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Emory University ranks in “top 100” and “hardest to get in” lists

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Emory University ranks in “top 100” and “hardest to get in” lists

Main Quad on Emory University's primary Druid Hills Campus. Photo obtained via Wikimedia Commons
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Main Quad on Emory University's primary Druid Hills Campus, including the Michael C. Carlos Museum on the right. Photo obtained via Wikimedia Commons

Main Quad on Emory University’s primary Druid Hills Campus, including the Michael C. Carlos Museum on the right. Photo obtained via Wikimedia Commons

Emory University was ranked no. 90 on the Times Higher Education World University Rankings list.

That may explain another list it landed on: “Hardest to Get In,” a list put out by Niche.com.

Niche said, “Hardest to Get In ranks 1,349 colleges based on acceptance rates and SAT/ACT test scores. A high ranking indicates that the college has a very low acceptance rate and that enrolled students scored very highly on SAT/ACT tests.”

Emory came in at no. 48 on the national list with a 26.3 percent acceptance rate. It was also listed as the hardest to get in for all of Georgia. Harvard University was listed as the hardest to get in overall, followed by other Ivy League schools like Yale, Princeton, and Columbia.

While the “Hardest to Get In” list was a national ranking, The Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2015-2016 put Emory at no. 90 among universities here and abroad. The California Institute of Technology came in as the no. 1 school on that list.

Performance indicators were: teaching, research, citations in research, international outlook, and industry income. Emory University received 59.7 percent overall.

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Dena Mellick

Dena Mellick is the Associate Editor of Decaturish.com.

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