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Syracuse University Overview

Syracuse University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Syracuse, New York. Syracuse is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is Syracuse University Known For?

14,675 Full-Time Undergraduates
$34,472 Avg Cost After Aid
47% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at Syracuse is 3%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The highest degree offered at Syracuse is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 66% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Syracuse makes roughly $62,100 a year. This is 52% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • The average Syracuse student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

Syracuse University Rankings

Syracuse landed the #119 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. Syracuse also holds the #13 spot on the Best Colleges in New York ranking.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Syracuse has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Syracuse

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for International Students 44
Best Colleges for Veterans 57
Best Colleges for Diversity 85
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 103
Best Colleges 119
Best Colleges for the Money 854

Where Is Syracuse University?

Location of Syracuse University

Contact details for Syracuse are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 900 South Crouse Ave., Syracuse, NY 13244
Phone: 315-443-1870
Website: https://www.syracuse.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/syracuseuniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SyracuseU

How Do I Get Into Syracuse?

You can apply to Syracuse online at: https://www.syracuse.edu/admissions/apply/

Admission Requirements for Syracuse

Submission Required?
High School GPA recommended
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Syracuse?

47% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women
66% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate of Syracuse University is 47%. While it may not be as selective as some schools, it does screen its applicants very carefully. Do what you can to stand out among others in the pool of applicants!

Approximately 45% of accepted students are men and 55% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 46%, and the acceptance rate for women is 47%.

Average Test Scores

About 66% of students accepted to Syracuse submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 580 and 670. Math scores were between 580 and 680.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Syracuse University  ( 580 to 670 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Syracuse University  ( 580 to 680 )
200
800
Syracuse received ACT scores from 45% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 25 and 31. Math scores were between 24 and 29. Composite scores were between 25 and 30.

ACT English Scores for Syracuse University  ( 25 to 31 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Syracuse University  ( 24 to 29 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Syracuse University  ( 25 to 30 )
1
36

Can I Afford Syracuse University?

$34,472 Net Price
46% Take Out Loans
3.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Syracuse is $34,472. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Syracuse

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$19,468 $21,230 $27,280 $31,663 $45,901

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Syracuse, approximately 46% of students took out student loans averaging $9,398 a year. That adds up to $37,592 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Syracuse is 3.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Syracuse University Undergraduate Student Diversity

14,675 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 15,252 undergraduate students at Syracuse, with 14,675 being full-time and 577 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Syracuse

There are also 7,232 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 14,675 full-time undergraduates at Syracuse, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Syracuse

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Syracuse University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Syracuse Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,018
Black or African American 1,017
Hispanic or Latino 1,405
White 8,366
International Students 1,919
Other Races/Ethnicities 950

Geographic Diversity

New York students aren't the only ones who study at Syracuse University. At this time, 45 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 114 countries are represented at Syracuse. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Syracuse University

2,279 Took All Classes Online
3,070 Took At Least One Class Online
54.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 10 bachelor’s degree and 16 master’s degree programs available online at Syracuse. In 2017-2018, 3,070 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Syracuse has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 4th most popular in New York for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Syracuse

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Syracuse University was 54.0%. This is the #479 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Syracuse regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Syracuse majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 10%
Business Administration & Management 1%
Business, Management & Marketing 5%
Computer & Information Sciences 10%
Computer Information Systems 48%
Electrical Engineering 14%
Engineering 2%
Library & Information Science 61%
Library Science 61%
Management Information Systems 67%
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 67%
Public Administration 13%
Public Administration & Social Service 12%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Syracuse ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Syracuse.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Other Computer & Information Sciences #1
Information Science #3
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods #4
Library & Information Science #4
Library Science #4
General Social Sciences #5
Computer Systems Networking #12
Information Technology #14
Teacher Education Subject Specific #15
Social Sciences #16
Computer & Information Sciences #37
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #48
Liberal Arts General Studies #48
Education #81
Business Administration & Management #119
Business, Management & Marketing #154

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Syracuse University Majors

In 2017-2018, Syracuse University awarded 8,218 undergraduate degrees and 5,846 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 107 94 0
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 0 32 0 0
Anthropology 0 17 0 4
Applied Mathematics 0 28 29 0
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 111 38 0
Area Studies 0 8 5 0
Arts & Media Management 0 35 20 0
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 24 0 3
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 0 21 0
Biomedical Engineering 0 37 16 3
Biotechnology 0 14 0 0
Business Administration & Management 0 83 363 2
Chemical Engineering 0 28 8 4
Chemistry 0 19 3 15
Civil Engineering 0 51 19 4
Classical & Ancient Studies 0 2 0 0
Classical Languages & Literature 0 3 0 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 5
Communication & Media Studies 0 102 12 3
Communication Sciences 0 15 3 11
Computer Engineering 0 20 89 0
Computer Information Systems 0 70 213 3
Computer Systems Networking 0 0 11 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 43 27 0
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 30 3
Design & Applied Arts 0 117 10 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 68 0 0
Economics 0 229 6 5
Education Philosophy 0 0 14 6
Educational Administration 0 0 22 1
Electrical Engineering 0 16 42 8
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 20 0
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 45 6 0
Environmental Engineering 0 12 9 0
Ethnic Studies 0 13 0 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 62 10 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 160 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 37 28 0
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 52 3 0
General Biology 0 101 1 8
General Education 0 24 0 0
General English Literature 0 44 3 1
General Psychology 0 245 7 0
General Social Sciences 0 0 6 3
Geography & Cartography 0 18 4 4
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 6 6 6
Germanic Languages 0 2 0 0
Graphic Communications 0 12 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 140 0 0
History 0 40 4 3
Human Development & Family Studies 0 51 1 3
Human Sciences Business Services 0 28 0 0
Human Services 0 21 0 0
Information Science 0 220 189 4
Information Technology 0 0 14 0
Instructional Media Design 0 0 13 4
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 14 0
Interior Architecture 0 21 0 0
International Relations & National Security 0 95 76 0
Journalism 0 135 73 0
Law 0 0 0 179
Legal Research 0 0 34 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 8 6 0 0
Library & Information Science 0 0 106 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 12 11 0
Management Information Systems 0 1 0 0
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 63 0
Marketing 0 127 0 0
Mathematics 0 26 19 1
Mechanical Engineering 0 73 58 7
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 34 2
Museum Studies 0 0 17 0
Music 0 21 12 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 4 0 0
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 36 0 0
Nutrition Science 0 16 10 0
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 0 14 0
Other Education 0 0 7 0
Other Homeland Security 0 0 3 0
Philosophy 0 13 1 2
Physics 0 16 4 14
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 5 0
Political Science & Government 0 170 6 6
Public Administration 0 62 179 3
Public Health 0 67 11 0
Public Relations & Advertising 0 221 165 0
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 152 32 0
Real Estate 0 21 0 0
Religious Studies 0 3 4 6
Romance Languages 0 18 6 0
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 3 0 0
Social Work 0 40 78 0
Sociology 0 46 6 4
Special Education 0 34 33 2
Statistics 0 0 10 0
Student Counseling 0 0 3 0
Systems Engineering 0 0 1 0
Systems Theory 0 2 0 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0 1
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 15 39 5
Teaching English or French 0 0 6 0
Writing Studies 0 33 13 3
Total 16 8,202 5,144 702

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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