About Atlanta


Emory students, faculty and staff have access to all the resources of one of the nation's fastest-growing metropolitan areas.

Emory University is an active citizen in Atlanta, which naturally develops connections and opportunities for Emory community members to explore.

Georgia is home to a dozen Fortune 500 headquarters, including The Coca-Cola Company, Home Depot, UPS, CNN and Delta. Emory maintains active partnerships with many of Atlanta's preeminent institutions, such as The Carter Center and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Emory students pursue internship and research opportunities both on and off campus in the Atlanta area. Part of the attraction for businesses and organizations is a technology infrastructure that led Forbes magazine to rate Atlanta No. 2 in its 2009 list of the nation's most wired cities.

Geographically, Emory is one of the southernmost top 20 universities. Atlanta offers four distinct seasons, with temperate weather most of the school year.

Head a few hours north to hike the Appalachian Trail, raft whitewater rivers and ski in the Great Smoky and Blue Ridge mountain ranges. To the east and south, the beaches of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida are a half-day's road trip away.

The busy Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport provides ready global access. Dozens of countries maintain consular, trade or chamber of commerce offices in Atlanta.

Student Perspective

"Emory’s location in Atlanta gives its students possibilities for unique clinics and field placements in state and federal agencies and courts, a vast array of public interest organizations and headquarters of large corporations that are just down the street from Emory. Studying in Atlanta also opens doors to a hospitable legal world, with hundreds of networking events, conferences, seminars and other opportunities for Emory Law students to attend."

- Rachel Fox
Second-year student from Atlanta
Undergraduate college: University of Michigan
Student Bar Association President