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Emory Admissions

If you want to apply to Emory, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is January 1 and the application fee is $75. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

Students who apply for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than March 24.

Considering Applying Early to Emory?

Emory University offers early decision but not early action Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing. Early Decision 2 applications are due 1/1.

The early decision acceptance rate at Emory is 27%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 19%. Last year,, Emory admitted 803 of the 2962 students who applied early decison.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into Emory University

Emory is aextremely difficult school to get into. Emory evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, Emory accepted 19% of all applicants., around 5,407 of the 28,211 students who applied.

Schools that are extremely difficult to get into, like Emory, accept fewer than 30% of all applicants. At least 75% of admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT or over 29 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is very difficult. In 2021, Emory waitlisted 5,215 students. Of those, 2898 eventually were offered a spot.

What Does Emory Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Emory

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Very Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Important
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Important

Emory 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Emory must submit the following items. Double check with Emory's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Emory?

Students admitted to Emory have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.

Out of all students that were admitted, 25.5% submitted a class rank. At Emory 82.5% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 97.7% were in the top 25% and 100% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Emory University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 25.5%
3.75 and 3.99 53.5%
3.50 and 3.74 25.6%
3.25 and 3.49 6.1%
3.00 and 3.24 0.8%
2.50 and 2.9 0%
2.00 and 2.49 0.1%
Emory does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Emory is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 61% of Emory's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 39% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Emory?

To be competitive with other Emory applicants, you should strive to earn between 1400 and 1510 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Emory 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1510 and 25% of scored lower than 1400, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Emory students scored 790 or higher and 75% of students scored 680 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Emory students scored 740 or higher, and 75% scored a 680 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Emory?

To be most competitive at Emory, you should strive to earn between 31 and 34 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 34 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Emory's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 34, and three out of four students scored lower than 34 on the ACT.

A 31 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Emory students. Only one out of every four students scored below 31.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

Transferring to Emory University

For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to Emory.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is March 15. Applicants should hear back by May 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Emory during the following terms: Fall Term

Emory Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Emory?

Students who are admitted to Emory must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does Emory accept transfer credits?

Emory accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does Emory accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Emory accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Emory?

No, Emory is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..

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Emory Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Selective

19%

How hard is it to get into Emory? Emory is a selective institution. The Emory acceptance rate is 19%. This means that the institution accepts 19 out of every 100 applicants.

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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

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ACT Range

31 - 34

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

34 and Above

Good

31 to 34

Avg

31 and Less

Low

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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

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Composite SAT Range

1400 - 1510

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Math SAT Range

700 - 790

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Reading SAT Range

680 - 740

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Emory GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.8

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Emory, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.8. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

14,002

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

19%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$55,468

Out-of-State

$55,468

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 1
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