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Information for Parents and Families

A great experience at Syracuse University starts in the classroom, but it doesn’t end there. Support and mentorship in academics, extracurriculars and career preparation begin on day one.

Why Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a rigorous yet supportive environment that opens doors for your student’s future.

  • 93% of graduates in full- and part-time positions, military service, volunteer or service programs, or graduate school within six months of their graduation.*
  • 83% of Syracuse University students receive some form of financial support totaling more than $447 million.
  • Ranked in the top 10 in Learning Communities by U.S News & World Report.
  • Syracuse Abroad consistently ranks among the highest-quality international study programs in the country and has been ranked in the top 10 in Study Abroad by U.S News & World Report.

Degree Outcomes

Syracuse University graduates rise to become influential leaders in the careers of today and tomorrow. From newsrooms to classrooms, laboratories to boardrooms, your student will be among peers from our Orange network.

Career Pathways

Explore majors and minors based on your student's career goals, and see how Syracuse University's programs connect your student with leading scientists and scholars who can prepare them for a career built on their passion.

Getting Started

Application Deadlines and Guidance

Be aware of the application deadlines for individual programs and enrollment options.

Early Decision Information

If Syracuse University is your student’s first choice, consider applying for Early Decision (ED) or Early Decision II (ED II). As an ED or ED II candidate, your student agrees to enroll if admitted to their preferred college at Syracuse University.

Tuition, Financial Aid and Scholarships

Syracuse University believes that a world-class education should be available to every admitted student who wants to attend, regardless of financial need. Learn about the financial aid and scholarships available.

What We Look For

Learn more about what makes your student stand out during the admissions process. Find information on what the admissions team looks for during the process.

Application Checklist

This checklist contains important steps in the admissions process for first-year students.

Contact Us

Contact us by email at or by phone at 315-443-3611.

You may also contact your regional representative.

Mailing List: If your student would like to join our mailing list, please complete our Request for Information Form.

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Visit and Tour

Syracuse University fosters a warm, classical collegiate environment where you can live, learn, and thrive. Join us for a campus visit or take a virtual tour.

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Life at Syracuse University

Trailblazers, risk takers, difference makers—our 22,000 students, 300+ student organizations, 20 NCAA Division I teams and a global alumni network nurture a bold and boundless spirit.

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