Syracuse University, founded in 1870, is a private, comprehensive university. It strives to be the nation's leading student-centered research university and promotes learning through teaching, research, scholarship, creative accomplishment and service. A spirit of cooperation is present across all disciplines. Faculty members are expected to continue learning through research in their own fields and to share this discovery with undergrads actively involved in that research and in the classroom. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Human Development, Nursing, and the Visual and Performing Arts; and the Schools of Architecture, Education, Information Studies and Management. Classes are smaller, advising is stronger and emphasis on internships and foreign study is greater than in most comparable institutions. This model is a hallmark of a Syracuse University education. The 200-acre campus, including 15 buildings registered with the National Register of Historic Places, is located in Syracuse.

Website: www.syracuse.edu/

Private
Co-ed
15,226
Undergraduate
Students
(54.0%) 8,218 Women
(46.0%) 7,008 Men
7,577
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
50% of 34,981 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.67
SAT Math
590-700 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
590-670 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
25-29 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$70,636
Tuition and Fees
$51,853
Room and Board
$15,550
Average Percent of Need Met
97%
Average Freshman Award
$42,060
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$37,707
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Not required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,121
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 23% of classes
10-19 students: 36% of classes
20-29 students: 20% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes
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Campus Life

Syracuse Population
144,669
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Syracuse, NY
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
53% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Otto the Orange
Sororities
41% of women participate
Fraternities
26% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
8.1% Asian
7.6% Black/African-American
10.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
65.6% White
3.5% Unknown
International Students
13.1% from 92 countries
First-Year Students Returning
90.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
71.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
89%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
13.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   4
Science   4
Foreign Language   3
Social Studies   4
History   4
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required January 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
900 South Crouse Avenue
City, State, Zip
Syracuse, NY 13244
Phone
(315) 443-3611
Fax
 
E-mail
orange@syr.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 1
Application Fee
$85
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 15
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15
Early Decision Notification
December 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
Please visit the Apply to Syracuse web page at http://admissions.syr.edu for information on requirements for First-Year, Transfer, and International applicants. required for freshmen
Financial Need
 

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
50% of 34,981 applicants were admitted
Women
50% of 19,715 applicants were admitted
Men
51% of 15,266 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
3,970 (23%) of 17,643 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,161 (22%) of 9,892 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,757 (23%) of 7,751 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
58% of 2,004 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
6,523
Students Accepting Wait List Position
2,087
Students Admitted From Wait List
609

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.67
3.75 and Above
43%
3.50 - 3.74
23%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
590-700 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
27%
Score of 600 - 700
45%
Score of 500 - 600
26%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
590-670 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
13%
Score of 600 - 700
57%
Score of 500 - 600
27%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
25-29 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
32%
Score of 24 - 29
58%
Score of 18 - 23
10%
Score of 12 - 17
1%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 39%
Top quarter: 71%
Top half: 94%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$70,636
Tuition and Fees
$51,853
Room and Board
$15,550
Books and Supplies
$1,500
Other Expenses
$1,733
Payment Plans
Prepayment plan, installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
January 1
Award Notification
On or about March 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002882
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional
Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
2,355 (66.3%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,520 (66.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,520 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
839 (55.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
97%
Average Award
$42,060
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,457 (93.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $35,961
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,380 (91.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,900
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 200 (11.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,123 (26.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,830

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
8,564 (61.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
6,185 (72.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
6,185 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2,779 (45.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
94%
Average Award
$40,030
Need-Based Gift
Received by 5,889 (94.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $32,676
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 5,701 (92.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,900
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 571 (8.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
3,521 (20.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,070

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
59%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$37,707
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
19.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
10.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,951
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Advertising
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Architectural History and Criticism, General
  • Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biophysics
  • Biotechnology
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
  • Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
  • Earth Science Teacher Education
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Ethics
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
  • Finance, General
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Human Nutrition
  • Human Services, General
  • Illustration
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Interior Architecture
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Journalism
  • Journalism, Other
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Knowledge Management
  • Latin American Studies
  • Legal Professions and Studies, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metal and Jewelry Arts
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Management
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Technology
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Musical Theatre
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Neuroscience
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Painting
  • Percussion Instruments
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Photojournalism
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Real Estate
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies, Other
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Russian Studies
  • Sculpture
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Stringed Instruments
  • Systems Science and Theory
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Voice and Opera
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Communication/journalism, Social sciences, Business/marketing
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Arts & sciences/education
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Not required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Not required

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
1,121
Part-Time Faculty
603
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
59%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 23% of classes
10-19 students: 36% of classes
20-29 students: 20% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 7% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 29% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 54% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 8% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
3,275,551
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
3500
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Laws, Master of Music, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Social Work, Master of Business Administration, Executive Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Health, Master of Science, Master of Social Science, Master of Public Administration, Executive Master in International Relations, Master of Architecture

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Art Education
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Business Analytics
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Engineering
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • History
  • Information Science
  • Journalism
  • Library Science
  • Marketing
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Neuroscience
  • Nutrition
  • Photography
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Real Estate
  • Religion
  • Rhetoric
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Special Education
  • Supply Chain Management

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Education, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Bioengineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • History
  • Information Science
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Neuroscience
  • Nutrition
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Religion
  • Social Sciences
  • Special Education

Location and Setting


Syracuse Population
144,669
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Syracuse, NY
Campus Size
721 acres

Weather

Temperature
14.2 average low in January, 76.7 average high in September
Rain
171 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Syracuse
Nearest Train Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Syracuse

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
53% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Otto the Orange
School Colors
Orange

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x   x  
Crew x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Field Hockey x x    
Ice Hockey x x    
Lacrosse x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x    
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Crew x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey x x
Ice Hockey x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Crew x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey    
Ice Hockey    
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis    
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
badminton, bowling, equestrian sports, fencing, gymnastics, rugby, sailing, skiing (downhill), water polo
Men's Club Sports
badminton, baseball, bowling, equestrian sports, fencing, gymnastics, ice hockey, rugby, sailing, tennis, volleyball, water polo, wrestling

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, ice hockey, racquetball, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student association, university union, otto
Sororities
41% of women participate
Fraternities
26% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
15,226
Women
8,218 (54.0%)
Men
7,008 (46.0%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
14,655
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
8.1% Asian
7.6% Black/African-American
10.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
65.6% White
3.5% Unknown
International Students.
13.1% from 92 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
7,577

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
90.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
71.3%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
81.7%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
83.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
89%
Average Starting Salary
89%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
13.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 4.5%
Engineering 1%
Law 1%
Arts and Sciences 6%
Medicine 1%
Education 1.5%
Other 2%

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