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Syracuse University Receives Record-Setting Number of First-Year Applications
Syracuse University has once again experienced a record-setting year for first-year applications with a total of 39,342 as of March 8. This represents a 24 percent increase from last year.
The significant growth in applications follows an entirely virtual recruitment period as the Office of Admissions team quickly adapted its programming to a remote environment to support public health best practices. The team offered a series of virtual engagement opportunities including general information sessions, academic interest sessions, theme-based sessions, sample classes, virtual tours and personal interviews.
Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Maurice Harris shares, “While the recruitment experience looked different this year, prospective students and families continued to show—in record numbers—the value they see in a Syracuse University education. The quality of and enhancements made to the academic and student life experience continue to distinguish Syracuse University in the college selection process.”
In addition to the record-setting application numbers, the applicant pool is once again academically competitive and increasingly diverse. Students of color represent 39 percent of the applicant pool, an increase from 37 percent last year, and students from outside the Northeast region marked substantial growth in application numbers.
“This year’s applicant pool reflects Syracuse University’s deep and ongoing commitment to inclusion, opportunity and academic excellence, as we attract and admit students of talent and promise from all over the globe,” adds Harris.
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