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Syracuse University Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Syracuse University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 16,071 out of 33,254 applicants or 48% were admitted making Syracuse University a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. Syracuse University typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 18,078 15,176 33,254
Accepted 8,830 7,241 16,071
Acceptance Rate 49% 48% 48%
Enrolled 1,883 1,598 3,481
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 22% 22%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Syracuse University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Syracuse University regularly accepts students with ACTs of 24 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. 39 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Syracuse University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1170 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 1070. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1270 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 74 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1170 1370
SAT Reading 590 680
SAT Math 580 690
ACT Composite 24 29
ACT English 24 30
ACT Math 24 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >64%
26 to 29 Avg + 48%-64%
24 to 26 Avg - 38%-48%
22 to 24 Reach 28%-38%
Less than 22 Low <28%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1370 and Above Good >61%
1270 to 1370 Avg + 48%-61%
1170 to 1270 Avg - 35%-48%
1070 to 1170 Reach 24%-35%
Less than 1070 Low <24%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Syracuse University will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

What do these ratings mean?

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 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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.