Emory’s Short Answer Questions 2022-23

We are pleased to announce Emory University’s short answer questions for the 2022-2023 first-year application.

In addition to your Personal Statement, please answer two additional short answer questions, one about your academic interests and one to help us get to know you better. We encourage you to be thoughtful in your responses and not stress about what the “right answer” might be, as there really isn’t one.

Academic Interests

This question is required. Your response should be no more than 200 words.

  • What academic areas are you interested in exploring in college?

Getting to Know You

In addition, answer one of the following questions.  Your response should be no more than 150 words.

  • Reflect on a personal experience where you intentionally expanded your cultural awareness.
  • When was the last time you questioned something you had thought to be true?
  • If you could witness a historic event (past, present or future) first-hand, what would it be, and why?
  • Share about a time when you were awestruck.
  • Which book, character, song, monologue, or piece of work (fiction or non-fiction) seems made for you? Why?

Want advice and examples of other great Emory University application essays and Personal Statements? We’ve got you covered! Each year we run a Strong Personal Statements blog series. We share real essays from the previous year’s applicants who were admitted and enrolled at Emory University. Each applicant’s personal statement includes thoughts from the staff who reviewed it and why they felt it was a strong example for you.

We look forward to getting to know you better through your application writing.

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  1. Lumen

    I am an international student,a Nigerian precisely who has the intention of schooling at emory.
    Being a student of emory college would be like a dream come true.
    Thanks in anticipation.

  2. MKB

    I understand that there are two required short answer questions, however, does Emory require a personal statement in addition to the Common App essay? Thanks!

  3. Nyla Sanders

    Emory has been my dream school since I was seven. I really would love to go to the university of the hospital that has cared for me since I was little. Every time I come up there I am welcomed, I never had a bad experience at the hospital and would love to eventually work for them. I genuinely love how they let the college students come and interact with the patients as well.

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