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Syracuse University

  • Syracuse, NY
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 55%45%
    student ratio
  • 15,097
    total students
  • $38,970 | $38,970
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • January 1
    fall application deadline
  • 49%
    acceptance rate
  • Very Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • Not
    Reported

    sat math
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    Reported

    sat reading
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    act composite

Overview

Learning on a Grand Scale

Syracuse University, nestled atop a hill overlooking downtown Syracuse in central New York, is a diverse multidisciplinary research university located 250 miles northwest of New York City.

A large university, Syracuse is home to almost 13,000 undergraduate and 4,400 graduate students. The campus has over 170 buildings and 21 residence halls. The university offers more than 200 majors, 100 minors, and houses 11 award-winning schools and colleges in architecture, arts and sciences, education, engineering and computer science, ecology, information studies, law, management, public affairs, communications, and visual and performing arts, as well as graduate school and a college for part-time students.

Despite its grand size, the university maintains a faculty-to-student ratio of 1:15 and average class size of 26, giving students the opportunity for an intimate learning experience.

In addition to a very wide range of academic courses, students have myriad choices of housing, extra-curricular, and community activities to round out their college experience.

A Diverse Faculty and Student Body

At the core of this grand institution is a vibrant and diverse mix of students and teachers. The university's top-notch faculty is comprised of approximately 1,000 full-time teachers, 100 part-time, and 500 adjunct professors. These instructors hail from around the world to teach, research, and mentor Syracuse students.

Syracuse students come from 50 states and over 130 foreign countries to round out this eclectic and international learning environment.

At the Cutting Edge of Technology

Students at Syracuse have easy access to high-speed wireless network connections, web-based course management systems, 3 dozen computing labs that house PCs equipped with specialized software, and 200 classrooms outfitted with the latest multimedia technologies.

Current construction on campus includes the new Dick Clark Studios in the Newhouse School of Public Communications and Dineen Hall, home to the School of Law, both opening Fall 2014.

A Prominent Learning Abroad Program

The university takes its commitment to expanding learning beyond the classroom seriously. SU Abroad is ranked as one of the highest quality study abroad programs by "U.S. News and World Report."

Almost 50 percent of Syracuse University students study abroad with the program, which is a cornerstone of the undergraduate experience. Syracuse currently operates overseas centers in Beijing, Florence, Hong Kong, Istanbul, London, Madrid, Santiago, and Strasbourg. Partnerships with other programs allow students to choose from an additional 30 countries for studying abroad. Discovery Programs offer first-year students the opportunity to begin their first semester in Florence or Strasbourg.

Students who want to stay in the country can also study through Syracuse programs in Washington, D.C., New York, and Los Angeles.

A Leader in Many Fields

Syracuse boasts several prestigious, nationally recognized, and highly ranked schools and colleges. Among these are the College of Visual and Performing Arts, School of Architecture, L. C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Information Studies, Martin J. Whitman School of Management, and the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Graduates of these and other schools have emerged to become leaders in their fields, including U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, playwright, director and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, Bob Costas, foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley, and many more.

A Stone's Throw Away from a Vibrant City

The school is nestled on 200 acres of land overlooking the city of Syracuse. While there is plenty to do on the hill, students also have access to the bustling city of Syracuse, which has a metropolitan population of almost 700,000. The city's cultural events, restaurants, historical landmarks, sports events, shopping centers, museums, and festivals are a quick walk, bus ride, or drive away.

A Pioneering Spirit

Syracuse University has been a pioneering force in education since its founding in 1870 as a small, private, coeducational liberal arts institution offering programs in the physical sciences and modern languages. Four years later, Syracuse created the nation's first Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

In the 1930s, Syracuse opened one of the country's first journalism schools. The university became a major research institution after World War II, when veterans enrolled in droves under the G.I. Bill. Today, SU is home to many prestigious colleges, an award-winning faculty, and a vibrant student body.

A Home for Serious Athletics

A vibrant athletic culture thrives at Syracuse. Athletic teams, known as the Orange, include men's football, basketball, cross country, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, and track and field. Women's teams include basketball, cross country, field hockey, ice hockey, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, softball, tennis, and track and field.

SU is a member of the Big East Conference for most NCAA Division I athletics and a member of the Eastern College Athletic Conference. For football and basketball games, as well as concerts, Syracuse is home to the Carrier Dome, a 49,250-seat domed stadium that is the largest structure of its kind on a college campus in the country.

