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Syracuse University Data & Information Overview

452 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
59% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Syracuse University Ranked?

#132 Best Colleges in Nation
#12 Best Colleges in NY
Business Administration & Management Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 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 452 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business administration & management.

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Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2024 analysis, Syracuse is ranked #132 out of 2,217 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

Out of the 142 colleges in New York, Syracuse is ranked at #12.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Syracuse?

59% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
25% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Syracuse University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 59%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 25% 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 610 and 690. Math scores were between 610 and 710.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Syracuse University  ( 610 to 690 )

SAT Math Scores for Syracuse University  ( 610 to 710 )
Syracuse received ACT scores from 13% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 27 and 32.

ACT Composite Scores for Syracuse University  ( 27 to 32 )

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Syracuse University Faculty

14 to 1 Student to Faculty
69% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1, Syracuse University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

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 69%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  69 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Syracuse University

90% Freshmen Retention
72% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

Syracuse University has a freshmen retention rate of 90%. 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  90 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 72%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  72 out of 100

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

Syracuse University Undergraduate Student Diversity

13,832 Full-Time Undergraduates
28.1% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
54.0% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 14,479 undergraduates at Syracuse with 13,832 being full-time and 647 being part-time.

How Much Does Syracuse University Cost?

$34,683 Net Price
39% Take Out Loans
$39,504 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Syracuse is $34,683. 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 +
$17,250 $19,737 $23,533 $28,653 $47,284

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 39% of students took out student loans averaging $9,876 a year. That adds up to $39,504 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Syracuse is 2.7%. 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?

$71,470 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Syracuse make around $71,470 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Syracuse students since it is 68% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Syracuse University make the most money.

Location of Syracuse University

New York State
13,832 Full-Time Undergraduates
Midsize City Campus Setting
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

106 Majors With Completions
4,041 Undergraduate Degrees
2,947 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 106 majors graduated from Syracuse University. Of these students, 4,041 received undergraduate degrees and 2,947 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 269 $32,210
Finance & Financial Management 251 $68,264
Economics 247 $45,639
Public Relations & Advertising 208 $47,611
Information Science 204 $60,673
Political Science & Government 180 $39,308
Marketing 154 $50,778
Health & Physical Education 150 $37,302
Journalism 141 $39,363
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 116 $37,847

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

Online Learning at Syracuse

25% Take At Least One Class Online
12% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 5,418 students took at least one online class at Syracuse University. This is an increase from the 3,112 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 5,418 2,606
2019-2020 3,112 2,043
2018-2019 3,353 2,377
2017-2018 3,070 2,279
2016-2017 2,681 1,735

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.


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