Emory University is a private research university located in the metropolitan area of the city of Atlanta and in western unincorporated DeKalb County, Georgia, United States.
Emory was founded in 1836 and is named after John Emory, a popular bishop of the Georgia Methodist Conference. It consists of nine academic divisions including schools of arts and sciences, theology, business, law, medicine, public health, and nursing. Emory is currently ranked 17th among national universities according to U.S. News and World Report and has ranked as high as 9th by the same publication in the past. Additionally, the publication lists the university as 6th in total endowment. The undergraduate business program of its Goizueta Business School was ranked 4th nationally by BusinessWeek in 2007. It is considered a Southern Ivy.