Student Life

The university has more than 300 recognized student organizations for students interested in extra-curricular life at Syracuse. Overseen by the Office of Student Life (OSL), these include 5 Greek Councils, which oversee 71 Greek-letter organizations on campus, as well as dozens of professional, cultural, political, artistic, and religious organizations. The OSL also coordinates a Leadership Institute comprised of retreats, community service, mentoring, and programs.


Location & Contact

Syracuse University


Syracuse, NY 13244
USA

Office of Admissions

Phone: 315-443-3611
Fax: 315-443-4226
Email: orange@syr.edu

Contact school now

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Architecture
    • Architecture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Latin American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Russian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • African American/Black Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Women's Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Broadcast Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Photojournalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Radio and Television
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Relations/Image Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Advertising
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Science/Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Special Education&-Early Childhood
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education&-Elementary School
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Studies Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemistry Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish Language Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Earth Science Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Civil Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Foreign Languages and Literatures
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Linguistics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Comparative Literature
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Russian
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Italian
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Classics and Classical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Family and consumer sciences
    • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Human Nutrition
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Human Development and Family Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Pre-Law Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biophysics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Exercise Physiology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biotechnology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Neuroscience
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Nutrition Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Health and Physical Education/Fitness
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Ethics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Jewish/Judaic Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Philosophy and Religious Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Forensic Science and Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Public Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Digital Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Design and Visual Communications
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Commercial and Advertising Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Industrial and Product Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fashion/Apparel Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Illustration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Theater Design and Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Acting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Musical Theater
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Photography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Documentary Production
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Painting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sculpture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Printmaking
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Metal and Jewelry Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music History, Literature, and Theory
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Performance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Theory and Composition
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Keyboard Instruments
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Voice and Opera
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Stringed Instruments
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Percussion Instruments
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Communication Sciences and Disorders
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Dentistry Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Medical Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Veterinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Health
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Entrepreneurship
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Real Estate
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

49% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied28,269
    • Accepted13,990
    • Acceptance Rate49%
    • Enrolled15,097
    • Female Applicants15,386
    • Females Accepted7,937
    • Female Acceptance Rate51%
    • Male Applicants12,883
    • Males Accepted6,053
    • Male Acceptance Rate46%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.60
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen January 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan November --
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Not Reported
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 500 620
    • SAT Math 540 650
    • SAT Writing 520 630
    • ACT Composite 23 28
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$38,970
    • Out-of-state tuition *$38,970
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,488.00
    • Room and board *$14,054.00
    • Room only *$7,430.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planYes
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students15,097
    • Male Student Percentage45%
    • Female Student Percentage55%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino10.51%
    • Black or African American8.72%
    • White or Caucasian54.34%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.7%
    • Asian7.88%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.05%
    • Two or more races2.51%
    • Unknown3.78%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout9.36% representing 87 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students56% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 75%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services Yes
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations University Union, Student Leadership Conference, SU Ambulance, Student Association
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other crisis alert notification system, "Blue Light" emergency telephone system, off-campus patrols in student rental neighborhoods

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division I
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badmington No Division C No
    • Baseball No Division C No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Bowling No Division C No
    • Cheerleading No Division X No
    • Crew No Division 1 Yes
    • Cross-country running No Division 1 Yes
    • Equestrian sports No Division C No
    • Fencing No Division C No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football No Division A Yes
    • Golf Yes No No
    • Gymnastics No Division C No
    • Ice hockey Yes Division C No
    • Lacrosse Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rugby No Division C No
    • Sailing No Division C No
    • Skiing No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division C No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Division 1 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division C No
    • Water polo No Division C No
    • Wrestling No Division C No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badmington No Division C No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Bowling No Division C No
    • Cheerleading No Division X No
    • Crew No Division 1 Yes
    • Cross-country running No Division 1 Yes
    • Equestrian sports No Division C No
    • Fencing No Division C No
    • Field hockey Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Football No No No
    • Golf Yes No No
    • Gymnastics No Division C No
    • Ice hockey Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Lacrosse Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rugby No Division C No
    • Sailing No Division C No
    • Skiing No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Swimming Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Division 1 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Water polo No Division C No
    • Wrestling No No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty1,609
    • Full-time Percentage65%
    • Part-time Percentage35%
    • Female Percentage41%
    • Male Percentage59%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio16:1 or 18,446 students to 1,176 faculty


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