Syracuse UniversitySchool Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

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Syracuse, New York Private Nonprofit regional Accreditation

This school is more affordable than other schools.

Affordability is calculated by subtracting average financial aid from total tuition and fees.

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About Syracuse University

Syracuse University enrolls roughly 23,000 students annually. The private, nonprofit school's acceptance rate is 44%, and its graduation rate is 83%. Syracuse offers more than 600 programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including nearly 70 online programs. The university's campus — based in upstate New York — features a sprawling stadium, a performing arts theater, museums and galleries, and hundreds of student organizations and clubs. Syracuse also has more than 40 research centers and institutes.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

44% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Acceptance Rate 44%

Retention Rate (High Retention Rate) 92%

Graduation Rate (High Graduation Rate) 83%


Students who attend this school typically have higher standardized test scores than students at other schools.

While test scores can be an important aspect of college applications, schools determine admission based on several factors, and these test scores are only a suggested range.

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SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1180-1380

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 26-30

Ways to Learn

Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program.
International Online classes are available for students around the world.

Learning Environment

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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Female Student Population


Student to Faculty Ratio


Students Enrolled




Non-U.S. Citizen










Two or more races


American Indian/Alaska Native


Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander


Socio-Economic Diversity

15% of students received an income-based federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Financial Aid Breakdown

On average, students at this school receive more financial aid than students at other schools.

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Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid


State Grant Aid


Institution Grant Aid


Pell Grant


Average Aid Awarded
Federal Grant Aid $5,872
State Grant Aid $4,018
Institution Grant Aid $25,771
Pell Grant Aid $4,670

Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.