It’s your turn to soar.
Oxford College is one of two entry points for first-year Emory University undergraduates, providing an exceptional liberal arts foundation for students in their first two years of college.
The first two years of an undergraduate education are an optimal time for intellectual discovery. Our liberal arts–intensive curriculum is designed to help students explore a variety of disciplines and find the major that is right for them. Although our faculty are actively engaged in their own academic pursuits and research, their first obligation is to teaching. Students have direct access to their professors, and there are no teaching assistants in the classroom.
Professors get to know their students well and interact with them frequently outside the classroom. Through Oxford's Ways of Inquiry and theory practice/service learning classes, students learn the fundamental concepts and principles of subjects, but then move into the realm of real-world discovery through research and work in community settings.
On a typical four-year campus, first- and second-year students must defer to juniors and seniors in course selection and in campus activities. At Oxford, students from both classes run clubs and organizations, are first-string varsity athletes, and win leads in arts performances. Because of this, Oxford students tend to stand out as academic and social leaders when they arrive on the Atlanta campus for their final two years of study.
Set out on a path of discovery
A liberal arts college within a research university
At Oxford, you’ll find the scale of a small college campus coupled with the resources of a major research university.
Classes are taught by faculty who put excellence in teaching first while pursuing their scholarly projects and research. There are no teaching assistants here, only ample opportunity for you to closely interact with your professors.
A living-learning community
All Oxford students live on campus (with only a few exceptions), which means they live, eat, study, play and explore together. Get to know 900 of your new best friends.
Not all cut from the same cloth
Oxford is one of Emory’s most diverse schools, drawing students from all over the US and the world.
Uncommon research opportunities
There are a variety of ways to conduct research under the guidance of faculty members in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. We offer out-of-the-ordinary opportunities for first- and second-year students.
Find the leader inside you
We believe that leaders are made, not born. Oxford’s leadership training and 80+ extracurricular activities help you find the right fit in clubs and organizations and let you explore ways to maximize your personal growth and career path.
We have intervarsity sports including basketball, tennis, soccer, golf and cross-country running. But it’s our club sports and innovative physical education and health classes offered through the Center for Healthful Living that will help you learn and keep habits of wellness for life.
Enjoy student life on Emory’s original campus, where Dooley first appeared and where Oxford traditions like the Coke Toast, Candlelight Procession, Oxford Olympics and Cookies in Candler are the ones you’ll remember forever.