Quick Facts

Syracuse by the numbers

An art student draw while sitting in the Orange Grove by the Quad

Fall 2016 StatisticsLink

EnrollmentLink

  • Total: 22,484
  • Full-time undergraduate: 14,675
  • Full-time graduate and law school: 4,563
  • Part-time graduate and law school: 2,669

Degrees ConferredLink

  • Bachelor’s: 3,563
  • Master’s: 2,173
  • Professional doctoral degrees: 159
  • Research doctoral degrees: 189

DiversityLink

  • Men: 46%
  • Women: 54%
  • Students of color: 25%

Support (2015-2016)Link

  • For academic year 2016–17, approximately two-thirds of Syracuse students received nearly $270 million in Syracuse University grants and scholarships. Overall, about 75 percent received some form of financial support totaling $390 million, including assistance from institutional, federal, state, or private sources.

Faculty and StaffLink

  • Tenured and tenure-track faculty: 929
  • Full-time non-tenure-track faculty: 281
  • Part-time non-tenure-track faculty: 570
  • Full-time faculty members who have earned Ph.D. or professional degrees: 90%
  • Full-time staff: 3,331
  • Part-time staff: 271

ReputationLink

  • #1 Best College Newspaper, 2018 Princeton Review
  • #2 Best Special Education Colleges in the U.S., 2018 College Factual
  • #3 Architecture, 2018 DesignIntelligence
  • #3 Best Colleges Offering Degrees in Communications & Journalism, 2018 College Factual
  • #4 Best Undergrad Drama Schools for Acting Degree, 2017 The Hollywood Reporter
  • #4 Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises Program, 2018 College Factual
  • #8 Most Represented Colleges on Broadway in the 2017-2018 Season, 2017 Playbill
  • #9 Best Colleges Offering Degrees in Education, 2018 College Factual
  • #9 Social Work, 2017 College Factual
  • #13 Entrepreneurship, 2017 U.S. News & World Report
  • #14 Best Human Development & Family Studies Colleges in the U.S., 2018 College Factual
  • #16 Best School for Education Majors by Salary Potential, 2018 Payscale College Salary Report
  • #20 Top Marketing Colleges in the U.S., 2018 College Factual Marketing Degree Buying Guide
  • #21 Top Music Schools, 2016 The Hollywood Reporter
  • #23 Best Schools For Art Majors by Salary Potential, 2017-2018 Payscale College Salary Report
  • #23 Film, 2017 The Hollywood Reporter
  • #23 Best Undergraduate Business School, 2016 Bloomberg Businessweek

Graduate Schools and ProgramsLink

  • #1 Best Graduate Schools for Public Affairs, 2017 U.S. News & World Report
  • #2 Information Systems, 2017 U.S. News & World Report
  • #4 Library and Information Studies, 2017 U.S. News & World Report
  • #17 Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs, 2017 U.S. News & World Report

Veterans and Military-Connected StudentsLink

  • #1 Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises Program for Veterans, 2018 College Factual
  • #1 Cybersecurity Program, 2018 Military Times College
  • #6 Best Colleges for Veterans, 2018 Military Times College
  • Military-Friendly School, 2017 Military Friendly® Schools

Notable AlumniLink

  • Joseph Biden L’68, former Vice President of the United States
  • Jim Brown ’57, actor and NFL running back; inductee, Football Hall of Fame and Lacrosse Hall of Fame
  • Samantha Brown ’92, Travel Channel host and luggage designer
  • Dick Clark ’51, television icon and producer, American Bandstand host
  • Col. Eileen Collins ’78, first female space shuttle commander
  • Bob Costas ’74, sports announcer, NBC, HBO
  • Michael Crow D’85, president, Arizona State University
  • Dennis Crowley '98, entrepreneur, co-founder Foursquare
  • Vera Farmiga '95, Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated actress, film credits include Up in the AirThe Departed, and The Judge
  • Thom Filicia ’93, interior designer, author, television host
  • Betsey Johnson ’64, fashion designer
  • Ted Koppel ’60, former anchor of ABC News Nightline; managing editor, Discovery Channel; contributing columnist, The New York Times
  • Robert Mankoff '66, author, editor; cartoonist The New Yorker
  • Jim Morin ’75, Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist
  • Jessie Mueller '05, Tony Award-winning actress, Broadway credits include Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and Nice Work if You Can Get It
  • Chris Renaud ’89, Oscar-nominated director of Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2
  • His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman Al Saud G’99, youngest person to fly on the space shuttle, first member of a royal family in space
  • Donna Shalala ’70, former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, and former president of University of Miami
  • Aaron Sorkin ’83, creator, NBC’s The Newsroom, playwright and screenwriter, The Social Network and Moneyball
  • Cheryl Strayed G’02, author, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
  • Kathrine Switzer ’68, G’72, first woman to enter the Boston Marathon, author of Marathon Woman, and Emmy Award-winning TV commentator
  • Arielle Tepper Madover ’94, theatrical and film producer, recent productions: Monty Python's Spamalot, Frost/Nixon
  • Vanessa L. Williams ’86, recording artist and actress

Library HoldingsLink

  • Printed volumes: 3.5 million
  • Microforms: 16,260
  • Current periodicals/serials: 179,076
  • Electronic books: 348,958

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