Syracuse University Review

Syracuse University offers certificates and bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a variety of fields. It is located 250 miles to the northwest of New York City.

Syracuse University Overview

Syracuse University (SU) was founded in 1832 as Genesee Wesleyan Seminary and was located in Lima, New York. By 1850 it became Genesee College. In 1870, the college was moved to Syracuse and was granted its charter and Genesee College became Syracuse University. After World War II, Syracuse began to focus more on becoming a research institution.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Syracuse University as 53rd among all the national universities for 2009. Syracuse University offers degrees in over 200 majors within its 10 undergraduate colleges and schools. Syracuse also operates seven international centers in Beijing, Italy, London, Florence, Hong Kong, Madrid, the UK, Spain, France, Chile and Strasbourg.

Admissions and Enrollment Overview

To apply to Syracuse University, high school students must submit their high school transcripts and ACT or SAT results and fill out the school's application, either online or on paper. An interview is not required, but it is recommended. Student can choose to apply for single enrollment, dual enrollment or combined enrollment programs.

The single enrollment program means the student applies to one of the nine undergraduate colleges while the dual enrollment program has the student applying to two different colleges for two different majors, but only a single bachelor's from both colleges. The combined enrollment program involves one major in the College of Arts and Sciences and a second one in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. It leads to two degrees, one from each school, but takes an additional year.

Syracuse University offers the Founders scholarship, the Chancellor and Dean's Merit Scholarships, eight competitive scholarships and a variety of athletic scholarships.

Campus Learning Environment and Facilities

Syracuse University has 29 research centers and institutes across all disciplines offered at SU. The main library, the Ernest S. Bird library, dates from 1971 and is currently comprised of seven levels. There are also several departmental libraries across campus.

88% of all the full time professors have a professional or doctoral degree with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1. There are part time and summer classes offered, which take place at the University College campus.

Schools at Syracuse University

  • School of Education
  • School of Architecture
  • School of Information Studies
  • The Martin J. Whitman School of Management
  • S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
  • Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
  • College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • College of Law
  • College of Human Ecology
  • L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • The College of Arts and Sciences
  • Graduate School
  • University College

School Contact Information

  • Address: Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244
  • Phone Number: (315)443-1870