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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 47%. Popular majors include Information Science, Psychology, and Finance. Graduating 83% of students, Syracuse alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $45,900.
About Syracuse University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference
Address
900 South Crouse Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13244
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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
47%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1160-1350
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$35,306/ 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
$27,878/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
73%

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.189 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.189 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
14,675Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
577
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 119 responses
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  • Party hard, work hard
    53%
  • Party animal
    14%
  • Ambitious and likes to have fun.
    9%
  • 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.243 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.279 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 124 responses
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  • Orange
    28%
  • Opportunity
    21%
  • 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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Syracuse University Reviews

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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!
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First off, I love all the resources the campus has to offer. If you’re struggling academically, mentally, emotionally, or even physically, there are many different departments in which can help fix that issue. Academically, there’s tutoring everyday of the week. Mentally and emotionally, we have a great department for counseling and human services. And physically, if you want to improve your daily health, body, or well being we have personal training services on campus as well. We have access to dining halls where there’s amazing food being served throughout the day. Being a transfer, the transition to such a prestigious university was difficult at first but Syracuse and its resources definitely helped a whole lot and I couldn’t be more thankful. Also, the networking on this campus is great. Finding an internship can be difficult, but the wide amount of Syracuse alumni working in different companies around the world definitely boosts our chances.
It's a well-rounded school with everything. Greek life, sports, great academics, a good reputation, and a beautiful campus; Syracuse has everything to offer. At Syracuse, you'll get a great education during the week, and a great social life on the weekends. Great experiences with most classes and instructors, and feel that I have networked and learned more than I could imagine since my first day of class. Toured the college this summer and I absolutely loved it. The campus was amazing and everyone we spoke to was super nice. Syracuse's academics, student life, and athletics allow any student to explore their forte and find others with similar interests and life goals.