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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
3.94% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
30,923 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
87.2% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
2,838 Graduates


The median tuition at Syracuse University is $43,440, which is $11,230 more than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $31,823.

In 2016, 69% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 51% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Syracuse University received 30,923 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 7.01% annual decline. Out of those 30,923 applicants, 16,179 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 52.3% acceptance rate.

There were 21,970 students enrolled at Syracuse University in 2016, and 67% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Syracuse University has an overall enrollment yield of 22.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Syracuse University has a total enrollment of 21,970 students. The full-time enrollment at Syracuse University is 19,153 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,817. This means that 87.2% of students enrolled at Syracuse University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Syracuse University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53.3% White, 8.48% Hispanic or Latino, 7.4% Black or African American, 6.1% Asian, 2.61% Two or More Races, 0.49% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.07% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Syracuse University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (20.1%), followed by White Male (17.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.82%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (4.44%), followed by White Male (3.56%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (0.58%).

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In 2016, 555 more women than men graduated from Syracuse University. The majority of students graduating from Syracuse University are White. These 3,620 graduates mean that there were 6.32 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 573 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Syracuse University is General Psychology with 223 graduates, followed by Information Science with 208 graduates and General Finance with 196 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Syracuse University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Library Science, with 57 graduates, followed by Architecture and Related Services with 172 graduates and Communications with 824 graduates.


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Syracuse University has an endowment valued at nearly $1.17B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $646,048 (0.06%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Syracuse University had a total expenditure of $876M. Of that $876M, they spent $379M on salaries and $122M on benefits.

Syracuse University employs 394 Professors, 332 Associate professors, and 307 Assistant professors. Most academics at Syracuse University are Male Professors (283), Male Associate professors (187), and Male Assistant professors (175).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Syracuse University are: Service, with 622 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 590 employees, and Management with 478 employees.



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