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Emory Early Decision Results Release Date 2021

Emory will release their ED1 results on Wednesday December 15th at 6 pm EST. Share results and connect with other early applicants in the Emory Community discussion.

Good luck to all early applicants!

Emory University Overview

Emory University is a private, religious school in a suburban setting in Atlanta, Georgia. Emory was founded in 1836 and now enrolls around 14,002 students a year, including 7,010 undergrads. Emory provides on-campus housing for up to 4,821 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

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.

Excited for Greek life? 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.

Learn more about life at Emory on the Student Life page.

Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2022 is January 1. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2022 should hear from Emory by March 24.

2021 Emory Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 19%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 27%
Average GPA 3.8
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 61%
Tuition $54,660

Is Emory a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

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

Emory Acceptance Rate 2021

It is extremely difficult to get into Emory. In 2021, Emory accepted just 19% of all applicants. In 2021, just 5,407 out of the 28,211 students who applied were accepted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Emory

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 93% of students who start at Emory come back the next year. Around 90% of students who started at Emory earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. 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.

Emory'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. As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $9.2 billion. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $45,722 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Emory

Cost 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% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $48,497 a year.

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.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out 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, how does Emory sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! 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.

If you want to see Emory for yourself, 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


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Emory ACT Scores


ACT Range

31 - 34

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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

1400 - 1510


Math SAT Range

700 - 790


Reading SAT Range

680 - 740

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Wondering what life at Emory is like? There are approximately 14,002 students enrolled at Emory, including 7,010 undergraduate students and 6,992 graduate students. 97% 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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