Facts & Figures

  • Emory is home to over 3,100 international students and 948 international scholars from over 100 countries.
  • The three leading nations of origin for both our students and scholars are China, South Korea, and India.
  • Emory College of Arts & Sciences, Laney Graduate School, the Rollins School of Public Health and Goizueta Business School host the largest numbers of international students.
  • 96% of our international students are on an F-1 or J-1 visa.
  • 85% of our scholars carry J-1 or H-1B visas.
For more detailed information about faculty, student, and partner engagement abroad, explore the Emory University Global Engagement Map which provides data visualization for the international reach of Emory’s faculty, student, and institutional impact and is maintained by the Office of Global Strategy and Initiatives (GSI).

Student & Scholar data: 2023 IIE Open Doors report (based on Fall 2022 data)


Growth of Emory's international student community

source: Emory data submissions to IIE Open Doors for relevant years


Enrollment data taken from Fall semester enrollment.


Primary Field of Research

Scholar data: 2022 IIE Open Doors scholar report


Economic Benefits of International Students

International Students Contribute over $40 Billion to U.S. Economy

The spending by international students studying at US colleges and universities supported more than 368,000 jobs and contributed over $40 billion to the U.S. economy during the 2022-2023 academic year, and over $550 million to Georgia district 05. Visit NAFSA’s International Student Economic Value Tool to learn more about the contributions international students make to our state and district.