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Emory Legacy Status

cisforcookiescisforcookies Registered User Posts: 19 Junior Member
I was recently rejected from my ED school, and I'm considering Emory ED II, though I'm leaning more towards Vanderbilt. Is there any true advantage applying ED II versus RD for Emory? Will my legacy status hold more weight if I apply ED II?

Replies to: Emory Legacy Status

  • BiffBrownBiffBrown Registered User Posts: 452 Member

    Note that Vanderbilt has a much more standardized test driven admissions process. Ask yourself whether that's a better fit for your college application profile than Emory's which is more holistically driven.

    According to this article, about half of Emory's class is filled by Early Decision applicants.

    “Students always want to know if an
    early decision application gives them a
    more favorable review, and the answer is
    yes and no,” Latting said. “We judge early
    decision candidates by the same criteria
    as regular applicants. You’ll need to meet
    the normal admission requirement, but
    your enthusiasm and preference will give
    you a slight bump. Of course that bump
    is only an advantage if you know this is
    really your first choice.”

    This year Emory admitted 48 percent
    of its freshman class from early decision
    applicants, Latting said. Because Emory
    wants most of its slots available to regular
    admission applicants,that number won’t grow, he added.

    “Early decision
    is an application
    that allows
    a student to
    raise his hand,
    and tell us, ‘I’ve done my
    research and I’ve thought
    about my college decision,
    and Emory is my clear first
    choice.’ It’s a chance to get
    your hat in the ring early.”
  • cisforcookiescisforcookies Registered User Posts: 19 Junior Member
    @BiffBrown I appreciate your advice on Vandy, and since my stats aren't quite perfect, I'll be applying ED II for Emory. As for the early decision acceptances (48%), do you know if that includes all of ED or is that ED I and II?
  • BiffBrownBiffBrown Registered User Posts: 452 Member
    @cisforcookies I don't have any insider information. The article I linked seems to say that the 48% number includes all early decisions. That's how I read it.
  • BiffBrownBiffBrown Registered User Posts: 452 Member

    So this year, Emory College took 474 in ED1 and Oxford College admitted 190 in ED1 with 61 being admitted to both campuses.

    This suggests that the 48% number from the earlier linked article in this thread referred to both ED1 and ED2.
  • cisforcookiescisforcookies Registered User Posts: 19 Junior Member
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