Chances of getting into Emory University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
22%
Admission Difficulty for Emory University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsElite
Applicant CompetitionVery High

How hard is it to get into Emory and can I get accepted? The school has a 22% acceptance rate ranking it #1 in Georgia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,234 out of 23,747 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 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.

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Emory SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1410-1540
Applicants Submitting SAT
57%
SAT Scores for Emory University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 700
SAT Math 25th 710
SAT Composite 25th 1410
SAT Scores for Emory University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 750
SAT Math 75th 790
SAT Composite 75th 1540
Average SAT Score 1480

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

Emory University typically requires applicants to be in the top 4 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1410 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 1340. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1480 out of 1600. The school ranks #1 in Georgia for highest average SAT composite score. 57 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
1540 and Above Good >32%
1475 to 1540 Avg + 22%-32%
1410 to 1475 Avg - 14%-22%
1345 to 1410 Reach 9%-14%
Less than 1345 Low <9%
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Emory ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
30-33 
Applicants Submitting ACT
64%
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
Average ACT Score 31

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 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. The school ranks #2 in Georgia for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 64 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 >36%
31 to 33 Avg + 22%-36%
30 to 31 Avg - 17%-22%
29 to 30 Reach 12%-17%
Less than 29 Low <12%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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. 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.

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High School GPA's for admitted Emory University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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

High School Class Rank

76% of Emory University freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Emory University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 76%
Top 25% of class 95%
Top 50% of class 99%
Bottom 50% of class 1%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

Emory University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 14,255 9,492 23,747
Accepted 3,019 2,215 5,234
Acceptance Rate 21% 23% 22%
Enrolled 807 581 1,388
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 26% 27%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
60

Applicants have 60 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jan 15, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Emory before the Jan 15 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 7 Dec 20
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 14 Dec 24

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.