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School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1946
    • Size:
    • Small (<5000 students)
    • Type:
    • Private non-profit
    • Category:
    • Universities, colleges
      Religiously affliated
    • Specialization:
    • N/A
    • Climate:
    • Cold (Continental)
    • Location:
    • 1419 Salt Springs Road, Syracuse, New York, United States, 13214
    • Phone:
    • +18003334733
    • Email Address:
    • N/A
    • Setting:
    • Suburban, town

The History of Le Moyne College

Discover an education in which you will explore, encounter, and question the world you know and the world in which you will make your mark. Experience the difference a Jesuit education will make in your life and the difference you will make in the world! 

Le Moyne College, named after Jesuit missionary Simon Le Moyne, is a private Jesuit college in Syracuse, New York, enrolling over 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students. Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1946, Le Moyne is the first Jesuit college to be founded as a co-educational institution. The College is the second-youngest of the twenty-eight Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States, and is the only comprehensive Catholic college in Central New York.

Le Moyne College's 160-acre (0.65 km2) campus is located in the Town of DeWitt, in a suburban residential neighborhood. It borders the Salt Springs neighborhood of Syracuse, facilitating partnerships with the city of Syracuse and regional businesses and organizations.

Le Moyne offers more than 700 courses leading to Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degrees in more than 30 different majors. Le Moyne also provides courses of study leading to a master’s in business administration, education, nursing, occupational therapy, physician assistant studies, arts administration, information systems, and family nurse practitioner. The College's Center for Continuing Education offers evening degrees, certificate programs and houses the Success for Veteran's Program.

Academic Highlights

The student-faculty ratio at Le Moyne College is 13:1, and the school has 52.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Le Moyne College include: Psychology, General; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Marketing/Marketing Management, General; and Finance, General.

Life in Le Moyne College

Student-directed activities, athletics, clubs, and service organizations are available to all Le Moyne students. Students are represented by a Student Senate and have formal representation through the senate on most College-wide committees involved in decision making and policy formation.

School Ranking

Le Moyne College's ranking in the 2020 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities North, #14.


Half the applicants admitted to Le Moyne College have an SAT score between 1080 and 1270 or an ACT score of 23 and 28. However, one quarter of admitted applicants achieved scores above these ranges and one quarter scored below these ranges. The application deadline at Le Moyne College is rolling.

Notable Alumni

  • Carmen Amato -  Author and retired CIA Officer
  • Nina Davuluri - Miss America 2014 completed nine pre-med courses at Le Moyne.
  • Robert Manfred - Commissioner of Major League Baseball. Attended Le Moyne from 1976 to 1978.
  • Jerome McGann -  a leading U.S. scholar of literary editing
  • John Douglas Thompson -  award-winning Shakespearean actor

Acceptance Rate

Le Moyne College acceptance rate 64%

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