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RD acceptance rate to drop below 20

EmoryTruthEmoryTruth Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
edited March 2013 in Emory University

Replies to: RD acceptance rate to drop below 20

  • africastleafricastle Registered User Posts: 22 New Member
    a 7% drop is a scary prospect for me. It's also a bit scary to know that decisions have already been made for half of the applicants...
  • esai23esai23 Registered User Posts: 371 Member
    Is it possible to get information on transfer statistics to Emory? I'm going to submit my application sometime next week for admission in the Fall.
  • aigiqinfaigiqinf Registered User Posts: 4,032 Senior Member
    I don't think there's any new data available about transfer statistics.
  • debategeekdebategeek Registered User Posts: 160 Junior Member
    brb sobbing lol
  • ExpendableAssetExpendableAsset Registered User Posts: 81 Junior Member
    ^You're sobbing a little too early, buddy.
  • floridadad55floridadad55 Registered User Posts: 2,262 Senior Member
    Last year, my son was waitlisted, and didn't get in, even though most people presumed that he would be accepted. (2300 SAT, unweighted gpa 3.7, 14 AP classes)

    So I would agree that it is getting harder and harder to get into Emory.

    There IS a backdoor way to get into Emory however. Oxford at Emory.

    In general, I would say that it is getting harder and harder to get into all the top 20 schools, and that kids who think they are going to get into a top 20 school should be sure to apply to schools in the 20-50 range as well.
  • whenhenwhenhen Registered User Posts: 5,638 Senior Member
    Your son was most likely waitlisted because he was, at least stats wise, overqualified and Emory assumed he would go elsewhere. Many peer schools including Wash U practice this yield management strategy. It's worth noting that Emory is one of the few top 20 institutions that lists level of interest as an important factor on its CDS.

    Anyone whose safety accepts less than 25% of students (unless its a 2400, 4.8UC GPA, hyper-involved Californian applying to Berkeley's College of Letters and Sciences) needs to find a real safety.

    I'd also caution against using Oxford as a backdoor into Emory if it's solely for that purpose. Oxford and the Atlanta campus are EXTREMELY different and if a student matriculates at Oxford for the sole purpose of getting an Emory degree, s/he will likely be miserable for two years. After all, students that consider Emory often want that urban/suburban medium to larger school, not necessarily the small, quiet LAC in a rural exurb of Atlanta.
  • emorydeacemorydeac Registered User Posts: 114 Junior Member
    I do not know why your son was not accepted as his stats seem extremely competitive, but whenhen is wrong in the assertion your son was overqualified. My son and many of his friends have higher stats including higher SAT and/or ACT scores. Emory accepts the exceptionally high stat kids and have them compete for scholarships in the Emory Scholars program to attract the best and brightest to Emory.
  • whenhenwhenhen Registered User Posts: 5,638 Senior Member
    Emory views demonstrated interest as important. If a student who is, at least stats wise, in the top 25% of all students fails to show any sort of interest in the school, Emory might assume they're using them as a sort of Ivy safety, and subsequently reject them (Tufts syndrome).

    Also Emory Scholars is very different than most merit scholarships in that it's a separate application with a deadline far earlier than that of the RD one. Most merit scholarships, by contrast, are automatically awarded to a school's best applicants. This means that students, whose guidance counselors almost never mention merit scholarships when talking about ways to afford college, must have done enough research to know not only what a merit scholarship is, but also which schools have a separate application for the merit program. So the Scholar's program isn't necessarily designed for the Emory's top applicants, but rather its top applicants who were privy enough to heavily research the program ahead of time.
  • ExpendableAssetExpendableAsset Registered User Posts: 81 Junior Member
    <<There IS a backdoor way to get into Emory however. Oxford at Emory.>> I wonder if people would still use the word "backdoor" if Oxford is connected with, say, University of Central Florida, and has lower GPA/SAT requirements? There are more than enough "backdoors" already for a school at that ranking and size.

    Hey, what about using Oxford as a backdoor to get into Georgia Tech for out-of-state students? Why are people forgetting about this part? The 3-2 Emory/GA Tech program. I thought getting into GA Tech out-of-state is harder than getting into Emory in general? Spend just one more year to get an engineering degree from a top 5 engineering school? Hell, yeah! And with another degree from Emory as well? Double hell yeah! Come on, everyone who wants to go into engineering. Go to Oxford for Georgia Tech. Ain't no backdoor. Legit &^%$ right there. Right?
  • aigiqinfaigiqinf Registered User Posts: 4,032 Senior Member
    If you're intent on gaming the system, why not attend Ohio Wesleyan University (Ohio Wesleyan University | Department of Physics and Astronomy | Pre-Engineering Handbook), Bryn Mawr, Oberlin, or even Haverford as a backdoor into Caltech?

    Similar programs exist where you can go from a less selective liberal arts college to Columbia, Dartmouth, or other brand-name schools for an engineering degree. It's just that practically no one ever follows through with these programs.

    No one calls UNC-Charlotte a "backdoor" into the University of North Carolina, even if there are more selective branches--or Harvard Divinity or Emory's Candler School of Theology "backdoors" into Emory. Candler prefers a 2.75 college GPA, and that's from The University of Nowhere at Middle.

    Northwestern will give you a legit degree from their College of Arts and Sciences if you have the money--same for Columbia's School of General Studies. Or maybe an overpriced master's degree with nearly 100% acceptance from Columbia, Harvard, or Duke is more your style.

    Of course, then there's Vanderbilt and Rice, where you can get a second bachelor's degree if your first one wasn't prestigious enough. Need I go on?
  • ExpendableAssetExpendableAsset Registered User Posts: 81 Junior Member
    I was being sarcastic, aiginif.
  • IAMSHERLOCKEDIAMSHERLOCKED Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    I'd like to point out that for schools like Emory, high gpa and test scores aren't a shoe in. Emory is looking for a student that will get involved in activities and help fellow students. If you're banking on your high gpa and nearly perfect test scores to get into Emory, think again. I don't care how many AP classes you have, but without any outside-of-the-classroom-experience or without any general knowledge about anything besides the standard core curriculum you're going to have difficulty being accepted to any of the tops schools.
  • ExpendableAssetExpendableAsset Registered User Posts: 81 Junior Member
    ^Emory is looking for wise hearts who seek knowledge. ;-)
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