This is some hardcore spin. The bottom line is they had 12 students fail. I know of at least 2 schools that are ranked way lower, one a relatively new program, that took the same test and had 0 students fail. I wouldn't bring up rankings, but when I interviewed here they brought them up more than once to use them to brag about being top 5. Well, in my opinion, a top 5 program wouldn't have 12 students fail. There was a failure somewhere in their methods to have those students fail. Also, a program that brags about being top 5 should never compare themselves to the national average. They should be way above the national average.
I do however agree that if you liked Emory and its a fit for you then absolutely go there. My guess is that they wont let this happen again.