Syracuse University

Syracuse, New York
4-year Private university


Syracuse University is a private institution established in 1870 with urban setting located at Syracuse. It is ranked 61 in National Universities in 2018 edition of Best Colleges. Its tuition and fees are $51,853 (2018). It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 15,252. It practices semester-based academic calendar.

#61 in National Universities
Location Syracuse, New York
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1870
Selectivity Low
Size Large
15,252 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Architecture And Related Services
  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $51,853
Outstate Tuition Fee $51,853
Room and Board Fees $15,550
$58,400 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


52% (Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Difficult
$75 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.6 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Recommended
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp

For International Students

93 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS, PTE, Cambridge English Language Assessment Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

English is a native language

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Decision Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$38,450 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$31,030 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $70,636
100% Students with need received Financial Aid
96% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application Januray 1
Forms to be submitted CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE, FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Academic Merit Scholarships
Total Worth vary
Eligibility All incoming freshmen
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.75 and complete at least 12 credits per semester
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A
AmeriCorps Scholarships
Total Worth half of the tuition
Eligibility All incoming freshmen who have participated in the AmeriCorps program
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed Yes
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Coronat Scholars
Total Worth --
Details The Coronat Scholars Program is a highly competitive award offered to incoming freshman in The College of Arts and Sciences who are pursuing a liberal arts major. This is a full tuition award and provides students the chance to receive further opportunities, such as additional funding for studying abroad, organized trips, and admission to the Renee Crown University Honors Program.

Students are invited to apply, and award determination is made by The College of Arts and Sciences.

The Coronat Scholarship in combination with other tuition specific awards (including those outside of Syracuse University), cannot exceed the amount of tuition for each year.
Junior Achievement Scholarship
Total Worth Full tuition
Details This scholarship for full tuition is awarded by Syracuse University to one outstanding first-year student who has applied through Junior Achievement of CNY. Selection is made jointly by Junior Achievement of CNY and Syracuse University based on academic record, quality of work in JA, personal achievement, and an interview.

This scholarship is renewable each year for four years provided the student maintains a cumulative GPA of 2.75 and completes at least 12 credits per semester.

The scholarship may be combined with other tuition specific awards (including those outside of Syracuse University), not to exceed the amount of tuition for each year. For New York State (NYS) residents, this includes NYS Tuition Assistance Program grant (TAP).

The combination of SU Junior Achievement and New York State Tuition Assistance (TAP) may not exceed full tuition.


15,252 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Large
91% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
83% Students graduate within 6 years