Stacking up Atlanta colleges 

Emory University


Enrollment: 13K

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Annual tuition*: ≈ $38,600

$ made after graduation**: $47,500

Famous alums: Indigo Girls, Newt Gingrich

Interesting class/activity: Songfest: annual competition where freshmen are forced by dorm staff to perform choreographed dance routines and sing "Glee-"like pop songs rewritten with Emory-centric lyrics.

Continuing education: The Center for Lifelong Learning offers public adult education courses and certificate programs through Evenings at Emory, covering everything from computer training to business skills.

Local watering hole: Maggie's Neighborhood Bar & Grill

Must-Have accessory: Mercedes-Benz

Factoids: Luminaries like the Dalai Lama teach students peace and tolerance while Salman Rushdie demonstrates how to piss off Iran

*In-state, full-time **Starting median pay according to www.payscale.com

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