Emory University
Atlanta, GA, USA

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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

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This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city
0
100
19%
Acceptance Rate
28,211
Students Applied
25%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
215
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1
Fall Regular Decision January 1 May 1
Other
Early Decision II
January 1
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$75
Fee waivers available
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
12%
Out-Of-State Students
82%
US States Represented
54
Countries Represented
69
39%
Submitting ACT
61%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 32
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1453
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
700
75th
790
Reading
25th
680
75th
740
3.80
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
67%
3.50 - 3.74
26%
3.25 - 3.49
6%
3.00 - 3.24
1%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
76
Top 25%
95
Top 50%
100

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 800-727-6036
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page

What Students Are Saying

4.04 Average Rating
Prepare yourself. College is a big change from home-life, and Emory demands no less than the best from it's students. But you'll come to find that the help you can receive will push you to succeed.
Any prospective student should just dive in and go for it. Emory does a great job in getting first-years acclimated to the Emory campus with nearly a weeklong of orientation and on top of that, a semester-long orientation class to know the ends and outs. There is a large student activities fair held at the beginning of the semester, and I suggest everyone attend this event and try out several things to find out what fits best with you. If you're going in to medicine or research, Emory has great volunteer opportunities within the hospital and clinic (which is right on campus) and plenty of labs looking for freshman lab assistants. Get plugged in early and allow your interests to pique and fully blossom!
Monique from Columbus, GA
Come to the campus- You should see what it looks like and get a sense of where it's located.
Do an overnight visit- The thing that cemented my application to Oxford was my overnight visit. You meet real students and see what they really do in their free time and you get a real sense of what living in the dorm will be like.
Shadow a class- Visiting a class will let you see what some professors are like, and usually you'll be able to see how big some of the larger classes are.
William from Oxford, GA
I would make sure I visit both the Oxford and Emory campus before deciding which school. Don't quickly dismiss Oxford! Though it is rather small in size, you make close friendships with your classmates and professors. By going to Oxford, you can experience both a small and large campus because you will eventually go to the main campus anyways.
Ellen from PA
Start on your applications ahead of time. Focus on portraying your true self through your essays. Remember that the admissions counselors want to know more about your personality, not just your academic ability. Also, visit the campus before you make a decision. It's the only way to know whether a school is a good match for you.
Urooj from Spring, TX
Atlanta can get really hot and muggy in August and September. Freshman orientation is in August and it can get incredibly brutal out there. Dress accordingly. Also, it is a good idea to research majors that interest you beforehand so you'll know which classes you need to take for your major. You don't want to run out of time and not be able to complete your major requirements or general education requirements.
Oh, and always visit the school before you enroll. You need to feel it out and make sure it's the right place for you.
Monique from Columbus, GA
Take your time on your application. Make sure that you really describe yourself and your activities. Emory loves diversity so if you can demonstrate how you are a unique individual it will help you stand out in the crowd.
Sophia from PA
While good grades and high standardized test scores are important to admission into a good college, much more is necessary to secure a spot in the incoming freshmen class. Emory puts a lot of emphasis on diversifying its student population, and so it is imperative that you show how and why you stand out from the thousands of applicants. Emory also seems to care about how much you want to attend the school. They want to see your passion and determination. And so, be sure to convey this message well in your essays. I say this because many students that were wait listed at Emory were finally admitted because they sent in letters saying how much they want to go to Emory. If you show that you are qualified and that you really want to attend Emory, there is probably nothing that will stand between you and your acceptance letter.
Sean from Seattle, WA
If possible, try to visit Emory before you apply. It shows that you are serious about attending Emory and that you have a deep interest in the school. Also, try talking to faculty members and current students to get a better sense of what it is like to be a part of the Emory community.
Molly from Woodland Hills, CA
spend more time studying then you do partying. do not spread yourself too thin with extracurriculars. remember that you are in college for academics, and socializing second. also do not get too distracted with all the activities and events going on campus; get the free food and leave so you can get back to studying.
gabrielle from lawrenceville, ga