A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    C
Syracuse University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
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
52%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1090-1290
ACT Range
25-29
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$31,823/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,662/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,670/ year
  • $49-75k
    $25,109/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,579/ year
  • $110k+
    $42,875/ 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
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.179 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.179 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
14,566Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 109 responses
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  • Party hard, work hard
    52%
  • Party animal
    15%
  • Ambitious and likes to have fun.
    9%
  • Diligent
    9%
  • Friendly
    8%
  • East coaster
    5%
  • Astute
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
69%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.233 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.269 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 114 responses
Report
  • Orange
    27%
  • Opportunity
    23%
  • Amazing
    18%
  • Dynamic
    14%
  • Rich
    7%
  • Enlightening
    6%
  • So many things going on
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
82%
National
49%
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
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My first year at Syracuse was amazing! Being an engineering student I was afraid that I wouldn't have time for anything else but studying. But I learned to manage my team and balance volunteering, working off campus, Greek life and a club sport with my major. Teachers are always there to help you, and so are your peers, which is what makes Syracuse so great! Plus you can get involved in so many different things you've never tried before, and meet all kinds of new people.
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Syracuse University is a great university for future engineers who seek to have a career with the best businesses and companies in the nation and the world. The professors provide great academic material for students to gain knowledge to use for their desired careers and help students fully understand concepts and principles of the subject. Outside the classroom, students can easily work together and help each other on their studies. To further practice their respective studies, the university consists of multiple student organizations involving interest and/or background, such as Formula SAE for engineers. In addition, there are internship and job fairs every spring and fall, research opportunities, and career workshops including job shadows that help students be more prepared for real world applications.
The current campus is very obviously headed towards potentially great changes in the future. The chancellor frequently communicates with the students, encouraging acceptance within our community. Within the engineering school, several of the staff are more than willing to offer help outside of usual assigned office hours and will encourage you to follow your passion regardless of their own personal interests. Although the area surrounding the university can be dull, and the weather challenging, individuals within the residence halls and those in charge of campus life try their best to offer as many interesting activities for the students.