SU Description

Syracuse University is a well-established private university in Syracuse, New York. Situated on a sprawling historical campus, Syracuse offers nationally recognized undergraduate and graduate programs and opportunities to participate in unique research projects.

Since its founding in the 19th century, Syracuse has had a reputation for quality academics. Today Syracuse boasts high rankings from publications like U.S. News and World Report. The academic divisions that have received particular recognition are:

  • Architecture
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Business Administration
  • Communications
  • Engineering
  • Public Administration

In addition to these divisions, Syracuse is home to more than five other academic departments.

Syracuse is also recognized for its high research activity. Research is also unique in that it is interdisciplinary and uses different disciplines to solve a particular issue or problem. Areas of research include:

  • Disability
  • Environmental Systems
  • Gerontology, Health and Policy
  • Urban Education

Students who participate in one of these research projects are also eligible for a scholastic scholarship.

Student life options include performing arts activities and student organizations and clubs.

Freshmen applicants must submit an application, test scores and transcripts. The average GPA of admitted students is generally around 3.5, making admissions fairly competitive. SAT scores usually range from about 1600 to 1870.

In addition to research scholarships, Syracuse awards academic and other types of scholarships to help cover tuition costs. Need-based financial aid programs are also available and include loans and grants.

Quick Facts about Syracuse University

Region

Northeast

Setting

Mid-size City Setting

Type

Private

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Orange

Nicknames

SU, 'Cuse

Website

syr.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Highly Selective

In-State Tuition

$36,300

Out-of-State Tuition

$36,300

Retention Rate

91%

Enrollment

19,857

Year Established

1870

SU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4.5

5 star
  12 reviews
4 star
  11 reviews
3 star
  1 review
2 star
 
1 star
 

50% of students gave Syracuse University 5 stars overall.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

Syracuse is an awesome community to be involved in. Not just the campus itself, but the Syracuse community as a whole. It provides a gorgeous campus with lots of clubs and activities to get involved in for a variety of interests.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

I really appreciate the orientation programs available at Syracuse University. My involvement in the L.O.O.P. Program this summer was a great experience and really gave me a jump start to making new friends as a transfer student at SU.

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SU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
13,651
Freshman Class
3,586
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
19,857

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
69%
Graduate
31%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
94%
Part-Time
6%

Gender of Students

Women
57%
Men
43%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
7%
African American
8%
Caucasian
62%
American Indian or Alaska native
1%
Asian
9%
Unknown and Other
14%

International Students

International
11%
Domestic
89%

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