Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY
Median SAT/ACT
Syracuse University is a large private institution with about 15,000 undergrads and another 6,000 students in its graduate and professional schools. Most students come from the mid-Atlantic states, but all 50 states and close to 125 other countries are also represented. The campus is big too, and most students either live in one of the huge residential halls or in a nearby off-campus location. On the weekends, sporting events, frat and house parties, and trips to off-campus Marshall Street dominate the social landscape. Students also have their choice of more than 300 campus organizations to join. Popular choices include the student newspaper, performance groups, intramural sports teams, and service organizations. School pride is written all over Syracuse, and on any given day, half the students are likely to be sporting their trademark orange gear for the Cuse. But don’t take winter-weather warnings lightly, since walks across the large campus can prove bone-chilling without the right clothes, or, better yet, a car.
Est. Full Price 2016–17
% of students who get financial aid
Estimated price for students who receive aid
Average price for low-income students
Financial Aid
% of students who get need-based aid
% of need met
% of students who get merit aid
Average merit grant
Student Success
Est. graduation rate
Average time to degree
4.2 years
Average student debt
Average salary within 5 years
Acceptance rate
Median SAT/ACT Score
Average student debt
SAT/ACT required?
Key Deadlines
Early decision
Nov 15
Regular application
Jan 1
Financial aid

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations.

See What Students Have to Say
Receiving a degree from a well known, competitive University such as Syracuse, I feel confident that I will have great opportunities in the future. As time goes on, I am also certain that use of the career center and internships will turn out to be extremely favorable.
After attending a small high school of only about 500 students, my experience at Syracuse University has been a rather large adjustment. I love the University life and all the opportunities it offers. I have just recently been initiated into the Delta Gamma sorority, where I have met so many wonderful and aspiring young woman. Greek life at Syracuse is huge and probably one of the best ways to meet peers with similar interests as yourself. They become your family away from home.
Lectures are big, but they all have a discussion class that is small enough to encourage discussion from everyone. The professors all seem to want everyone to do their best and learn the most. There are a variety of classes, some of which can be really interesting. Unfortunately, not every class is offered every semester, so one has to plan to take a class they want. The honors program is a good source for interesting classes that one would not normally take.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations.

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