Chances of getting into Syracuse University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
49.9%
Admission Difficulty for Syracuse University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Syracuse and can I get accepted? The school has a 50% acceptance rate ranking it #42 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 17,443 out of 34,981 applicants were admitted making Syracuse a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 24 percent. Syracuse University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Syracuse SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1180-1370
Applicants Submitting SAT
69%
SAT Scores for Syracuse University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 590
SAT Math 25th 590
SAT Composite 25th 1180
SAT Scores for Syracuse University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 700
SAT Composite 75th 1370
Average SAT Score 1280

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Syracuse University?

Syracuse University typically requires applicants to be in the top 27 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1180 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1080. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1280 out of 1600. The school ranks #21 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 69 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Syracuse University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1370 and Above Good >63%
1275 to 1370 Avg + 50%-63%
1180 to 1275 Avg - 37%-50%
1085 to 1180 Reach 26%-37%
Less than 1085 Low <26%
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Syracuse ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
25-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
37%
ACT Scores for Syracuse University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 25
ACT Math 25th 25
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for Syracuse University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 33
ACT Math 75th 29
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 27

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Syracuse?

Admission data indicates that Syracuse regularly accepts students with ACT's of 25 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 22 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #26 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 37 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Syracuse University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Syracuse University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >65%
27 to 30 Avg + 50%-65%
25 to 27 Avg - 40%-50%
23 to 25 Reach 30%-40%
Less than 23 Low <30%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.6
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Syracuse University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Syracuse University was 3.6 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #26 in New York for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Syracuse will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Syracuse University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 43% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 13% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 7% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

72% of Syracuse University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Syracuse University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 38%
Top 25% of class 72%
Top 50% of class 95%
Bottom 50% of class 5%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

Syracuse University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 19,715 15,266 34,981
Accepted 9,892 7,551 17,443
Acceptance Rate 50% 49% 50%
Enrolled 1,993 1,606 3,599
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 21% 21%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Syracuse University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Syracuse University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Syracuse University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=196413 IPEDS survey data for Syracuse University.

Frequently Asked Questions

69% of students submit their SAT scores to Syracuse. 37% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

50% of those who apply are granted admission to Syracuse. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1180 and 1370. 69% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 25 and 30. 37% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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