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About Syracuse University

​What we’re made of

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

What It Means To Be Orange

Orange is more than the official color at Syracuse University—it’s a way of life.

Syracuse students are welcomed to a proud Orange community that empowers everyone to reach their full potential. A dynamic blend of liberal arts and professional studies provides unlimited opportunities for students to create personalized pathways. They learn through hands-on experiences, discover new passions, cultivate strengths and challenge conventional wisdom. They gain an appreciation for diverse viewpoints, cultures, interests and beliefs, and actively engage in the world.

They participate. They create. They innovate. They collaborate. They transform. They are bold and prepared for a lifetime of impact—individually, collectively and as global citizens—because they know that’s what it means to be Orange.

What does #BeOrange mean to you? Here’s what our students say:

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Bethany Murphy Surges Forward with Purpose

Grounded in her commitment to sustainable water management, the young researcher is embracing every chance to learn and lead.

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Chevon Janczuk Savors Her Slice of the Orange

Years after dropping out of high school, the mother of four finds her place at Syracuse University with a 3.9 GPA.

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Scott Bingle Prepares to Take On the Advertising World

With unbridled enthusiasm for art and business, the advertising and marketing major embraces whatever challenge comes his way.

Andrew Regalado in empty auditorium

Andrew Regalado Choreographs His Own Path to Public Service

Aspiring to be part of something greater than himself, the former professional dancer is seizing chances to lead as a political science and policy studies major.

Nikita Chatterjee ’20 and Brianna Howard ’20 in studio in front of manequins with sari wraps

Technology Wrapped in Tradition

Syracuse University student entrepreneurs Nikita Chatterjee and Brianna Howard seek to reduce waterborne illnesses in India through an innovative filtration system that incorporates a customary practice.

More Student Stories

Harry Dydo Inspires with a Smile

Sporting unrivaled school spirit and an infectious smile, the senior and student manager for the men's basketball team inspires the Syracuse community through positivity and reminders that there’s no limit to what he can achieve.

Remembrance Scholar Hanz Valbuena Connects Communities​

With a creative approach to life, Remembrance Scholar Hanz Valbuena enjoys connecting with people from around the globe and uses his media skills to bring them together.​

Justine Legg Takes Her Work Beyond the Classroom

As the triple major heads into her senior year, she hopes to gain professional skills and continue “squeezing the orange.”

All-American Santita Ebangwese Sets Up for Success

If there is an accolade to be awarded, chances are she already has it. In four years at Syracuse, the list of her accomplishments on the court and in the classroom is long. And the biomedical engineering student isn't finished.​

Student draws by Shaw Quad (Syracuse ranks among the best schools for art majors)

Facts, Figures and Rankings

Syracuse is recognized as a student-focused, global research university renowned for academic rigor, richly diverse learning experiences, and a spirit of discovery.

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Plan Your Visit

The Syracuse University community looks forward to welcoming you to campus, and has provided information to make your visit enjoyable and convenient.

Celebrating 150 Years of Firsts at Syracuse University

As we mark our first century and a half, we look back at our fearless firsts that changed the Syracuse community, our region and the world. Now we stand at the forefront of what's next.

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Vision and Mission

Syracuse University’s Vision and Mission reflect our history and strengths, while leveraging opportunities highlighted by Chancellor Kent Syverud. 

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What's next for you is first priority for us. This commitment is reflected in the University's mission, which is to both attract and engage the best students from around the world, and support them with a personalized and academically rigorous experience.

Campus Map

Here you'll find comprehensive campus maps to academic buildings, residence halls, parking, directions, and more. Soon, you'll be leading the way.

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The University’s bookstore is a primary resource for textbooks, general interest books, art and office supplies, and even a custom framing shop.

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Community Engagement

The Office of Community Engagement provides students, faculty and staff with authentic engagement opportunities that allow them to interact with the world around them.

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With campuses and centers across the nation and the world, we seek, nurture, and maintain partnerships that provide real-world opportunities and benefits for students, faculty, businesses, organizations, and communities.

Connect with Us

Stay up-to-date with news and events on campus and discover some of the people, programs, and research that fuel Syracuse's undeniable spirit.

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  • Help and Contacts

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  • Brand Guidelines

    These guidelines bring together components necessary to communicate the Syracuse University brand.

  • Student Consumer Information

    Access important information about Syracuse University policies pertaining to financial aid, health and safety, and more.

  • Careers

    We are a university with a culture of high expectations for everyone—and a work ethic to match.

  • Campus Shuttle

    Syracuse University’s comprehensive and efficient shuttle service can take you to locations throughout campus, while safety escorts are available on-call for night-time activities

  • Office of the University Ombuds

    Provides faculty, staff and graduate students with an informal, confidential, neutral and independent resource to address concerns or questions openly without fear of retaliation or judgment.