Emory University (GA)

Common Application

Early Decision: Nov. 1, 2016
Early Decision II: Jan. 1, 2017    
Regular Decision: Jan. 1, 2017

Essay Questions:

Common Application Essays:

The essay demonstrates your ability to write clearly and concisely on a selected topic and helps you distinguish yourself in your own voice. What do you want the readers of your application to know about you apart from courses, grades, and test scores? Choose the option that best helps you answer that question and write an essay of no more than 650 words, using the prompt to inspire and structure your response. Remember: 650 words is your limit, not your goal. Use the full range if you need it, but don't feel obligated to do so. (The application won't accept a response shorter than 250 words.)

l   Some students have a background or story that is so central to their identity that they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please          share your story.

l   Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you, and what lessons did you learn?

l   Reflect on a time when you challenged a belief or idea. What prompted you to act? Would you make the same decision again?

l   Describe a place or environment where you are perfectly content. What do you do or experience there, and why is it meaningful to you?

l   Discuss an accomplishment or event, formal or informal, that marked your transition from childhood to adulthood within your culture, community, or family.


Supplemental Essay Questions:

l   In addition to the Common Application’s Personal Statement, please choose one (1) of the essays below (500 word limit). This supplemental essay should give us insight on your        character as well as your potential fit with Emory University. Please consider your essay thoughtfully, as our Admission Committee and Faculty have special interest in this portion     of your application.

1.       Last August, Susan Grant, chief nurse executive for Emory Healthcare, said this of Emory’s choice to treat patients with Ebola: "We can either let our actions be guided by       misunderstandings, fear and self-interest, or we can lead by knowledge, science and compassion. We can fear, or we can care." Consider her idea of doing what is in the          public interest despite potential cost. Please discuss an example in your life or the life of another that's come to your attention. (500 word limit)

2.         In the interest of courageous inquiry, what question do you want to help answer and why? (500 word limit)

Documents Required: 
  • $75 Application Fee or Waiver 
  • Official score reports from the SAT or ACT
  • Official score reports from TOEFL or IELTS
  • School Report
  • Mid Year Report
  • Final Report
  • Secondary School Report
  • 2 Teacher Evaluation

Other Information: 
Address: 1390 Oxford Road NE
               Atlanta, GA30322
               United States of America

Phone: 800-727-6036(Admissions Office)
Fax: 404-727-4303
Email: ADMISSION@listserv.emory.edu
Admission Info: http://www.emory.edu/home/admission/undergraduate/index.html 

SAT/TOEFL Code: 5187
ACT Code: 0810