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Syracuse University Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

52.3%
Admission Difficulty for Syracuse University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into Syracuse University? The school has a 52% acceptance rate. Last year, 16,179 out of 30,923 applicants were admitted making Syracuse University 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 26 percent. Syracuse University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1160-1350
Applicants Submitting SAT
67%
SAT Scores for Syracuse University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 580
SAT Composite 25th 1160
SAT Scores for Syracuse University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 690
SAT Composite 75th 1350
SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Syracuse University typically requires applicants to be in the top 31 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1160 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 1065. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1255 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 67 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Syracuse University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1350 and Above Good >65%
1255 to 1350 Avg + 52%-65%
1160 to 1255 Avg - 39%-52%
1065 to 1160 Reach 27%-39%
Less than 1065 Low <27%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
25-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
43%
ACT Scores for Syracuse University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 24
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for Syracuse University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 31
ACT Math 75th 29
ACT Composite 75th 29
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Syracuse University 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 23 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 27 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. 43 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
29 and Above Good >65%
27 to 29 Avg + 52%-65%
25 to 27 Avg - 39%-52%
23 to 25 Reach 27%-39%
Less than 23 Low <27%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Syracuse University accepts 52% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Syracuse University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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

Admission Statistics

Syracuse University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 17,219 13,704 30,923
Accepted 9,100 7,079 16,179
Acceptance Rate 53% 52% 52%
Enrolled 2,034 1,678 3,712
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 24% 23%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
17

Applicants have 17 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Jan 1, 2019.

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.