Syracuse University

3,068 reviews
  1. Syracuse, NY
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C
Syracuse University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference
Address
900 South Crouse Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13244
Website

Syracuse University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
53%
SAT Range
1070-1280
ACT Range
24-29
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$29,621/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,149/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,768/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,795/ year
  • $76-110k
    $30,228/ year
  • $110k+
    $41,597/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.183 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.178 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.178 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
14,532Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 108 responses
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  • Party hard, work hard
    53%
  • Party animal
    15%
  • Diligent
    9%
  • Ambitious and likes to have fun.
    8%
  • Friendly
    8%
  • East coaster
    5%
  • Astute
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
69%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.232 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.268 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 113 responses
Report
  • Orange
    27%
  • Opportunity
    23%
  • Amazing
    18%
  • Dynamic
    14%
  • Rich
    7%
  • Enlightening
    6%
  • So many things going on
    4%

After Syracuse University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
80%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.116 responses

Reviews

3,068 reviews
  • Excellent
    519
  • Very Good
    1043
  • Average
    1208
  • Poor
    214
  • Terrible
    84
On campus food can be really really good on occasion! The best options are probably Shaw and Ernie Davis dining halls, and I've heard Sadler is really good! There are many other options for food and coffee, such as Shine and Goldstein student centers, that have food places like Sbarro, Dunkin Donuts, and Burger King that you can use your dining dollars from your meal plan. Other popular places around campus are Bird Library cafe for coffee and other sandwiches and Slocum cafe for sandwiches. Marshall Street also has many options for people, like Insomnia Cookies (excellent) and Calios (also excellent), and plenty of other Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks in the area. Many of these places also deliver to the dorms for late-night dining!
  • College Freshman
  • Apr 26 2015
Most of the professors and TA's I've had thus far have been absolutely fantastic and have been some of the best teachers I've ever had! I'm a Chemical Engineering student, and so far all of the classes I've taken thus far have been very interesting and informative with the exception of a couple courses due to the professor. For example, professor Freeman for PHY 211 isn't exactly the best teacher I've ever had by any means, but other than that class, the courses I've taken have been very fun. The teachers have been very informative to me for any question I've ever had. The classes generally have been very large other than my chemical engineering specific courses, which are about 20-30 people, and there is such a great variety of courses you can take that you can feel like you can take anything you want. Also, there's usually no hassle in trying to get into whatever class you need to take.
  • College Freshman
  • Apr 26 2015
I live in Sadler. It's a midrise with 8 floors. The bathrooms are great (for a dorm building) because they are a cluster of 12 little bathrooms with a toilet, sink, and shower as opposed to a huge communal bathroom with a row of showers, sinks, and toilets. Another plus is that the cleaning staff clean the bathrooms every day!

The housing process is easy enough because the roommate and dorm assignment is totally random. That can be good or bad. The rooms come in different styles: in Sadler, there are singles (one-person rooms), open doubles (typical two-person room), and split doubles (two-person room that is kind of divided to allow for more privacy). I have an open double which is fine because I love my roommate, but I can see why some people would prefer a split double.

The toilet paper is one-ply though and that sucks.
  • College Freshman
  • Nov 23 2014