Emory University

201 Dowman Dr, Atlanta, United States

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About Emory University

Emory University was founded in 1836 and is located in Atlanta, Georgia. Emory has proven itself as a world-class academic school and is considered one of the top 10 elite schools. It is commonly known as the ivy league school of the South. From 2006 - 2008, Emory ranked among the nation's top 18 research universities by American News and World Report. The university is considered to have started one of the best writing programs in the US and the school generally ranks very competitively across multiple fields.

Emory is centered in Atlanta's Druid Hills district. The campus of Emory University has more than 600 kinds of trees planted. Sixty percent of the campus is covered by lush forests and the entire campus has classical architecture influenced by Italy. All the buildings have expensive and intricate marble finishes.

Emory has 6 major libraries with a total of about 3.1 million books. The library also provides thousands of electronic listings, including more than 20,000 copies. One of the main libraries, the Woodruff Library, provides almost all of the curriculum texts (with an emphasis on the arts and sciences) to professors in the university. They can also obtain original manuscripts, rare books, and digital books. The Woodruff Library's facilities include an electronic classroom, Emory's Center for Interactive Teaching, and the Heyburn Music and Media Library. The Electronic Data Center is also located here, along with some research labs, the Data Connection Lab, and Jazzman's Coffee Shop.

Emory also has some very notable alumni, including Jimmy Carter (39th President of the United States), Kim Dae-jung (8th president of South Korea), Vicente Fox (former president of Mexico) and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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