Syracuse University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: New York


Syracuse University is a diverse institution of higher education dedicated to faculty excellence and scholarly distinction, attracting and supporting enterprising students and a close interaction and engagement with the world¢¥†¥”locally, nationally and globally. Each of Syracuse University's 13 schools and colleges play a unique role in shaping the University as a whole and contribute to its reputation as one of the premier institutions of higher learning in the country.

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Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 19366
Total Grad Students: 19366
Undergraduate Students:
Faculty: 1006

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 19:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: :1

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Graduation and Retention Information

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Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

201 Tolley Administration Building
Syracuse New York 13244


Main Email:

Main Phone: 315-443-1870

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Michele Pipas
Senior Admissions Officer, Office of Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Applicants to SU are very different from one another, presenting a variety of academic and extracurricular activities. Your admission to Syracuse University is based on many factors, not only your GPA. Students can apply as transfers regardless of the number of college credits they have already completed.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
In general, transfer credit is allowed for courses worth three or more credits where you earned a "C" (2.0) or higher and for which there is a comparable course offered at Syracuse University.

Credits (Min/Max):
SU will accept up to 66 credits from a two-year college and 90 credits from a four-year institution.

Test Scores for Applying:
If you have completed fewer than 30 credits of college-level academic coursework, you must also submit the results of your SAT or ACT examinations.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Two Academic Recommendations from professors who are able to assess your capabilities are required.

Essay(s) required:
A 250-500 word personal essay is required. If you have not already done so in your personal essay, please provide information on your college-level class experience and why you are applying as a transfer student.

Application Fee:
$70 nonrefundable fee must be submitted with the application.

Other Requirements:
Additional requirements, including application deadlines, prerequisites and portfolio reviews, vary by program.

Fall Deadline:
January 1

Spring Deadline:
November 15

Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading

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Transfer Statistics

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Admissions Data From: Fall 2010



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Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Transfer students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible for merit scholarships. Syracuse University offers merit scholarships up to $6000 for transfer students. Students are automatically considered with application.

CSS/Profile Used?

Own Financial Aid Form?

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Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

Special Programs


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