Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
47%
Acceptance Rate
33,099
Students Applied
46%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
800
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 15, 2020 February 15, 2020
Fall Regular Decision January 1, 2020 May 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision November 15, 2019 December 30, 2019
Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$75
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
30%
Out-Of-State Students
61%
US States Represented
50
Countries Represented
92
45%
Submitting ACT
66%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 28
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1277
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
580
75th
680
Reading
25th
580
75th
670
3.70
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
42%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
8%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
39
Top 25%
71
Top 50%
94

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: orange@syr.edu
Admissions Telephone: 315-443-3611
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.98 Average Rating
The University and college in general is what you make it! Throughout my entire college search I never had that legendary feeling of the perfect fit when I walked on campus. When I got there, I adapted by actively seizing opportunities and making a place for myself, and I am beyond happy. Also, I was given the best piece of advice by a professor at SU during my search: find the school that has the *people* who will make you the best you can be. Academic programs are comparable, but the people at each school will not be.
Joshua from Plymouth Meeting, PA
When applying make sure you are a well rounded student, this is a very sports intensive university. Even the students who are not on varsity sports play some kind of sport. They want students who can benefit the university academically as well as socially. It makes a better experience for all.
Ian from Buford, GA
Do not be afraid to start something new here or propose something big (an extracurricular, an event, a speaker). Syracuse University is a great place to try out new ideas because it is highly supportive of the mindset, Scholarship in Action.
Christopher from Flemington, NJ
- Plenty of students find SU to be the right fit for them socially and academically, but not financially. Make sure you feel fiscally comfortable with the choice.

- Find a club -- and find one early! You will make invaluable friendships in a common interest activity, which can often help not only socially but academically too!

- Winter approaches near the end of October, and won't quit often until March or April. Make sure you're comfortable with the climate, and although it gets only moderately cold, the snow really piles up.

- Student employment opportunities vary -- foodservice to restaurants, clerical to tutoring. They disappear quickly, so apply ASAP!

- If you don't like the color orange, SU may not be right for you.
Angela from Syracuse, NY
Syracuse may seem big - it's what worried me about the school, but it's really not as big as it seems. You will walk across the quad and know at least one person. Get involved in clubs, you'll make so many friends through them.
Alison from Schenectady, NY
Do not just pick a school because of reviews. Make sure you visit as many schools as possible. Do not choose a college that you have never been to, you won't see the bad sides of schools in the brochure. Also try to collect as many scholarships and grants as possible, college is not cheap.
Raneish from Bay Shore, NY
You should know why you want to go here and how it will benefit you. Be ready to get involved in one of the great extra-curricular activities that the school offers. Make as many connections with the school as you can before applying or during the application process, as it will increase your chances of getting accepted.
Imani from Syracuse, NY
Syracuse is a big school- everyone can find a place here. Admissions officers like diversity, so don't try to blend in! Same thing once you get here- it sounds cheesy but just be who you are, and you will find people like you who you get along with. And don't worry...you'll learn to love the color orange. Also, invest in a pair of snow boots and a classy wool pea coat-practically a uniform up here in the cold!
Fiona from Long Valley, NJ
Enjoy the warm weather while it lasts! Sit on the quad! Gear up for winter, because it'll be here before you know it.
Kadiah from Jacksonville, FL

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