Syracuse University (SU)

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Syracuse University can be found in Syracuse, NY, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Syracuse University has nearly 21,000 students enrolled yearly.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores in the range of 1560 (25th percentile) - 1900 (75th percentile) on the SAT and between 23 (25th percentile) - 28 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is common among applicants admitted to SU. We were able to estimate the Syracuse University (SU) average GPA (3.28 - 3.57) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. SU accepts about 50% of students applying. Of those that are accepted, around 25% of students registered for enrollment. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the Syracuse University (SU) acceptance rate in 2015 is going to be around 52%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at admissions.syr.edu.

Overall Syracuse University (SU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013

49.5%

The overall acceptance rate for Syracuse University was reported as 49.5% in Fall 2013 with over 28,300 applications submitted to SU. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SU SAT Scores: 1560 - 1900
  • SU ACT Scores: 23 - 28
  • SU Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into Syracuse University?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Syracuse University has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2019 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2019-2020 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Syracuse University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 60.1%
  • 2010-2011: 59.8%
  • 2011-2012: 49.4%
  • 2012-2013: 51.3%
  • 2013-2014: 49.5%
  • Projected SU Acceptance Rate 2019-2020: 51.9%

How Does Syracuse University (SU) Compare?

49.5%
This School
55.5%
National Avg

The acceptance rate for SU is twelve percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Cornell University15.6%
SUNY at Binghamton42.9%
University of Rochester35.7%
Rochester Institute of Technology60.2%
SUNY Empire State College80.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)

TotalMaleFemale
Applicants28,26945.6%54.4%
Admitted13,99043.3%56.7%
Enrolled3,48744.5%55.5%

Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Syracuse University (SU) (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading500 - 620
Math540 - 650
Writing520 - 630
Total Score1560 - 1900
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 28
Math24 - 28
Composite Score23 - 28
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