Students Say

The school spirit is definitely palpable the minute you set foot onto Syracuse's campus. Indeed, it's highly evident that "everyone here bleeds orange." Frankly; it's no surprise that 'Cuse undergrads truly love their school. The university pro­ vides students with the triple threat of "a great reputation," "incredible academic programs" and a "great social scene." Many also highlight the "excellent study abroad program" and boast about "the quality of career services." Additionally, known for its fabulous arts and media departments, undergrads especially tout the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

Overview

Applicants
26,790
Acceptance Rate
53%
Average HS GPA
3.60

GPA Breakdown

45%
Over 3.75
21%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
6%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
520 - 620
SAT Math
550 - 660
SAT Writing
530 - 630
ACT Composite
24 - 29

Deadlines

Early Decision
November 15

Regular
January 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay
Recommendation(s)
Non-Academic

Interview
Extracurricular Activities
Talent / Ability
Character / Personal Qualities
Volunteer Work
Level of applicant's interest

Overall

Students Say

The school spirit is definitely palpable the minute you set foot onto Syracuse's campus. Indeed, it's highly evident that "everyone here bleeds orange." Frankly; it's no surprise that 'Cuse undergrads truly love their school. The university pro­ vides students with the triple threat of "a great reputation," "incredible academic programs" and a "great social scene." Many also highlight the "excellent study abroad program" and boast about "the quality of career services." Additionally, known for its fabulous arts and media departments, undergrads especially tout the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. At Newhouse, students benefit from "prestige and connections"as well as "hands-on, interactive learning environ­ ments." Of course, not to be outdone, undergrads also praise (among others) the "reputable business school," "great architecture school" and "top ranked sports management program." Further, students value that professors have a lot of real world experience. As one pleased senior shares, "Our professors are all accom­ plished in their respective industries and bring that to life in classes." Importantly; for the most part, they "truly care about their students and have your best interests at heart." However, a sophomore does caution, "Classes can be hard if you don't stay on top of things." Finally; as an impressed nutrition major brags, "The oppor­ tunities are endless and when I say endless I mean endless! This school has so many connections and great opportunities for every single student on campus."

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
16:1
Total Faculty
1,597
with Terminal Degree
1,020

946
Men
651
Women
240
Minority
61
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
69%
Graduate in 5 years
79%
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Architecture and Related Service

  • Architectural History and Criticism, General
  • Architecture
  • Environmental Design/Architecture

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Latin American Studies
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Russian Studies
  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biophysics
  • Biotechnology
  • Neuroscience

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Knowledge Management
  • Logistics and Materials Management
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Real Estate
  • Retail Management

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Advertising
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Journalism
  • Photojournalism
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Information Technology

  • Education

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education

  • Engineering

  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Human Nutrition

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Communication Disorders, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

  • History

  • History, General

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Pre-Law Studies

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
  • Nutrition Sciences

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Ethics
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Public Administration
  • Social Work

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Forensic Science and Technology

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Acting
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General
  • Brass Instruments
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Digital Arts
  • Documentary Production
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Industrial Design
  • Metal and Jewelry Arts
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Management
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Technology
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Musical Theatre
  • Painting
  • Percussion Instruments
  • Photography
  • Piano and Organ
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
  • Violin, Viola, Guitar and Other Stringed Instruments
  • Voice and Opera
  • Woodwind Instruments


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Joseph Biden
Vice President of the United States

Col. (USAF, Ret.) Eileen Collins
First female space shuttle commander

Aaron Sorkin
Award-winning playwright and screenwriter

Joyce Carol Oates
Acclaimed writer

Ted Koppel
Senior news analyst, National Public Radio (NPR)

Robert Jarvik
Inventor of the artificial heart

Taye Diggs
Stage, screen, and TV actor, and author

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
87
Application Deadlines
Feb 1
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA
Forms CSSProfile
Forms Divorced Parent

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$27,980

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$26,770

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,400

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$34,584

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
65%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$27,980

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$40,380
Required Fees
$1,506
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,376

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$6,820
Transportation for Commuters
$626

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

At first glance, it can seem as though the typical Syracuse student is "wealthy;" "from the Northeast," and "[involved with] Greek life." However, others insist that the campus "is a melting pot of different cultures and ethnicities" and that "there is something to fit everyone." As a proud junior exclaims, "Our interna­ tional student population is huge and we attract students not only from across the country but across the world." By and large, undergrads at Syracuse are the types who excel at maintaining a work/life balance. Certainly, they "care deeply...about academic pursuits" but also realize that there is more to college than studying. Indeed, a public relations major tells us that "many students spend just as much time in extracurricular activities and internships, as well as managing a fruitful social life." Perhaps this content junior best explains his peers by stating, "It's a mix of people out to have a great time and people focused on learning. As well as everything in between. It's easy to find a spot to fit in."

