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  1. Academics
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  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
    B-
  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 14,607 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Syracuse acceptance rate is 52%. Popular majors include Psychology, Information Studies, and Finance. Graduating 82% of students, Syracuse alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $43,400.
About Syracuse University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference
Address
900 South Crouse Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13244

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
January 1
SAT Range
1090-1290
ACT Range
25-29
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action

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
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Academics

Professors
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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.183 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.183 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
14,607Undergrads
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 113 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
    4%
  • Astute
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
70%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.237 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.273 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 118 responses
Report
  • Orange
    27%
  • Opportunity
    22%
  • Amazing
    19%
  • Dynamic
    14%
  • Rich
    8%
  • Enlightening
    6%
  • So many things going on
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$58,400/ 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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Syracuse University Reviews

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From academics to athletics Syracuse University is hands down one of the best colleges in the nation! There is a reason why have been ranked #1 in school spirit by the Princeton Review for three years in a row now. Everywhere you look, you will see a sea of orange. And let's not forget about the world's cutest mascot, Otto the Orange! You will for sure bleed orange for the rest of your life, should you choose to attend this incredible university!
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Syracuse is a diamond in the rough of colleges. It's a well rounded school with a little bit of everything. Greek life, sports, great academics, a good reputation, and a beautiful campus; Cuse has everything to offer. At Syracuse you'll get a great education during the week, and a great social life on the weekends. But the social life isn't just for the weekends either; you better expect to be going out on Tuesdays and Thursdays too!
My experience at Syracuse University was a great one! Initially, I was waitlisted but was able to attend the university after waiting some time. The atmosphere is great if you are someone who is interested in sports. They also have a number of groups and student unions that you can join. I myself was part of the literary magazine - Perception.