepreneurship. all students are undeclared. Its nursing program is ranked #1 nationally in research and #3 overall. Pre-nursing students need 3.0 and must pass the prerequisite classes; the program accepts 200 students per class. Science majors have access to 450 labs ongoing research opportunities. Emory’s D3 Athletic Teams have won 24 championships. Over 120,000 college students reside in Atlanta; the city is also home to many global headquarters offering outstanding internship opportunities. Popular off campus activities include visiting Ponce City Market, the Aquarium, and Piedmont Park.

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