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Syracuse University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Syracuse University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. If you’re interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Syracuse University Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Syracuse University was awarded 1,190 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is consumer merchandising/retailing management.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Syracuse as #122 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country.

Syracuse also holds the #15 spot on the Best Colleges in New York ranking.

See all of the rankings for Syracuse University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Syracuse?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Syracuse University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 69%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Learn more about Syracuse University admissions.

Syracuse University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Syracuse University, this ratio is 15 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Syracuse University is 67%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  67 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Syracuse University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Syracuse University has a freshmen retention rate of 89%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  89 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Syracuse the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 71%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  71 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Syracuse University.

Syracuse University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 14,479 undergraduates at Syracuse with 13,832 being full-time and 647 being part-time.

How Much Does Syracuse University Cost?

The overall average net price of Syracuse is $34,482. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Syracuse

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$17,164 $21,360 $24,698 $27,922 $46,898

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Syracuse, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Syracuse, approximately 38% of students took out student loans averaging $10,703 a year. That adds up to $42,812 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Syracuse is 3.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Syracuse Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Syracuse make about $62,100 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for Syracuse students since it is 56% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Syracuse University make the most money.

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Location of Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Syracuse, New York. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Contact details for Syracuse are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 900 South Crouse Ave., Syracuse, NY 13244
Phone: 315-443-1870

Syracuse University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 106 majors graduated from Syracuse University. Of these students, 4,466 received undergraduate degrees and 2,902 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Economics 274 $50,567
General Psychology 252 $33,138
Public Relations & Advertising 232 $49,748
Finance & Financial Management 231 $70,277
Information Science 216 $62,707
Political Science & Government 198 $41,705
Health & Physical Education 180 $36,938
Marketing 169 $52,307
Communication & Media Studies 134 $36,368
Journalism 131 $41,261

Learn more about the majors offered at Syracuse University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Syracuse

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2019-2020, 3,112 students took at least one online class at Syracuse University. This is a decrease from the 3,353 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 3,112 2,043
2018-2019 3,353 2,377
2017-2018 3,070 2,279
2016-2017 2,681 1,735
2015-2016 2,459 1,228

Learn more about online learning at Syracuse University.

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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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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