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 16,000 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 1360 to 1530 on the SAT exam, or 31 to 34 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 3.82 - 3.96. The acceptance rate of Emory University is considered highly competitive, with only 20% of those who applied applicants being admitted. When applying historical data, we have projected that the Emory University acceptance rate 2021 will be around 18%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at apply.emory.edu.

Overall Emory University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Emory University was reported as 15.6% in Fall 2020 with over 30,000 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

  • ACT Scores: 31 - 34
  • Average GPA: 3.82 - 3.96

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 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Emory University has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 25.3%
  • 2017-2018: 22.0%
  • 2018-2019: 18.5%
  • 2019-2020: 15.6%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 17.5%

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 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Clayton State University51.1%
University of West Georgia59.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

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

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Emory University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading670 - 740
Math690 - 790
Total Score1360 - 1530
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score31 - 34
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