Emory University is a private research university in metropolitan Atlanta, located in the Druid Hills section of DeKalb County, Georgia, United 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. The university is the second-oldest private institution of higher education in Georgia and among the fifty oldest private universities in the United States.
Emory’s main campus, selected by The Best Colleges as one of the top ten “most amazing college campuses,” is located in the suburban Atlanta neighborhood of Druid Hills. Please browse our Campus Tours page to see videos and images of the notable architecture and green spaces to enjoy here. You can read our Visitor’s Guide online or download it before you arrive.