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Syracuse University

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Founded in 1870, the Syracuse University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Syracuse (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), New York. Officially accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Syracuse University (SU) is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Protestant religion. Syracuse University (SU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 153-year-old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 50-59% making this US higher education organization an averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. SU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Syracuse University's Control Typeprivate


Syracuse University's Entity Typenon-profit


Syracuse University' Size by Total Enrollmentlarge-sized


Syracuse University's Selectivity by Acceptance Rateaveragely selective

University Identity

Acronym SU
Founded 1870
Motto Suos Cultores Scientia Coronat
Knowledge crowns those who seek her
Colours Orange
Mascot Otto the Orange
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University Location

Address 900 South Crouse Avenue
13244-1100 New York
United States
Syracuse University's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Syracuse University Phone Number +1 (315) 443 1870
Syracuse University Fax Number +1 (315) 443 3503

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Syracuse University's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Syracuse University's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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You can also explore our new A-Z Guide to 8,100 University Programs, Courses and Degrees to learn more about study outlines and typical duration, tuition ranges, career prospects, salary expectations of each course/program/degree.

Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Syracuse University's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Syracuse University.

Syracuse University: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 50,000 US$
(over 45,570 Euro)
40,000-44,999 US$
(36,450-41,010 Euro)
over 50,000 US$
(over 45,570 Euro)
40,000-44,999 US$
(36,450-41,010 Euro)

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Applying for admission is the first step towards achieving students' academic and career goals and accessing the many opportunities and resources that a university has to offer. Read our "Introduction to University Admissions" article to learn more.

Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Syracuse University's admission information.

Syracuse University's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Syracuse University's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Syracuse University a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Syracuse University's acceptance rate range is 50-59% making this institution an averagely selective higher education institution.

Admission Requirements Admission Requirements

  • Secondary school GPA is recommended
  • Secondary school rank is recommended
  • Secondary school record is required
  • Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
  • Recommendations are required
  • Formal demonstration of competencies is required
  • Admission test scores are recommended
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is required
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) is neither required nor recommended

Source: IPDES

Syracuse University's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Syracuse University has more than 4700 international students.

Syracuse University's Admission Office Admission Office

100 Crouse-Hinds Hall
Syracuse 13244-5040
(315) 443 3611

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Size and Profile


University size and profile can be important factors to consider when choosing a university. Here are some potential reasons why University size and profile can affect students when choosing a university.

Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Syracuse University.

Syracuse University's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Syracuse University has an enrollment range of 20,000-24,999 students making it a large-sized institution.

Syracuse University's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 1,000-1,499 academic employees (Faculty).

Syracuse University's Control Type Control Type

Syracuse University is a private higher education institution.

Syracuse University's Entity Type Entity Type

Syracuse University is a non-profit higher education institution.

Syracuse University's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

Syracuse University's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Syracuse University's Disabled Students Friendliness Disabled Students %

This institution has a high percentage of disabled students making it particularly disability-friendly.

Syracuse University is Christian-Protestant Religious Affiliation

Syracuse University has a Christian-Protestant affiliation (The United Methodist Church - www.umc.org).

Carnegie Classification


The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education is a framework for categorizing colleges and universities in the United States...

The classification was first created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 1970, and it has been updated periodically since then. The Carnegie Classification is based on a set of criteria, such as the level and types of degrees offered, research activity and enrollment size. Institutions are classified into one of several categories based on these criteria, ranging from "doctoral universities" with very high research activity to "special focus institutions" that primarily award degrees in a specific field, such as the arts or health professions. The classification allows for quick comparisons between institutions within and across categories.

Carnegie Classification

uniRank provides below the official Syracuse University's Carnegie classification.

Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
Size & Setting Four-year, large, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile Majority undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Research Doctoral: Comprehensive programs, no medical/veterinary school

Facilities and Services


What are the most common University facilities and services? Read our two guide articles about University Facilities and University Services to learn more.

University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Syracuse University's main facilities:

Syracuse University's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Syracuse University's Library

Syracuse University's library has 3 branches. The library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium, etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2021 the library reported 1,570,532 physical volumes, 121,837 physical media, 78,203 digital/electronic media and 717 licensed digital/electronic databases. The library is managed by a total number of 192 full-time employees, including 58 librarians. Syracuse University's library has a total library expenditure greater than $100,000 per year. Source: IPDES.

Syracuse University's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

In particular, Syracuse University provides on-campus housing and the total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 8,225 students in the 2022-23 academic year.

