Syracuse University

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Syracuse University (SU), called lovingly by its students ’Cuse, is a private, research institution in Syracuse, New York. The school educates around 12,000 undergraduate students and 4,000 graduate students annually. The school offers over 200 majors in 9 undergraduate schools. These schools include: the Syracuse School of Architecture; the College of Arts and Sciences; the School of Education; the David B. Falk School of Sport and Human Dynamics; the School of Information Studies (iSchool); the Martin J. Whitman School of Management; the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications; and the College of Visual and Performing Arts. There are also 24 Advanced Study Programs that offer certificates in counseling and education, among others.

SU is considered a research facility with a high level of activity. There are 29 research centers at the University that often cross disciplines in a variety of areas. These include such institutes as the Burton Blatt Institute for Research on Economic and Social Issues for People with Disabilities, the George E. Bennett Center for Accounting and Tax Research, and the H.H. Franklin Center for Supply Chain Management. The most popular majors at the University include Accounting, Architecture, Biology, Finance, and Information Science.


Syracuse University’s sports teams are known as "the Orange" and participate in NCAA Division I sports in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The school hosts 12 women’s sports and 8 men’s sports, including crew, lacrosse, football, and basketball. Throughout SU sports history, 28 teams have won national championships, including 14 men’s lacrosse championships.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

SU is a private institution that offers financial aid packages to its students. Nearly 75% of ’Cuse students receive some form of financial support. The school offers need-based grants from their endowment, as well as merit-based scholarships to qualifying students.


U.S. News and World Report ranked SU 58th among national universities in the United States in 2013 and 62nd in 2014. Many programs have been recognized nationally for their fantastic education. In 2012, DesignIntelligence ranked SU 3rd nationally for their industrial design program. The public communication program is also ranked nationally. Graduate programs in the College of Visual and Performing Art are also ranked highly, including a number 20 ranking for sculpture and a number 19 ranking for printmaking.

Student Housing

There are 21 residence halls on SU’s campus, 18 on the North campus and 3 on the South Campus. There are also over 1,000 apartments available for students on the South campus. Almost all of the halls are solid brick structures that can house anywhere from 50 to over 500 students.

General Information

Admission Office

100 Crouse-Hinds Hall

900 South Crouse Avenue

Syracuse, NY 13244-2130

(315) 443-3611

Fax: (315) 443-4226

Contact: Susan Donovan

Dean of Admissions
Main Address

100 Crouse-Hinds Hall

Syracuse, NY 13244-2130

(315) 443-1870

Total undergrads: 13,651

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 3,186

Degree-seeking undergrads: 13,105

Graduate enrollment: 5,075


Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $70

Online application fee: $70
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 53%

Percent students who return for sophomore year: 90%

College Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

Architecture B
Interior Architecture B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African Studies B
African-American Studies B
American Studies B
Classical Civilization B
Latin American Studies B
Russian/Slavic Area Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Film Production/Cinematography B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music History/Literature B
Music Theory/Composition B
Painting B
Photography B
Recording & Allied Entertainment Industries B
Sculpture B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B
Biophysics B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B,C
Entrepreneurial Studies B
Finance/Banking B
Marketing Management B
Sales and Distribution B
Sports Management B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Graphic arts B
Journalism B
Public Relations B
Radio/Television B

Computer & Information Sciences

Applied Computer Technician C
Applied Computer Technology B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Sciences/Systems B


Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Earth Science Teacher Education B
Education of Deaf/Hearing Impaired B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Family/Consumer Sciences – Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Physics Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Special Education B


Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering B
Biomedical Engineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering Physics B
Environmental Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B
Operations Research B

Engineering Technologies

Pre-engineering A

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B
English Literature (British) B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Clothing/Apparel/Textile Studies B
Consumer Economics B
Foods/Nutrition Studies B
Human Development/Family Studies A,B
Institutional Food Production B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
Foreign Language & Literature – General B
French B
German B
Italian B
Linguistics B
Russian B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Health & Wellness B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Preveterinary Medicine B
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Law & Legal Studies – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B

Library Science

Library Science B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Nutrition Sciences B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion & Society B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General A,B

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration B
Social Work B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Geography B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B,C
Sociology B

Transportation & Materials Moving

Supply Chain Management B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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