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Emory University Overview

Emory University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Atlanta, Georgia. The city atmosphere of Atlanta makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is Emory University Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$49,954 Avg Cost After Aid
13% Acceptance Rate
  • Students who want to work more closely with their professors have an easier time at Emory since the student to facuty ratio is 9 to 1.
  • The student loan default rate at Emory is 0%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Emory.
  • In <nil>, 73% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Emory with a bachelor's degree make about $81,802 a year. That's 100% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • It takes the average Emory student 4.1 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

Where Is Emory University?


Contact details for Emory are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 201 Dowman Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322
Phone: 404-727-6123

How Do I Get Into Emory?

You can apply to Emory online at:

Admission Requirements for Emory

Submission Required?
High School GPA Recommended
High School Rank Considered but not required
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Emory?

13% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
37% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Emory is 13%, which means the school is highly selective when deciding who will be admitted and who won't. Even if you have great grades and test scores, that may not be enough. So be sure to look for ways to make your application memorable.

Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 14%, and the acceptance rate for women is 12%.

Average Test Scores

About 37% of students accepted to Emory submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 690 and 750. Math scores were between 730 and 790.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Emory University  ( 690 to 750 )

SAT Math Scores for Emory University  ( 730 to 790 )
Emory received ACT scores from 27% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 32 and 34.

ACT Composite Scores for Emory University  ( 32 to 34 )

Can I Afford Emory University?

$49,954 Net Price
22% Take Out Loans
0.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Emory is $49,954. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Emory, approximately 22% of students took out student loans averaging $8,368 a year. That adds up to $33,472 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Emory is 0.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Emory University Undergraduate Student Diversity

7,028 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,130 undergraduate students at Emory, with 7,028 being full-time and 102 being part-time.


There are also 7,649 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 7,028 full-time undergraduates at Emory, 42% are male and 58% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Emory University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,615
Black or African American 562
Hispanic or Latino 783
White 2,425
International Students 1,242
Other Races/Ethnicities 401

Geographic Diversity

Georgia students aren't the only ones who study at Emory University. At this time, 46 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 102 countries are represented at Emory. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and India.

Online Learning at Emory University

590 Took All Classes Online
7,241 Took At Least One Class Online
1,124.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 7,241 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Emory has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Emory

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Emory University was 1,124.6%. This is the #105 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Emory regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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