Admissions

woman dancing

The Emory Dance Program offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance and Movement Studies. A minor in Dance and Movement Studies is also available.

This degree is normally completed in four years and requires completion of the dance major/minor requirements in addition to the General Education Requirements of the Emory College of Arts and Sciences.

Admission to Emory

The Dance Program does not handle admissions to Emory University; this is coordinated through the Emory University Office of Undergraduate Admission. Please see the website for the Office of Undergraduate Admission for application and financial aid information.

Emory does not admit students who already hold a bachelor's degree and who are seeking a second bachelor's. However, you can take classes as a non-degree student. Please contact the Laney Graduate School for information at 404-727-6028.

Audition

The Emory Dance Program does not require an audition to major or minor in dance. Once enrolled at Emory, students planning to major or minor in dance should schedule a meeting to discuss their plans with one of the Program’s full-time faculty.

Portfolios

We invite prospective students who are applying for admission to Emory to submit supplemental materials that provide examples of dance abilities / talent. Using the list below, please send your material to dancesupplements@listserv.cc.emory.edu. Please make sure to include your full name, date of birth, and application ID# in your email.

  1. A video of no more than ten minutes in length, particularly modern dance if possible. Please submit links to videos online (YouTube, Viemo, etc.); to send a DVD, please see below. If you do not have video of you dancing in a modern style, please send video of another dance genre (ballet, jazz, hip-hop, etc.).
  2. A dance resume or short description of your dance training.
  3. Let us know if you are interested in a major or minor in dance.
  4. Please indicate your admission plan (Early Decision I or II, Regular Decision, Transfer Student) and whether you plan to apply to the Emory Scholars Program.

These materials will be used to assist in the application review and selection process. Please note that the Emory Dance Program does not make admissions decisions; we only provide feedback to the admissions committee.

If you have any questions, contact the Dance Program Admissions Liaison, Anna Leo, at aleo@emory.edu.

If you prefer to mail a DVD and written supplemental material to the Dance Program, please use the address below.

Anna Leo
Emory University Dance Program
Mailstop 1720-001-1AB
1602 Fishburne Drive
Rich Building, Suite 115
Atlanta, GA 30322

Scholarships

At this time, we do not have dance scholarships availalbe for first year dance students. The Dance Program has one academic scholarship that is awarded annually to a declared dance major or minor, and there are other arts scholarships available, also for declared majors or minors. Please see our Student Awards page for information. However, Emory offers a range of merit and need-based financial aid options; please see the Office of Financial Aid website.

Class Profile and Tuition/Fees

The following statistics are for the Emory College first-year class that began in the fall of 2018.

Applications

Applied: 27,559
Admitted: 5,102 (18.5%)
Enrolled: 1,462

Academics - Admitted Students

Average GPA: 3.78-3.99 / 4.0 unweighted scale

SAT evidence-based reading and writing: 690-750
SAT math: 700-790

ACT: 31-35

Other statistics about the first year class can be found by clicking here.

Tuition and Fees (Undergraduate Expenses 2018-2018)
Tuition - $50,590
Fees - $716
*Housing - $8,306
*Food - $6,200
*Books - $1,224
*Travel/Incidentals - $2,466
Total - $69,502

*Estimated amounts

(source: Office of Admission website)