If you are considering submitting an application to Syracuse, the regular decision application deadline is January 1 and the application fee is $85.
Students who submit their applications to Syracuse for fall should hear back from Syracuse by March 15.
Here is an overiew of some of Syracuse's admissions stats.
|Syracuse 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.7|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||33%|
|Mean SAT Score||1310|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||25%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||13%|
These are the application deadlines for Syracuse University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Yes||November 15||December 15|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Regular Decision||Yes||January 1||March 15|
Syracuse offers early decision but not early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 15 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 15.
The early decision acceptance rate at Syracuse is 62%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 59%. In 2022, Syracuse admitted 1113 of the 1799 students who applied early decision.
Some students apply early to boost their chances of getting in. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of being admitted, since it is a way to show your interest in a school.
➡️ Explore a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Syracuse is a moderately difficult school to get into. Syracuse evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, Syracuse accepted 59% of students, around 23,489 from 39,682 applicants.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Syracuse, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
In 2022, Syracuse waitlisted 8,898 students and 3,331 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 450 eventually were offered a spot.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.
Wondering what factors are considered by Syracuse during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Very Important|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Extracurricular Activities||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Very Important|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Volunteer Work||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Syracuse for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Syracuse, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Syracuse's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Other Requirements||√||Please visit the Apply to Syracuse web page at http://admissions.syr.edu for information on requirements for First-Year, Transfer, and International applicants.|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Syracuse have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.
Out of all students that were admitted, 26.1% submitted a class rank. At Syracuse 33% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 65% were in the top 25% and 92% were in the top 50%.
At Syracuse University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||21.3%|
|3.50 and 3.74||20.7%|
|3.25 and 3.49||16.3%|
|3.00 and 3.24||11.2%|
|2.50 and 2.9||2.9%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0.2%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Syracuse directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Syracuse considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
Syracuse has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 25% of Syracuse's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 13% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Syracuse applicants, you should strive to earn between 1230 and 1380 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Syracuse 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1380 and 25% of scored lower than 1230, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Syracuse student is 1310.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Syracuse students scored 710 or higher and 75% of students scored 610 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Syracuse students scored 690 or higher, and 75% scored a 610 or higher.
To be most competitive at Syracuse, you should strive to earn between 27 and 32 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 32 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Syracuse's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 32, and three out of four students scored lower than 32 on the ACT.
A 27 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Syracuse students. Only one out of every four students scored below 27.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Syracuse.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is July 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Syracuse during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Syracuse?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Syracuse.
Does Syracuse accept transfer credits?
✅ Syracuse accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Syracuse accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES
Does Syracuse accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Syracuse accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Syracuse?
❌ No, Syracuse is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is Syracuse's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for Syracuse is 59%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Syracuse?
✅ Syracuse's early decision acceptance rate was 62% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into Syracuse? Syracuse is a somewhat selective institution. The Syracuse acceptance rate is 59%. This means that the institution accepts 59 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
32 and Above
27 to 32
27 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Syracuse is 29. Students with an ACT score of 32 and above have a good chance of getting into Syracuse. Students with an ACT score that falls between 27 and 32 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 27 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1380 and Above
1230 to 1380
1230 and Less
The median SAT score for Syracuse students is 1310. Applicants with SAT scores of 1380 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Syracuse, while applicants with SAT scores between 1230 to 1380 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1230 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Syracuse.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Syracuse, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.69. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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