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Syracuse Admissions Information

Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY (map)


Few schools, particularly in the Northeast, have bridged the gap between academic excellence and athletic achievement as well as Syracuse University. One would be just as likely to find SU students library-bound Monday through Friday, as he or she would be to find them passionately cheering on the Syracuse Orange come the weekend. Otto the Orange, the school’s mascot, perfectly encompasses the loyalty which fans display on the basketball court and beyond.

Aside from Orange Pride, Syracuse offers its students a wide array of extracurricular opportunities. Greek life thrives at the school; nearly twenty percent of students participate in fraternities and sororities–although only upperclassmen may live in Greek housing, as freshmen and sophomores must live on campus. Syracuse’s satellite campus in Florence, Italy is an attractive option for students with an eye toward study abroad options. For those staying at the school’s home campus, SU’s 100+ annual inches of snowfall makes for plenty of winter activities, from sledding for the less coordinated, to skiing and snowboarding for the more seasoned.



Basic Info

Main Address: 100 Crouse-Hinds Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244-1870
Phone Number: (315) 443-1870  
Website: www.syr.edu  


Type of school: Private  
Type of school: Coed  
Setting: Urban setting, small city; Residential campus  
Athletics: NCAA Division I, Intercollegiate, Intramural, Club, Scholarship  
Degrees offered: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral  
Size of undergraduate student body: 13,736  
Percent out-of-state: 53%  
Percent international: 5.39%  
Female to Male ratio: 56:44  

Academic Life

Student to Professor ratio: 15:1  
Most popular majors: Business/Marketing
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Special study programs: Accelerated Program
Distance Learning
Double Major
Dual Enrollment of High School Students
Honors Program
Independent Study
Liberal Arts/Career Combination
ROTC, Air Force
ROTC, Army
Student-Designed Major
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification

Campus Life

Housing options:
Coed Housing
Apartments For Single Students
Special Housing For Disabled Students
Wellness housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)
Apartments For Married Students
Fraternity/Sorority Housing
Special Housing For International Students
Campus Ministries
Concert Band
Jazz Band
Marching Band
Musical Theater
Radio Station
Student Government
Symphony Orchestra
Choral Groups
Film Societies
International Students
Literary Magazine
Music Ensembles
Pep Band
Student Newspaper
Television Station

Fun Facts

  • Ranked #15, Jock Schools
  • Syracuse has a satellite campus in Florence, Italy
  • Ranked #7, Top Entrepreneurial Programs: Undergraduate
  • The Syracuse Orange has attained 27 NCAA championships

Admissions Information

Admissions at Syracuse University speaks to the school's dual emphasis on prospective students' academic achievements and extracurricular backgrounds. Applicants to the school should use their application as a means of accentuating their unique qualities and experiences; the ideal applicant is a well-rounded student. As such, admissions officials at Syracuse indicate that a student's character, class rank, application essay, interview, recommendations, standardized test scores, high school record, and level of interest are the most important factors for admission.

While not as important, factors such as alumni relation, geographical residence, work and volunteer experience, and whether the applicant is a first-generation college student, are all considerations taken into account during the admissions process.

Admissions address: 100 Crouse-Hinds Hall
900 S. Crouse Av
Syracuse, NY 13244-2130
Phone number: (315) 443-3611  
Fax number: (315) 443-4226  
Admissions Website: http://syr.edu/futurestudents/undergraduate/  
Email: lmorriso@syr.edu  
Contact Person: Dr. Lonnie Morrison, Director of Admissions  
Number of first-year applications received: 20,951  
Percent of applicants admitted: 60%  

Application Information

Regular application deadline: January 1  
Early decision/action deadline: November 15 (Early Decision)  
Accepts the Common Application? Yes  
Admission requirements: SAT or ACT with writing
2 Academic Teacher Evaluation
School Report/Mid Year Report/Final Report
If applicable: Early Decision Agreement

Application Information

Standardized test scores required? Yes  
Policy regarding SAT score-use: Considers all SAT scores; requires that all SAT scores from all test dates be submitted  
Middle 50% Scores



% Who Submitted Scores
SAT Critical Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
ACT Composite

College Board code: 2823  
ACT code: 2963  
Learn more about other Top New York schools:
Binghamton   Stony Brook   Colgate  

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