Emory University

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Emory University can be found in Atlanta, GA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 15,000 students enrolled per year at Emory University.

Students can report either the SAT Exam or ACT scores at this school. A score within the range of 1910 to 2190 on the SAT exam, or 29 to 32 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Emory University average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.68 - 3.89. The acceptance rate of Emory University is considered highly competitive, with only 30% of those who applied applicants being admitted. When applying historical data, we have projected that the Emory University acceptance rate 2015 will be around 27%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at emory.edu.

Overall Emory University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for Emory University was reported as 26.3% in Fall 2012 with over 17,500 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 1910 - 2190
  • ACT Scores: 29 - 32
  • Average GPA: 3.68 - 3.89

How Hard Is It to Get into Emory University?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Emory University has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Emory University has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 26.6%
  • 2009-2010: 29.7%
  • 2010-2011: 28.9%
  • 2011-2012: 26.7%
  • 2012-2013: 26.3%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 27.3%

How Does Emory University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Emory University is more than 100% lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Clayton State University47.7%
Southern Polytechnic State University78.0%
University of West Georgia53.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Emory University (Fall 2012)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading620 - 710
Math650 - 750
Writing640 - 730
Total Score1910 - 2190
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score29 - 32
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