Syracuse University's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

The university offers a wide range of sports options for both men and women, as well as intramural and club sports activities. Here are the available sports for each category:


  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Track and Field


  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Field Hockey
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball


  • 3v3 Basketball
  • Fantasy Football
  • 6v6 Volleyball
  • Flag Football
  • Outdoor Soccer
  • 4v4 Volleyball
  • Futsal
  • Golf
  • 5v5 Basketball
  • 5v5 Dodgeball
  • Homerun Derby
  • Table Tennis
  • Pickleball
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Ice Hockey
  • Sled Hockey
  • Curling
  • Broomball
  • Kickball
  • Whiffleball
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Cornhole
  • Spikeball
  • Team Handball


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice Hockey
  • Roller Hockey
  • Rugby
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Waterpolo
  • Softball
  • Badminton
  • Boxing
  • Curling
  • Esports
  • English Equestrian
  • Western Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Field Hockey
  • Synchronized Figure Skating
  • Golf
  • Kendo
  • Orange Barbell
  • Outing Club
  • Quadball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Running
  • Sailing
  • Ski Racing
  • Spikeball
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Wrestling

These sport options cater to a diverse range of interests and provide students with opportunities to stay active, compete, and enjoy recreational activities.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Syracuse University's main services:

Syracuse University's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

Syracuse University offers a comprehensive range of financial aid options to support its students. These include scholarships, grants, educational loans, student employment opportunities, special programs, graduate student aid, and summer aid.

Scholarships are available to help lower the overall cost of attendance and can be awarded based on merit or through external sources. Grants provided by Syracuse University, as well as federal grants such as the Pell Grant, FSEOG, TEACH Grant, New York State TAP, and Indigenous Pathways Grant, further assist students in financing their education.

Educational loans, such as the Federal Direct Subsidized Loan, Unsubsidized Loan, Parent PLUS Loan, Graduate PLUS Loan, and Consolidation Loan, are available to eligible students to help cover their educational expenses.

Syracuse University also offers student employment opportunities, allowing students to gain valuable work experience while earning money to support their studies. Additionally, special programs and aid are provided to meet the unique needs of students in specific circumstances.

Graduate students can also access financial aid resources tailored to their academic pursuits, while summer aid options are available to support students during the summer semester.

Syracuse University's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Syracuse University Abroad is known for its extensive range of study abroad programs, offering more than 100 programs in 60 different countries. This diverse selection allows students to choose from a wide variety of destinations and academic disciplines. Whether students are interested in exploring a specific culture, learning a new language, or studying a particular subject area, Syracuse University Abroad provides opportunities to enhance their educational experience through international immersion. With programs spanning six continents, students have the chance to gain a global perspective and engage with different societies and academic environments.

Syracuse University's Distance Learning Distance Learning

This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.

In particular, Syracuse University offers 12 undergraduate and 25 postgraduate degree programs fully online.

Syracuse University's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.

Syracuse University's Career Services Career Services

This institution offers career counseling, career assessments, job and internship postings, career events, alumni networking or other career-related services to assist students transition successfully from academic life to professional life.

Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

Syracuse University's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Syracuse University is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Syracuse University's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • American Bar Association (ABA), Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
  • Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP)
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
  • Commission on Accreditation for Marriage & Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)
  • Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • American Library Association, Committee on Accreditation (ALA-COA)
  • National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)
  • Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
  • Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism & Mass Communications (ACEJMC)
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
  • Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • International Association of Counseling Services (IACS)
  • International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA)
  • Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC)
  • National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP)

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Memberships and Affiliations


University memberships and affiliations to external organizations can be important for several reasons... read our article about university affiliations and memberships to learn more.

Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Syracuse University's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • Ad Hoc Tax Committee
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education
  • American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment
  • American Council of Learned Societies
  • American Council on Education
  • Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities
  • Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
  • Association of University Related Research Parks
  • Business Council of NYS, Inc.
  • Campus Compact
  • CenterState CEO
  • Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities
  • College Board
  • Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities
  • Education Advisory Board
  • Fulbright Association
  • Imagining America Consortium
  • International SOS Assistance
  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • National Association of Schools and Colleges of United Methodist Church
  • National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE)
  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities
  • Syracuse 20/20
  • University Research Association
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of fields of study and disciplines a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.

Academic Structure

uniRank shows a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the Syracuse University 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.


Social Media


Social media can be a powerful tool for Universities to communicate with current students, alumni, faculty, staff and the wider community. But how can social media be important for prospective students? Read our article about the importance of Social Media for universities and prospective students to learn more.

Social Media

uniRank publishes brief reviews, rankings and metrics of some Syracuse University's social media channels as a starting point for comparison and an additional selection tool for potential applicants.

Facebook Facebook

Syracuse University's Facebook page Syracuse University's official Facebook page

Twitter X (Twitter)

Syracuse University's X (formerly Twitter) page Syracuse University's official Twitter page

YouTube YouTube

Syracuse University's YouTube channel Syracuse University's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram

Syracuse University's Instagram page Syracuse University's official Instagram channel

LinkedIn LinkedIn

Syracuse University's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok


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