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Emory University
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Atlanta, GA
Established 1836
Students- 13,381
Undergraduates- 7,231
Postgraduates- 6,150
Endowment- 4.7 billion
Mascot- Eagle

Emory University is a private research university in metropolitan Atlanta, located in the Druid Hills section of unincorporated DeKalb CountyGeorgiaUnited States. The university was founded as Emory College in 1836 in Oxford, Georgia by the Methodist Episcopal Church and was named in honor of Methodist bishop John Emory. In 1915, the college relocated to metropolitan Atlanta and was rechartered as Emory University.

Emory University has nine academic divisions: Emory College of Arts and Sciences, Oxford CollegeGoizueta Business School, Laney Graduate School, School of LawSchool of MedicineNell Hodgson Woodruff School of NursingRollins School of Public Health, and the Candler School of Theology. Emory University, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Peking University in BeijingChina jointly administer the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering Program. Emory University students come from all 50 states, 5 territories of the United States, and over 100 foreign countries.

Emory Healthcare is the largest healthcare system in the state of Georgia and is composed of seven major hospitals, including the nationally renowned Emory University Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown. The university operates the Winship Cancer InstituteYerkes National Primate Research Center, and many disease and vaccine research centers. Emory university is one of four institutions involved in the NIAID's Tuberculosis Research Units Program and is the leading coordinator of the U.S. Heath Department's National Ebola Training and Education Center. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Cancer Society are national affiliate institutions located adjacent to campus and the university is partnered with the Carter Center.

Emory University is 16th among the list of colleges and universities in the United States by endowment, 19th among universities in the world by endowment, and 21st in U.S. News & World Report's 2015 National Universities Rankings. Emory University has a Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education status of RU/VH: "very high research activity". The university is 5th among universities in the United States with licensing revenue per dollars spent on research and the 4th largest contributor in the nation to the discovery of new drugs and vaccines among public-sector research institutions. In 1995 Emory University was elected to the Association of American Universities, an association of the 62 leading research universities in the United States & Canada.