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Syracuse University


Orange Nation:             Best of Two Worlds

Large enough to offer wide array of academic programs and campus activities, yet small enough to be your "college home"


At Syracuse University, situated high on a hill overlooking the City of Syracuse, students enjoy the best of two worlds. It’s large enough to offer a wide array of academic programs, student organizations and performing arts groups, and a Division I athletics program. But it’s also small enough to ensure that they will easily feel at home within the intimate community of your home college. SU students come from all 50 states and more than 130 countries, and they choose from among more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered in SU’s nine undergraduate schools and colleges. Regardless of their major or home college, they’ll build lasting relationships with like-minded peers and mentoring faculty members.

On Main Campus, students find a mix of classic and contemporary academic buildings and a sweeping Quad where they can enjoy lunch, toss a Frisbee, or just stretch out on the grass for a little idle sky gazing. Residential housing is provided either on Main Campus or on South Campus, the latter of which is located about a mile away and served by a free shuttle. There are also living and learning communities to promote connections with classmates around common interests.

Most of SU’s 21 residence halls are equipped with lounge space, laundry rooms, and recreation space. Many also have a computer lab, café, or exercise area. Wireless capabilities are available in most locations across campus. Students can choose from five residential dining centers, two student centers with dining services, numerous cafés, and two groceries.

Outside of class, students can choose from more than 300 student organizations, including performing arts groups; sports teams; and student-run print, radio, and broadcast media, to name a few. Work out, swim, or join a pickup basketball game at one of our recreation facilities; take in a concert or lecture at Hendricks Chapel; or get involved in any number of service opportunities through the Mary Ann Shaw Center for Public and Community Service.

Opportunities for involvement extend into the community as well, with the University-city Connective Corridor initiative linking the campus with downtown galleries, museums, theaters, music venues and cultural festivals.

Syracuse University boasts many nationally renowned academic programs. The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs’ master’s in public administration is consistently ranked the best in the country. The Newhouse School of Public Communications is one of the most well-known journalism schools in the U.S., the alma mater of such broadcast legends as Bob Costas, along with other innovators such as foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley.

The entrepreneurship program in the Whitman School of Management was recently ranked number 4 in the nation by the Princeton Review, while the list of Tony winners is always thick with alumni of SU’s College of Visual and Performing Arts.