2 years ago
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Syracuse University thoughts?

There seems to be a mixed bag of reviews on Syracuse U, i could easily get in but im wondering if its even worth applying, and do yall have any recommendations in the new york area?

and a second question, can you back out of an early decision application before you've gotten a yes or no answer?

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2 years ago

Getting accepted into Syracuse varies on which College you are applying to. In 2021 and 2022 they had record applications like 39000+ and 41000+ for a class of 3700. I think the acceptance rate was 44% in 2021 and 40% in 2022.

If you apply to the Newhouse School of Communications, I think you need a 3.9 GPA and 1400 SAT these days with an acceptance rate of less than 20%. For the Architecture school, it is probably harder stats with a 10-15% acceptance rate.

Other NY schools are Colgate, Hamilton, Cornell, Vassar, Columbia, NYU, Union, RPI, UofRochester, Skidmore, St.Lawrence, Cooper Union, Fordham

You can cancel an ED application only if you do it really early like 2 weeks. Why? Because most colleges that have ED have already made some decisions in week 3 since the whole process is only 6 weeks from start to finish versus RD which could be 16 weeks, and I think RD likes their cancellations within 30 days. Don't expect your application fee refunded. And don't expect to be able to reapply RD if you cancel.

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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
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