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Tips mention: Interview (6), ACT/SAT (20), Grades (28), Sports/Extracurriculars (10), College Essay (17)
Write about something specific to campus - I wroteMay 24 2009Business - Management and Administration
Write about something specific to campus - I wrote about the new Newhouse 3 building. Good SAT/ACT scores don't hurt.
ACT: 32 SAT: 1940 Female
Be wicked smart and PushMay 11 2009Unknown
Be wicked smart and Push. Try as hard as you can. Send five recommendations if you have to. Set up an interview. Show them that you can thrive in their school. Show a a lot of passion and interest in the school. Syracuse would rather have bright students who are truly interested in learning and making the most of their time than a bunch of valedictorians without a purpose or direction.

have a solid background and Ace your classes. Don't send in crap on your resume. It's Syracuse after all! Be honest, be creative, be genuine. If you're a minority then you'll have a leg up.

I was rejected applying as a HS seniorMay 10 2009Unknown
I was rejected applying as a HS senior. Matter fact, nobody from my graduating class was admitted into Syracuse. (And we're talking about 9 applicants including myself) It was my dream school but since everyone that applied from my school did not get in I didn't feel as bad. I instead went to a community college and worked my butte off at that community college. I was determined to give it a second try. I maintained a really high GPA, did alot of community service and applied again. I was given the chance this time to attend. Looking back at it, I realize that I personally did not have the SAT score to gain admission. I strongly recommend pulling the best grades possible and getting your SAT score as high as possible.
To gain admission here you must demonstrate a strongMay 09 2009Chemical Engineering
To gain admission here you must demonstrate a strong love of learning. A desire for a quality education. Admissions officers are more interested in students who knows there's a primary reason for college and are open to learn many different things rather than only coming for the prestige.

Having said that, Syracuse looks at test scores but personality, passion and interest in the school holds just as much weight. In all honesty, Syracuse is not for everyone. It is for the go-getters, the free-thinkers, and the hard working. If you're trying to seek the greatest possible intellectual challenge ever then Syracuse is for you.

Advice: The best essays are the essays that would either make the admissions officers cry or laugh really hard. I suggest "WOW" the admissions officers with a killer and genuine essay and apply Early Decision if Syracuse is your first choice.

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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