Syracuse University

Syracuse Demographics & Diversity Report

Many schools pride themselves on their diversity, but what does that mean, really? College Factual ran the numbers to learn how diverse the typical college campus really is, including race, gender, the ages of the students, and where they're from. Keep reading the Syracuse diversity report to see how they stack up against the average.

Syracuse Student Population

How Many Students Attend Syracuse University?

Syracuse total enrollment is approximately 21,322 students. 13,832 are undergraduates and 4,068 are graduate students.

Syracuse Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time Syracuse undergraduate population is made up of 54% women, and 46% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Syracuse Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 7,563
International 1,954
Hispanic 1,425
Asian 931
Black or African American 917
Multi-Ethnic 521
Unknown 428
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 9

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Syracuse Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 52% of full-time grad students are women, and 48% men.


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Syracuse Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 1,731
International 1,506
Hispanic 271
Black or African American 229
Asian 147
Multi-Ethnic 106
Unknown 71
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 2

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Racial/Ethnic Diversity

27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

Syracuse Racial Demographics:

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 11,224
International 3,748
Hispanic 2,007
Black or African American 1,559
Asian 1,283
Multi-Ethnic 734
Unknown 642
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 17

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Syracuse University Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 4,207
Black or African American 439
Asian 211
Multi-Ethnic 29
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 6
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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Syracuse Male/Female Diversity

More Female Students
This school is more popular with women than with men.


There are approximately 11,205 female students and 10,117 male students at Syracuse.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of Syracuse is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  96.32 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.


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There are approximately 2,790 female teachers and 2,592 male teachers.

High Geographic Diversity

64.2% Out of State
13.55% Out of the Country

Syracuse ranks 138 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

64.2% of Syracuse students come from out of state, and 13.55% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  93 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 42 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.


Top 5 States

State Amount
New York 1,138
New Jersey 454
Massachusetts 292
California 239
Pennsylvania 216

International Students at Syracuse

Students from 114 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from China, India, and South Korea.

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High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
60.05% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  76.69 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At Syracuse, 60.05% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

Student Age Group Amount
18-19 6,792
20-21 6,710
22-24 3,349
25-29 2,393
35 and over 1,692
30-34 1,206
Under 18 0

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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