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Study at Syracuse University

Syracuse University, or SU, is a private research university located in Syracuse, New York. It was founded as a university in the year 1870. The campus is located in the University Hill neighborhood of Syracuse, on one of the larger hills. The university is organized into 13 academic divisions offering nationally recognized programs in communications, public administration, and engineering.

Syracuse University’s athletic department offers various athletic teams which participate in more than 15 intercollegiate sports. The sports teams are nicknamed the Oranges. Their official mascot is Otto the Orange. SU is a member of the Big East Conference for all NCAA Division I athletics and the Eastern College Athletic Conference.

Profile of Syracuse University

Syracuse University can be found in Syracuse, NY (a medium-sized city). The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. The Doctoral degree is the highest degree at Syracuse University.

Course Topics

The school offers a wide range of choices in programs of study. The range of program offerings available from Syracuse University is especially impressive compared to its number of students. The most common majors at the school are in media, drama and performing arts, photography and commercial art, computer science and engineering, and family and social work.

Syracuse University Selectivity

Syracuse University does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. The school turned down 49% of potential students in 2007. Only 25% of students scored 540 or lower in 2007 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at Syracuse University centered around 570 to 680, but ranged both higher and lower.


A tenure system is one way the school works to keep a high-quality staff. Instructors at Syracuse University are well-paid.

Student enrolment

In 2007, 19,084 students were enrolled in the school.

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at Syracuse University. Student dorms or apartments are common at the school. Syracuse University offers students meal plans. The school student athletes compete in Big East Conference competitions.

Syracuse University Programs and Degrees
General Category


Most Common Majors

Liberal Arts926political science, international relations, economics, speech and rhetoric, English literature, history, library science, sociology, . . .
Business and Management631 marketing, finance, business management, accounting, sales and marketing, entrepreneurship, business and related services, business
Media500radio and television, journalism, public relations and advertising, advertising, mass communication, communication and journalism, radio and TV tech, communication studies
Family and Social Work 451public administration, social work, social service professions, family studies, food and nutrition, foodservice management, consumer economics, family and consumer science
Education and Teaching396special ed, school counseling, music teaching, educational administration, education of speech impaired, education courses, instructional media design, education of hearing impaired, . . .
Computer Science and Engineering 365information science, computer and info science, computer engineering, computer support, computer networking, computer services management
Engineering 331electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, biomedical engineering, various engineering courses, aerospace engineering, chemical engineering, environmental engineering, . . .
Photography and Commercial Art263commercial art, photography, cinematography
Law 213law, legal professions
Therapy and Counseling 201psychology, marriage and family therapy, school psychology, clinical psychology
Science184biology, physics, chemistry, biochemistry, geology, biological and biomedical sciences
Architecture and Planning146architecture, interior architecture
Drama and Performing Arts 81drama, various performing arts
Fine Arts 50fine arts, art history and criticism, fine arts studies
Mathematics43 mathematics, statistics
Music39 music performance, music, music history and theory, music theory and composition
Security and Law Enforcement 30criminal justice and administration
Religion and Philosophy30philosophy, religion, philosophy and religious studies
Medical Support and Technology 26audiology and speech pathology
Transportation22 transportation and materials moving
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy11exercise science
Medical Adminstration7health care facilities management
Medicine7 neuroscience
Nursing and Emergency Medicine 6registered nursing
Construction Trades1 apparel and textiles

Contact: Syracuse University

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY 13244-1100

General Phone: (315) 443-1870


Contact: Syracuse University

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY 13244-1100

General Phone: (315) 443-1870



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