Syracuse University, founded in 1870, is a private, comprehensive university. It strives to be the nation's leading student-centered research university and promotes learning through teaching, research, scholarship, creative accomplishment and service. A spirit of cooperation is present across all disciplines. Faculty members are expected to continue learning through research in their own fields and to share this discovery with undergrads actively involved in that research and in the classroom. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Human Development, Nursing, and the Visual and Performing Arts; and the Schools of Architecture, Education, Information Studies and Management. Classes are smaller, advising is stronger and emphasis on internships and foreign study is greater than in most comparable institutions. This model is a hallmark of a Syracuse University education. The 200-acre campus, including 15 buildings registered with the National Register of Historic Places, is located in Syracuse.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
14,479
Undergraduates
6,704
Men - 46.3%
7,776
Women - 53.7%
6,843
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
69% of 32,005 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.67
SAT Math
640 average
580-700 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
620 average
580-670 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
28 average
25-30 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$76,023
Tuition and Fees
$55,925
Room and Board
$16,728
Average Percent of Need Met
95%
Average Freshman Award
$47,072
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$39,498
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Not required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,138
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
23%
10-19
36%
20-29
20%
30-39
6%
40-49
5%
50-99
6%
Over 100
3%
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Syracuse Population
141,229
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Syracuse, NY
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
53% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Otto the Orange
Sororities
44% of women participate
Fraternities
23% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.7%
Asian
7.7%
Black/African-American
8%
Hispanic/Latino
11.9%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
4.4%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
63.8%
Unknown
3.4%
International Students
13.7% from 88 countries
First-Year Students Returning
89.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
71.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
54%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
20.0%
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