Welcome, Class of 2023

Emory's draw for the nation's top students continues to grow

About 20 Emory University students sit atop a long marble wall at the gate to the university. The Emory university logo is carved on the wall below their feet.

Emory University received 30,017 applications to be part of the Class of 2023, a 9 percent increase from the previous year.

Along with the growth in application numbers, admission officers saw an increase in the number of students with high academic achievements and who embody Emory’s values of innovation and leadership both inside the classroom and in their communities.

“I could not be more pleased that Emory University’s thriving academic community will be joined by this brilliant, engaged, and diverse Class of 2023,” says Dwight A. McBride, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. “This class sought out Emory for our strengths as a premier university at which each undergraduate student has opportunities to study and conduct research with eminent scholars. Emory’s distinguished faculty are leaders in their research fields as well as award-winning teachers and mentors; our students benefit immensely from these combined areas of excellence.”

This year Emory College offered admission to 4,512 students, a 15 percent admission rate.

Oxford College admitted 3,432 students, a 19 percent admission rate. Approximately 17,500 students applied to both the Emory and Oxford campuses.

Admitted students have typically chosen a challenging pathway through their high schools. They are often involved in one or more activities that bring meaning to their lives and to the lives of those around them.

These are students who are smart and engaged, and they are “intently at work preparing to contribute in some way to their world,” says John Latting, associate vice provost for enrollment and dean of admission.

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