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
As an international student, this being the first time away from home I will always call Syracuse my home. The place is amazing! I experienced some family difficulties due to finance but I was helped in my first semester. I'm wanting to go back to Syracuse and live the orange life which I've fallen in love with. I'm trying all sorts of ways to get back! People are so friendly, I've made some great friends and the professors are brilliant understanding and empathetic. Syracuse is the university that I would send my kids too. There's so much to offer and more.
  • College Freshman
  • 11 months ago
I think the school has amazing opportunities to apply yourself. There are limitless clubs and organizations that can really help you find your people here on campus. Being a freshman, I know that was something I was most afraid of, and the school does a great job making everybody feel apart of the community here. However, the campus itself, although beautiful, does not always have the safest vibe. Some neighboring areas near the dorms are poorly lit, and DPS is not always as present as one would hope they would be. Be that as it may, the school itself is wonderful. In my first semester alone, I have worked with incredible, nationally ranked professors, who have opened my mind to a world of possibilities. The educators are experts in their course material, and the advisors are very passionate about helping you build your own path. There is something here for everyone, truly.
  • Freshman
  • 1 month ago
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