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Syracuse University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Syracuse, New York. The city atmosphere of Syracuse makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

290 Undergraduate Degrees
626 Graduate Degrees
$51,811 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
47% Acceptance Rate

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Syracuse University Rankings

According to our 2021 analysis, Syracuse is ranked #22 out of 408 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. Syracuse also holds the #2 spot on the Best Colleges in New York ranking.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Syracuse has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#6 Best Computer Science Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Computer Science Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Computer Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Syracuse.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Information Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Other Computer & Information Sciences Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Information Technology Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Syracuse has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#2 Best Colleges for Information Science College Factual
#3 Best Information Science Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#6 Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#10 Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#14 Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences College Factual
#148 Best Schools Course Advisor

Where Is Syracuse University?

Location of Syracuse University

Contact details for Syracuse are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 900 South Crouse Ave., Syracuse, NY 13244
Phone: 315-443-1870
Website: https://www.syracuse.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/syracuseuniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SyracuseU

How Do I Get Into Syracuse?

You can apply to Syracuse online at: https://www.syracuse.edu/admissions/apply/

Admission Requirements for Syracuse

Submission Required?
High School GPA recommended
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Syracuse?

47% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women
66% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate of Syracuse University is 47%. While it may not be as selective as some schools, it does screen its applicants very carefully. Do what you can to stand out among others in the pool of applicants!

Approximately 45% of accepted students are men and 55% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 46%, and the acceptance rate for women is 47%.

Average Test Scores

About 66% of students accepted to Syracuse submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 580 and 670. Math scores were between 580 and 680.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Syracuse University  ( 580 to 670 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Syracuse University  ( 580 to 680 )
200
800
Syracuse received ACT scores from 45% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 25 and 31. Math scores were between 24 and 29. Composite scores were between 25 and 30.

ACT English Scores for Syracuse University  ( 25 to 31 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Syracuse University  ( 24 to 29 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Syracuse University  ( 25 to 30 )
1
36

Can I Afford Syracuse University?

$51,811 Net Price
46% Take Out Loans
3.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Syracuse is $51,811. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

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 46% of students took out student loans averaging $9,398 a year. That adds up to $37,592 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Syracuse is 3.0%. 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.

Syracuse University Undergraduate Student Diversity

14,655 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 15,226 undergraduate students at Syracuse, with 14,655 being full-time and 571 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Syracuse

There are also 7,577 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 14,655 full-time undergraduates at Syracuse, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Syracuse

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Syracuse University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Syracuse Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,017
Black or African American 906
Hispanic or Latino 1,357
White 8,343
International Students 2,020
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,012

Geographic Diversity

New York students aren't the only ones who study at Syracuse University. At this time, 45 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 114 countries are represented at Syracuse. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Syracuse University

2,279 Took All Classes Online
3,070 Took At Least One Class Online
54.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 10 bachelor’s degree and 16 master’s degree programs available online at Syracuse. In 2017-2018, 3,070 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Syracuse has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 2nd most popular in New York for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Syracuse

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Syracuse University was 54.0%. This is the #279 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Syracuse regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Syracuse majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Computer Information Systems 48%
General Computer & Information Sciences 42%
Informatics 95%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Syracuse ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Syracuse.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Other Computer & Information Sciences #1
Other Computer & Information Sciences & Support Services, Other #1
Information Science #3
General Information Science #3
Computer & IS Security #8
Computer Systems Networking #12
Internet Technology #12
Information Technology #14

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Syracuse University Computer Science Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
General Information Science 220 0 189 4 413
General Computer & Information Sciences 70 0 174 3 247
Other Computer & Information Sciences & Support Services, Other 0 148 0 0 148
Computer & IS Security 0 44 14 0 58
Informatics 0 0 38 0 38
Internet Technology 0 0 11 0 11
Artificial Intelligence 0 0 1 0 1
TOTAL 290 192 427 7 916

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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