Syracuse

Syracuse University

900 S Crouse Ave #100, Syracuse, United States
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  • Total Documents
    6,265
  • Class Notes
    3,835
  • Textbook Notes
    571
  • Study Guides
    1,846
  • Currently Enrolled
    3,787
  • Previously Enrolled
    3,437

Overview of Syracuse University (Syracuse)

About this school

Syracuse University, founded in 1870, is a private, comprehensive university. It strives to be the nation's leading student-centered research university and promotes learning through teaching, research, scholarship, creative accomplishment and service. A spirit of cooperation is present across all disciplines. Faculty members are expected to continue learning through research in their own fields and to share this discovery with undergrads actively involved in that research and in the classroom. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Human Development, Nursing, and the Visual and Performing Arts; and the Schools of Architecture, Education, Information Studies and Management. Classes are smaller, advising is stronger and emphasis on internships and foreign study is greater than in most comparable institutions. This model is a hallmark of a Syracuse University education. The 200-acre campus, including 15 buildings registered with the National Register of Historic Places, is located in Syracuse.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:15,252
    • Men:7,026 Men (46.1%)
    • Women:8,226 Women (53.9%)

Location

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Admission Information (Syracuse)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Syracuse University is very difficult: more than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
4
Foreign Language
-
3
Social Studies
-
4
History
-
4
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
January 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
900 South Crouse Avenue
City, State, Zip
Syracuse, NY 13244
Phone
(315) 443-3611
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 1
Application Fee
$75
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 15
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15
Early Decision Notification
December 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
-

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
47% of 33,099 applicants were admitted
Women
47% of 18,055 applicants were admitted
Men
46% of 15,044 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
3,970 (26%) of 15,517 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,073 (24%) of 8,548 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,897 (27%) of 6,969 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.63
375 And Above
43%
3.50 - 3.74
23%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
580-680 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
21%
• Score 600 - 700
47%
• Score 500 - 600
29%
• Score 400 - 500
3%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
12%
• Score 600 - 700
55%
• Score 500 - 600
29%
• Score 400 - 500
4%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
25-30 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
25%
• Score 24 - 29
61%
• Score 18 - 23
13%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Syracuse)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $46,755 (71.4%)
  • Room & Board: - $15,558 (23.76%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,469 (2.24%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,698 (2.59%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Syracuse University accepts prepayment plan, installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
January 1
Award Notification Date
On or about March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002882
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
2,416 (66.3%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,598 (66.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,598 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
882 (55.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
96%
Average Award
$38,450
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,494 (93.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $31,030
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,464 (91.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,140
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 185 (11.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
982 (26.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,770

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
8,860 (61.8%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
6,698 (75.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
6,698 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
3,025 (45.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
93%
Average Award
$38,870
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 6,308 (94.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $31,062
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6,210 (92.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,660
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 542 (8.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
2,874 (20.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,470

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
59%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$38,918
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
20.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
12.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,585

Academics & Instruction (Syracuse)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Not required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Not required

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,129

Part-Time Faculty


562

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


60%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 23% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 36% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 20% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 6% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 5% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 6% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 3% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 7% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 29% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 54% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 8% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
2,873,450
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
3500
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Syracuse University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


91.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


70.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


80.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


83.0%

Programs & Majors (Syracuse)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (127)


  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Advertising
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biophysics
  • Biotechnology
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Digital Arts
  • Documentary Production
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Earth Science Teacher Education
  • Economics, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Ethics
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Human Nutrition
  • Illustration
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Journalism
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Latin American Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metal and Jewelry Arts
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Management
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Musical Theatre
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Neuroscience
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Painting
  • Percussion Instruments
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
  • Photography
  • Photojournalism
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Real Estate
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies, Other
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Russian Studies
  • Sculpture
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Stringed Instruments
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Voice and Opera
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Communication/journalism, Social sciences, Business/marketing

Online Degrees


Education

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Audiology, Juris Doctor

Master's Programs of Study (116)


  • Accounting
  • Addictions/Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • African Studies
  • African-American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Applied Statistics
  • Architecture
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Arts Administration
  • Arts Journalism
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Art and Design
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Database Systems
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Education of Students with Severe/Multiple Disabilities
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Energy and Power Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entertainment Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Film, Television, and Video Theory and Criticism
  • Finance and Banking
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Geosciences
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Illustration
  • Information Science
  • Information Studies
  • International Affairs
  • International Health
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Legal and Justice Studies
  • Library Science
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Marketing
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media Studies
  • Museum Studies
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Neuroscience
  • Nutrition
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Reading Education
  • Real Estate
  • Religion
  • Rhetoric
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Software Engineering
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Student Affairs
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Telecommunications
  • Telecommunications Management
  • Toxicology
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Writing

Campus Life (Syracuse)

Location & Geography

Population


144,669

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Syracuse, NY

Campus Size


721 acres

Weather


Temperature
14.2 average low in January, 76.7 average high in September
Rain
171 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Syracuse
Nearest Train Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Syracuse

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


53% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


47%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Otto the Orange
School Colors
Orange

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, ice hockey, racquetball, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Syracuse University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, first year players, ottothon, otto, goon squad, university union

Sororities


40% of women participate

Fraternities


27% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


14,675

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
15,252
Women
8,226
Men
7,026

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 7.8% Asian
  • 8.3% Black/African-American
  • 10.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 65.4% White
  • 3.4% Unknown

International Students


12.7% from 86 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


7,232

Student Resources (Syracuse)

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