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Emory University

Atlanta, GA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate13%
Acceptance Rate13%

About Emory

Emory University Overview

Emory University is a private, religious school in the suburban setting of Atlanta, Georgia. Emory was founded in 1836 and the school now enrolls around 14,781 students per year, which includes 7,130 undergraduates. Emory offers housing for up to 4,821 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to Emory for Fall 2023 is January 1. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by April 1.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Emory!

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Emory's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Emory students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority? Emory has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Emory has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Emory on the Student Life page.

2022 Emory Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 13%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 26%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.8
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 37%
Tuition $57,120
Percent of Need Met 98.5%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $51,104

Is Emory a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can provide a sense of how selective a school is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a better view of what Emory offers and if the college could be the right college for you.

Emory Acceptance Rate 2022

Emory is extremely difficult to get into. The university admitted 13% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 33,435 applications received in 2022, 4,364 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Emory

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 95% of students who start at Emory come back for their second year of college. Emoryhas a six year graduation rate of 90 for undergrads. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Emory Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Emory directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Emory University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Emory's endowment was valued at $9.2 billion in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Emory spends about $49,768 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Emory

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Emory meets 98.5% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Emory full-time are awarded $51,104 a year in financial aid, on average.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $25,259 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Emory.

Based on this information, does Emory seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Emory a good school for you?

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Where is Emory?

Emory is located in the suburban setting of Atlanta, Georgia, less than an hour from Atlanta.

If you would like to see Emory for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 85 to Atlanta, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Emory and Atlanta are like without leaving home.

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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 University is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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Emory ACT Scores


ACT Range

32 - 34

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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34 and Above


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Emory is 33. 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 32 and 34 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 32 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Emory SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1430 - 1530


Math SAT Range

730 - 790


Reading SAT Range

690 - 750

Emory Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Emory is like? There are approximately 14,781 students enrolled at Emory, including 7,130 undergraduate students and 7,651 graduate students. 99% percent of students attend school full-time, 18% percent are from GA and 82% percent of students are from other states.


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