Emory University

Brief Description:  Emory University is a private university with historical ties to the United Methodist Church located in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia.

High Honors: Applicants fortunate enough to get an acceptance letter from Emory (the school’s acceptance rate hovers around just 30%) receive a top-notch education from a distinguished group of professors. Emory also gets high marks from students for campus housing, food and safety.

Working for a Cure: Emory is a leader in the quest to develop a cure for HIV and is responsible for creating two of the most commonly-prescribed lifesaving drug therapies for HIV patients.

Fun Fact: Sustainability is a major focus at Emory, which is home to one of the largest collection of LEED-certified buildings (LEED = Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) in the country. Emory also works to integrate a focus on sustainability into their academic curriculum.