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How hard to get into Syracuse?

KhipperKhipper Registered User Posts: 193 Junior Member
edited June 2012 in Syracuse University
Excluding the school of mass communications, how hard is it to get into Syracuse University? In particular, how difficult is it to get into the school of liberal arts?
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  • freeza58freeza58 Registered User Posts: 15 New Member
    Now that I've gone through the admissions process, I can agree that Syracuse is a difficult school to get into for the top students, because in retrospect, it's a strong safety school (for instance my friend who applied to Newhouse with a 3.5 GPA, 1900 SAT, regular decision and was rejected). However, when not applying to Newhouse, as many strong students do, a 3.25- 3.3 GPA with slightly better than average SAT scores, interesting (although not over the top) extra curriculars, and a strong will to show that Syracuse is your top school (as I did by applying ED) can get you in. From what I hear, it's much easier to get accepted into the Arts and Sciences program and then transfer into Newhouse, or any other school for that matter, your sophmore year. Syracuse accepts between 50%-65% of the applied students every year to make up a class of approximately 3,000 students. In my book, 50-65% is more than a fighting shot for anyone who's anyone to apply there unless you're a **** poor student. My junior year, I got all A's (compared to a high school career predominantly consisting of mostly B's with a C or two flung in there). Speaking of A's and B's, Syracuse is one of the top 100 "A Schools for B Students", showing that although the University is dedicated to bringing the cream of the crop into most of its programs, they know that not everyone's going to be the next Ted Koppel; yet, they give the late bloomers (such as myself) the opportunity to bloom into something more, something deserving. After speaking with a few alumni, the school, being ranked into the top 50 in US News, is truly, exactly, what it had been described ito be: a melting pot , filled with future news reporters,anchors, professional basketball players, musicians, etc; but as well as a school that gives the 3.0 student who worked hard through junior and senior year to become a 3.9 student to attend a prestigious school such as itself.
  • rock_onrock_on Registered User Posts: 19 New Member
    Does anybody know how much syracuse factors in your first semester grades. Mine kind of slipped.
  • bearcat0628bearcat0628 Registered User Posts: 176 Junior Member
    my friend got in with a 970 out of 1600 SAT score... dont worry :P
  • dank08dank08 Registered User Posts: 1,768 Senior Member
    What exactly is Newhouse? Is that their honors program?
  • KhipperKhipper Registered User Posts: 193 Junior Member
    Newhouse is the school of mass communications and journalism. Syracuse's broadcast journalism program is considered the one of, if not the best in the nation.

    Ever wonder why all the sportscasters on cable TV all sound the same. Most of them went to the Newhouse School of Communications.

    The Newhouse family owns a number of newspapers and magazines, in case anyone is interested.
  • dank08dank08 Registered User Posts: 1,768 Senior Member
    Cool, thanks.
  • smiley712smiley712 Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    in regards to the "friend getting a 970 and getting into syracuse," how long ago was it that your friend got in? i really want to get in but i did terrible on my SATs and got a 980/acts a 21. Everything else however is really strong. so do u think ill have a chance?
  • rodneyrodney Registered User Posts: 9,406 Senior Member
    smiley: original post is from 2006; if you are ED, you still have a shot....RD would be a reach with those SAT's; possibly a deferral from ED to RD though (not outright rejection IMO)
  • JJac610JJac610 Registered User Posts: 205 Junior Member
    Yeahhhh see here's the thing. Freeza58 was on the right track for a while..but kinda slipped up. The fact is, Syracuse is great school. What Freeza missed was Whittman which is the top management program in the country (as of this year), as well as their architecture and ischool programs. Don't let the stats from collegeboard fool you. To me, if you're a minority student, its much easier to get into than many other schools. The school prides itself HEAVILY on their "Scholarship in Action" program. Otherwise, this school is extremely competitive. Ive mentioned on this discussion board that I am a Sports Management student. The program accepts around 55 students out of (what I was told was) between 2-3 THOUSAND applicants. Of course, this year they said they accepted 60 by mistake, but that mistake (according to the heads of the program) isn't going to happen again. My point is maybe we aren't Duke or Brown, but we're certainly a competitive school. To take their prestige the wrong way is shameful
  • House of LondonHouse of London - Posts: 1,268 Senior Member
    Guys, let these prospects find out for themselves and do their own research.
  • x501x501 Registered User Posts: 90 Junior Member
    JJac610 - Can you (or anyone else) elaborate on what exactly Scholarship in Action is?
  • House of LondonHouse of London - Posts: 1,268 Senior Member
    Scholarship in action is the school's commitment to excellence by serving the community, providing vast resources for the student's and the most obvious thoroughly providing the very best education possible. If you've ever heard of SU's billion dollar campaign then that's in relation to scholarship in action

    [url=http://****/gview?a=v&q=cache:neXkmVE1hUMJ:www.tufts.edu/talloiresnetwork/downloads/SyracuseUniversityProfile.pdf+scholarship+in+action&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESjdBkUi9LXQgjvjp5n9TsWn0vWzmlgt6-SyVf-OaFE9R03rhGUbS5fYEDKc6_Sgrj983UvLMOYFEaTKD4_mpJgus6lwotXytXkhyNIyndiyBxJYrPGmroNttwOXtEHF6efkgJqb&sig=AFQjCNF0braGL272NqGLULG5zJP3TxH4cA]Scholarship in Action[/url]
  • LAisraeliLAisraeli Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    im a junior in highschool from LA but the thing is ive been going to a boarding school in Israel since sophmore year. its most likely ill be going into the israeli army and after my three year service i plan on going to college. i checked out SU and i really loved it. it really is a great school but im wondering if i could be accepted not being a traditional applicant along with the fact that i didnt take so many american courses. But i am attending a good school getting like As and Bs maybe a C or two. one class of which is the native language hebrew along with every class being in hebrew. i can also possibly take the SATs but i would have to study for them SO do i have a more than average shot
  • wilfredowilfredo Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    hi, I'm currently in 11th grade and I'm really interested in Syracuse. las year I was diagnosed with ADD inattentive, and since I got the medications to treat it I've been doing great at school. I currently have a 3.9 GPA from a constant 3.0 GPA last year as well as in ninth grade. I also got a 1,100 on the SAT, witch is god I guess. So the thing is do you think Syracuse would accept me?

    other important facts you may need to know:

    1. Founder and President for 2 (soon 3) years of the Business club.
    2. Member of my class's directive as the Coordinator of Activities
    3. Took MacroEconomics AP and planing on taking Statistics AP too
    4. participated all through High School and middle school in the Cross-Country and Track and Field team.
    5. I come from San Juan, Puerto Rico and do count as a minority.****
  • solidblusolidblu Registered User Posts: 853 Member
    1900 is low on the SAT anyway, so that sort of makes sense.
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