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But if I had known about the true SAT score statistics at Emory, I would have never have gone there.
But they only corrected data that made the University look better. However, you can't find this information online because Emory's student newspaper changed their website immediately after the rankings scandal broke and the old website has been down forever because of "server issues".
Also, the University's admissions department turned a blind eye towards people in foreign countries that paid other people to take the SAT for them. This was partially a financial decision, because international students aren't entitled to financial aid.
Top university officials had events at the Korean embassy to boost numbers of international students even more
They have a ridiculous financial aid program, which is bleeding the school's budget. Cornell, which has a similar sized endowment, had to scale back their financial aid commitments recently. Emory can't do this, because they're having trouble getting students to apply.
The financial aid commitments are an unsustainable waste over the long term. They don't even buy the University good standing with liberal media publications like the New York Times. The Emory administration should not pat themselves on the back about giving away others people's money, when they are embroiled in multiple scandals.
Yes, the SAT scores are a huge deal. Emory marketed itself to students who were too bright to benefit from the education provided.