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Le Moyne College

Syracuse, New York

Established in 1946 by the Society of Jesus, Le Moyne College provides its students with a rigorous, values-based education that allows them to explore their potential through academics, experience, and service. It equips them with the intellectual skills necessary to succeed in the world as well as the will to use their abilities to promote a more just society. The nearly 500-year-old Jesuit tradition upon which the College was founded is alive and well today. Le Moyne’s grounding in mission and values guides graduates to lives of meaningful success.

Student Profile

Fall 2015 Enrollment
2,877 undergraduate students
87% of undergrad students are full time
40% male — 60% female

Faculty Profile

2015-2016 Academic Year
172 full-time faculty
177 part-time faculty
13 to 1 student/faculty ratio

Residence Life

85% of full-time undergraduate students live on campus

School Location

Le Moyne’s 160-acre, tree-lined campus is located in a residential setting 10 minutes from downtown Syracuse. The College is within easy driving distance to major metropolitan areas, including Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Toronto,, Ottawa, and Washington, D.C.
Syracuse is a vibrant, mid-sized city that was named the #1 college city in the country by Travel and Leisure magazine in 2014. Right outside the city are rolling hills, picturesque lakes, and the miles of open country for which Central New York is renowned.

Retention Fall 2015

88% of students began in Fall 2014 and returned in Fall 2015 (full-time, first-time freshmen)

6-Year Graduation Rate 2015

68% of students graduated in 6 years


Nonresident aliens 1%
Hispanic/Latino 5%
Black or African American 5%
White 78%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 3%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown 6%


Le Moyne College is a member of the Northeast 10 Conference and fields a total of 21 NCAA varsity sports (10 men’s and 11 women’s teams).

Mascot: Dolphin
Colors: green and gold

Academic Programs

Majors within the College of Arts and Sciences
Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Communication & Film Studies, Computer Science, Criminology, Economics, Engineering, English, Environmental Science Systems, Environmental Studies, French, General Science, History, Mathematics, Nursing, Peace and Global Studies, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Software Applications & Systems Development, Spanish, Theatre Arts

Majors within the Madden School of Business
Accounting, Business Analytics, Finance, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, Management & Leadership, Marketing

More Distinctions

  • In 2015, Le Moyne received the Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Le Moyne was the only institution in New York state to make the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for 2014 in each of the four categories – general community service, interfaith community service, economic opportunity and education – recognized by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

  • The Madden School of Business at Le Moyne is one of an elite group of institutions that have achieved business accreditation from Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Less than 5% of institutions worldwide have earned this distinguished hallmark of excellence in management education.

  • Le Moyne is ranked by College Choice as the 30th best Catholic college in the U.S. in its 2015 rankings.

  • In 2014, the College named Dr. Linda LeMura as its 14th president, the first laywoman ever to lead a Jesuit college or university in the world.

At Le Moyne, students discover who they are as fun-loving citizens who are driven and full of spirit. In time, they also find who they are to become: leaders, experts, and compassionate advocates for those in need.

Exclusive Opportunities to Grow

Students get involved in ways they would never have imagined. Some work alongside Dr. Martha Grabowski, the Distinguished McDevitt Chair in Information Systems, traveling to Alaska to help with oil-spill research. Some take trips to New York City with their professors, getting the most out of their core curriculum’s “outside the classroom” experience. Some even take classes taught by the prestigious Dr. Doug Egerton, a history professor who is one of the nation’s preeminent Abraham Lincoln scholars.

Extended Learning Opportunities

Every year, Le Moyne students immerse themselves in their educations through internships, study abroad opportunities, community service projects, and faculty-mentored research.

Outstanding Help Along the Way

Le Moyne’s outstanding faculty members are ready to help solve puzzling mysteries and answer striking questions. They can speak not only to their students’ performances in the classroom, but also to their dreams for the future. No matter their field of expertise, Le Moyne’s faculty are committed to helping students pursue their talents and interests in an environment characterized by academic excellence, generous service, and creative, responsible leadership.

Student Activities

The wide range of clubs, organizations, and activities on campus is a great expression of Le Moyne’s commitment to “educating the whole person.” There are more than 100 student organizations and clubs to choose from at Le Moyne, ranging from service and social action to visual and performing arts groups. Students are always forming new clubs on campus, ensuring that there is something for everyone and every interest. They are the driving force behind what is happening on campus, for the Le Moyne Student Programming Board (LSPB) is responsible for scheduling each and every social activity and special event.

On-Campus Events

Campus life is strengthened by a wide-range of special events, including concerts, theatrical performances, art exhibits, dances, first-run films, trivia contests, and stand-up comedy shows. Students also participate in a number of annual campus events, including “Dolphy Day,” “Earth Jam,” a winter semi-formal, and the popular “Fall Fest.”  

At Le Moyne, success is not just an outcome; it’s a way of living. It’s not simply what one does, but why, and for whom. It’s setting goals. It’s embracing the unknown, trusting in oneself, and never settling for second-best. It’s the tireless, constant pursuit of the best possible version of oneself.

Alumni Success

Le Moyne is proud to foster outstanding communicators, collaborators, and critical thinkers who live their lives with meaning. Among Le Moyne’s outstanding alumni is KPMG Chairman’s Award-winner Matt Cox (’09), who was inspired to found a new nonprofit organization after working with 18 active 1- and 2-year-olds in South America. Kate Waltman (’13) began a life of service and simplicity after graduating from Le Moyne by teaching English and working at a food pantry in Japan. Andrew Lunetta (‘12) used the entrepreneurial spirit and passion for social justice that he gained from Le Moyne to establish three different programs to aid the hungry and homeless.

According to a survey, 90 percent of 2013 graduates had been employed or been admitted to graduate school within a year of commencement.


Admissions Fall 2015

6,877 Total Applicants 
4,247 Total Admissions 
634 Total Freshman Enrollment

61.76% of applicants admitted

Freshman Profile Fall 2015

  25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading 480 580
SAT Math 500 590
SAT Writing    
ACT Composite 21 25
ACT Math 21 26
ACT English 20 25
ACT Writing    


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Tuition $31,260
Fees $990
Total $32,250
Room and Board (on campus) $12,540
Room Only $7,880
Board Only $4,660
Estimated Total On Campus $44,790


Financial Aid Breakdown 2014-2015

100% of full-time, first-time undergraduates awarded any financial aid
77% of full-time, first-time undergraduates awarded student loan aid

$20,894 Average amount of federal, state, local, or institutional grant aid awarded
$8,824 Average amount of student loan aid awarded to full-time, first-time undergraduates


Presidential Scholarship – $23,750, awarded to students with SAT scores from 1300 – 1600 or ACT Score 29 – 36 with high school GPA minimum 95.

Ignatian Scholarship – $17,500, awarded to freshman students with superior academic records graduating from a Jesuit high school.

Loyola Scholarship – $17,500, awarded to multicultural student with demonstrated academic excellence.

Boren Recipient Begins Adventure in India

For Colleen Fagan ’15, Le Moyne College’s first-ever recipient of the prestigious Boren Scholarship, her adventure started even before she left the United States. In April, she learned that she was one of only 171...