About 60% of applicants to Syracuse University don't get in. Successful applicants will need grades and standardized test scores that are at least a little above average. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. Most admitted students had a high school average of "B" or better, a combined SAT score of 1600 or higher, and an ACT composite score of 22 or higher. The higher those grades and scores, the better your chance of receiving an acceptance letter.
Note that there are quite a few red dots (rejected students) and yellow dots (waitlisted students) hidden behind the green and blue throughout the graph. Some students with grades and test scores that were on target for Syracuse did not get accepted. Note also that a few students were accepted with test scores and grades a bit below the norm. This is because Syracuse admissions are based on much more than numerical data. The university uses The Common Application and has holistic admissions. Syracuse takes into consideration the rigor of your high school courses, your application essay, extracurricular activities, and letters of recommendation.
To learn more about Syracuse University, high school GPAs, SAT scores and ACT scores, these articles can help:
- Syracuse Admissions Profile
- What's a Good SAT Score?
- What's a Good ACT Score?
- What's Considered a Good Academic Record?
- What is a Weighted GPA?