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Emory University
Former name
Emory College (1836-1915)
Motto Cor prudentis possidebit scientiam (Latin)
Motto in English
The wise heart seeks knowledge
Type Private
Established 1836
Affiliation United Methodist Church
Endowment $7.31 billion (2018)
President Gregory Fenves
Students 15,451 (Fall 2018)
Undergraduates 8,079 (Fall 2018)
Postgraduates 7,372 (Fall 2018)
Location , ,
United States

33°47′28″N 84°19′24″W / 33.79111°N 84.32333°W / 33.79111; -84.32333Coordinates: 33°47′28″N 84°19′24″W / 33.79111°N 84.32333°W / 33.79111; -84.32333
Campus Suburban
631 acres (2.55 km2)
Newspaper The Emory Wheel
Colors Blue     
Athletics NCAA Division III – UAA
Nickname Eagles
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Emory University is a private university in Atlanta, in the U.S. state of Georgia. The university was started by the Methodist Episcopal Church as Emory College in 1836 in Oxford, Georgia. It was named after Methodist bishop John Emory. The college moved to Druid Hills after Asa Griggs Candler, a wealthy businessperson from the slave owning Magruder family, offered it money and land there.

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