Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings, and an undeniable spirit. 


Founded: 1870

Location: Main campus in the heart of New York State, with US centers in New York City, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC, plus seven centers around the world

Undergraduate Enrollment: 14,000+ students (including 1,500+ transfer students) representing 126 countries

Majors: 200 majors 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 $73.6 million in 2017 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
• Education
• Engineering and Computer Science
• Information Studies
• Management
• 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, around 75% of Syracuse University undergraduate students received some form of financial support totaling $390 million, with nearly $270 million of that being awarded by Syracuse in the form of grants and scholarships.

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. 

World-class academics
You can choose from 200 majors 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 eight professional schools. 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
You can expect a student experience that is constantly being enhanced. On the horizon is The Arch, a state-of-the-art wellness and recreation complex being built in the heart of campus to support your academic, social, and emotional well-being.

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.

Global opportunities
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 seven centers abroad, including Beijing, 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.

According to the Class of 2017 placement survey, graduates reported an average starting salary of $50,776, and nearly half obtained their position before graduation.