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Emory University

Atlanta, GA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate11%

About Emory

Emory University, a private research university in Atlanta, Georgia, is known for being one of the top universities in the country. It has a strong academic reputation, especially for its liberal arts programs.

Emory offers a wide range of programs across nine schools and colleges. Some of the most popular majors include biology, neuroscience, english, business, psychology, economics, political science, and international studies. Emory places a strong emphasis on undergrad research and other hands-on learning opportunities such as study abroad, volunteer work, internships, and community engagement. 

Emory has a picturesque campus with a variety of green spaces and a mix of modern and historic architecture. There is a strong sense of community at Emory and students are eager to participate in all types of activities like academic clubs, art exhibits, student performances, and guest lectures. Emory encourages students to get involved and give back to the community through engagement in academics and extracurricular activities.

Emory is an NCAA Division III school and competes against schools like University of Chicago and NYU as a member of the University Athletic Association. Some of the most competitive sports at the university are basketball, baseball, tennis, soccer, swimming, and cross country. While sports culture is not as prominent at Emory, students do enjoy attending games, pep rallies, and cheer on their Emory Eagles teams. 

Did You Know

Emory University has a second campus, Oxford College. Oxford College is located about 40 miles from Emory and is a small two-year liberal arts college with small class sizes. Upon completion of two years at Oxford College, students transition to Emory to finish their degree. 

What the CC Community is saying about Emory

“Many instructors, especially in research focused upper divisions and in social science courses with lots of writing, will not spoon feed and guide your every step.”

“It is a great school and the effort put into educating undergraduates in the sciences, especially the life sciences is very obvious.”

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Emory University is a private, religious university in the suburb of Atlanta, Georgia. Emory was founded in 1836. The college enrolls around 14,852 students per year, including 7,101 undergraduate students.

Emory Acceptance Rate 2022

It is extremely difficult to get into Emory. Emory admitted 11% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 33,179 applications received in 2022, 3,767 students were offered admission.

Emory University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 11%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 26%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.8
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 41%

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Emory University is located in the suburbs of Atlanta.

If you are interested in seeing 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.

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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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1450 - 1530


Math SAT Range

730 - 790


Reading SAT Range

700 - 760

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1530 and Above


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1450 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Emory students is 1484. Applicants with SAT scores of 1530 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Emory, while applicants with SAT scores between 1450 to 1530 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1450 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Emory.

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Wondering what life at Emory is like? There are approximately 14,852 students enrolled at Emory, including 7,101 undergraduate students and 7,751 graduate students. 99% percent of students attend school full-time, 16% percent are from GA and 84% percent of students are from other states.


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