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IPEDS ID: 196413
OPE ID: 00288200
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Syracuse University
900 South Crouse Ave., Syracuse, New York 13244
General information:  (315) 443-1870
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  21,267 (15,097 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  16 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty1,131581
Research and public service8216
Total graduate assistants-1,166
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$36,302$37,668$39,004$40,4583.7%
Books and supplies$1,308$1,322$1,342$1,3601.3%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$12,850$13,254$13,692$14,0542.6%
Off Campus
Room and board--$13,692$14,0542.6%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$51,960$53,790$55,600$57,4503.3%
Off Campus$37,610$38,990$55,600$57,4503.3%
Off Campus with Family$37,610$38,990$41,908$43,3963.6%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
  • Monthly Payment Plan: Semester charges may be paid in monthly installments. Applications are sent to admitted students along with their admission notification and are available online. Prepaid Tuition Option: Students may opt to prepay eight consecutive semesters, thereby locking in the rate of tuition in effect at the time of the plan's initiation. For more details, please visit:
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid12,51774%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,36070%$62,972,457$26,683
Federal grants90027%$4,592,058$5,102
Pell grants87826%$3,816,754$4,347
Other federal grants62518%$775,304$1,240
State/local government grant or scholarships61018%$1,978,494$3,243
Institutional grants or scholarships2,32869%$56,401,905$24,228
Student loan aid1,95958%$17,012,376$8,684
Federal student loans1,94958%$12,862,154$6,599
Other student loans2297%$4,150,222$18,123
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid110,60372%$262,913,472$24,796
Pell grants3,96227%$16,549,160$4,177
Federal student loans8,43457%$62,005,337$7,352
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$27,994$28,419$28,917
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$18,422$18,579$18,699
$30,001 – $48,000$20,133$20,855$20,082
$48,001 – $75,000$23,899$23,949$24,156
$75,001 – $110,000$28,235$29,209$29,610
$110,001 and more$39,590$39,598$41,038
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment21,267
Undergraduate enrollment15,097
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment422
Graduate enrollment6,170
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 96%
Part-time: 4%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 45%
Female: 55%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 8%
Black or African American: 9%
Hispanic/Latino: 11%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 55%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%
Non-resident alien: 9%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 96%
25 and over: 4%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 35%
Out-of-state: 55%
Foreign countries: 10%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 76%
Part-time: 24%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 3%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 97%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 6%
Enrolled in some distance education: 4%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 90%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $75
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants28,26912,88315,386
Percent admitted49%47%52%
Percent admitted who enrolled25%26%24%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading500620
SAT Math540650
SAT Writing520630
ACT Composite2328
ACT English2228
ACT Math2428
ACT Writing89
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 92%
Part-time students: 70%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 83 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 81%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 70%
6-year: 80%
8-year: 81%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 79%
Female: 83%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 70%
Asian: 81%
Black or African American: 76%
Hispanic/Latino: 75%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 83%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 81%
Non-resident alien: 75%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Architecture and Related Services
Architectural History and Criticism, General-0----
Interior Architecture-19----
Category total-11135---
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African Studies--4---
African-American/Black Studies-4----
Disability Studies-----10
European Studies/Civilization-----1
Latin American Studies-----4
Near and Middle Eastern Studies-1---4
South Asian Studies-----1
Women's Studies-2---17
Category total-74--37
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-11715--
Exercise Physiology--9---
Category total-161107--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General-23114d15--
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other--6d---
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies-766---
Finance, General-10645---
Hospitality Administration/Management, General-40----
Information Resources Management-----1
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management-1611d---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-1071---
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management-----2
Real Estate-3----
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General-3----
Transportation/Mobility Management-1----
Category total-516236d15-3
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Broadcast Journalism-6826---
Journalism, Other-2853---
Mass Communication/Media Studies--156--
Public Relations/Image Management-7332---
Radio and Television-7639---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-935---
Category total-4091976--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other-----13
Computer and Information Sciences, General-15324--
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance-----35d
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications--20d--13d
Information Science/Studies-131142d12d-6
Category total-146194d16d-67d
Art Teacher Education-59---
Biology Teacher Education-03---
Chemistry Teacher Education-02---
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services--2---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services--101-4
Curriculum and Instruction--112-3
Earth Science Teacher Education--2---
Education, General-14----
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs-713---
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs-393---
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs--6---
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities--5---
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments--32---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--1--7
Educational/Instructional Technology--137-1
Elementary Education and Teaching--5---
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-04---
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration--22---
Mathematics Teacher Education-011--
Music Teacher Education-1213---
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching-101--1
Reading Teacher Education--161--
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist--23d--2d
