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Release date: August 17, 2000
Contact: Deb Hammacher, Assistant Director, 404-727-0644, or dhammac@emory.edu

International Enrollment Continues To Rise For Emory's Incoming Class

Emory University will enroll approximately 1,245 students this fall from every part of the United States and 28 other nations. Thirty-six percent of the incoming class applied through early decision, meaning that Emory was the students' top choice and that they withdrew applications to other institutions when accepted by Emory. International student applications and enrollment continued its strong upward trend this year, with a 26 percent increase in international applications on top of last year's 40 percent increase. Official numbers will not be available until the registrar's date of record Sept. 11, but the preliminary profile of the incoming class is :

1,245
students
53%
female
47%
male

15.7%
Asian American
7.6%
African American
3.8%
International
3.1%
Hispanic
Total minority and international freshman enrollment: 30.2%

The average SAT score is 1327.
The median range of SAT scores is 1280-1450.
The average GPA is 3.63 (unweighted).

Among students awarded merit scholarships through national competition,
the average SAT score is 1493 and
the average GPA is 3.9 (unweighted).
There are 28 such students, or approximately 2% of the incoming class.

There are 46 states represented in the incoming class. The geographic breakdown of students is:

40.0%
are from the South
26.4%
are from the Middle Atlantic
10.0%
are from the Midwest
7.2%
are from the West
6.6%
are from New England
6.0%
are from the Southwest

The top states represented include:
18.6%
Georgia
11.6%
New York
11.4%
Florida
5.3%
California
5.1%
Maryland
5.1%
New Jersey
4.7%
Texas

There are 50 international first-year students enrolled for this year representing 28 countries. The geographic breakdown of those students is as follows:

Korea 8
China 4
Zimbabwe, United Kingdom, Colombia and Turkey 2
There is one student each from Russia, Ethiopia, Mexico, Belgium, the Bahamas, Canada, Republic of Georgia, Bangladesh, Ghana, Brazil, Lebanon, Japan, the Netherlands, Jamaica, Taiwan, France, Switzerland, Singapore, Cayman Islands, Libya, South Africa and Peru.

Residential halls open at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26; registration is Wednesday, Aug. 30; classes begin Thursday, Aug. 31.

This class of first-year students has a new option for getting to know their classmates thanks to technology: A web site called Connect2004 is available to all accepted first-year students. When students received their acceptance letters, they received a user name and password that lets them access the chatroom. Connect2004 is a service on LearnLink, Emoryıs campus intranet. Through Connect 2004, students can choose online discussions, private electronic mail and real-time chats with fellow classmates. Announcements and other useful information are posted in the space, including financial aid information, orientation week schedules and activities, advice on what kind of computer to bring, housing and more.


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