News Release: Admission and Financial Aid, University News

Oct. 28,  2011

Emory Named 'Best Value' by Kiplinger's

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Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine has named Emory University a “Best Value” for 2011-12, ranking the university 13th overall, up from 15th last year, in its annual Best Value survey of 100 top private universities that exemplify excellent academics while keeping costs to a minimum.

Each year, Kiplinger’s assesses quality according to measurable standards, including the percentage of students who are admitted out of those who applied, the test scores of incoming freshmen, the ratio of students to faculty members, and the four- and five-year graduation rates.

This year, Kiplinger adjusted its criteria to better reflect the issues affecting families, giving more weight to the four-year graduation rate and to colleges that keep student debt down.

Financial Aid at Emory

Need-blind admissions remain a cornerstone of Emory's financial aid philosophy: a family's ability to pay is not considered in the admission process for freshmen. Emory also enhances access and affordability with special financial aid initiatives such as Emory Advantage.  

Emory Advantage provides additional need-based grant assistance to eligible families with total annual incomes of $100,000 or less. Emory Advantage funding is designed to reduce a student's dependence on educational borrowing normally required to attain an undergraduate degree.  

Competitive merit-based scholarships are offered to incoming first-year students as well, and such aid also is awarded to high achieving students currently enrolled.  

Need-blind admissions apply to all prospective freshmen, who have the option to apply together or separately to Emory College of Arts and Sciences on Emory's Atlanta campus, or to the Oxford College on Emory's original campus, about 40 miles east of Atlanta.

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