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Syracuse Admission Requirements

Syracuse, New York

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Chances of getting into Syracuse University

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Syracuse University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into Syracuse and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Syracuse is 69%.  It ranks #76 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Syracuse is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 21,994 out of 32,005 applicants were admitted.

Syracuse University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.67. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Syracuse application fee is $85 and applications are due by Jan 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required or recommended by Syracuse University.

Syracuse SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT 
SAT Scores for Syracuse University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Syracuse University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
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Syracuse ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT 
ACT Scores for Syracuse University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Syracuse University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Syracuse GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
Typical High School Grades 

What GPA do you need to get into Syracuse University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Syracuse. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Syracuse University was 3.67 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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Syracuse accepts 69% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted Syracuse University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 27.2% Good
3.75 to 3.99 19.5% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 21.1% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 15.7% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 11.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 5.2% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.3% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

65% 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 33%
Top 25% of class 65%
Top 50% of class 90%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Syracuse University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 18,128 13,877 32,005
Accepted 12,817 9,177 21,994
Acceptance Rate 71% 66% 69%
Enrolled 1,949 1,550 3,499
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 17% 16%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 1, 2023
Days left to Apply

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Syracuse University is $85.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Syracuse University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Syracuse University Application Requirements
Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
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.


Does Syracuse University prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into Syracuse University?

69% of those who apply are granted admission to Syracuse. Admission competition is low and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.