The Atlanta campus received 3,272 applications across both Early Decision (ED) I and II, with an acceptance rate of 33 percent for ED I and 13 percent for ED II, according to Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Enrollment and Dean of Admission John Latting.
Oxford College received 1,851 applicants, with an acceptance rate of 32 percent for ED I and 18 percent for ED II. Acceptance rates and the total number of applicants increased for the Atlanta and Oxford campuses compared to last year. Emory received 3 percent fewer international applicants between ED I and II applicant pools, according to Latting. Despite this decrease, the percentage of international students among the accepted class increased from 16 percent to 21 percent.
“In terms of getting student visas, America may not be quite as enthusiastically a friendly destination,” Latting said.
Fifty-seven percent of admitted students are female, and 14 percent are African American, Hispanic, Latinx or Native American, according to Latting.
ED admittance is binding, meaning that admitted students are required to enroll at the University if accepted. However, only approximately 95 percent of students admitted through ED actually attend Emory, often due to financial reasons, according to Latting.
Latting explained that the demographics between early and regular decision applicants typically differ.
“We know that early decision applicants tend to be in better-resourced schools,” Latting said. “We’re very aware of that, and we anticipate using regular decision in a somewhat different way in terms of rounding out the best possible class.”