Emory University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

Goizueta Business School at Emory University
Goizueta Business School at Emory University. Daniel Mayer / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0

Emory University is a highly selective school, accepting just 22 percent of applicants in 2017. Students can apply to Emory University using the Common Application, which can save time when applying to multiple schools. Check out the website for all the requirements, which include SAT or ACT scores, high school transcripts, and a personal essay.

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Admissions Data (2017)

  • Emory University Acceptance Rate: 22 percent
  • GPA, SAT and ACT Graph for Emory
  • Test Scores: 25th / 75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 670 / 740
    • SAT Math: 680 / 780
    • ACT Composite: 30 / 33

Emory University Description

Emory is a highly-ranked research university in the metropolitan Atlanta area. The school was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa for strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, and Emory is a member of the elite Association of American Universities for research strengths. Most of Emory's undergrads go to Emory College on the main campus, but about 700 students begin a two-year liberal arts program at Oxford College in the small town of Oxford, Georgia.

Emory's multi-billion-dollar endowment ranks with many Ivy League universities and helps support its strong schools of medicine, theology, law, nursing, and public health. The prestigious Goizueta Business School can boast of faculty members such as former President Jimmy Carter. On the athletic front, the Emory Eagles compete in the NCAA Division III University Athletic Association. Emory's general excellent earned it a place on my lists of top Georgia collegestop southeastern collegesbest universities, and top business schools.

Enrollment (2017)

  • Total Enrollment: 14,263 (6,937 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 40 percent male / 60 percent female
  • 98 percent full-time

Costs (2017 - 18)

  • Tuition and Fees: $49,392
  • Books: $1,224 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,894
  • Other Expenses: $2,440
  • Total Cost: $66,950

Emory University Financial Aid (2016 - 17)

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 58 percent
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 53 percent
    • Loans: 32 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $38,213
    • Loans: $6,434

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Anthropology, Biology, Business Administration, Economics, Neuroscience, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology
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Retention and Graduation Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 93 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 82 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 91 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Golf, Swimming, Tennis, Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, Track and Field, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Track, and Field, Cross Country, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Swimming

Emory and the Common Application

Emory University uses the Common Application.

Data Source: National Center for Education Statistics