Undergraduate Admissions

The life you imagine

The years you spend as an undergraduate student have the potential to be some of the most memorable of your life.

They’ll help shape your future from every angle—your career, interests, even friendships. At Syracuse, we truly understand this, and have shaped the undergraduate experience to help you become your strongest, surest, most fulfilled self.

Whether you’re a first-year or transfer student, and no matter where you’re from, here you’ll find all the information to get you started on your journey. Your next step could be your biggest yet—we’re here to lend a hand.

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First-Year Students

This is it. The next big step. There are so many exciting possibilities in front of you! Whatever you decide to do and become, we know it’s going to be amazing. And we know because of the opportunities you’ll have here.

Explore the possibilities

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International Students

Wherever you call home, Syracuse University welcomes you. Thousands of international students choose Syracuse every year for its blend of extraordinary academics, legendary spirit, and research, internship, and extracurricular opportunities—all offered in a classic campus setting.

Find your place at Syracuse

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Veterans and Military-Connected Students

Syracuse University ranks among the nation’s top schools for veterans. The support of military-connected scholars is central to the University’s mission.

Learn More About Veteran Admissions

Transfer Students

If you’re thinking about transferring to Syracuse University, you have plenty of company. Hundreds of transfer students arrive on campus every year, ready to take advantage of all Syracuse has to offer.

Find out what Syracuse can offer you

Admitted Students

Prepare to make your mark intellectually while making a difference on campus and in the world.

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Native American Students

Syracuse University is just minutes from the heartland of Haudenosaunee territory. We’re invested in a relationship with our Native American neighbors that promotes cross-cultural dialogue, research opportunities, and stronger appreciation for Native American leadership, innovation, and contribution.

Learn more about Native American student resources


Syracuse University prepares students with a distinctive education that can be applied across careers and throughout your lifetime.

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Visit and Tour

The best way to know if Syracuse is the right fit for you is to visit our gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State.

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We take a chance on people who dream big. If you’re ready to craft your own academic experience, conduct innovative research, and cheer on the Orange, Syracuse University is the place for you. Begin your application today!

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Contacts and Questions

If there’s something you’d like to know more about, or if your have further questions, we’d love to hear from you.

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