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Emory and Henry College Admission Requirements

Emory, Virginia

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Chances of getting into Emory and Henry College

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
75%
Admission Difficulty for Emory and Henry College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Emory and Henry College and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Emory and Henry College is 75%.  It ranks #20 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Emory and Henry College is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 1,343 out of 1,781 applicants were admitted.

The school has easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 65 percent (SAT 960/1150 ACT 18/24). Emory and Henry College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.5. 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Emory and Henry College application fee is $0 and applications are due by Mar 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Emory and Henry College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 72% of students submitted SAT scores and 40% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Emory and Henry College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
960-1150
Applicants Submitting SAT 
72%
SAT Scores for Emory and Henry College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 960
SAT Scores for Emory and Henry College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 560
SAT Composite 75th 1150
Average SAT Score 1060

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Emory and Henry College?

Emory and Henry College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 68 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 960 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 860. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1060 out of 1600. Emory and Henry College ranks #26 in Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 72 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 and Henry College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1150 and Above Good >85%
1055 to 1150 Avg + 75%-85%
960 to 1055 Avg - 61%-75%
865 to 960 Reach 45%-61%
Less than 865 Low <45%
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Emory and Henry College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
18-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
40%
ACT Scores for Emory and Henry College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Emory and Henry College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Emory and Henry College?

Admission data indicates that Emory and Henry College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #24 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. 40 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Emory and Henry College.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Emory and Henry College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
24 and Above Good >85%
21 to 24 Avg + 75%-85%
18 to 21 Avg - 61%-75%
15 to 18 Reach 45%-61%
Less than 15 Low <45%
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Emory and Henry College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.5
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Emory and Henry College?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Emory and Henry College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Emory and Henry College was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #23 in Virginia for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.5 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Emory and Henry College accepts 75% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Emory and Henry College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 27.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 16.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 16.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 12.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 13.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 14.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 2.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

Emory and Henry College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,022 759 1,781
Accepted 772 571 1,343
Acceptance Rate 76% 75% 75%
Enrolled 120 115 235
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 20% 17%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Mar 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
158

Applicants have 158 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Mar 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Emory and Henry College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

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

Emory and Henry College Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Emory and Henry College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=232025 IPEDS survey data for Emory and Henry College.

FAQs

Does Emory and Henry College prefer SAT or ACT?

72% of students submit their SAT scores to Emory and Henry College. 40% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Emory and Henry College?

75% of those who apply are granted admission to Emory and Henry College. Admission competition is and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Emory and Henry College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 960 and 1150. 72% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Emory and Henry College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 24. 40% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.