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Rank: 157

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NYwww.syracuse.edu
Syracuse University is a large private institution with about 15,000 undergrads and another 6,500 students in its graduate and professional schools. The university's 13 schools and colleges, dedicated to the humanities and education as well as management and engineering, offer about 200 majors and 100 minors. The Holden Observatory, the second oldest building on campus, is a brick marvel renovated to be of use in research conducted by undergrad and graduate physics students. Most students come from the mid-Atlantic states, but all 50 states and close to 125 other countries are also represented. For the most part, students either live in one of the huge residential halls on the sizable campus, or in a nearby off-campus location. On the weekends, sporting events, frat and house parties, and trips to off-campus Marshall Street dominate the social landscape. Students also have their choice of more than 300 campus organizations to join. Popular choices include the student newspaper, performance groups, intramural sports teams, and service organizations. School pride is written all over Syracuse, and on any given day, half the students are likely to be sporting their trademark orange gear for the Cuse. But don't take winter-weather warnings lightly: Crossing the large campus can prove bone-chilling without the right clothes, or, better yet, a car.
costs
Est. Full Price 2018-2019
$67,100
% of students who get any grants
69%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$34,200
Average price for low-income students
$17,700
admissions
Acceptance rate
52%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1190/27
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
Enrollment
28,199
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
92%
% of need met
93%
% of students who get merit* grants
14%
Average merit grant
$12,835
student success
Graduation rate
82%
Average time to a degree
4.2 years
Average student debt
$27,000
Average salary within 3 years
$53,900
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
52%
key deadlines
Early decision application
Nov 15
Regular application
Jan 1

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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