Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.69
Liaison Ciannat Howett
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Emory University
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Kelly Weisinger
Assistant Director
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
100

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
65

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
19.99

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
88

A brief description of notable policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:

Emory College practices need-blind admissions. The Office of Undergraduate Admission admits the most qualified, most talented, most academically accomplished students to the first-year class without regard to the financial means. Put simply, being need-blind allows Emory College to pursue its mission of admitting and enrolling the very best scholars in America, without considering their ability to pay. Roughly 45 of the nation’s top universities and colleges are, like Emory, able to admit students in a need-blind environment.

Emory College will meet the full demonstrated need of admitted domestic students. Students who apply for need-based financial aid are assessed by the Office of Financial Aid. The process requires a completed financial aid application – including the entire tax return – to determine the financial need of a student/family. Once the student’s need is determined, Emory fills that need with a grant or scholarship, a student job, and student loans.

Emory Advantage is Emory's need-based loan replacement program for families with incomes below $100,000. The student loan portion is replaced or capped for families below that income threshold.

In addition, Emory is a partner of the QuestBridge program, a national school to selective college program which helps Emory to identify exceptional students. These students are often first generation college students or from a lower socioeconomic status and benefit from the Emory Advantage program. Recent classes have contained more than 90 freshmen applying via QuestBridge, making Emory one of the leading university partners with this important organization.


A brief description of notable policies or programs to support non-traditional students:
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Estimated percentage of students that participate in or directly benefit from the institution’s policies and programs to support low-income and non-traditional students:
11.70

Website URL where information about the institution’s accessibility and affordability initiatives is available:
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