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Admissions and Attrition

Competitive Admissions

Admission to the Emory PA Program is very competitive. Applicants on CASPA for the 2022 incoming PA class starting Fall 2020:

  • Total Applicants - 2,106
  • Total Completed - 884
  • Interviews 157 over 13 days
  • Dual Degree - 4 coming from Rollins
  • Total Class Size - 54
  • Accepted - 50 

Attrition Rate

We are proud to have graduated 98% of our entrants in 2018 and 2020 and 94% in 2019.

PA Program Open House

Register for 2021 Virtual Open House Dates: May 28, June 25, and July 30th. All Virtual Open Houses will be held from 3 - 4:30 pm. You will receive the Zoom link upon registration.

You are welcome to view a previously recorded Virtual Open House (March 26, 2021and our Virtual Campus Tour

View slides from the previously recorded Virtual Open House

View the PA Program Admissions Brochure

Future PA

Class of 2022 Demographic Data*

Gender, age and diversity

# of students: 54
Male: 15%
Female: 85%
Average age: 25.8 (22 - 41)
Diversity URM: 39%
Veterans: 4%

Prior Advanced Degrees

Advanced Degrees (Masters or PhD): 22%
Dual Degree MPH-PA: 4

GPA and GRE scores

GPA
Cumulative: 3.67
Science: 3.69

GRE
Verbal: 155
Quant: 153
Analytical: 4.3

Experience and volunteer hours

Health Care Experience: 5,500 hours (Range - 2020 -20,610)
Humanitarian volunteer hours: 1,156 (Range - 0 - 9,514)

*Although the demographic data outlined represents the range of qualifications among accepted candidates, each application is evaluated on its individual merits. Evidence of academic potential, knowledge of the health care system, motivation, personal maturity, self-assurance, and good interpersonal skills weigh strongly in the admission decision.