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Syracuse University is a widely recognized research university that offers a competitive academic environment, unique programs, NCAA Division I athletics and a strong community spirit. Syracuse fosters a culture of innovation and inclusion on a campus where individual contributions are valued and the 'Orange Family' embodies their potential to change the world.

Key Facts


  • #67 in National Universities according to US News & World Report 2024
  • #47 in Undergraduate Business programs
  • #27 in Undergraduate Entrepreneurship programs
  • #62 Best Undergraduate Teaching

Year founded

  • 1870

School type

  • Private, Research University

Latest undergraduate enrollment

  • 14,778

Latest graduate enrollment

  • 6,994

Student-faculty ratio

  • 14:1

Freshman acceptance rate

  • 59%

Average SAT/ ACT for freshman entry

  • SAT  between 1220 and 1400 / ACT 27-32

Average GPA for freshman entry

  • 3.68

International student population

  • 13.2%

Transfer GPA of Kings alumni

  • 3.4 – 3.6

Employment/ job placement rate

  • 94% employed or enrolled in graduate school within 6 months

Median starting salary of alumni

  • $79,744

Popular majors

  • Business/Management/Marketing, Communications & Journalism, Social Sciences, Engineering

Tuition and Room & Board

  •  $58,440/ $17,170
About the university

Different colleges/ schools within the university include School of Architecture, The College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science, David B Falk College of Sport & Human Dynamics, iSchool, College of Law, The Martin J. Whitman School of Management, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, College of Visual and Performing Arts.

  • The Coalitions of Museum and Art Centers (CMAC) at SU runs extensive programming and encourages students to enjoy the various arts offerings throughout the campus
  • Students on campus will hear the Crouse Chimes range at least twice per day, a task carried out since the university’s founding by the Crouse Chimemasters campus society
  • Famous alumni include Joseph Biden, 47th Vice President of the United States; Taye Diggs, stage, screen and film actor known for How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Rent; Joyce Carol Oates, author of 70+ books including them, We Were the Mulvaneys and Hazards of Time Travel 
Kings alumni at Syracuse University

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