Syracuse University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.84 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 170 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB and ACEJMC
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 21,970 (15,218 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 33% part-time, 67% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $37,276
Source: NCES

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3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

Great campus with a great business school, but Syracuse and Upstate NY in general don't offer many opportunities for advancement
3.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2019

Not so many competitive research professors; Parking is a huge problem; Campus near downtown which is not safe; Have to work for department through out the entire process, extremely time consuming
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

I enjoy being in the classroom setting, but I do not feel very challenged by classmates. Socially, it is more difficult if you have taken time off between undergraduate school and law school. I'm still deciding whether going to law school in general was a good choice. Financially, it is a huge commitment that you should not make unless you are 100% dedicated to the course of study and career path.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2013

This program has a vibrant study abroad/international focus and the faculty consists of very educated and enthusiastic scholars. The overall academic environment was friendly and quite conducive to learning and a quite stimulating package of courses was offered. The only con is that Maxwell School appears quite isolated from the main political centers (especially Washington DC), but I applaud its efforts to ensure that students get the full experience of working in such policy hubs by providing both academic and professional opportunities for students in DC and other locations such as Geneva, Switzerland.
2.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

Some of my program’s cons are that the cost of attendance is much more then the starting salary in the surrounding area. One pro to my program is that it is well known in the area and very reputable.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2015

Very diverse department means you are exposed to many different research approaches, but can also feel isolating if there aren't other labs doing the same work you are. Fantastic facilities, competitive stipends (but requires you TA every semester unless you have outside funding like an NSF GRF), low cost of living in the city. Extremely supportive and approachable faculty and department leadership. Shared facilities / course availability with SUNY Upstate Medical and SUNY Environmental Sciences and Forestry are huge plus.
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2017

A great program overall, although the focus is on the molecular sciences, with only several ecology students in the entire department.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2018

Social life among students are not that great. My experience with faculty is awesome.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

I love the faculty and staff that I have met, however I wish there were more financial aid and scholarship opportunities for incoming students.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2013

I believe Syracuse University presents a very reputable and prestigious graduate program in its academic settings but would like to see more flexibility and originality in its class offerings each semester.
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