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About Syracuse University

​What we’re made of

New information and technology. New worldviews and attitudes. New breakthroughs and challenges. It’s all happening right now. And we’re in the middle of it all.

In a world undergoing extraordinary transformation, leadership and innovation are more critical than ever. Our students work alongside leading scholars and have access to hands-on research and learning opportunities—all of which prepare them to shape their communities and become the change-makers of tomorrow.

From a rich array of degree programs and extracurricular activities that ignite their passions, to integrated health and wellness offerings that empower them to embrace the college experience with a sense of well-being―Syracuse University goes beyond the classroom to fuel discovery and positive impact.

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80% of Syracuse University students received some form of financial support totaling more than $414 million (2019-2020 data)

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87% placement outcome (Graduates in full-and part-time positions, military service, volunteer or service programs, and graduate school.)

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Positions related to Career Goals

A Tailored Academic Experience

With 13 schools and colleges, 200 customizable majors and 100 minors, and online degrees and certificates, Syracuse University provides limitless educational pathways. New interdisciplinary areas ranging from social justice and artificial intelligence to energy and environment provide hands-on research experiences that broaden perspectives and prepare students for the careers of tomorrow.

Syracuse University has five award-winning study abroad centers and international programs in 60 countries to choose from where our students gain global perspectives that last a lifetime.

Life at Syracuse

There are nearly 22,000 students from all over the world taking part in clubs, athletics and gatherings of all kinds. With over 300 student organizations, you'll have plenty of opportunities to explore interests, pursue passions and engage with the Syracuse University community.

Our Powerful Network

Being Orange is about more than just a color, a place or a degree. It embodies a lifelong connection to a global network of innovators, thinkers and creative solution finders.

Syracuse University students and alumni celebrate tradition, connections and being part of something bigger. You’ll be part of a network that helps you discover new paths forward and stays with you, wherever your path takes you.

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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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Leadership

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.

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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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Bookstore

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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Partnerships

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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