Q: How many students attend Emory?
A: About 5,500 undergraduate students attend Emory College of Arts and Sciences. There are approximately 13,893 total students across Emory's nine divisions, including its graduate and professional schools.
Q: How do I apply?
A: Students may apply to both Emory College and Oxford College with one application and one $50 application fee by using the online Common Application only. If you are applying to Emory College, Oxford College, or both, you need only submit supporting documents once to our joint address. Students who apply to both Oxford College and Emory College will receive an independent decision from each school.
Q: When do I apply?
A: There are four different application deadlines for first-year applicants.
Early Decision I * November 1
Early Decision II * January 1
Regular Decision January 15
Emory Scholars November 15
* Both Early Decision plans are binding, meaning that if Emory admits the applicant and if Emory makes the education affordable, the student must pay his or her admission deposit and enroll that next fall. Students may apply Early Decision to only one school in any given application round.
Q: Do you have a core curriculum?
A: Emory prides itself on being a liberal arts college and encourages students to take courses in a number of different subject areas through our general education requirements (GERs). About one third of the courses that students pursue here will be used to fulfill the GERs, and we offer flexibility in choosing these courses.
Q: What does the admission committee review during the application process?
A: The admission committee will focus on the information that is provided in the application. The transcript, including course rigor and student performance, weighs most heavily in the decision-making process. In addition, the committee will review extracurricular activities, essays, recommendations and standardized test scores.
Q: Are there any cutoffs or minimum requirements?
A: There are no minimum requirements to apply to Emory. The admission committee reviews each application individually and makes a decision based on the merits of each candidate.
Q: Do you require the SAT with writing? How about the ACT with writing?
A: We require the SAT with writing and/or the ACT with writing.
Q: Can I check my application status online?
A: You can track the status of your application online through the OPUS system. You can set up a login and password once the Office of Admission has processed part of your application. Due to the volume of applications, it may be up to four weeks by the time an application is put on the system.
Q: Can I receive credit for AP exams, IB exams, or joint enrollment classes?
A: Emory College will typically award three semester hours of college credit for each score of four or five on examinations of the Advanced Placement (AP) Program of the College Entrance Examination Board. We will award three semester hours of college credit for scores of five, six or seven on the higher-level International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations in the subject areas offered in Emory College. There are a few exceptions to both the AP and IB credit policies. We will award college credit for joint enrollment courses, if the courses taken meet all of the following criteria:
the course work was taken at an accredited institution
the course was taken on a college campus in a class with college students (not a course taught at your high school)
the course grade was C or better (no credit is given for classes taken pass/fail)
the course is comparable to a course taught at Emory College (reference our catalog to compare)
the course taken does not count toward a high school graduation requirement
Q: Is there an advantage to applying Early Decision?
A: There is a statistical advantage to applying Early Decision to Emory; this advantage can be heavily attributed to the small size of the early decision applicant pool. However, the profile of students admitted through Early Decision and Regular Decision is almost identical. The main advantage of applying Early Decision is that you receive your admission decision much sooner in the process.
Q: What is Emory's first-year class profile?
|Admitted Class - middle 50%|
|Average GPA (4.0 unweighted scale)||3.76-4.0|
Q: How much does Emory cost?
A: Undergraduate Expenses 2012–2013
Tuition - $42,400
Fees - $580
Room - $7,200
Board - $4,800
Books - $1,100
Travel/Incidentals - $2,100
Total - $58,180
Q: How do I receive a scholarship?
A: To be considered for an academic scholarship, you must be nominated by an appropriate high school official, normally the college counselor. The nomination form, scholar essay, scholar recommendation and all admission application materials must be submitted by November 15 of your senior year. Though the submission deadline is in November, the application is not a binding, Early Decision application. The awards range from $10,000/year to the full cost of tuition, room, board and fees.
Q: How do I apply for need-based aid?
A: Emory University is willing to help you through your college years by offering an array of financial programs. All of the programs have one objective: to make an Emory education affordable for you. The College Scholarship Service's (CSS) PROFILE and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are required of all applicants for Emory need-based assistance in addition to the student's and parent's complete tax documents from the previous tax year. These forms provide us with essential information about your family's financial picture and enable us to offer you the assistance for which you are eligible.
Q: What is in-state vs. out-of-state tuition?
A: Since Emory is a private educational institution, tuition is the same for all students regardless of your state of residence.
Q: Can I use the HOPE scholarship at Emory?
A: Georgia residents who qualify for the HOPE Scholarship will receive $1,750 per semester at Emory. Applications are available at www.gacollege411.org.
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Q: How many credits do I need before I can apply as a transfer student to Emory University?
A: You need a minimum of 28 credit hours of college work, which does not include AP or IB credit.
Q: Do I need to send my SAT or ACT scores to Emory?
A: Yes, we require that you send your SAT or ACT scores if you have taken them within the past five years. If you are a non-native English speaker you will need to send a TOEFL exam score if that was taken within the past two years.
Q: Do I need to send in all of my official college transcripts including classes that I took at a local college in the summer?
A: We require all official college transcripts from schools that you have attended, including summer course work. That is the only way in which we can award you credit for those classes.
Q: Should I send in my high school transcript?
A: If you are applying and have been in college fewer than two years, you will need to submit your high school transcript. Please note that at any time when reviewing your application, the admission committee can request additional information, which may include your high school transcript even if you have more than the required two years of college work.
Q: Will Emory University take all of my college course work if I am accepted?
A: We will review your official transcripts with the required accompanying descriptions of courses from your institution's course catalog only after you have been accepted. If the class description is similar to what we offer here at Emory, that course will count towards Emory graduation credit. We will award a maximum of 60 transfer credit hours. In order to graduate from Emory, you must have completed 64 credit hours on the Emory campus.
Q: I have been out of school for a while and don't have contact with any of my former professors. Who can I have write me a letter of recommendation?
A: If you have not taken classes on a college campus in a few years, please contact the Office of Admission. It may be possible to have an employer write a letter of recommendation for you.
Q: What do you look at for admission for a transfer student?
A: We look at the strength of curriculum at their present institution and a variety of course work similar to an Emory student's core curriculum. We also want to see grades of mainly As and Bs in those courses as well as good SAT or ACT scores.
Q: Am I eligible for need-based financial aid?
A: Unfortunately, we do not offer need-based aid to international students. International students are required to submit a financial verification form in the admission process.
Q: Am I eligible for merit-based scholarships?
A: Emory does offer merit-based aid through the Emory Scholars and Goizueta Scholars programs. The scholars programs are extremely competitive. We usually receive 2,500 nominations for about 150 awards. These range from $10,000/year to full cost. Students who are awarded these scholarships typically have earned excellent grades, and their standardized test scores fall in our upper twenty-fifth percentile range (above 2220 on the SAT I and above 33 on the ACT). These students also demonstrate an emphasis on involvement outside school. Students must be nominated by their high school for this award. The deadline for Emory Scholars is November 15.