Emory University

Atlanta, GA 30322
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Emory University is a private, non-profit university in Atlanta. The Atlanta location may appeal to students who want access to the city life, including dining, entertainment, and shopping. Emory University has an incredibly low student to faculty ratio. With nine students for every one faculty member, most classrooms offer plenty of interactions between the students and the professors and mentors. The university was founded in 1836 by the Methodist Episcopal Church. It is now affiliated with the United Methodist Church and offers a variety of degree programs for undergraduates and graduates, including nursing degrees.

Students can choose from seven different undergraduates and graduate nursing programs at Emory University. These options include BSN, accelerated BSN, BSN to Ph.D., MSN, accelerated MSN, RN to MSN, and Ph.D. in nursing programs. The traditional BSN program is available for incoming high school graduates. Students will complete various prerequisite courses during their freshman and sophomore years before taking the core BSN curriculum during their final two years. The accelerated program is for those with an existing degree in a non-nursing field, while the RN to MSN path gives registered nurses a way to earn their MSN without having to give up their day job.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students14,263
Student to Faculty Ratio9:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
United Methodist
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate93%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 10 178
Post-master's certificate 0 0
Master's degree 0 0
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0 5
Doctor's degree - professional practice 0 7
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 92.8%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1917 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
06/20/1977 - Current
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
09/22/2016 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/16/1998 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/16/1998 - Current
Nurse Practitioners (NURPR) - Women's health nurse practitioners' programs
07/01/2003 - 12/07/2007



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1350 to 1520
ACT30 to 33
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $75
Graduates $75

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$2,029/credit
In State Students$2,029/credit
Out of State Students$2,029/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$2,267/credit
In State Students$2,267/credit
Out of State Students$2,267/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $91,305 $91,305 $91,305
ADN 70 $142,030 $142,030 $142,030
BSN 125 $253,625 $253,625 $253,625
FNP 50 $113,350 $113,350 $113,350
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 58% of Emory University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 17% $4,680
Other Federal Grant 5% $4,000
State Grant & Scholarships 13% $5,222
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 51% $36,207
Federal Student Loans 31% $5,103
Private Loans 2% $17,759


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$13,101
$30,001 to $48,000$13,730
$48,001 to $75,000$16,703
$75,001 to $110,000$25,053
Over $110,000$44,452

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Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Emory University
408 Administration Building, 201 Dowman Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322

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