Emory Report
August 25, 2008
Volume 61, Number 1

Emory College
Class of 2012

1,299 Students
52% Female
48% Male
30.6% Asian American
8.7% African American
9.7% International
3.5% Hispanic

47 States represented
Top states:
19.6% Georgia
11.3% New York
8.5% Florida

25 Countries represented

1330-1470 Median range
SAT scores

This is a preliminary snapshot of the Emory College Class of 2012. Official numbers available Sept. 17, the registrar's date of record.



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August 25, 2008
Dynamic Class of 2012 hits campus


Emory College welcomes a highly selective and diverse freshman class to campus this fall. The Class of 2012 – 1,299 in all – was chosen from a record 17,446 applications, up 8.8 percent from last year’s pool.

The Class of 2012 hails from 47 states and beyond, with 9.7 percent of the students representing 25 different countries. Almost two-fifths of the class hail from a Southern state, with about a quarter from the Mid-Atlantic region and the rest spread among the West, Southwest, Midwest and New England. Georgia enrollees make up 19.6 percent of the class.

Oxford College also saw a record number of applicants, resulting in its most selective class ever. Oxford expects about 400 first-year students from a record 3,807 applicants (up 69 percent from 2007). The Oxford class hails from 36 different states and 11 countries.

The College class includes another consecutive year of record minority enrollment. Students of color represent nearly 43 percent of the class (up from 41 percent last year), including Asian Americans (30.6 percent), African Americans (8.7 percent) and Hispanics (3.5 percent), along with 11.8 percent not reported or unknown.

Academically, the incoming freshman class earned an average GPA of 3.76 in high school. Their median SAT scores range from 1330 to 1470 for the combined critical reading and math sections. The number of students for whom Emory is top choice also remained high: Early decision applicants make up 32.3 percent of the class.

The class also includes Emory’s first group of Quest-Bridge Scholars, including 10 in the College and one at Oxford. Emory joined a select coalition of universities and colleges last year that have partnered with QuestBridge, a national nonprofit that links highly qualified, low-income students with full four-year scholarship opportunities at some of the nation’s best colleges.