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What is Emory actually famous at?

iwoticiwotic Posts: 195Registered User Junior Member
edited January 2007 in Emory University
Which faculy or major is Emory good at? I rarely see any Emory major ranked in the top 10 or 20.
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  • dgeblldgebll Posts: 478Registered User Member
    So since this is a discussion which I'm sure 100 people are going to have an opinion on, I'll just name a couple of faculty members/Undergrad programs that are "good."

    -Goizueta Business school, BBA ranked 5 by Newsweek, 13 by USN

    -Deborpah Lipstadt, world renouned Jewish studies/history professor, particularly dealing with the holocaust. Won the world-famous court case against a holocaust denier (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deborah_Lipstadt)

    -Salman Rushdie will join the faculty this spring

    -Johnathan Goldberg, Distinguished Professor of English, specializes in early modern English Lit and gender studies, one of the preeminent English Renaissance Lit scholars today

    -Jimmy Carter is on the faculty

    -Patrick Allitt, professor of American history. He's also an amazing teacher

    -Dennis Liotta, Professor of Chemistry, discovered Emtriva, an AIDs drug, rights sold in 2005 for just over 500 million dollars
  • betterday55betterday55 Posts: 1,465Registered User Senior Member
    so business school, english, history, and pre-med?
  • dgeblldgebll Posts: 478Registered User Member
    no it wasn't meant to be an all-inclusive list. i don't know a lot of the departments that well because i havent taken classes in all of them but a couple more i know of:

    James Meyer, Art History, currently the Robert Sterling Clark Visiting Professor at Williams College (one of the most prestigious Art History visiting professorships in the US), played an integral part in the Howard Hodgkins exhibit currently at Tate Britain

    The poli sci dept is supposed to be amazing, but ive never taken a class there, so take that as you will

    The nursing school is ranked pretty high too, but I don't know exactly what it is.

    Emory has one of the premier Irish studies programs outside of Ireland, even though we have no major, only a minor. This is based upon our special collections departments (amazing collections of Seamus Heaney, WB Yeates, Maude Gonne rare books, manuscripts, letters, inscribed books, etc.).

    Prof Ronalad Schuchard is co-editing the collected letters of Yeates and is completing a Guggenheim Fellowship this year with a culminating book on TS Elliot.

    Emory is like every other prestigious school. You'll find well known faculty in most of the departments. Do a little reasearch if you want to knwo more. All the professor's curriculum Vitaes are available on the department websites.
  • warblersrulewarblersrule Posts: 9,249Super Moderator Senior Member
    Religion, Biological Anthropology (Yerkes Center), Art History (Carlos Museum), and Public Health are also exceptionally strong.

    Emory recently sold a drug for $525 million.
  • LlyndynLlyndyn Posts: 104Registered User Junior Member
    Don't forget Middle Eastern Studies! The Arabic program is so good that kids who go abroad to the Middle East sometimes have to play catch up when they get back. Seriously.
  • WS17WS17 Posts: 663Registered User Member
    The Students' Guide to Colleges, by Goldman & Buyers (Penguin Books), lists Notable Programs at Emory as Premed, Biology, Political Science, and Business. I have acquired about a dozen college guides in the last 3 years, and this is my favorite one.

    It also says Students describe Emory in five words:

    Beautiful, hardworking, traditional, and fun

    Demanding, Coca-Cola, underrated, and unique
  • karan89karan89 Posts: 416Registered User Member
    i believe it has a pretty great law and med school. also #5 for business by businessweek.

    dgebll, would u mind listing the top 20 b-schools according to usn?
  • dgeblldgebll Posts: 478Registered User Member
    I don't have the data. I only know our ranking.
  • jshimjshim Posts: 63Registered User Junior Member
    Emory is pretty well known in medicine and law considering the stats:

    1st in “Highest Percentage of Students Entering Medical School”
    3rd in “Highest Percentage of Students Entering Law School”

    o and its 4th in “Twenty Hot Colleges” - I mean, seriously, it's frickin ATLANTA, it just screams out oppurtunity since a LOT of major business corporations and medical facilities are located right THERE. It's also a city but seeing how Emory is located more in the quieter regions you get the balance of both worlds. I believe Emory is a tad underrated(no one in my school knew about Emory until i got accepted ED last month), but amazing once you do a bit of research on it.
  • robbygrobbyg Posts: 320Registered User Member
    it also has one of the top 20 university libraries and hospitals
  • blondechildblondechild Posts: 113Registered User Junior Member
    According to US news and world report's ranking of colleges for 2007 Emory is ranked 18th among the top national universities. Emory was ranked higher than Notre Dame (20), Georgetown (23), University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (24), William and Mary (31), and BC (34), and NYU (34) just to name a few. I guess Emory is finally getting the recognition it deserves
  • branjobranjo Posts: 71Registered User Junior Member
    actually it was ranked 9th in 1997,
    hopefully we'll keep moving back up
  • Cami215Cami215 Posts: 878Registered User Member
    Emory's graduate programs in religion are ranked fifth in the country.
  • dgeblldgebll Posts: 478Registered User Member
    1997 was a fluke. us news changed the formulas it used to determine the rankings. that year doesnt mean anything statistically. although in reality, theres probably not much academic difference between 9 and 18, emory has not gotten worse since 97 or anything like that.
  • YongeSt.TorontoYongeSt.Toronto Posts: 157Registered User Junior Member
    IMHO after you pass Duke in the rankings, everything between 9-30 is pretty much the same with just a little bit of variation. You can't go wrong with any of them; it just depends on personal preference.
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