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education---2--
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education--174--
Social Studies Teacher Education-07---
Special Education and Teaching, General---3--
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other---1--
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor--9--15
Category total-87230d22-33d
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering-28----
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering-19116--
Chemical Engineering-1912---
Civil Engineering, General-62232--
Computer Engineering, General-2084---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering-23479-1
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering-159---
Mechanical Engineering-68376--
Category total-25422323-1
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering/Industrial Management--32---
Category total--32---
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing--11---
English Language and Literature, General-6733--
Rhetoric and Composition---4--
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies, Other-25----
Category total-92147--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management-7----
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General-----11
Human Development and Family Studies, General-5756-4
Human Nutrition-27----
Category total-9156-15
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-0----
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General-1----
French Language and Literature-75---
German Language and Literature-3----
Italian Language and Literature-1----
Russian Language and Literature-1----
Spanish Language and Literature-135---
Category total-3020---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist--77--
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General-21----
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other-33----
Health Services Administration-----17
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling--261--
Maternal and Child Health--2---
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor--5---
Public Health, General--7---
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling-----3
Category total-54478-20
History, General-4643-11
Category total-4643-11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Forensic Science and Technology-021---
Category total-021---
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Professions and Studies, Other-7----
Programs for Foreign Lawyers--2---
Category total-72205--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies---1--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies68d----
Category total68d-1--
Library Science
Library and Information Science--56d---
Library Science, Other-----11d
Category total--56d--11d
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General-3----
Mathematics, General-16104--
Statistics, General--13---
Category total-19234--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology-0----
Cultural Resource Management and Policy Analysis-----7
Dispute Resolution-----38
Museology/Museum Studies--16---
Nutrition Sciences-1211---
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution-----15
Sustainability Studies-----10
Systems Science and Theory-0----
Category total-1227--70
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General-8----
Kinesiology and Exercise Science-38----
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-47----
Category total-93----
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other-4----
Religion/Religious Studies-0-2--
Category total-14-9-1
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-11312-5
Geology/Earth Science, General-764--
Physics, General-7811--
Category total-251727-5
Clinical Psychology--29--
Experimental Psychology--22--
Psychology, General-1742---
School Psychology---1--
Social Psychology--31--
Category total-174913--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-501773-35
Social Work-3988---
Category total-892653-35
Social Sciences
Economics, General-82398--
International Relations and Affairs-8994---
National Security Policy Studies-----22
Political Science and Government, General-102136-1
Social Sciences, General--4d31-
Category total-363162d28123
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation-1711---
Art/Art Studies, General-1----
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General--18---
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics-12---
Cinematography and Film/Video Production-196---
Commercial and Advertising Art-281d---
Design and Applied Arts, Other-5----
Design and Visual Communications, General-36----
Digital Arts--2---
Documentary Production--9---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-8----
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other-4----
Fashion/Apparel Design-23----
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts-21---
Fine/Studio Arts, General-2----
Industrial and Product Design-22----
Interior Design-6----
Keyboard Instruments-13---
Metal and Jewelry Arts-52---
Music History, Literature, and Theory-5----
Music Management-34----
Music Performance, General-21---
Music Theory and Composition--1---
Music, General-7----
Musical Theatre-17----
Stringed Instruments--3---
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology-6----
Voice and Opera-11---
Category total-33876d---
Grand total63,1461,9094031332
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined109113
Field Hockey29
Ice Hockey22
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education(!)7/1/1921 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) - Clinical training programs at the master's, doctoral, and postgraduate levels7/31/2001 - 4/15/2013No Longer Recognized
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools1/1/1923 -  Accredited
American Dietetic Association, Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education
Didactic Program in Dietetics7/1/1973 -  Accredited
Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics1/1/1975 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Committee on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs10/30/1956 -  Accredited
School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs4/26/1988 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs6/1/1978 - 9/1/2004Resigned
Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs6/1/1978 -  Accredited
Clinical doctoral program in Audiology9/1/2004 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1948 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1928 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools10/21/2006 -  Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program12/1/1950 -  Accredited
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program(!)12/1/1950 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations171410
Liquor law violations1512
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations7118
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible9126
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault242
Motor vehicle theft000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible9113
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault010
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate4.8%3.9%
Number in default159115
Number in repayment3,2922,948
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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