Emory again named a 'Best Value' by Kiplinger's

Dec. 16, 2016

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Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine has named Emory University a "Best Value" for 2016-17, ranking the university No. 13 in its annual Best Value survey of 100 top private universities that exemplify excellent academics while keeping costs to a minimum. Emory has consistently been ranked among the top "Best Value" private universities by Kiplinger's since 2007. 

Emory ranked No. 30 for value among all U.S. universities, public and private.

Kiplinger's assesses value by measurable standards of academic quality and affordability. Quality measures include the admission rate, the percentage of students who return for sophomore year, the student-faculty ratio and four-year graduation rate. Cost criteria include sticker price, financial aid and average debt at graduation.

Emory meets 100-percent of the demonstrated financial need for all admitted traditional, domestic undergraduate students as determined by a thorough review of each family's financial circumstances. About 54 percent of undergraduate students at Emory receive financial aid, and Emory dedicates extensive financial resources to help families meet the cost of an Emory education.

In 2015-16, more than $183 million in financial aid was awarded to undergraduate students, including both need-based and merit-based aid. Nearly 72 percent of the aid was provided directly by Emory.

Emory Advantage provides additional need-based grant assistance to eligible families with total annual incomes of $100,000 or less. 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.

About 20 percent of students receive Pell Grants, a main form of federal financial aid for lower income families.

First-year applicants to Emory 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.