Admission trends emerge
for Emory College
Nine out of 10 Emory freshmen come from the top 10 percent of their
high school classes, a longstanding trend that Dean of Admission
Dan Walls said continues with the incoming class of 2006.
This years freshman class also has a rise in applications
from the South, including seven percent more coming from Georgia.
Other ongoing trends are the continued rise in early-decision and
international applications, the latter up nearly 50 percent in the
last three years.
The geographic distribution of all undergraduate applicants is
Southeast: 36 percent (18 percent instate)
Middle Atlantic: 35 percent
Midwest: 11 percent
New England: seven percent
Southwest: four percent
West: six percent
International: one-and-a-half percent
On the international side, the dramatic rise in applications from
abroad is helping Emory meet its goal of five percent international
We may actually hit five percent this fall, and we are just
scratching the surface with international enrollment, Walls
$300K grant from AHA
Viola Vaccarino of the School of Medicines Division of Cardiology
has received the American Heart Associations Established Investigator
Award. The $300,000 grant will support new research by the Emory
Heart Center into the mechanism by which depression may cause or
contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD).
Vaccarinoan associate professor in the School of Medicine
and the Rollins School of Public Healthand her research team
will concentrate on the role oxidation may play in the development
The study began July 1 and will run through June 30, 2006.