Emory University Selects Class of 2016
April 6, 2012
Emory University's undergraduate divisions for first year students – Emory College of Arts and Sciences and Oxford College – have made admissions decisions for the Class of 2016.
Emory College of Arts & Sciences, Emory's main undergraduate division, offered admission to 4,539 students for the Class of 2016. The students were chosen from an all-time record number of 17,502 applications. The admission rate is down slightly from last year, to 26 percent.
The academically competitive student pool is highly diverse geographically and ethnically. Offers of admission to Hispanic/Latino students, and to international students, are up significantly.
While most students hale from the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic, there were increases in offers of admission to those who live in the West, New England and other areas of the country. More than 12 percent are international students.
Accepted students are 59 percent female, 41 percent male, and 61 percent come from public schools.
The class continues the Emory tradition of strong academic preparation: the average (mean) admitted student has an A/A- unweighted high school GPA, is higher than the 95th percentile in his or her class, and has scored more than 700 on individual SAT sections.
Oxford College, the university's distinctive freshman/sophomore college situated on Emory's original, historic campus 38 miles east of Atlanta, admitted 2,547 students to its 2012 entering class. These successful applicants came from a pool of 6,478 students– the largest number of total applications in Oxford's history and up 50 percent over 2011 applications. The class also was the most academically competitive to date.
Of those admitted, 40 percent are male, 60 percent female. About 16 percent are international students, 44 percent are from the Southeast and the remainder come from all areas of the country.
For information on Emory Preview Days for admitted students, see "Emory's Class of 2016 coming to visit."
Students have until May 1 to make deposits and finalize their enrollment decisions.