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Syracuse University FACTS 2015-16

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ABOUT SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY

Chartered in 1870, Syracuse University is a private, coeducational, urban institution located in the heart of Central New York. The 270-acre main campus is within easy driving distance of Toronto, Boston, Montreal, and New York City. Learning centers in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and abroad offer a rich mix of academic courses, alumni activities, and immersion programs. Under the leadership of Kent Syverud, the University’s 12th Chancellor and president, Syracuse is recognized as a student-focused global research university renowned for academic rigor, richly diverse learning experiences, and a spirit of discovery.

ENROLLMENT 

Total University enrollment for fall 2015 is 21,789. Full-time undergraduate, 14,566; part-time undergraduate, 630; full-time graduate and law school, 4,765; part-time graduate and law school, 1,828. 

STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS AND DIVERSITY

The total student population at Syracuse University represents all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. The full-time undergraduate student population consists of 55 percent women and 45 percent men.

The incoming class of 3,481 students has a mean high school GPA of 3.6 and consists of 28 percent students of color. The entering student population consists of 54 percent women and 46 percent men. 

Minority students represent 25.4 percent of the total student population of 21,789. This includes 7.4 percent African Americans; 6.4 percent Asian Americans; 8.6 percent Hispanics; 0.6 percent Native Americans; and 2.4 percent of two or more races.

TUITION AND INANCIAL AID

Full-time undergraduate tuition: $41,794 per year plus housing, meals, and expenses. 

For academic year 2014-15, nearly two-thirds of SU students received more than $225 million in Syracuse University grants and scholarships. Overall, about 75 percent receive some form of financial support, including assistance from institutional, federal, state, or private sources. 

FACULTY AND STAFF

Tenured and tenure-track faculty, 910; full-time non- tenure-track faculty, 240; part-time non-tenure-track faculty, 551. Approximately 89 percent of full-time faculty members have earned Ph.D. or professional degrees.

Full-time staff, 3,205; part-time staff, 310. 

DEGREES CONFERRED

Bachelor’s, 3,451; master’s, 1,919; doctoral degrees— professional, 198; doctoral degrees-—research, 155. 

LIBRARY HOLDINGS

Printed volumes, 3.9 million; microforms, 16,077; current periodicals/serials, 35,260; electronic books, 356,185. 

CURRENT ALUMNI ON RECORD 

254,724 alumni representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 173 countries and territories. 

SPONSORED PROGRAMS

A total of $86.7 million was awarded for research, teaching, and other sponsored programs in fiscal year 2015. The federal government is the major sponsor ($51.7 million). Awards from non-federal sponsors totaled $35 million, the majority of which are from foundation and nonprofit entities ($12.19 million). New York State is the third largest sponsor ($9.92 million).

ENDOWMENT FUND

The market value was approximately $1.1 billion as of 9.30.15.

ACADEMIC UNITS

School of Architecture

College of Arts and Sciences

School of Education

College of Engineering and Computer Science

David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics

Graduate School

School of Information Studies (iSchool)

College of Law

Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

University College

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Martin J. Whitman School of Management

CENTERS FOR RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP (partial listing)

Aging Studies Institute

Burton Blatt Institute

Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture

Center for Advanced Systems and Engineering (CASE)

Center for Computational and Data Sciences

Center for Policy Research

Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship

Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute

Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism

Institute for the Study of the Judiciary, Politics, and the Media

Institute for Veterans and Military Families

Daniel P. Moynihan Global Affairs Institute

NYS Science and Technology Law Center

Syracuse Biomaterials Institute

SyracuseCoE (Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems)

SyracuseCoE Center for Sustainable Community Solutions

Lawrence B. Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Syracuse University alumni make their mark in a variety of professions— from actors to zoologists and everything in between. Here are just a few who deserve special recognition.

Sarah Loguen (1876) fourth African American woman physician in U.S.

Cornelia Maria Clapp (G’1889) a leading scholar in marine zoology

Stephen Crane (1891) author of The Red Badge of Courage

Sol LeWitt ’49 renowned visual artist

Dick Clark ’51 creator and host of American Bandstand

Jim Brown ’57 football star, actor, and social activist

Ruth Johnson Colvin ’59 founder of Literacy Volunteers of America

Frank Langella ’59 award-winning stage and film actor (Frost/Nixon)

Joyce Carol Oates ’60, H’00 award-winning novelist

Ernie Davis ’62 first African American to win the Heisman Trophy

Lou Reed ’64 rock singer-songwriter for The Velvet Underground

Floyd Little ’67 Pro Football Hall of Famer

Joseph Biden L’68 vice president of the United States

Kathrine V. Switzer ’68, G’72 runner and advocate for women’s sports

Donna Shalala G’70 president of the University of Miami

Steve Kroft ’71 award-winning correspondent for 60 Minutes

Bob Costas ’74 host of NBC’s Football Night in America

Eileen Collins ’78 first woman astronaut to command a NASA space mission

Aaron Sorkin ’83 screenwriter and producer of The West Wing

Vanessa Williams ’85 actress and first African American crowned Miss America

Arielle Tepper Madover ’94 award-winning Broadway producer

Dennis Crowley ’98 founder of the social networking site Foursquare

His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud G’99
youngest person to fly on the space shuttle

Jessie Mueller ’05 Tony award-winning actress

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