Chances of getting into Emory University

Emory University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
18.5%
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 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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1350-1520
Applicants Submitting SAT
52%
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 730
SAT Math 75th 790
SAT Composite 75th 1520
Average SAT Score 1440

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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 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Emory University admission chances by SAT score
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%
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Emory ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
31-34 
Applicants Submitting ACT
48%
ACT Scores for Emory University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 31
ACT Scores for Emory University
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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Emory University admission chances by ACT score
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%
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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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Admission Statistics

Emory University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 16,735 10,824 27,559
Accepted 2,982 2,122 5,104
Acceptance Rate 18% 20% 19%
Enrolled 826 605 1,431
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 28% 29% 28%

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.

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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 31 and 34. 48% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.