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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C+
Syracuse is a highly rated private university located in Syracuse, New York. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 14,655 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Syracuse acceptance rate is 50%. Popular majors include Information Science, Psychology, and Economics. Graduating 83% of students, Syracuse alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $45,900.
900 South Crouse Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13244
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference

Syracuse University Rankings

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

SU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
50%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1180-1380
ACT Range
26-30
Application Fee
$85
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$43,111/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$27,300/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
82%

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.183 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.198 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.198 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
12
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
2
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
10
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    4%
  • On Campus
    95%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
14,655Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
571
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 127 responses
  • Party hard, work hard
    52%
  • Ambitious and likes to have fun.
    13%
  • Party animal
    13%
  • Diligent
    8%
  • Friendly
    8%
  • East coaster
    4%
  • Astute
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
69%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.252 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.288 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 133 responses
  • Orange
    29%
  • Opportunity
    23%
  • Amazing
    18%
  • Dynamic
    12%
  • Rich
    7%
  • Enlightening
    6%
  • So many things going on
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$62,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
83%
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 online experience with Syracuse University was great! The courses that I took were fairly easy courses; and by "easy" courses I mean courses that did not require such a "hands on" approach. It would've been difficult, in my opinion, to have taken courses such as Biology or Chemistry online due to the difficulty level, as well as the subsequent labs that are usually required for those courses. However, I took a Nutrition course and a Psychology course online, and those classes were great! My professors were very nice and extremely helpful if I did not understand something. They were available to have phone conversations or video conversations, if I wanted a more personal meeting. The courses were also very interesting and very inclusive of all students. Lectures and notes were both placed online, to be able to refer back to if needed, as well as videos that included examples of the topics that we discussed.

Overall, I really enjoyed my online experience with Syracuse University!
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I often refer to my decision to attend this school as the best decision I've ever made in my life, and that holds true to this day. The student experience here is not necessarily an 'easy' one. The winters are brutal, classes can be challenging, and the size of the school can make it hard to find your crowd at times. However, put serious effort in to your social and academic life here, and the school will reward you tremendously. The campus is in my opinion the most underrated campus aesthetically in the country and it is filled with people from all walks of life. At the underclassmen levels, classes can be large and uninteresting, but as you move into junior and senior years, the education is excellent and professors are very approachable. Truly a special place. Go orange!
Syracuse University is a wonderful school, and I have no regrets attending, whatsoever. Being at that school helped me get to the place where I am today. I give my overall experience 4 stars because of how my beginning experiences were, first coming to the school.

I am originally from South Carolina, and moving all the way to New York for college was both exciting and challenging. There was a big adjustment period for me, being in a new place far from home and trying to balance a whole new lifestyle that was different than what I was used to. Getting to know new people, and the nuances of New York life made for a difficult freshman year.

I say all of this not to discourage, but to give an honest opinion on how my journey began at that school. It was difficult to balance having a new lifestyle so far away and starting fresh at a brand new school. However, I would not change a single thing! Everything happens for a reason, and I am so grateful to have this school underneath my belt!