Emory University is a private doctoral university in metropolitan Atlanta, located in the Druid Hills section of unincorporated DeKalb County, Georgia, United States.
Emory University is currently ranked 21st among national universities in the United States by U.S. News and World Report and 90th among global universities in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. However, in 2012 it was revealed that Emory University had intentionally misreported data to rankings institutions for more than a decade. Both SAT/ACT and class rank were overstated. For example, while Emory reported that 89% of its students graduated in the top 10% of their class, only 75% actually had. The university has been named both a Hidden Ivy and Southern Ivy. Business Insider named Emory among the "50 smartest colleges in America." Emory is considered to have one of the best writing programs in the United States and was ranked 1st among the list of the best colleges and universities for writers by The Huffington Post and USA Today. Emory University's programs consistently rank among the most competitive in their fields by U.S. News and World Report. In 2015, the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering Program was ranked 2nd in the United States for the ninth consecutive year. The Emory University School of Medicine was ranked the 23rd Best Medical Research School in the United States in 2015. Rollins School of Public Health was ranked 7th among public health schools in the United States in 2015. The Emory University School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program was ranked 3rd among physician assistant programs in the United States in 2015. Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing was ranked 10th among Nursing Schools in the United States in 2015. The university is ranked the 16th best college for veterans among national universities in the United States.
Emory University is ranked 13th in Immunology, 22nd in Microbiology, 28th in Psychiatry, 29th in Social Sciences and Public Health, 32nd in Clinical Medicine, 37th in Neuroscience and Behavior, 45th in Pharmacology and Toxicology, 50th in Biochemistry, and 67th in Molecular Biology and Genetics in the world by U.S. News and World Report Emory University is ranked 6th among national universities in the United States in Social Psychology, 11th in Behavioral Neuroscience, 18th in Clinical Psychology, 25th in Political Science, 26th in English, 27th in History, 30th Biological Sciences, 35th in Chemistry, 35th in Sociology, 38th in Psychology, 38th in Statistics, 64th in Economics, 65th in Mathematics, 85th in Physics by U.S. News and World Report. The Emory University School of Law is ranked 19th among Law Schools in the United States by U.S. News and World Report. The Princeton Review named the Emory University School of Law as one of the best 169 law schools in the United States in 2014. Emory University's Goizueta Business School is ranked 20th among Business Schools in the United States by U.S. News and World Report. Bloomberg Businessweek ranked Goizueta Business School's BBA Program 9th in the nation in 2014. The Economist ranked Goizueta Business School's MBA program 13th in the nation in 2014.