Students applying to Emory in record numbers

More students are applying to Emory University than ever before. The private, Atlanta university received more than 24,000 applications, 19 percent more than last year. 

The university also saw a 63 percent increase in applications to its campus in Oxford, Georgia. Applications came from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and more than 65 countries. 

“This strong upsurge in applications reflects Emory’s outstanding reputation as a fiercely competitive, robustly collaborative and highly compassionate university,” said President Claire E. Sterk. “This pool of strong applicants symbolizes Emory’s value on the world stage.” 

With a larger pool of applicants came a more competitive admissions process. Emory’s Class of 2021 on average has a 3.83 G.P.A. (without giving added weight for AP and IB classes), 1475 SAT score and 32.3 ACT score. The university admitted 22 percent of its applicants, 3 percent less than last year.

“The admitted Emory University Class of 2021 is simply fabulous, with an array of talented students from across the nation and world,” said Oxford College Dean Douglas A. Hicks. “To see the continuing rise in Emory's academic profile, at both Emory College and Oxford College, makes me look forward to welcoming this class in August.”

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