Emory Report
May 27, 2008
Volume 60, Number 31


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May 27, 2008
Commencement by the Numbers

Total number of 2008 graduates: 3,595

Total number of degrees awarded: 3,647

Undergraduate degrees: 1,858

Graduate degrees: 1,291

Professional degrees: 487

Percent of male graduates: 41.6

Percent of female graduates: 58.4

States represented: 47

Countries represented: 77

Age of youngest graduate: 20

Age of oldest undergraduate: 59

Oldest degree recipient: 70 (Master of Laws degree)

Military service veterans graduated: 17

Average GPA of Emory College graduates: 3.35

Percent of Emory College graduates with GPA of 3.5 or higher: 45.2

Time of Bernie Marcus’ keynote address: 24 minutes 39 seconds

Number of chairs on the Quad: 15,000

Total number of mum flowerpots used for stage decorations: 450

Number of Commencement guest relations volunteers: 210

Number of frames shot by University Photography: 3,007

Number of mini quiches served by Emory Catering: 5,000

Registrar figures correct as of May 8. Other figures may be estimates.