About Syracuse University

​What we’re made of

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

With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, our university is made for those who want a quintessential college experience. Proudly selective, we take a chance on people who dream big. This is where you come to cheer, to grow, to become the person you want to be.

The scope of our university is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries.

So get to know us a little better, and see for yourself the people and places that make us Syracuse University.

Chancellor Syverud and Provost Wheatly sitting together at a welcome reception


Our Chancellor, Provost, and Board of Trustees work to ensure that all levels of the University operate efficiently, responsibly, and with the best interest of the students in mind.

Syracuse city skyline at night

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.

Aerial view of the Syracuse Quad in autumn

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.

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

Vision and Mission

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


The history of Syracuse University may date back prior to our official founding in 1870, but that doesn't mean we're caught in the past.


Stay up-to-date with news and events on campus, as well as in the surrounding City of Syracuse.


The University maintains partnerships that provide real-world opportunities and benefits for students, faculty, businesses, organizations, and communities.

Work at Syracuse

Syracuse University is dedicated to providing you with the services, information, and support you need to succeed and grow with us.

Help and Contacts

We're here to help. Contact us with general inquiries, or questions regarding admissions, campus visits, computing, employment, and more. 

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