Emory Univeristy

Emory Univeristy is located in the metropolitan area of Atlanta in Dekalb County, Georgia. It’s a private research university, that has nine graduate and professional schools which include schools in business, law, medicine, theology, nursing and public health, its also has thirteen graduate programs in arts and sciences.

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Emory Univeristy was chartered in 1836 by a small group of Methodists as Emory College; they name the school after John Emory, who was a popular bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church. At the beginning the school struggled financially until they were given a land-grant by Asa Candler who at the time was the president of the Coca-Cola Company. This grant allows the small college to move to Dekalb County near Atlanta and become rechartered as Emory University. In the 2010 edition of U.S. News & World report ranked the university’s undergraduate program 17th in the national universities. It is one of the several major universities in the U.S. The medical, law and business programs rank among the top 25 in the U.S. and in 2008 the school received more money then any other school in Georgia. Chris McCandless was one of the famous graduates of Emory University in 1990, having majored in history and anthropology. He thought that his upper-middle class background was nothing more then empty materialism.
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