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Emory University

Atlanta, GA 4-Year Private

About Emory

Emory University is a private, religous school located in the suburban setting of Atlanta, GA, less than an hour from Atlanta.

Founded in 1836, the institution currently enrolls around 14,002 students a year, including 7,010 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $9,169,027,771. The school spends $45,722 for each full-time student enrolled.

Admissions Facts About Emory

Acceptance rate: 19%

Average GPA: 3.8

Mean ACT score: 32

Early Decision or Early Action: Yes/No

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: January 1

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: March 24

What's the acceptance rate at Emory University in 2021?

It is extremely difficult to get into Emory University. Around 19 percent of all applicants to Emory are accepted each year.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.8 on a 4.0 scale. The mean ACT scores is 32.

In 2021, 5,215 applicants were waitlisted and 477 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is Emory a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention and graduation rates

About 93 percent of students who start at Emory return the next year. Out of the 1,364 students who started at Emory as first-time freshman, 1,114 graduate within four years.

Around 90 percent of students who started at Emory earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $26,331 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Emory sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Emory a good school for YOU?

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January 24 is the final deadline to submit an application for next Fall. All applicants should hear back from Emory by March 24.

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College Info

201 Dowman Drive Atlanta, GA 30322-1100

Campus Setting: Suburban

Emory Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Emory is Jan 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Emory is Mar 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Emory ACT Scores


ACT Range

31 - 34

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

34 and Above


31 to 34


31 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Emory is 32. Students with an ACT score of 34 and above have a good chance of getting into Emory. Students with an ACT score that falls between 31 and 34 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 31 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Emory SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1390 - 1510


Math SAT Range

690 - 790


Reading SAT Range

670 - 740

Emory Tuition & Fees

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Cost Breakdown
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Student Life

Wondering what life at Emory is like? There are approximately 14,417 students enrolled at Emory, including 7,118 undergraduate students and 7,299 graduate students. 99% percent of students attend school full-time, 20% percent are from GA and 80% percent of students are from other states.


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