Emory University GPA, SAT, and ACT Data

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Emory University GPA, SAT and ACT Data for Admission
Emory University GPA, SAT Scores and ACT Scores for Admission. Data courtesy of Cappex.

Fewer than a quarter of Emory University applicants get accepted. To get in, you're going to need grades and test scores that are well above average. Emory application is done online using either the Common Application or the Coalition Application.

You will need to submit your scores for the SAT and/or the ACT. Home-schooled applicants should also submit results from three SAT II subject exams, one from mathematics and two others of your choosing. Emory encourages you to send all of your SAT scores and they base the decision on your top scores for each section. However, they can't mix scores from the old and new SAT formats.

For the middle 50 percent of first-year admitted students in the fall of 2016, these were the statistics:

  • Average GPA: 3.71 to 3.97 (unweighted)
  • SAT critical reading: 660 to 750
  • SAT math: 670 to 770
  • SAT writing: 670 to 770
  • SAT total: 2030 to 2270
  • ACT: 31 to 34   

How do you measure up at Emory University? Calculate your chances of getting in with this free tool from Cappex.

Emory University GPA, SAT, and ACT Graph

In the scattergram above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that most successful applicants had averages in the "A" range, SAT scores (RW+M) of about 1150 or higher, and ACT composite scores of 24 or higher. A significant number of applicants had 4.0 GPAs. Clearly, the higher your grades and test scores, the better your chance of an acceptance letter.

Note that there are a significant number of red and yellow dots (rejected and waitlisted students) hidden behind the green and blue. Many students who had grades and test scores that were on target for Emory did not get in. Note also that a few students were accepted with test scores and grades below the norm. This is because Emory, like many of the country's most selective colleges, has holistic admissions. The admissions folks are interested in much more than numerical data. Rigorous high school courses, strong extracurricular involvement, glowing letters of recommendation, and a winning application essay are all important parts of the admissions equation.

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