Emory University, founded in 1863, is ranked 20th among national universities in the U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges 2012.” Emory is enriched by the legacy and energy of Atlanta, whose downtown is located 15 minutes away. Emory University is recognized internationally as an inquiry-driven, ethically engaged, and diverse community whose members work together collaborating for positive transformation in the world through courageous leadership in teaching, research, scholarship, health care, and social action.
- Emory is recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as 1 of only 60 institutions of higher learning named as Engaged Institutions.
- It is home to 5 libraries housing over 3.1 million volumes, including an extensive William Butler Yeats collection and many writings of Malcolm X.
- The faculty of Emory includes His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama as Presidential Distinguished Professor.