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Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Entrance Difficulty
Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.
High School Preparation
High School GraduationHigh school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School ProgramCollege preparatory program is required
High School Units Required or Recommended
SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English4 
Mathematics4 
Science4 
Foreign Language3 
Social Studies4 
History  
Academic Electives  
Examinations
ExamScores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACTRequiredNot reported
SAT Only  
ACT Only  
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT  
SAT Subject Tests Only 
ACT Writing Test PolicyWriting component required
Use of SAT/ACT EssaySAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

APPLYING FOR ADMISSION

Admissions Office
Address 
City, State, ZipSyracuse, NY  13244
Phone(315) 443-3611
Fax 
E-mailorange@syr.edu
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 1
Application Fee$70
Application Fee WaiverAvailable
Regular Admission NotificationNot reported
Accept Offer of AdmissionBy May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List UsedYes
Defer AdmissionStudent can defer admission
Transfer AdmissionTransfer applications accepted
Early Admission
Early Decision OfferedYes
Early Decision DeadlineNovember 15
Early Decision NotificationNot reported
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Action Deadline 
Early Action Notification 
Application Form
Common ApplicationAccepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College ApplicationNot accepted
Electronic Application Available
Other Application Requirements
InterviewNot required
Essay or Personal
Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of
Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other 
Financial NeedFinancial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

SELECTION OF STUDENTS

FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Rigor of Secondary School RecordX
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Class RankX
RecommendationsX
EssayX
InterviewX
Level of Applicant's InterestX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Volunteer WorkX
Particular
Talent/Ability
X
Character/Personal QualitiesX
First Generation to Attend CollegeX
State ResidencyX
Geographic ResidenceX
Relation with AlumnusX
Religious Affiliation/ CommitmentX
EthnicityX
Work ExperienceX

PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION

Overall Admission Rate51% of 25,790 applicants were admitted
   Women54% of 13,996 applicants were admitted
   Men48% of 11,794 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled3,663 (28%) of 13,240 admitted students enrolled
   Women2,035 (27%) of 7,578 admitted students enrolled
   Men1,628 (29%) of 5,662 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate73% of 1064 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate 
Students Offered Wait List 3,661
Students Accepting Wait List Position 1,451
Students Admitted From Wait List 319
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA3.6
3.75 and Above43%
3.50 - 3.7420%
3.25 - 3.4917%
3.00 - 3.2413%
2.50 - 2.996%
2.00 - 2.491%
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math540-650 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
10%
Score of 600 - 700
42%
Score of 500 - 600
37%
Score of 400 - 500
9%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Critical Reading510-620 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
5%
Score of 600 - 700
29%
Score of 500 - 600
48%
Score of 400 - 500
17%
Score of 300 - 400
2%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Writing520-630 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
7%
Score of 600 - 700
33%
Score of 500 - 600
44%
Score of 400 - 500
15%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite23-28 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
13%
Score of 24 - 29
61%
Score of 18 - 23
25%
Score of 12 - 17
1%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class RankTop tenth: 38%
Top quarter: 72%
Top half: 95%
Bottom half: 5%
National Merit ScholarNot reported
ValedictorianNot reported
Class PresidentNot reported
Student Government OfficerNot reported
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CLASS OF 2018 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.42 3.72 600 582 592 27
Low 1.38 2.00 350 380 350 8
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 800 34
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