Kelly said the magazine did not believe the misreported data would have changed Emory’s No. 20 rankings the last two years, and would have had a negligible effect in prior years.

Still, the discrepancies were not trivial.

For instance, Emory had previously reported 87 percent of its 2010 cohort — as measured by the middle 50 percent of students — came from the top 10 percent of their high school class. In fact the figure was 75 percent. The SAT range for that group was reported as between 1310 and 1500; the correctly reported scores were between 1270 and 1460.


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