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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. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Syracuse University Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Syracuse University was awarded 209 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is communication and journalism.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Syracuse as #119 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

Syracuse is also ranked #13 out of 132 schools in New York.

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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

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

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

Retention and Graduation Rates at Syracuse University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 91% 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  91 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Syracuse the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 68%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  68 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at Syracuse

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 15,252 undergraduates at Syracuse with 14,675 being full-time and 577 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

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 47% of students took out student loans averaging $9,696 a year. That adds up to $38,784 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?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Syracuse with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $62,100 in their early years. This is good news for future Syracuse graduates 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

Syracuse University is a private not-for-profit institution situated 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

Syracuse University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 113 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 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 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

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