Life at Oxford

Rooted in a history marked by innovation and purpose, Oxford is one of Emory University's two liberal arts colleges. With an intense focus on the liberal arts, leadership, and service, as well as the close attention of committed faculty, Oxford students prepare to make a difference in the world.

About Oxford

The Haygood-Hopkins Memorial Gateway welcomes visitors to Emory's Atlanta campus.

Part of Emory

As one of Emory's nine colleges and schools, Oxford embodies the university's mission to create, preserve, teach, and apply knowledge in service to the world.

Oxford and Emory
A class explores an exhibit at the Oxford library.

Liberal Arts at Oxford

An Oxford education emphasizes discovery, exploration, and reflection—hallmarks of a liberal arts education.

The value of liberal arts
Dean Ken Carter


Oxford's senior leadership set the tone for the college's stellar academic and close-knit community.

Meet our leaders
Oxford admitted the first full-time women students in 1955.


The transformations and various iterations of Oxford throughout the years.

Our beginnings
total enrollment
average class size
student clubs and organizations
residential communities

Visiting Oxford

Students who visit Oxford tend to like what they see. We have multiple ways to engage on campus—weekly tours, info sessions, or special events. Oxford is about a 45-minute drive from Atlanta and easily accessible to its airport.

Schedule a tourDirections and campus mapNearby AccommodationsTransportation
Students walk along Oxford's paved walkways past Candler Hall.

Living at Oxford

Our campus has four traditional-style residence areas.

Housing and Dining

Oxford residence and dining halls are at the core of its close-knit community.

Where you live and eat
An iMentor goes provides an introduction to Oxford for new students.

International Students

The 17% of Oxford students who hail from other countries enrich our campus.

International student programs/services
Students gather outside Pierce Hall.

Our Campus

History gets an update on our revitalized and renovated campus.

Academic and other buildings
Students enjoy roof top entertainment at Atlanta's Ponce City Market.


Georgia's capital city and the South's economic hub is only a 45-minute drive away.

A look at vibrant Atlanta

Leading at Oxford

Oxford students tend to stand out as leaders when they move on to Emory’s Atlanta campus. They get their start from the moment they arrive on Oxford’s campus through leadership programs and practice in Oxford's 80-plus clubs and service organizations.

Community Engagement and ServiceLeadership and ServiceStudent Organizations and Activities Student Government Association
Students walk through a balloon arch.

Thriving at Oxford

Oxford provides resources, guidance, and expertise to help students get the most out of their non-academic experiences at Oxford, developing lifelong healthy habits to stay mentally and physically fit, doing their part as stewards of the environment, and practicing or discovering their spirituality.

Athletics and RecreationHealth and WellnessReligious and Spiritual LifeCounseling and Career ServicesDiversity and InclusionSustainability
An Oxford soccer player shows off some moves on the field.