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
15,224
Out of State
57%

International
12%
Foreign Countries Represented
84

Demographics

8.57%
Asian
9.93%
African-American
11.90%
Hispanic
62.58%
Caucasian
3.05%
Unknown
12.03%
International

55% female
45% male
57% are out of state
95% are full time
5% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Life at Syracuse moves at a frenzied pace and the busy undergrads here wouldn't have it any other way. To begin with, the university nets a fairly ath­ letic student body and participation in club sports is quite high. A bioengineer­ ing major chimes in adding, "All of the sports here are huge events, especially basketball. Every team is worth going to see at least once." Many undergrads are also civic minded. Indeed, "volunteering is also a big part of life at Syracuse-there is a large effort to get students off 'the hill' that is our campus and into the larger Syracuse community." Students do cop to the fact that they maintain a lively party culture. For starters, "fraternities and sororities are huge." As a freshman reveals, "We're a pretty big party school. ..On the week­ ends, most people go to house parties, frat parties or apartment parties on South Campus. Many people also go to the bars that are short walks from all the dorms." However, she also assures that "not everyone parties like you would think ... and there are plenty of things to do for all social groups." When students are itching to get off campus, downtown Syracuse offers "great shops and food." A pleased senior elaborates, "The newly expanded shopping and entertainment center-Destiny USA-is also a huge draw. You can liter­ ally see a movie, ride Go-Karts, and shop all in one place. It makes for a pretty great Saturday."

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
75%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
73
First-Year Students living on campus
99%

Campus Environment
Small Urban
Fire safety rating
89

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Office of Disability Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Stephen H. Simon

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
Yes

Documentation Requred for LD
Psychoeducational evaluation

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Yes

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
350
Number of Honor Societies
36

Number of Social Sororities
22
Number of Religious Organizations
22

24% join a fraternity
28% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

24% participate in intramural sports
2% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Orange)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Orange)
13 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

They may be known as the Orange, but at Syracuse University they’re thinking green. The university has signed the ACUPCC and committed to green building standards for new buildings and renovations, including a multimillion dollar energy management system. The EPA’s Green Power Partnership has recognized Syracuse for its voluntary purchase of enough wind-generated electricity to cover 20 percent of SU’s electricity needs, making it the second largest purchaser amongst college and universities (that’s equivalent to removing more than 2,600 cars from the road for one year or planting more than 4,100 acres of trees). Each year, Food Services issues students a reusable bottle for refills, and carry-out meals in reusable containers, which students bring back and exchange for clean ones. Sustainable transportation initiatives include a Park and Ride program and a Zipcar program. Used fryer oil collected from Food Services is recycled. In addition, the campus also composts pre- and post-consumer food wastes. The resulting soil amendment is then used directly on campus. All of these programs have contributed to Syracuse’s impressive 42 percent waste-diversion rate. Each year, SU hosts an Environmental Career Fair which features internship and employment opportunities with a wide range of environmentally-oriented organizations. Extensive research opportunities are available through the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Innovations. Even the campus bookstore gets in on the fun, offering recycled school products and a line of apparel made from 100 percent organic cotton. Syracuse also has four LEED-certified buildings: Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center (certified), University Village Apartments (Gold), The Syracuse Center of Excellence (Platinum), and Ernie Davis Hall (Gold).

Green Rating
92
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
No

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
15%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
No

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Cash-Out Parking
No

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
No

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
95

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
273

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
99%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Address
100 Crouse-Hinds Hall
900 S. Crouse Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13244

Phone
315-443-3611

Email
orange@syr.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Schine Student Center
Carrier Dome
The Kenneth Shaw Quad
Hall of Languages
Hendricks Chapel

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Marshall Street
Armory Square
Destiny USA
Syracuse Stage
Everson Museum
The Connective Corridor is emerging as a signature strip of cutting-edge cultural development connecting the University Hill with downtown Syracuse. Connective Corridor: The city of Syracuse is home to three major universities, more than 30 art and cultural venues, and shopping centers all within close distance to one another. The Connective Corridor links together and showcases the City's cultural features with urban landscapes, bike paths, imaginative lighting, public and interactive art, signage, and way finding systems. Travel the Connective Corridor at http://connectivecorridor.syr.edu/. Other sites/destinations: Wegman's Food Market; Finger Lakes region; New York State Fair

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Weekdays and selected Saturdays
Vary; please visit our website for hours
315-443-3611

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Varies. Please visit http://admissions.syr.edu/visit/ for full schedule.

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
Other

Contact Email Address for Visit
orange@syr.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
See http://admissions.syr.edu/visit/parkingdirections/

Driving Instructions to Campus
See http://admissions.syr.edu/visit/parkingdirections/

Local Accommodations
See, http://admissions.syr.edu/visit/accommodations/
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Key Stats

26,790
Applicants
15,224
Size
53%
Acceptance Rate
1180
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists