Emory Report
May 18, 2009
Volume 61, Number 31


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May 18
, 2009
Commencement by the Numbers

Total number of 2009 graduates: 3,810

Total number of degrees awarded: 3,867

Undergraduate degrees: 2,011

Graduate degrees: 1,405

Professional degrees: 443

Percent of male graduates: 43.4%

Percent of female graduates: 56.6%

States represented: 48

Countries represented: 78

Age of youngest graduate: 20

Age of oldest undergraduate: 58

Oldest degree recipient: 61 (Master of Divinity)

Military service veterans graduated: 24

Average GPA of Emory College graduates: 3.35

Percent of Emory College graduates with GPA of 3.5 or higher: 43.2

Time of Vicente Fox’s Commencement address: 11 minutes 4 seconds

Number of chairs on the Quad: 14,000

Total time it rained during main ceremony: 9 minutes

Number of Commencement volunteers: 175

Number of frames shot by University Photography: 3,183

Servings of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream available at Class Day: 1,000

*Registrar figures correct as of May 11. Other figures may be estimates.