Syracuse University

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world rank  107

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University Overview

Founded in 1870, 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 is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Protestant religion. Syracuse University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 152 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. Syracuse University 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.

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University Identity

Founded 1870
Motto Suos Cultores Scientia Coronat
Knowledge crowns those who seek her
Colours Orange

University Location

Address 900 South Crouse Avenue
13244-1100 New York
United States
Tel +1 (315) 443 1870
Fax +1 (315) 443 3503

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New 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
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 50-60%
Admission Office 100 Crouse-Hinds Hall
Syracuse 13244-5040
(315) 443 3611

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 35,000-39,999
Academic Staff 1,500-1,999
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Protestant Christian-Protestant The United Methodist Church -

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
2000 Classification Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive
Size & Setting Four-year, large, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile Majority undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Syracuse University's Library
Syracuse University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 1,487,263 physical volumes, 112,766 physical media and 586 licensed digital/electronic databases. Syracuse University's library has 3 branches.
Housing Yes
Syracuse University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 8,092 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Institutional Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Other Specialized or Programmatic 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

  • 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)

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Online Courses

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