Emory Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Emory University
|Applicant Competition||Very High|
How hard is it to get into Emory and can I get accepted? The school has a 19% acceptance rate ranking it #1 in Georgia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,104 out of 27,559 applicants were admitted making Emory a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants. Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 6 percent. Emory University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 28% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
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Emory SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT52%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||660|
|SAT Math 25th||690|
|SAT Composite 25th||1350|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||730|
|SAT Math 75th||790|
|SAT Composite 75th||1520|
|Average SAT Score||1440|
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. The school ranks #2 in Georgia for highest average SAT composite score. 52 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1520 and Above||Good||>29%|
|1435 to 1520||Avg +||19%-29%|
|1350 to 1435||Avg -||12%-19%|
|1265 to 1350||Reach||8%-12%|
|Less than 1265||Low||<8%|
Emory ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT48%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||N/A|
|ACT Math 25th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 25th||31|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||N/A|
|ACT Math 75th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 75th||34|
|Average ACT Score||32|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Emory?
Admission data indicates that Emory regularly accepts students with ACT's of 31 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 5 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 30 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 34 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #1 in Georgia for highest average ACT composite score. 48 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Emory University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|34 and Above||Good||>32%|
|32 to 34||Avg +||19%-32%|
|31 to 32||Avg -||14%-19%|
|30 to 31||Reach||10%-14%|
|Less than 30||Low||<10%|
Avg. High School GPA3.8
Typical High School GradesA-
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. The school ranks #3 in Georgia for highest average GPA. Meeting these GPA requirements alone is not enough to gain admission as Emory is a very selective school.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||28%||29%||28%|
What are the requirements for admission to Emory University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
52% of students submit their SAT scores to Emory. 48% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
19% of those who apply are granted admission to Emory. Admission competition is very high and the college has elite admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1350 and 1520. 52% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.