Syracuse University (SU)

Syracuse, NY

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Syracuse University

Syracuse University

Syracuse University Student Essentials

Syracuse University Student Essentials
Region: Northeast
Setting: Mid-size City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Otto the Orange
Nicknames: SU, 'Cuse
Website: syr.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Highly Selective
In-State Tuition: $39,004
Out-of-State Tuition: $39,004
Retention Rate: 92%
Enrollment: 32,675
Year Established: 1870

About SU

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.

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SU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 24 Reviews

50% of students gave Syracuse University 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating

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

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.


SU Map & Location

Syracuse University
Crouse Hinds Hall, Suite 600
Syracuse, NY 13244


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Getting Around SU

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

9/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Syracuse, NY

Winter
Dec
36
23
Jan
31
16
Feb
34
18
Spring
Mar
43
25
Apr
57
37
May
69
46
Summer
Jun
78
56
Jul
82
61
Aug
80
60
Fall
Sep
72
52
Oct
60
41
Nov
48
33

SU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 25,242
Freshman Class 3,586
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 32,675

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 12%
  • African American: 6%
  • Caucasian: 60%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 8%
  • Unknown and Other: 14%
Latino 12%
African American 6%
Caucasian 60%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 8%
Unknown and Other 14%

Undergraduate 77%
Graduate 23%
Full-Time 94%
Part-Time 6%
Women 57%
Men 43%
International 5%
Domestic 95%

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