Syracuse University

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School Overview

Syracuse University (SU), called lovingly by its students ’Cuse, is a private, research institution in Syracuse, New York. The school educates around 12,000 undergraduate students and 4,000 graduate students annually. The school offers over 200 majors in 9 undergraduate schools. These schools include: the Syracuse School of Architecture; the College of Arts and Sciences; the School of Education; the David B. Falk School of Sport and Human Dynamics; the School of Information Studies (iSchool); the Martin J. Whitman School of Management; the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications; and the College of Visual and Performing Arts. There are also 24 Advanced Study Programs that offer certificates in counseling and education, among others.

SU is considered a research facility with a high level of activity. There are 29 research centers at the University that often cross disciplines in a variety of areas. These include such institutes as the Burton Blatt Institute for Research on Economic and Social Issues for People with Disabilities, the George E. Bennett Center for Accounting and Tax Research, and the H.H. Franklin Center for Supply Chain Management. The most popular majors at the University include Accounting, Architecture, Biology, Finance, and Information Science.


Syracuse University’s sports teams are known as "the Orange" and participate in NCAA Division I sports in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The school hosts 12 women’s sports and 8 men’s sports, including crew, lacrosse, football, and basketball. Throughout SU sports history, 28 teams have won national championships, including 14 men’s lacrosse championships.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

SU is a private institution that offers financial aid packages to its students. Nearly 75% of ’Cuse students receive some form of financial support. The school offers need-based grants from their endowment, as well as merit-based scholarships to qualifying students.


U.S. News and World Report ranked SU 58th among national universities in the United States in 2013 and 62nd in 2014. Many programs have been recognized nationally for their fantastic education. In 2012, DesignIntelligence ranked SU 3rd nationally for their industrial design program. The public communication program is also ranked nationally. Graduate programs in the College of Visual and Performing Art are also ranked highly, including a number 20 ranking for sculpture and a number 19 ranking for printmaking.

Student Housing

There are 21 residence halls on SU’s campus, 18 on the North campus and 3 on the South Campus. There are also over 1,000 apartments available for students on the South campus. Almost all of the halls are solid brick structures that can house anywhere from 50 to over 500 students.

General Information

Admission Office

100 Crouse-Hinds Hall

900 South Crouse Avenue

Syracuse, NY 13244-2130

(315) 443-3611

Fax: (315) 443-4226

Contact: Susan Donovan

Dean of Admissions
Main Address

100 Crouse-Hinds Hall

Syracuse, NY 13244-2130

(315) 443-1870

Total undergrads: 13,651

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 3,186

Degree-seeking undergrads: 13,105

Graduate enrollment: 5,075


Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $70

Online application fee: $70
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 53%

Percent students who return for sophomore year: 90%

College Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

Architecture B
Interior Architecture B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African Studies B
African-American Studies B
American Studies B
Classical Civilization B
Latin American Studies B
Russian/Slavic Area Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Film Production/Cinematography B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music History/Literature B
Music Theory/Composition B
Painting B
Photography B
Recording & Allied Entertainment Industries B
Sculpture B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B
Biophysics B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B,C
Entrepreneurial Studies B
Finance/Banking B
Marketing Management B
Sales and Distribution B
Sports Management B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Graphic arts B
Journalism B
Public Relations B
Radio/Television B

Computer & Information Sciences

Applied Computer Technician C
Applied Computer Technology B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Sciences/Systems B


Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Earth Science Teacher Education B
Education of Deaf/Hearing Impaired B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Family/Consumer Sciences – Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Physics Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Special Education B


Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering B
Biomedical Engineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering Physics B
Environmental Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B
Operations Research B

Engineering Technologies

Pre-engineering A

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B
English Literature (British) B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Clothing/Apparel/Textile Studies B
Consumer Economics B
Foods/Nutrition Studies B
Human Development/Family Studies A,B
Institutional Food Production B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
Foreign Language & Literature – General B
French B
German B
Italian B
Linguistics B
Russian B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Health & Wellness B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Preveterinary Medicine B
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Law & Legal Studies – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B

Library Science

Library Science B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Nutrition Sciences B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion & Society B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General A,B

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration B
Social Work B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Geography B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B,C
Sociology B

Transportation & Materials Moving

Supply Chain Management B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Syracuse University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(315) 443-1870
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Address:900 South Crouse Ave., Syracuse, NY 13244
Setting:Rural: Remote
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:21,970
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):81%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:15 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:19,511 (89% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$45,022
Out-of-state Tuition:$45,022
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:71%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$29,222

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Syracuse University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Syracuse University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Architecture and Related Services21
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies541
Biological and Biomedical Sciences532
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services3981
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs881
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services5242
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1
English Language and Literature/Letters2222
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences2411
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics183
Health Professions and Related Programs4251
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service211
Legal Professions and Studies111
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1111
Library Science11
Mathematics and Statistics221
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies443
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies3
Philosophy and Religious Studies2522
Physical Sciences1333
Public Administration and Social Service Professions2321
Social Sciences6676
Visual and Performing Arts12920
Grand total57112711845

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

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Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services3
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services321
Library Science11
Social Sciences1
Grand total581

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Syracuse University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,440

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid2,47571%
Grant or scholarship aid2,34367%$29,222
Student loan aid1,73050%$9,322

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid10,52069%$27,441
Federal student loans7,75251%$7,277

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Syracuse University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Syracuse University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants30,92313,70417,219
Percent admitted100%52%53%
Percent admitted who enrolled12%12%12%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Syracuse University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment21,970
Undergraduate enrollment15,218
Graduate enrollment6,752

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Syracuse University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs
    • Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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