Where game changers rise
Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings, and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, our University is made for those who want a quintessential college experience.
You can choose from 200 academic programs and 100 minors. Unlike many colleges, you can blend a discipline within the College of Arts and Sciences with one from across the University’s professional schools and colleges. You’ll gain critical-thinking, communication, and analytical skills that will help you succeed in whichever career you choose.
Syracuse University is classified in the top tier for research activity among all doctoral universities in the nation by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. This means you’ll have ample opportunities as an undergraduate to research alongside faculty.
Syracuse students engage in innovative experiential learning opportunities. Pilot a NASA-quality flight simulator, bring your classroom learning to life on the stage of a professional Equity theater, and run a $5 million Orange Value Fund—these are just a few of the ways you’ll apply what you learn and enrich your experience.
Unsurpassed student experience
At Syracuse, you can expect a student experience that is constantly being enhanced. To support your academic, social, and emotional well-being is the Barnes Center at The Arch, a state-of-the-art wellness and recreation complex in the heart of campus.
With over 300 student clubs and organizations, you’ll get the chance to build leadership skills, make new friends, and discover new passions. You can join Enactus and work with Guatemalan weavers to market eco-friendly products in the University bookstore; cheer on the Orange as part of Syracuse’s pep club, Otto’s Army; and hike in the nearby Adirondack Mountains with the Outing Club.
Syracuse’s Learning Communities give you the opportunity to live with a group of students in a residence hall around a common major, theme, or interest. There are more than 25 communities to choose from, including the Multicultural Living-Learning Community; the Science, Technology, and Math Learning Community; and the International Relations Learning Community.
We have one of the longest-running—and most highly ranked—study abroad programs in the nation, so it’s no wonder that almost half of Syracuse students study abroad at least once during their time as undergraduate students. You can choose from 100 different programs in 60 countries and engage in internships, Signature Seminars, language study, homestay, and community engagement projects.
In addition to World Partner programs, Syracuse offers programs in its six centers abroad, including Florence, Hong Kong, London, Madrid, Santiago, and Strasbourg.
We offer accomplished first-year students the exciting opportunity to spend their first semester abroad in Florence, Italy; Madrid, Spain; or Strasbourg, France. The Discovery Program will help set the tone for your college career and is designed for those interested in the arts, humanities, languages, international studies, social sciences, mathematics, natural sciences, engineering, computer science, or a pre-health track.
You’ll be part of a tight-knit community and support system from the time you arrive through your years as a seasoned alumnus. It’s this combination of rigor and support that propels Syracuse grads to excellent post-graduate outcomes and long-term successes.
During your time as an undergraduate, you’ll have many opportunities for local, national, and international internships and hands-on experiences. Recent internship placements include Spotify, NBC, Golisano Children’s Hospital, EY, RODE Architects, Pew Research Center, Disney, and The Ellen Show, just to name a few.
Syracuse alumni are at work in some of the world’s leading organizations. From newsrooms to classrooms, laboratories to boardrooms, you’ll find someone who bleeds orange, which means you’ll have the connections you need to land a job after graduation and throughout your career.
• 93% of graduates in full- and part-time positions, military service, volunteer or service programs, or graduate school within six months of their graduation.
• 92% of graduates who entered the workforce are in positions related to their career goals.
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Location: Main campus in the heart of New York State, with US centers in New York City, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC, plus six centers around the world
Undergraduate Enrollment: 15,000+ students (including 1,500+ transfer students) representing 92 countries
Majors: 200 academic programs and 100 minors within nine undergraduate colleges
Average Class Size: 26 (Nearly 60% of undergraduate classes have fewer than 20 students.)
Current Alumni: There are more than a quarter-million alumni representing 178 countries and territories.
Research: Syracuse, an R1 research institution, was awarded $67.2 million in 2018 for research, teaching, and other sponsored programs.
Study Abroad: Consistently ranked as one of the top programs in the US; almost half of Syracuse students study abroad at least once.
Schools and Colleges:
• Arts and Sciences
• Citizenship and Public Affairs
• Engineering and Computer Science
• Information Studies
• Public Communications
• Sport and Human Dynamics
• Visual and Performing Arts
Financial Aid: Syracuse University strives to meet the financial needs of admitted students and offers a variety of funding options to help make college as affordable as possible. Last year, 83% of Syracuse University undergraduate students received some form of financial support totaling more than $447 million, with nearly $282 million of that awarded by Syracuse in the form of grants and scholarships.