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Facts, Figures and Rankings

Syracuse University is a student-focused R1 research university fueled by 150+ years of tradition, academic distinction and a spirit of discovery.

With a global footprint and a beautiful campus in the heart of New York state, our Orange community embraces innovation and cultivates a sense of belonging for all.

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About Syracuse University

Founded in 1870, Syracuse University is a private research institution located in the heart of Central New York. Students can choose from more than 200 majors, 100 minors and 200 advanced degree programs across the University’s 13 academic units.

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Reputation and Rankings

Syracuse is a university of national stature and international opportunity, known for its investment in research and innovation, its professional programs and its undeniable school spirit. Syracuse University offers many highly ranked programs and co-curricular opportunities:

  • #1 Best Public Affairs School, 2024 U.S. News & World Report
  • #1 Best Photojournalism Schools, 2023 College Factual
  • #2 Best Elementary Special Education, 2023 College Factual
  • #2 Information Technology Management, 2022 U.S. News & World Report
  • #3 Best Music Management, 2023 College Factual
  • #4 Best Public Relations, Advertising and Applied Communications, 2023 College Factual
  • #6 Best Design and Applied Arts, 2023 College Factual
  • #6 Best Design and Applied Arts, 2023 College Factual
  • #8 Best Information Science, 2023 College Factual
  • #10 Best Food and Nutrition, 2023 College Factual
  • #11 Entrepreneurial Studies, 2023 College Factual
  • #10 Study Abroad, 2023 U.S. News & World Report
  • #10 Best Food and Nutrition, 2023 College Factual

Research Excellence

Designated as a Research 1 institution, Syracuse University was awarded a total of $106 million for research, teaching and other sponsored programs in fiscal year 2022.

40 +
research centers and institutes
63.2 %
of classes have fewer than 20 students
82 %

Tuition and Financial Aid

During the 2022-23 academic year, 82% of Syracuse University undergraduate students received some form of financial support totaling more than $465 million, including assistance from institutional, federal, state and private sources.

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Where is Syracuse University located?

Syracuse University's main campus sits atop a hill overlooking the city of Syracuse, New York. Additional centers are located in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, and study abroad programs are available in 60 countries throughout the world.

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How does Syracuse University support its commitment to veterans?

Syracuse University is consistently top-ranked in the Best Private Colleges for Veterans list. The Office of Veteran and Military Affairs supports veteran and military-connected students on campus, and the D’Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families empowers service members, veterans and their families through research and innovative programs.

384,000+ Degrees Awarded

Syracuse University has a tightknit and well-connected community of alumni in more than 170 countries. Our alumni network is eager to help students with internships, learning opportunities and job placement.

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Syracuse University Traditions

When you join Syracuse University, you become part of a rich history dating back to 1870. Along with that history comes a number of beloved traditions that are passed down from student to student, year after year—thus linking our past and present.

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Academic Programs

Choose from nearly 600 undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs within our 13 schools and colleges and embrace the interdisciplinary nature of Syracuse University’s academic options.

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