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Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY 4-Year Private

About Syracuse

Syracuse University is a private, nonprofit school located in the urban setting of Syracuse, NY, less than an hour from Syracuse, NY.

Founded in 1870, the institution currently enrolls around 21,322 students a year, including 14,479 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Syracuse's endowment was valued at $1,390,552,629 in 2021.

Admissions Facts About Syracuse

Acceptance rate: 69%

Average GPA: 3.67

Mean ACT score: 28

Mean SAT score: 1260

Early Decision or Early Action: Yes/No

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: January 1

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: March 15

What's the acceptance rate at Syracuse University in 2021?

It is moderately difficult to get into Syracuse University. Syracuse accepts around 69 percent of applicants each year.

The average high school GPA for a student at Syracuse is 3.67 on a 4.0 scale. Admitted students have a mean score of 1260 on the SAT. The mean ACT scores is 28.

In 2021, 6,340 applicants were waitlisted and 2,498 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is Syracuse a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of the 3,461 students who started at Syracuse as first-time freshman, 2,460 graduate within four years.

Syracuse's six-year graduation for undergrads is 83 percent. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 54 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent grads have an average starting salary of $55,108 a year. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $39,498 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Syracuse sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Syracuse a good school for YOU?

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College Info

900 South Crouse Avenue Syracuse, NY 13244

Campus Setting: Urban

Syracuse Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Syracuse is Jan 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Syracuse is Jul 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Syracuse ACT Scores


ACT Range

26 - 30

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

30 and Above


26 to 30


26 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Syracuse is 28. Students with an ACT score of 30 and above have a good chance of getting into Syracuse. Students with an ACT score that falls between 26 and 30 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 26 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Syracuse SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1210 - 1368


Math SAT Range

600 - 710


Reading SAT Range

580 - 670

Syracuse Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees


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Cost Breakdown
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State Tuition

Student Life

Wondering what life at Syracuse is like? There are approximately 22,850 students enrolled at Syracuse, including 15,275 undergraduate students and 7,575 graduate students. 96% percent of students attend school full-time, 37% percent are from NY and 63% percent of students are from other states.


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