What Is Oxford College at Emory University?


Oxford College at Emory University is a two-year liberal arts division of Emory University located on 56 acres in Oxford, Ga. After completing freshman and sophomore years at Oxford, students are enrolled as juniors in Emory's College of Arts and Sciences or compete for positions in Emory's schools of business and nursing.

Emory University began as Emory College in Oxford, Ga., in 1836. After Emory College moved to Atlanta in the early 1900s, the Oxford campus was used for a secondary preparatory academy until economic depression caused steep declines in enrollment. College classes were re-established at Oxford, which became an Emory Junior College. By the mid-1900s, Oxford College became what it is today, an environment in which students reap the benefits of an Emory University education in a small, close-knit community of scholars. Students at Oxford follow the same curriculum as freshmen and sophomores at the Emory University Druid Hills Campus.

In the 2013 and 2014 school year, Oxford College had 954 students, 99 percent of whom lived on campus. In 2013, 56 percent of students were female, class sizes averaged 21 students and the most popular major was psychology. The majority of Oxford students are from the Southeast, white and non-religious.

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