Syracuse University Profile


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.


Entrance Difficulty: Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate: 49% of 25,884 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered: No
Early Decision Offered: Yes
Regular Admission Deadline: January 1

Factors Considered for Selection of Students

Academic GPA: Very Important
Standardized Tests: Very Important
Essay: Very Important
Extracurricular: Important

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA: 3.6
SAT Math: 540-650 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading: 510-620 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing: 520-630 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite: 23-28 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance: $55,600
Tuition and Fees: $39,004
Room and Board: $13,692
Average Percent of Need Met: 96%
Average Freshman Award: $33,120
Average Indebtedness of 2011 Graduates: $32,663


Academic Calendar System: Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum: Not required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates: 987
Regular Class Size: 2-9 students: 2-9 students: 24% of classes
10-19 students: 37% of classes
20-29 students: 18% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-59 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes

Financial Aid Office Contacts

E-mail: (None)
Web Site: Financial Aid Web Site

Financial Aid Application Process

Application Deadline: February 1
Award Notification: On or about March 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid: Institutional Methodology
Forms Required: Cost to File
FAFSA Code is 002882: Free

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