Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, has become more selective to get into when applying Regular Decision.
While approximately 78%, of admission offers at Emory are made Regular Decision and roughly 22% of offers are extended to Early Decision applicants, that doesn’t mean an applicant’s statistical odds of getting into Emory Regular Decision are better than getting in Early Decision. The university, which accepts first-year applicants into two colleges – Emory College and Oxford College, has shared that in 2023 Emory College’s Regular Decision acceptance rate was 8.4% and Oxford College’s Regular Decision acceptance rate was 15.1% whereas Emory’s overall Early Decision I acceptance rate earlier in the 2022-2023 admissions cycle was roughly 37%. Last year (2022), Emory accepted 9% of students who applied Regular Decision.
2023-2024 Regular Decision (RD) Applicant Pool
|Emory College||Oxford College|
|Offered Spot on Wait List||5,663
(plus additional 199 placed on wait list from ED II)
(plus additional 37 placed on wait list from ED II)
Regular Decision Admitted Class Composition
|Mean Recalculated GPA||3.92||3.90|
|25-75th Percentile Max Testing (of students who opted to share their SAT or ACT scores with us)||1470-1560||1470-1550|
|% Admitted Without SAT/ACT||36%||33%|
|# of States Represented||50 plus DC, PR, VI, Mariana Islands, and Guam||49 plus DC, PR, and Guam|
|# of Non-US Citizenships||71||58|
Of course, final acceptance rates are contingent on what action occurs on Emory’s waitlist.
Interestingly, only roughly one third of those accepted to both Emory College and Oxford College Regular Decision did not submit ACT or SAT scores. These numbers were a bit lower than numbers released earlier this cycle when 38% of the admitted Emory College Early Decision class and 41% of the Early Decision class admitted to Oxford College applied without an ACT or SAT score.
For Regular Decision at Emory College, nearly 22% of domestic admits would be the first generation in their family to graduate from college. The most represented high school states in the admitted RD class are Georgia, California, New York, Texas, and Florida respectively and the most represented high school countries in the admitted RD class are India, Canada, the United Kingdom, Brazil, and Singapore respectively. Approximately 9% of the Emory College RD admitted class are from rural or small town communities across the United States.
For Regular Decision at Oxford College, approximately 16% of domestic admits would be the first generation in their family to graduate from college. The most represented high school states in the admitted RD class, in order, are California, Georgia, New York, Texas, and Florida. The most represented high school countries in the admitted RD class, in order, are India, Canada, Brazil, the United Kingdom and China. Finally, as was the case with Emory College, approximately 9% of the Oxford College RD admitted class are from rural or small town communities across the United States.
Ultimately, the university is aiming to enroll 1,420 students at Emory College and 525 students (up from 450 last year) at Oxford College this fall.