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Emory University Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Emory University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 4,851 out of 20,492 applicants or 24% were admitted making Emory University a very competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores. Emory University typically accepts and attracts A- average high school students. Only 28% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 12,168 8,324 20,492
Accepted 2,731 2,120 4,851
Acceptance Rate 22% 25% 24%
Enrolled 790 567 1,357
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 29% 27% 28%

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Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Emory University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Emory University regularly accepts students with ACTs of 29 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 27 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 31 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 33 and above have very competitive chances. 51 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Emory University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates 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 1265. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1435 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 65 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1350 1520
SAT Reading 680 750
SAT Math 670 780
ACT Composite 29 33
ACT English 30 34
ACT Math 28 33

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

 What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
33 and Above Good >35%
31 to 33 Avg + 24%-35%
29 to 31 Avg - 16%-24%
27 to 29 Reach 10%-16%
Less than 27 Low <10%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1520 and Above Good >35%
1435 to 1520 Avg + 24%-35%
1350 to 1435 Avg - 16%-24%
1265 to 1350 Reach 10%-16%
Less than 1265 Low <10%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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. Meeting these GPA requirements is not enough to gain admission as Emory University is a very selective school.

 What do these ratings mean?

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 0% Low
2.50 to 2.75 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2018 Application Deadline

You have 111 days left until the Fall 2018 term applications are due on Jan 15, 2018.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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.