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Emory Admission Requirements

Atlanta, Georgia

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Chances of getting into Emory University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
19%
Admission Difficulty for Emory University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Elite 
Applicant Competition Very High 
How hard is it to get into Emory and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Emory is 19%.  It ranks #1 in Georgia and #48 in the nation for lowest rate of acceptance. Emory is a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants. Last year, 5,407 out of 28,211 applicants were admitted.

The school has exceptionally high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 6 percent (SAT 1380/1530 ACT 31/34). Emory University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.8. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top ten percent of their high school class. 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Emory application fee is $75 and applications are due by Jan 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Emory University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

Emory SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1380-1530
Applicants Submitting SAT 
52%
SAT Scores for Emory University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 680
SAT Math 25th 700
SAT Composite 25th 1380
SAT Scores for Emory University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 740
SAT Math 75th 790
SAT Composite 75th 1530
Average SAT Score 1460

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Emory University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 6 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1380 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 1300. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1460 out of 1600. Emory ranks #1 in Georgia and #27 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 52 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

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 >31%
1455 to 1530 Avg + 19%-31%
1380 to 1455 Avg - 11%-19%
1305 to 1380 Reach 6%-11%
Less than 1305 Low <6%
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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 #2 in Georgia and #37 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 48 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Emory University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Emory University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
34 and Above Good >36%
32 to 34 Avg + 19%-36%
31 to 32 Avg - 13%-19%
30 to 31 Reach 9%-13%
Less than 30 Low <9%
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Emory GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into Emory University?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Emory. 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 #4 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 
4.0 13.9% Good
3.75 to 3.99 53.5% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 25.6% Reach
3.25 to 3.49 6.1% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 0.8% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.1% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0% Reach
less than 1.00 0% Reach

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

82.5% 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 82.5%
Top 25% of class 97.7%
Top 50% of class 100%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Emory University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 16,839 11,372 28,211
Accepted 3,161 2,246 5,407
Acceptance Rate 19% 20% 19%
Enrolled 785 559 1,344
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 25% 25%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
29

Applicants have 29 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jan 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Emory University is $75.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Emory University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Emory University Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Considered but not 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.

FAQs

Does Emory University prefer SAT or ACT?

52% of students submit their SAT scores to Emory. 48% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Emory University?

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.

What SAT score is required for Emory University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1380 and 1530. 52% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Emory University?

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.