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Syracuse University

Syracuse, New York

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Student Population
Syracuse University overview
Location Syracuse, New York
Online syr.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Syracuse University overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Syracuse, New York, Syracuse University is a large four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 35,299 prospective students applied, and 15,664 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 3,660 enrolled in the school.  19,184 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 3,619 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $52,210 plus fees of $1,639. Syracuse is ranked 157 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Syracuse is rated within the top 26% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


Rankings for Syracuse University within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Admission Standards
Very High
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SAT 1180/1380
ACT 26/30
GPA 3.6
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jan 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $85

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Syracuse University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,536
Other Fees$1,639
Room and Board $15,910
Budget for Other Expenses$1,774
Total One Year Cost$73,069

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$65,900 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
80% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Syracuse University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 18%
Communication 17%
Social Sciences 13%
Visual and Performing Arts 9%
Psychology 5%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=196413 IPEDS survey data for Syracuse University.

Current students may use the Syracuse University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.