3,086 reviews
  1. Syracuse, NY
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C
Syracuse University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference
Address
900 South Crouse Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13244
Website

Syracuse University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
53%
SAT Scores Range
1070-1280
ACT Scores Range
24-29
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Syracuse University

Cost

Net Price
$29,621/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,149/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,768/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,795/ year
  • $76-110k
    $30,228/ year
  • $110k+
    $41,597/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.183 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.178 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.178 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
14,532Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 108 responses
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  • Party hard, work hard
    53%
  • Party animal
    15%
  • Diligent
    9%
  • Ambitious and likes to have fun.
    8%
  • Friendly
    8%
  • East coaster
    5%
  • Astute
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
69%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.232 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.268 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 113 responses
Report
  • Orange
    27%
  • Opportunity
    23%
  • Amazing
    18%
  • Dynamic
    14%
  • Rich
    7%
  • Enlightening
    6%
  • So many things going on
    4%

After Syracuse University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
80%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.116 responses

Syracuse University Reviews

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Syracuse Architecture is a truly exemplary program and my overall experience with Syracuse University has been a positive one. The breadth of subject areas allowed me to take a diverse course load and dabble in interesting topics outside of my major. The School of Architecture itself has a great mix of professors with varying interests, giving a dynamic learning experience from semester to semester as their personal research goals drive various distinct studios and improve the overall experience within the program. I feel progressively closer to becoming successful in the professional world upon graduation.
As an international student, this being the first time away from home I will always call Syracuse my home. The place is amazing! I experienced some family difficulties due to finance but I was helped in my first semester. I'm wanting to go back to Syracuse and live the orange life which I've fallen in love with. I'm trying all sorts of ways to get back! People are so friendly, I've made some great friends and the professors are brilliant understanding and empathetic. Syracuse is the university that I would send my kids too. There's so much to offer and more.
My experience at Syracuse after only a few months, has taught me what it means to take advantage of the opportunities presented to you and the importance of connections. Inside and outside of the classroom, I have met some of the most diverse and motivated people, who have showed me how to get involved in all aspects of campus life: clubs, sports, greek life, etc. For example, I could never have pictured myself playing sports in anyway until a group of my friends pushed me to join their intramural volleyball team. It is people like this at Syracuse University that have made my experiences possible by teaching me to step outside my comfort zone and try something new. All aspects of Syracuse are tailored to fit each students interest in various ways, which is why I gave it a 4 star rating.