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Syracuse University Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Syracuse University? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Syracuse offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Syracuse University Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Syracuse University was awarded 180 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is communication and journalism.

Overall Quality

Syracuse is ranked #119 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

Syracuse also holds the #13 spot on the Best Colleges in New York ranking.

See all of the rankings for Syracuse University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Syracuse?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Syracuse University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 47%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 66% of students accepted to Syracuse submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 580 and 670. Math scores were between 580 and 680.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Syracuse University  ( 580 to 670 )
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SAT Math Scores for Syracuse University  ( 580 to 680 )
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Syracuse received ACT scores from 45% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 25 and 30.

ACT Composite Scores for Syracuse University  ( 25 to 30 )
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Learn more about Syracuse University admissions.

Syracuse University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Syracuse University is about average at 15 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Syracuse University is 66%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  66 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Syracuse University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Syracuse University has a freshmen retention rate of 91%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  91 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Syracuse for first-time, full-time students is 68%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  68 out of 100
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Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Syracuse University.

Excellent Overall Diversity at Syracuse

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 15,226 undergraduates at Syracuse with 14,655 being full-time and 571 being part-time.

Syracuse Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 97.61 out of 100, Syracuse is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  97.61 out of 100
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How Much Does Syracuse University Cost?

The overall average net price of Syracuse is $34,472. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Syracuse

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$19,468 $21,230 $27,280 $31,663 $45,901

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Syracuse, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Syracuse, approximately 46% of students took out student loans averaging $9,398 a year. That adds up to $37,592 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Syracuse is 3.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Syracuse Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Syracuse make about $62,100 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for Syracuse students since it is 56% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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See which majors at Syracuse University make the most money.

Location of Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Syracuse, New York. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Location of Syracuse University

Contact details for Syracuse are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 900 South Crouse Ave., Syracuse, NY 13244
Phone: 315-443-1870
Website: https://www.syracuse.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/syracuseuniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SyracuseU

Syracuse University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 106 majors graduated from Syracuse University. Of these students, 4,109 received undergraduate degrees and 2,923 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 245 $33,600
Economics 229 $45,900
Public Relations & Advertising 221 $44,600
Information Science 220 $64,800
Political Science & Government 170 $37,600
Finance & Financial Management 160 $62,400
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 152 $28,700
Health & Physical Education 140 $26,500
Journalism 135 $36,100
Marketing 127 $43,800

Learn more about the majors offered at Syracuse University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Syracuse

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 3,070 students took at least one online class at Syracuse University. This is an increase from the 2,681 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 3,070 2,279
2016-2017 2,681 1,735
2015-2016 2,459 1,228
2014-2015 1,787 862
2013-2014 1,080 429

Learn more about online learning at Syracuse University.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

References

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