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Syracuse University Profile - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Syracuse University

Syracuse University

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Syracuse University Description:

Located in the Finger Lakes region of central New York, Syracuse University has made a name for itself in both academics and athletics. Programs in media studies, art and business are all worth a look, to name just a few. The university's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned it a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. The Syracuse Orange compete in the NCAA Division I Atlantic Coast Conference. The campus is the home of the 50,000 seat Carrier Dome, the largest college dome stadium in the country.

Explore the Campus:

Syracuse University Photo Tour

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 21,029 (14,798 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44% Male / 56% Female
  • 96% Full-time

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Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $39,004
  • Books: $1,342
  • Room and Board: $13,692
  • Other Expenses: $1,562
  • Total Cost: $55,600

Syracuse University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 74%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 70%
    • Loans: 60%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $25,371
    • Loans: $8,583

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Architecture, Biology, Commercial and Advertising Art, Finance, Information Science, International Relations, Marketing, Political Science, Psychology, Radio and Television

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 92%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 69%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 82%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Syracuse University Vision Statements:

read the complete vision statement at http://www.syr.edu/about/vision.html

"Today, in a world in which knowledge is paramount, we believe that we best fulfill our role as an anchor institution in our community when:

  • We educate fully informed and committed citizens;
  • We provide access to opportunity;
  • We strengthen democratic institutions;
  • We create innovation that matters, and we share knowledge generously;
  • We inform and engage public opinion and debate; and
  • We cultivate and sustain public intellectuals"

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