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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
    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 14,675 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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About Syracuse University...
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.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
50%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1180-1370
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$39,005/ 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
$26,296/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
79%

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
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.193 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.193 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
14,675Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
577
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 123 responses
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  • Party hard, work hard
    53%
  • Party animal
    14%
  • Ambitious and likes to have fun.
    11%
  • Diligent
    8%
  • Friendly
    8%
  • East coaster
    4%
  • Astute
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
70%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.247 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.283 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 128 responses
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  • Orange
    28%
  • Opportunity
    22%
  • Amazing
    19%
  • Dynamic
    13%
  • 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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Loved everything about Syracuse! My professors were all amazing and really cared about the success of their students. There are so many opportunities for involvement through Greek life, clubs, athletics, etc. The school spirit is also unmatched.
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Class of 2012 graduate. Did well here (Fraternity president + Graduated with honors in dual degrees from Newhouse School of Communications and Whitman School of Business.)

Truthfully, college today is about "credentialing and networking". Syracuse is easily one of the most "well-known" and "network friendly" private institutions in the Northeast. Fair or not, a diploma from 'Cuse certainly will open doors where degrees from lesser-known or supported institutions might not.

As a bonus, great ACC sports teams help with national visibility and drive "school spirit" both on campus and with alumni relations when senior year comes around and it is time to find a job (and pay for loans). I'm settled in the southwest now and employers still know about Syracuse.
I graduated from SU in 1988. I can't say enough good things about it. It has everything - a beautiful campus, excellent courses and devoted instructors, great Greek and sports life, if that is your preference, great dorms, tons of activities you can participate in. In addition, SU is a very generous school - it offers excellent financial aid for those who need it. I would HIGHLY recommend SU to you!