Located in the Druid Hills neighborhood of Atlanta, Emory University is minutes from downtown, and is ranked #20 of all schools in the United States according to the 2014 edition of the Best Colleges and National Universities. Founded in 1836, The University enjoys a reputation for excellence in its research activities, academics, and stunning campus. The 630-acre, park-like campus strikes a beautiful balance between green space and buildings, many of which are on the National Register of Historic Places.
Visiting the Campus Landmarks
Emory’s campus is pedestrian-friendly, so many people see the sights simply by walking. Regardless of how you get around, be sure to take in the sights listed below.
The Quadrangle (Quad) has an amazing lawn surrounded by many of the campus’s oldest buildings. These historic buildings are clad with pink and gray marble, and were designed by architect Henry Hornbuckle in 1915.
This Tudor-style house is set in the middle of 168 acres that Emory added to its campus in 1958. Local entrepreneur Walter Candler built the 11,000-square-foot house in 1925 for $200,000. He sold the land and the house to Emory in 1958. Since 1963, Lullwater House has been the home of Emory University's president.
Dobbs University Center
Dobbs University Center includes a cafeteria, post office, and other offices, and is named for Emory alumnus R. Howard Dobbs. Built in 1925, the building was originally the Emory Alumni University Center. In 1984, architect John Portman of Atlanta was invited to design an addition to the Alumni Center that would add three times the space without harming the building's original design.
Visiting Emory University
Visitors are welcome at Emory University. An on-campus hotel and convention center, as well as the plethora of hotels nearby, make it a snap to plan a visit. Because of the diverse student body and regular events held at the school, the campus is also a frequent destination for national and international travelers. Because it’s so close to downtown Atlanta and such a popular venue for conferences, history buffs, and academics, you can be sure to find something interesting on campus when you visit.
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