Syracuse University

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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2022 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 547 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is consumer merchandising/retailing management.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Syracuse as #122 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country.

Syracuse also holds the #15 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

Syracuse University has an acceptance rate of 47%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Syracuse.

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 )

SAT Math Scores for Syracuse University  ( 580 to 680 )
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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Syracuse University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Syracuse University, this ratio is 15 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

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 67%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  67 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Syracuse University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 92% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Syracuse University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  92 out of 100

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

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Syracuse University.

Syracuse University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 15,275 undergraduates at Syracuse with 14,727 being full-time and 548 being part-time.

How Much Does Syracuse University Cost?

The overall average net price of Syracuse is $34,482. 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 +
$17,164 $21,360 $24,698 $27,922 $46,898

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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 3.3%. 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.


See which majors at Syracuse University make the most money.

Location of Syracuse University

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

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Contact details for Syracuse are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 900 South Crouse Ave., Syracuse, NY 13244
Phone: 315-443-1870

Syracuse University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 106 majors graduated from Syracuse University. Of these students, 4,507 received undergraduate degrees and 2,910 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
Economics 274 $45,900
General Psychology 252 $33,600
Public Relations & Advertising 232 $44,600
Finance & Financial Management 231 $62,400
Information Science 216 $64,800
Political Science & Government 198 $37,600
Health & Physical Education 180 $26,500
Marketing 169 $43,800
Communication & Media Studies 134 $27,100
Journalism 131 $36,100

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 is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2018-2019, 3,353 students took at least one online class at Syracuse University. This is an increase from the 3,070 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 3,353 2,377
2017-2018 3,070 2,279
2016-2017 2,681 1,735
2015-2016 2,459 1,228
2013-2014 1,080 429

Learn more about online learning at Syracuse University.

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Notes and References


*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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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