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As national rankings continue to rise, applications to Emory soar

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Emory received a record 27,982 applications to be part of the Class of 2022, a 16 percent jump from the previous year.

The university received applications from— and offered admission to—students in all fifty states. Admitted students represent seventy-five countries by citizenship, speaking more than seventy-nine languages either as their first language or at home. About 29 percent of the admitted domestic students to Emory College of Arts and Sciences are from underrepresented minority groups, including thirty-six students from Puerto Rico.

This marks the third year of increased applications for both Emory College and Oxford College. Emory College offered admission to 5,103 students, an 18.5 percent admission rate. Oxford College has admitted 4,144 students. About 58 percent of students applied to both campuses.

“The depth and diversity of this year’s record-setting applicant pool showcases Emory’s reputation as a home for students and faculty dedicated to both academic excellence and making transformative contributions to the world,” says President Claire E. Sterk. “We look forward to welcoming these students to Emory’s community of committed, engaged scholars and future leaders in a world that faces drastic changes.”

Beyond the growth in the number of students vying for spots in undergraduate programs, admission officers saw students with higher academic achievements and who also embody Emory’s commitment to discovery, engagement, and leadership both in the classroom and in the community.

“We are moving beyond focusing on students who have the ability to do something wonderful to those who will,” says John Latting, associate vice provost for enrollment and dean of admission. “Emory is attractive not just for its liberal arts and research excellence but for students who are thinking of how to have a positive influence on the world.”

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