Syracuse University.

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY4 year degree
Acceptance rate

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University (Syracuse, 'Cuse, or SU) is a private research university in Syracuse, New York. The institution's roots can be traced to the Genesee Wesleyan Seminary, founded in 1831 by the Methodist Episcopal Church in Lima, New York. After several years of debate over relocating the college to Syracuse, the university was established in 1870, independent of the college. Since 1920, the university has identified itself as nonsectarian, although it maintains a relationship with The United Methodist Church.The campus is in the University Hill neighborhood of Syracuse, east and southeast of downtown, on one of the larger hills. Its large campus features an eclectic mix of buildings, ranging from nineteenth-century Romanesque Revival structures to contemporary buildings. SU is organized into 13 schools and colleges, with nationally recognized programs in information studies and library science, architecture, communications, business administration, inclusive education and wellness, sport management, public administration, engineering and the College of Arts and Sciences. Alumni and affiliates include 3 Nobel Prize laureates, 1 Fields Medalist, 33 Olympic Medalists, numerous Pulitzer Prize recipients, Academy Award winners, a President-elect of the United States, and various governors and members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Syracuse University athletic teams, known as the Orange, participate in 20 intercollegiate sports. SU is a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, or ACC for all NCAA Division I athletics, except for the men's rowing and women's ice hockey teams. SU is also a member of the Eastern College Athletic Conference.


  • Offers certificate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and associate degrees
  • 14,788 students
  • 0.36 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available

Notable programs at Syracuse University

Fine Arts
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Fine Arts, Biology, Neuroscience, Accounting, Marketing, Finance, Journalism, and Mass Communication and Media Studies.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

15,517 students out of 33,099 applicants were accepted into Syracuse University. They had an average SAT score of 1277. 66% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 45% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

Undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Syracuse University was $46,755. After taking into account the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for students was $65,480.

Financial aid available at Syracuse University

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

70% of undergraduate students at Syracuse University received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at Syracuse University

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Syracuse University was of $15,558 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,469.

Diversity at Syracuse University

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017