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Syracuse University

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Your Chances at Syracuse
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Students who got into Syracuse:

Tips mention: Interview (6), ACT/SAT (20), Grades (28), Sports/Extracurriculars (10), College Essay (17)
To get into SU, volunteering andOct 16 2014Biology
To get into SU, volunteering and extracurriculars are very important. It is more difficult to get into the Architecture, Broadcasting, Human Dynamics, Management, and Music programs than it is to get into the College of Arts and Sciences, but showing that you are a well-rounded student is still very important--no matter which department you are applying to.
ACT: 30 Female
Syracuse is a well known school for many reasonsApr 15 2013PreMed and Medical
Syracuse is a well known school for many reasons other than just than our sports and popular alumni. Syracuse has been my dream school since I was very young. In high school I maintained a 3.9 GPA and had a 30 on my ACT. My sat was very low-1700 but I wrote a very concise supplement essay and expressed my interest for Syracuse. Some majors aren't very competitive and people with 3.5 can get in. For Newhouse, Engineering, Whitman and Falk a GPA of about 3.7 will definitely earn you a spot even if your test scores are average.

also I joined many clubs such as key club, honor society and Korean culture club. syracuse pretends to have a wholistic approach but from what I've heard that some applicions are tossed aside for better students. people here will tell you that you just have to be rich but even the New Jersey kids at very smart!

just try your best and you will make it
ACT: 32 SAT: 2000 Female

Prospective Newhouse students need a high GPA (above aFeb 07 2011Communications
Prospective Newhouse students need a high GPA (above a 3.4, around a 3.5-3.6) and experience helps. Get the best recommendations possible, get involved in clubs and sports and put a lot of effort into the essay. Most of all, sell yourself to this school if you want to get into it. Tell admissions how you will add to the diversity and culture of this university and how they will benefit from having you here.
SAT: 1680 Female
I think SU looks for well-rounded students over gradesJan 17 2010Civil Engineering
I think SU looks for well-rounded students over grades or SATs. A lot of people I know who went/go to SU bombed the SATs, and most students fall in the B range in terms of academics. Try to get involved with extracurriculars, but still keep your grades up to par. Don't be too pressured; SU isn't the hardest school to get into. If you're nervous that you can't get into SU's harder colleges (like Newhouse, for example), apply to Arts & Sciences, then transfer into your desired college after a year. SO many students do this.
ACT: 32 Female
Show passion in somethingMay 04 2009Journalism
Show passion in something. Syracuse values students who are passionate about something--be it art, journalism, music, theatre, math or changing the world. Be passionate about something and make sure it shines through in your EC. Your grades should be solid also. Everything else should come into play. Good luck. You're not the only one trying to get a spot. It's you and thousands of others. Keep that in mind.
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