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Emory University Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

25.3%
Admission Difficulty for Emory University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsElite
Applicant CompetitionHigh

Can I get into Emory University? The school has a 25% acceptance rate. Last year, 5,039 out of 19,924 applicants were admitted making Emory University a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 8 percent. Emory University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1350-1530
Applicants Submitting SAT
63%
SAT Scores for Emory University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 660
SAT Math 25th 690
SAT Composite 25th 1350
SAT Scores for Emory University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 750
SAT Math 75th 780
SAT Composite 75th 1530
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Emory University?

Emory University typically requires applicants to be in the top 8 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1350 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1260. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1440 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 63 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Emory University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1530 and Above Good >36%
1440 to 1530 Avg + 25%-36%
1350 to 1440 Avg - 16%-25%
1260 to 1350 Reach 10%-16%
Less than 1260 Low <10%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
30-33 
Applicants Submitting ACT
56%
ACT Scores for Emory University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 30
ACT Scores for Emory University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 33
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Emory University?

Admission data indicates that Emory University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 30 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 7 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 28 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 32 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 33 and above have very competitive chances. 56 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Emory University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Emory University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
33 and Above Good >40%
31 to 33 Avg + 25%-40%
30 to 31 Avg - 19%-25%
29 to 30 Reach 14%-19%
Less than 29 Low <14%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.8
Typical High School Grades
A-

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into Emory University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Emory University was 3.8 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Emory University will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Emory University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 58% Good
3.50 to 3.75 29% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 10% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 3% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 N/A% Low
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

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Admission Statistics

Emory University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 11,992 7,932 19,924
Accepted 2,940 2,099 5,039
Acceptance Rate 25% 26% 25%
Enrolled 784 574 1,358
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 27% 27%

Fall 2018 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2018
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2018 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2018.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Emory University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Emory University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Emory University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=139658 IPEDS survey data for Emory University.