Syracuse University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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Syracuse University, with an acceptance rate of 48%, is a somewhat competitive school. Students will need good grades and test scores in order to be considered for admission. Applicants can apply with the Common Application, and will also need to submit high school transcripts and scores from the SAT or ACT. Visits to the campus are not required, but are encouraged for any interested students.

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Syracuse University Photo Tour

Admissions Data (2016):

Syracuse University Description:

Located in the Finger Lakes region of central New York, Syracuse University has made a name for itself in both academics and athletics. Programs in media studies, art and business are all worth a look, to name just a few. The university's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned it a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. The Syracuse Orange compete in the NCAA Division I Atlantic Coast Conference. The campus is the home of the 50,000 seat Carrier Dome, the largest college dome stadium in the country.

Enrollment (2014):

  • Total Enrollment: 21,789 (15,196 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45% Male / 55% Female
  • 96% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $45,022
  • Books: $1,440
  • Room and Board: $15,217
  • Other Expenses: $1,665
  • Total Cost: $63,344

Syracuse University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 71%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 67%
    • Loans: 50%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $29,222
    • Loans: $9,322

Academic Programs:

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 91%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 69%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 82%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Track and Field, Football, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Soccer, Rowing, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Track and Field, Lacrosse, Rowing, Soccer, Field Hockey, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Syracuse and the Common Application

Syracuse University uses the Common Application. These articles can help guide you: