Inside - Syracuse University

Campus and Community..................... 3
By the Numbers................................4-5
Academics........................................... 6
Schools and Colleges.....................8-13
Majors and Minors........................14-15
Syracuse’s Four Seasons................... 16
Campus Life...................................... 17
Location............................................ 18
The City............................................. 19
Real World Learning........................... 22
Alumni............................................... 24
Home Away From Home..................... 26
Resources and Opportunities........28-30
Admissions and Financing
Your Education............................... 31
Syracuse University (USPS 372-590)
Volume 38, Number 2
July 2012
Syracuse University is an official bulletin of Syracuse University
and is published 16 times a year: one time in May, and 15
times in July, by Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244.
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The undergraduate prospectus is a joint production of
Syracuse University’s Division of Enrollment Management
and Office of Publications.
Why Syracuse University?
Scholarship in Action.
Dear Prospective Student,
As a university-bound person, you face the challenge of
finding a school that best meets your interests and talents,
while providing expert preparation for a rewarding life.
Syracuse University (SU) offers you many exciting
opportunities—on campus, through coursework, in the
local community, and through education abroad—to
address important questions and challenges with friends
and colleagues from more than 120 countries. By
collaborating with others from different places and perspectives, you will be ready to
succeed in your chosen field.
Comprising 11 distinguished schools and colleges, SU gives you the ultimate college
experience. Choose from more than 200 majors and 100 minors. Complete an
internship in a top company. Join any of 300 extracurricular groups. You may even be
eligible to begin your SU coursework at our Discovery Programs in Florence, Italy, or
Strasbourg, France, or at the Gap Year Semester in London.
Wherever you start, SU’s beautiful residential campus will soon become your home.
Many resources are available to aid with your transition and daily living, from the
Slutzker Center for International Services to the English Language Institute. And
once you graduate, you will become part of a global network of more than 200,000 SU
Visit for a virtual tour and to hear from current international students.
After all, most of life’s greatest journeys begin with a few small steps.
Margaret Himley
Associate Provost for International
Education and Engagement
The Value of Now
Welcome to a place where, for more than 140 years,
students from diverse backgrounds have come together
to explore, grow, and break boundaries.
A Syracuse education goes beyond books and
classrooms. SU’s guiding vision of Scholarship in Action
means that you’ll engage with the world from the
moment you join the community. You can work with
Syracuse entrepreneurs to start and market businesses,
talk politics with students in Beijing, or work to develop
an urban design project.
A Syracuse University education is an investment in
now that will serve you for a lifetime.
Campus and Community
Syracuse University has everything you’ve dreamed of in a university campus,
from ivy-covered walls and a sweeping Quad to an energetic social scene and
competitive sports at the Carrier Dome.
High on a hill overlooking the City of Syracuse, the University offers the
best of two learning environments. It’s large enough to provide a generous
array of academic programs and extracurricular activities, yet small enough
that you’ll quickly feel at home in the setting of your home college. Whether
you select The College of Arts and Sciences, which includes the renowned
Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, or any of the professional
schools and colleges, you’ll build lasting relationships with like-minded peers
and mentoring faculty members. You may also benefit from the presence of
the SU College of Law.
An iconic campus is the academic center, but life and learning flow
back and forth between the University and the surrounding community.
The Connective Corridor links the University and the city’s many galleries,
museums, theaters, music venues, and cultural festivals. Students work and
perform at Syracuse Stage, intern within the city, and help and learn from
local entrepreneurs and industry professionals. SU’s reach is also national and
international: scholars, alumni, and students come from around the world, and
the ideas and research they cultivate are felt beyond the campus.
Making a difference
Since 2007, SU students have worked with
Mayan weavers to produce products for the
college market. To date, the group has returned
more than $90,000 to more than 140 Mayan
women and provided a total of 197 scholarships
to Mayan girls.
By the Numbers
Faculty and Classes
Faculty members: About 980
Undergraduate majors offered: More than
200 (more than 100 minors)
Primary instructors with highest degree
in field: 87%
Student-to-faculty ratio: 16:1
Average class size: 25
Undergraduate classes with fewer than
30 students: 80%
Undergraduate students: 13,115
Undergraduate classes with
fewer than 50 students: 92%
Percentage of SU students
who study abroad: About 45%
Undergraduate classes
with 100 or more students: 3%
Graduate students: 4,377
International Student
International undergraduate enrollment:
Buildings on campus: 237
Landscaped acres: 200
Percentage of student body: 8%
Seats in the Carrier Dome: 50,000
International graduate enrollment: 1,731
Extracurricular groups: More than 300
Number of foreign countries
represented: 121
Library volumes: 3.4 million
Which of SU’s undergraduate colleges is your best match? Some students
arrive on campus with a specific major in mind. Others take time to explore
their options. Either way, you’ll have the opportunity to change direction
as your interests develop. First-year courses will introduce you to fields of
study, and in most cases you need not decide on a major until the end of your
second year.
You can begin your academic journey within any of our undergraduate
colleges. Some choose a liberal arts degree program in The College of Arts and
Sciences. Within The College, you’ll find languages, psychology, mathematics,
and the sciences, along with many other fields that connect scholarship to
societal issues, including undergraduate majors in the social sciences offered
at the Maxwell School. You can also choose from prominent professional
colleges (fields include architecture, education, human dynamics, engineering
and computer science, information studies, management, communications,
and visual and performing arts), and then sample the diversity of courses
through electives. Customize your education with a dual/combined major or
a second major, or develop an individualized major with assistance from an
academic advisor. You can also opt for a minor.
All of the colleges incorporate opportunities to apply classroom learning
in tangible ways. Coordinate after-school programs that teach children
healthy eating habits and cultural foods appreciation. Conduct vital cell
research alongside scientists at the interdisciplinary Life Sciences Complex.
Intern with an investment services firm in Singapore.
Together, faculty, programs, and engagement activities deliver a deep and
practical education. See how in the pages that follow.
School of Architecture
The College of Arts and
Enrollment: 528
As an architect, you’ll need to develop the ability to think
critically and to express ideas through drawing, modeling,
and writing. One of the premier programs in the nation,
the School of Architecture provides the technical and
aesthetic skills you’ll need through a carefully structured
curriculum that stresses creativity, research, and problem
solving. Throughout your studies, your work and personal
point of view will be enriched through rigorous and
frequent dialogue between faculty and fellow students.
The five-year professional program consists of 162
credits—120 in professional architecture courses, 42 in
arts and sciences, and open electives. The first three years
are sequentially organized and principally skills-oriented,
incorporating visual and architectural design studios
and required courses in technical design, structures, and
history. The third and fourth years offer opportunities to
broaden interests and experiences by participation in oncampus design studios, or the school’s Florence, London,
and New York City programs. The fifth and final year
focuses on the legal aspects of professional practice and
a summary course in technologies. Your program will
culminate in a senior thesis, which is a year-long process
of research and design that serves as a springboard into
architectural practice. Online:
Enrollment: 4,370
If you’re like most college-bound students, you’ll probably
want to do a little sampling before declaring a major.
The College of Arts and Sciences—the liberal arts
“core” of the larger University—encourages you to do just
that. With 23 academic departments in the humanities,
social sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics, it’s all
about choices. In the process of exploration, you’ll unearth
new passions and broaden your intellectual horizons in
ways that not only prepare you for a career but enrich
you for life.
Once you’ve settled on a course of study, you can
choose from nearly 50 majors—or pursue one of The
College’s dual-degree, combined study, or pre-professional
options. You’ll have world-class instruction—including
faculty from the nationally ranked Maxwell School
of Citizenship and Public Affairs—and internships,
research, and community work opportunities that both
enhance your skills and give them real-world relevance.
Students have interned on Capitol Hill, studied the
behaviors of Costa Rican iguanas, assisted in research to
develop an implantable brain device to control epilepsy,
and even founded a drama club at a local high school.
Study abroad—for a semester, year, or summer—adds
yet another dimension to the learning experience. A select
number of first-year students even have the opportunity
to launch their college career in Italy or France as part
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of Discovery Florence or Discovery Strasbourg First
Semester Liberal Arts Programs. These one-of-a-kind
programs, exclusively for students entering The College
of Arts and Sciences, combine college orientation with
cultural exploration while based at SU’s centers in
Florence and Strasbourg. Online:
School of Education
Enrollment: 455
Students choose the School of Education for its strength
in preparing teachers for certification or for further study
in various medical professions.
Field placements for teacher preparation programs
often start in the first year and include hundreds of hours
in urban, suburban, and rural settings. Your experiences
may include arts and crafts with pre-K youngsters at
SU’s daycare, taking fifth-graders through the discovery
process of a new science unit, learning lines from one of
Shakespeare’s great plays, or listening to the stories of
Holocaust survivors to understand how to teach about
the horrors of genocide—past and present.
English, math, science, social studies, art, music, and
health and physical education are all available to you as
secondary or special subject areas. Inclusive education,
in which students are prepared for New York State
certification in regular and special education, might be
your passion. SU was the first university in the country to
establish such a program linking both areas as one!
The program in health and exercise science, which
includes a pre-physical therapy track, provides handson learning environments with research equipment and
human subjects. You might help rehabilitate an injured
athlete or chart muscle strength for research looking at
muscle atrophy in astronauts.
Finally, an option in the selected studies in education
program—with tracks in cultural foundations; study of
teaching, learning, and inclusion; education, technology,
and media; and post-secondary and human services
fields—may be what interests you. Online:
L.C. Smith College of
Engineering and Computer
Enrollment: 1,337
With a degree from the L.C. Smith College of
Engineering and Computer Science (LCS), you will be in
high demand. LCS alumni are successful engineers and
computer scientists at such industry leaders as Boeing,
GE, Google, Intel, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Procter
& Gamble, and Turner Construction.
First consider which field to pursue—aerospace,
biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical,
environmental, or mechanical engineering, computer
science, or systems and information sciences. Then LCS
faculty, co-op, and undergraduate research opportunities
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will help you launch your career. Accompany your
professors to their labs and the University’s nationally
recognized research centers. Stir up dust in the Indoor
Flow Laboratory to gain insights on improving the
quality of indoor air. Input your aerospace design into the
world’s most advanced flight simulator to see if it will fly.
By the end of your sophomore year, you’ll be ready
for a professional paid summer work experience through
the college’s co-op program. You may also opt to study
abroad in Australia, Dublin, Hong Kong, London,
Santiago, Chile, Spain, Strasbourg, or Turkey.
Your success is the priority. All first-year LCS
students take ECS 101, the college’s introductory course,
which provides an in-depth exploration of each degree
program along with fundamental problem solving and
data analysis skills. LCS Academic Excellence Workshops
help you master challenging coursework alongside your
peers in small-group sessions. Online:
David B. Falk College of Sport
and Human Dynamics
Enrollment: 1,124
If you’re looking to improve and enrich lives, consider
Falk College. Its programs give you the skills to promote
the well-being of individuals, families, and communities.
• In child and family studies, learn about the cultural, social,
and economic factors that affect children’s development.
Or explore such family issues as therapeutic medical
play, crises in families, and parenting.
• Public health students explore practical solutions to
health issues in public and private settings. Graduates
are building community, corporate, and college health
programs; designing health messages to motivate
people to action; and pursuing medical careers.
• In nutrition science and nutrition/dietetics, the sciencebased curriculum and state-of-the-art facilities set the
foundation for your career as a dietitian, nutrition
consultant, or community health educator.
• Social workers address some of today’s most important
societal issues through work with individuals, families,
and communities. Your intensive education in the
social work program includes a year-long internship
and eligibility to apply for the M.S.W. to help
expedite completion time for the master’s level degree.
Placements are available across Central New York
in more than 400 agencies involving child welfare,
substance abuse counseling, public policy, and much
• Turn your passion for sports into a career in sport
management. In this program, you’ll learn about
marketing, ethics, law, and communications. Graduates
go on to work in sport promotion, event and facility
management, sports organizations, and more.
In each of these programs, faculty offer insights
straight from their own professional experience. You’ll
then gain your own experience through fieldwork and
internships. Coordinate after-school programs that
teach children healthy eating habits and cultural foods
appreciation. Strategize with SU Athletics on marketing
plans and community events to promote SU’s teams. Or
choose any one of the majors with a pre-health or premed track option. Online:
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School of Information Studies
Enrollment: 497
The School of Information Studies (iSchool) is highly
regarded by employers for academic coursework that
integrates information technologies, communications,
and management skills to find innovative solutions
for organizational problems. For the bachelor’s degree
in information management and technology, you’ll
learn the most effective ways to find information,
assess people’s needs, and design and manage systems
that meet those needs. You’ll also learn about a variety
of technology systems and communications devices,
including cell phones, iPads, and other mobile devices;
information systems of all sizes; web design and webbased applications; wireless networks and devices; and
databases. Your academic experience will expand into
labs and research projects with your professors. Whether
you are interested in working for a large corporate IT
office, starting your own business, or designing easy-touse interfaces for local businesses, you can do it all at
the iSchool. Test market the newest in mobile devices
in the Center for Convergence and Emerging Network
Technologies; create and influence social media content
for the iSchool and the greater University via the New
Explorations in Information Science (NEXIS) media hub;
create your own business through the Syracuse Student
Sandbox; or examine the challenges of implementing
and supporting global information systems with business
professionals through the partnership with JPMorgan
Throughout, the overarching emphasis is on the
usefulness of these information systems in everyday
lives. Therefore, your studies in technology and systems
are balanced with curriculum that develops critical
management and communication skills. Round out
your education through liberal arts, management, and
communication courses, or opt for the dual degree
with the Whitman School of Management or the
Newhouse School of Public Communications. All of
your experiences will be the basis for internships and
co-ops with organizations like Accenture, Google,
BMG Music, the Central Intelligence Agency, ESPN,
JPMorganChase, MicrosoftCigna, Travelers Insurance,
and Walt Disney World, many of which actively recruit
iSchool students. Online:
Martin J. Whitman School of
Enrollment: 1,661
Students at the Martin J. Whitman School of
Management mix an entrepreneurial mindset with social
conscience and exceptional business acumen. Come
put theory into practice as you develop the up-to-theminute skills that will smooth your transition into the
Whitman offers majors in accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, management, marketing management, retail
management, real estate, and supply chain management,
as well as dual-degree programs with information studies and public communications. Coursework focuses on
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the central issues and challenges of today’s economy—
entrepreneurial management, global competitiveness,
technology management, and leadership. You’ll also
develop critical management skills in communication, teamwork, ethics, and conflict management.
And you’ll have 24/7 access to world-class facilities: a
160,000-square-foot “green” building with complete
wireless Internet access, 20 undergraduate team meeting rooms, an investment research center, an incubator
for entrepreneurial student start-ups, and a 100-seat café.
You’ll also have a required internship—local,
national, or international—and opportunities to work
and study abroad. Intern with an investment services firm
in Singapore or a supply chain management company in
Madrid. Partner with a local small-business owner to
explore the ins and outs of international trade. Collaborate
with emerging entrepreneurs around the world or on
Syracuse’s South Side. Opportunities—both global and
in your own back yard—will give you the job-tested skills
you need to excel as a business person and entrepreneur
in today’s global marketplace. Online:
S.I. Newhouse School of Public
Enrollment: 1,374
When it comes to communications, nothing broadcasts
success like the Newhouse name. The S.I. Newhouse
School of Public Communications has built its reputation
for excellence on multiple assets: faculty who excel both
as scholars and as professionals, high-tech facilities,
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internships that put you shoulder-to-shoulder with the
best in the business, and an alumni roster of notable
communications professionals.
You’ll get a broad grounding in the liberal arts—
essential preparation for a profession that requires
informed writing and producing on a range of topics. At
the same time, you’ll develop your skills and expertise in
one specific area. You can choose from eight majors—
advertising, broadcast and digital journalism, graphic
design, magazine, newspaper and online journalism,
photography, public relations, or television-radio-film—
or pursue a dual degree option with information science,
management, or arts and sciences. In the three-building
Newhouse complex, you’ll have everything you need
to develop your professional skills: newswriting and
photography labs, television and radio studios, and a
collaborative multimedia suite, among other facilities.
And you won’t have to wait long to put those skills to
the test. Write and produce for Citrus TV, or participate
in one of the 16 campus magazines or newspapers.
Design an award-winning public relations campaign for
a national client. Or report for WAER-FM, a National
Public Radio affiliate.
As a Newhouse student, you’ll also benefit from
the wisdom, insights, and support of a dedicated and
accomplished network of alumni—success stories who
themselves exemplify the power of a Newhouse degree.
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The College of Visual and
Performing Arts
Enrollment: 1,934
The College of Visual and Performing Arts is committed
to the education of cultural leaders who will engage and
inspire audiences through performance, visual art, design,
scholarship, and commentary. You’ll be provided with
tools for self-discovery and risk-taking in an environment
that thrives on critical thought and action. Online: vpa.
School of Art and Design: Choose from 16 majors
leading to a bachelor of fine arts or bachelor of industrial
design in the Departments of Art, Design, and
Transmedia. You’ll work under a faculty of practicing
artists who are passionate about teaching and how art can
effect change in the world. You’ll also draw inspiration
from numerous visiting artists, as well as from the great
masters through study abroad semesters in London or
Setnor School of Music: Pursue studies in music,
performance, education, composition and theory, and
music and entertainment theories. At this comprehensive
school of music, you’ll learn from active, professional
faculty as well as from a diverse lineup of such visiting
artists and speakers as Patrick Doyle, Audra McDonald,
Branford Marsalis, Judith Weir, and the Boston Brass.
You’ll have plenty of chances to make your own music
with one of the many student ensembles and chamber
Whitman School of Management
Department of Drama: Develop your acting, musical
theater, or stagecraft skills under the guidance of faculty
who are active theater professionals. Through its unique
partnership with Syracuse Stage—with which the
department shares a four-theater complex—you’ll also
have the chance to work side by side with Equity actors
and even earn Equity points yourself. Spend a semester
in London or Florence, or immerse yourself in New York
City’s theater district, where you’ll attend master classes
and develop contacts and skills designed to ease your
transition into the profession.
Department of Communication and Rhetorical
Studies: Develop a set of specific professional communication skills, including group and teamwork facilitation, interpersonal relationship management, argumentation, conflict management, interviewing, public speaking,
leadership, listening, and critical reasoning. As a communication and rhetorical studies major, you’ll have great
flexibility to tailor coursework to your particular interests.
Graduates go on to work in public relations and marketing, corporate and political communications, and public
advocacy and education, as well as many other fields.
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The following majors are offered within Syracuse University’s undergraduate
schools and colleges. Opportunities for dual majors are also available.
Aerospace Engineering
African American Studies
Applied Mathematics
Art Education
Art History
Art Photography
Art Video
Biological and Medical Physics (through Physics)
Biophysical Science
Broadcast and Digital Journalism
Chemical Engineering
Child and Family Studies
Civil Engineering
Classical Civilization
Classics (Greek and Latin)
Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Communications Design (including Advertising
Computer Art and Animation
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Drama – Theater Management
Earth Sciences (Geology)
Electrical Engineering
Energy and Its Impacts
English and Textual Studies
English Education
Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises
Environmental and Interior Design
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Sciences
(through Biology or Geology)
European Literature
Fashion Design
Fine Arts
Forensic Science
French and Francophone Studies
German Language, Literature, and Culture
Graphic Design
Health and Exercise Science
Health and Physical Education
History of Architecture
History of Art
Inclusive Early Childhood Special Education
Teacher Preparation
Inclusive Elementary and Special Education
Teacher Preparation
Industrial and Interaction Design
Information Management and Technology
International Relations
Italian Language, Literature, and Culture
Jewelry and Metalsmithing
Latino-Latin American Studies
Linguistic Studies
Marketing Management
Mathematics Education
Mechanical Engineering
Middle Eastern Studies
Modern Foreign Language
Modern Judaic Studies
Music Composition
Music Education
Music History and Cultures
Music Industry
Musical Theater
Newspaper and Online Journalism
Nutrition Science
Performance (Organ, Percussion, Piano, Strings,
Voice, Wind Instruments)
Photography, Art
Physical Education
Policy Studies (Public Affairs)
Political Philosophy
Political Science
Physical Therapy (Pre- and 3+3 DPT)
(through Health and Exercise Science)
Public Health
Public Relations
Real Estate
Recording and Allied Entertainment
Industries (The Bandier Program)
Religion and Society
Retail Management
Russian and Central European Studies
Russian Language, Literature, and Culture
Science Education
Selected Studies in Education
Social Studies Education
Social Work
Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture
Sport Management
Stage Management
Supply Chain Management
Systems and Information Sciences
Theater Design and Technology
Video, Art
Women’s and Gender Studies
Writing and Rhetoric
Minors are often an important part of your curriculum.
Once enrolled, you may choose from the following options.
Addiction Studies
African American Studies
American Studies
Applied Statistics
Architectural History
Art History
Art and Music Histories
Art Photography
Asian/Asian American Studies
Child and Family Policy
Child and Family Studies
Chinese Studies
Cognitive Science
Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Communications Photography
Computer Engineering
Computer Gaming
Computer Science
Early Childhood
Earth Sciences
Education Studies
Electrical Engineering
Energy Systems
Engineering and Computer Science
Engineering and Computer Science Management
English and Textual Studies
Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises
Environment and Society
Exercise Science - Dance
Fashion Design
Forensic Sciences
French and Francophone Studies
German Language, Literature, and Culture
Global Security Studies
Global Political Economy
Health and Exercise Science
Health and Wellness
History of Architecture
Information Management and Technology
Information Technology, Design, and Start-ups
Interdisciplinary minors
International Business
Italian Language, Literature, and Culture
Jewelry and Metalsmithing
Judaic Studies
Latino/Latin American Studies
Leadership/Stewardship Communication
Legal Studies
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Studies
Linguistic Studies
Management Studies
Medical Anthropology
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Middle Eastern Studies
Music History and Cultures
Music Industry
Music Performance
Muslim Cultures
Native American Studies
Nonviolent Conflict and Change
Nutrition Science
Policy Studies
Political Science
Public Health
Public Communications Studies
Real Estate
Religion and Media
Religion and Society
Retail Management
Rhetorical and Public Advocacy
Russian and Central European Studies
Science, Technology, and Society
Social Welfare
South Asian Studies
Sport Hospitality and Event Management
Strategic Management
Textile Design
Visual Culture
Women’s and Gender Studies
Writing and Rhetoric
Syracuse’s Four Seasons
You’ll experience all four seasons living in Central New York. During fall,
the trees on campus delight with a fantastic gold display. Attend a football
game or visit nearby orchards for apple picking and warm cider. Winter
brings more than 100 inches of annual snowfall, which SU students
embrace by attending the city’s Winterfest celebration or joining the Ski
Racing Club. Spring brings warmer temperatures, setting the perfect stage
for an outdoor game of cricket or a picnic at a nearby park. Green summers
are perfect for outdoor dining or attending the Hot Air Balloon Festival.
Campus Life
Whether you’re watching your favorite television show or sampling the buffet
at your dining hall, you’ll soon find yourself settled in your home away from
home. Consider the green grass of the Quad your big backyard.
Most of SU’s 21 residence halls—coeducational by wing, floor, or
alternating room—are equipped with lounge space, laundry room, and
recreation space. Many also have a computer lab, dining center, café, and
exercise area. Residence halls are secured with a card access system.
Dining options are plentiful, whether you are on the run to class or want
to meet friends for a leisurely meal. Five residential dining centers serve meals
on an all-you-care-to-eat basis and include vegetarian, vegan, kosher, and
halal options. In addition, there are two student centers with dining options,
numerous cafés, and two campus groceries. If you are craving cuisine from
your home country, international groceries are within a few miles of campus.
For exercise, a recreation facility is only a quick jog away. Challenge a
friend to a game of squash at Archbold Gymnasium, or practice yoga during
a late-night class. Facilities include the latest exercise and weight machines
and a swimming pool, along with basketball, racquetball, and handball courts.
“The people who lived in my dorm
freshman year are now my best friends. Even
though we live in different places now, we still
make the effort to see each other.”
—Raymond Lapena,
Class of 2011
For more information
on Syracuse and
Central New York, visit:
Nearby Major Cities:
Albany: 2½ hours, 219km
Baltimore: 6 hours, 481km
Boston: 5½ hours, 481km
Cleveland: 6 hours, 531km
Montreal: 4½ hours, 399km
New York City: 4½ hours, 450km
Philadelphia: 4½ hours, 410km
Toronto: 4½ hours, 399km
Washington, D.C.: 7 hours, 563km
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Helpful Information:
Office of Admissions
Syracuse University
100 Crouse-Hinds Hall
900 South Crouse Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2130
[email protected]
Regional admissions offices
The Clinton Square reflecting pool
in downtown Syracuse becomes a skating
rink in winter.
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The City
The City of Syracuse is a fusion of distinctive neighborhoods, festivals, parks,
professional sports, destination shopping, and a thriving art, music, and social
scene. You can engage with the city in many ways, from taking classes at the
downtown Warehouse building to collaborating with residents, organizations,
and businesses in the arts, education, and scientific research. Located in the center of New York State, Syracuse is approximately 450
kilometers northwest of New York City and within a day’s drive of many other
major cities, as well as the country of Canada. If you enjoy outdoor activities,
opportunities abound. Spend a day at one of the many local parks, such as
Green Lakes State Park, where you’ll discover a picturesque glacial lake
surrounded by a forest. Or, take advantage of more than 2,000 miles of hiking
trails in the nearby Adirondack Mountain Range, home to Lake Placid, site
of the 1980 Winter Olympics. Explore the area’s landscape, and you’ll soon
discover the city and region’s distinctive character and robust spirit.
Learning at Syracuse University takes place on
campus and in many places throughout the city.
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a creative problem-solving initiative of SU’s
College of Visual and
Arts, and
provides community art spaces.
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Real-World Learning
An SU education is distinguished by engagement with ideas, people, and
professions in and outside the classroom:
Locally, the University’s partnerships throughout the City of Syracuse
provide opportunities to develop “on-the-job” skills. Promising architects
intern with respected firms. Future teachers work in city classrooms. Young
scientists work to develop renewable energy systems. Whether in offices,
studios, laboratories, or on stage, SU students gain the practical experience
they’ll need to attract employers—or start businesses of their own.
Nationally, the University offers programs in several world-class cities.
Learn the practical aspects of the theater business during a Tepper Semester
in New York City. Study political communication or international relations in
Washington, D.C. Meet with entertainment industry leaders in Los Angeles
during Sorkin Week or the L.A. Semester. From the East Coast to the West,
SU students gain practical experience and cultivate invaluable relationships.
Globally, SU Abroad’s highly ranked international study programs
provide learning opportunities in more than 30 countries—many of which
include field study, internships, and home stays. There are classes in almost
every major and flexible terms from a year, semester, or summer to just a few
weeks. All coursework carries SU credit, which allows you to complete your
degree on schedule. Visit http:/
Making a difference
“The SU Hong Kong program ended up becoming
the single most important chapter of my life—and
has guided many of my professional and personal
life decisions.”
Syracuse University location
—Ken Cochrane
Class of 1997
Scientists, entrepreneurs, artists, communicators, leaders.
Syracuse alumni make their mark all over the world and in a variety of fields.
Passionate and gracious, many come back to share what they’ve learned with students.
Joseph Biden
Lt. Col. Eileen Collins Bob Costas
Dennis Crowley
Ernie Davis
Taye Diggs
Steve Kroft
Arthur Liu
Belva Ann Lockwood Donovan McNabb
Aaron Sorkin
Arielle Tepper
John Tsebe
Vanessa L. Williams
Joseph Biden L’68, U.S. Vice
Dick Clark ’51, Former CEO,
Dick Clark Productions
Lt. Col. Eileen Collins ’78,
first female space shuttle
Bob Costas ’74, sports
announcer, NBC
Dennis Crowley ’98,
co-founder, foursquare
Ernie Davis ’62, football star,
first African American Heisman
Trophy winner
Taye Diggs ’93, stage, screen,
and television actor, How Stella
Got Her Groove Back, Rent,
Private Practice
Bruce Fowle ’60, founding
principal, Fox & Fowle Architects;
senior partner, FXFOWLE
Betsey Johnson ’64, fashion
designer and breast cancer
Rami Khouri ’70, G’98,
renowned international
journalist specializing in Middle
Eastern affairs
Ted Koppel ’60, former anchor,
ABC News Nightline; managing
editor, Discovery Channel; senior
news analyst, National Public
Steve Kroft ’67, co-editor and
news correspondent, CBS, 60
Sol LeWitt ’41, modern artist,
key creator of minimalism and
conceptual art
Arthur Liu G’66, President
& CEO, Multicultural Radio
Broadcasting, Inc.
Ian Schrager ’68, hotelier, cofounder and owner of Studio 54
Belva Ann Lockwood 1857,
G 1872, H 1909, Women’s
rights pioneer and first woman
to argue a case before the U.S.
Supreme Court
Aaron Sorkin ’83, creator,
NBC’s The West Wing; playwright
and screenwriter, A Few
Good Men and The American
President; director, The Social
Donovan McNabb ’98,
professional football player
John Sykes ’77, MTV founding
Joyce Carol Oates ’60,
author, We Were the
Mulvaneys, Faithless: Tales of
Transgression, Them
Arielle Tepper Madover ’94,
theatrical and film producer,
recent productions: Monty
Python’s Spamalot, Frost/Nixon
Lou Reed ’64, singer-songwriter
and guitarist, The Velvet
John Tsebe ’81, first black
national librarian in South Africa
Elsa Reichmanis ’72, G’75,
director of materials research,
Lucent Bell Labs; former
president, American Chemical
Bill Viola ’73, internationally
recognized video artist
Vanessa L. Williams ’86,
national recording artist and
actress, Desperate Housewives
“My coursework was very beneficial during
my internships working on a hedge fund and
with General Electric’s Financial Management
—Adam Davidson
Class of 2011
Financial Analyst at GE Capital
Home Away From Home
Your interest in Syracuse University demonstrates your ambitious and confident
nature. Still, even the most independent students and their families appreciate
knowing that SU provides comprehensive support for international visitors.
Among the most important resources is the Slutzker Center for International
Services. Located in the heart of campus, the center is staffed by caring
professionals who can help you with immigration documents, travel procedures,
arrival and acclimation, living arrangements, registration, and general advising.
The English Language Institute (ELI) is another popular resource. You’ll
receive personalized attention as you study reading and listening comprehension,
grammar, and academic writing. Groups are small, and classes are offered at many
The Parents Office helps your family take an active role in your college
experience. Several times each year, the office provides orientation and tips, as well
as information about campus events like Family Weekend.
SU’s International Ambassador program is staffed by current international
students who will help you adjust to life on campus. These students come from all
around the world and provide you with campus tours and information. They also
will communicate with you prior to your arrival through e-mail and online chats
and Webinars.
Hendricks Chapel is SU’s diverse religious, spiritual, ethical, and cultural center.
It connects people of all faiths through dialogue, reflective spirituality, responsible
leadership, and a commitment to social justice. Hendricks offers support for
Christians, Buddhists, Muslims, Jews, and Hindus, among others.
“We are committed to creating the opportunities
that will give you a deep, meaningful and
unforgettable experience at Syracuse University.”
—Patricia A. Burak,
Director, Slutzker Center for
International Services
Resources and Opportunities
Campus Overview
Syracuse University’s Main Campus contains
approximately 237 buildings for academics,
student housing, dining, and recreation,
and a large, grassy Quad. You can see the
University’s 142-year history in buildings
across campus, with architectural styles
ranging from Romanesque to modern.
Fifteen buildings are listed in the National
Register of Historic Places. The Schine
Student Center is the hub of activity on Main
Campus, housing a food court, bookstore,
auditorium, gallery, lounges, meeting rooms,
game room, and student organization offices.
Adjacent to Main Campus is the bustling
Marshall Street shopping district, along with
many restaurants, a major medical center,
and the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel
& Conference Center.
South Campus, located about a mile
away, has residence halls, apartments,
and a student center with dining areas, a
computer lab, and laundry facilities. An ice
skating pavilion and outdoor sports facilities
complete this inclusive community.
Professors and Classes
Primary class instructors at Syracuse
University include tenured and tenure-track
faculty, highly trained teaching assistants,
and professors of practice who bring
real-world expertise into the classroom.
Approximately 87 percent of primary
class instructors have a doctorate, firstprofessional, or other terminal degree.
Faculty are available outside of class
at office hours and through a variety of
electronic means of communication. They
are invested in student success and provide
a level of personalized attention to students
few schools of SU’s size can match.
Classes are generally quite small, with
the large majority comprising fewer than 30
students. Introductory classes for some of
the more popular liberal arts disciplines are
larger, and often incorporate smaller weekly
discussion groups to assure you receive
more personalized attention.
Academic Support
The University makes it a priority to support
the academic success of every student.
Each college has a “first-year
experience” designed to ease the transition
into college life. In addition, every student
has a faculty advisor, and most have a peer
(student) advisor.
A variety of tutoring and academic
support programs exist across campus.
The Tutoring and Study Center offers one-onone and small-group tutoring by graduate
and undergraduate tutors. Academic support
services are also available through the
Writing Center, calculus and math clinics,
the Athletic Department, the Physics
Department, the L.C. Smith College of
Engineering and Computer Science, other
colleges, and several fraternities.
For a complete list of services, visit
Syracuse University is committed to
ensuring that students with disabilities have
equal access to all University programs and
activities. The Office of Disability Services
will arrange for the provision of auxiliary
aids, assistive technology, and reasonable
accommodations for all qualified students
with documented disabilities. To learn more
about available support services, visit
At the Library
Syracuse University Library is an active
partner in supporting teaching, learning,
and research at Syracuse University.
Offering a wide array of resources and
personalized services in support of all
SU academic programs, the library has
hours to accommodate student schedules.
Libraries are equipped with wireless access,
laptops and other equipment for loan,
and a variety of study spaces, including
technology-equipped group study rooms,
individual study rooms, and designated
quiet study areas. Library workstations,
including Macs and PCs, are equipped with
standard campus software applications as
well as specialized software for multimedia
production and adaptive technologies for
disabled users.
The library web site,,
is an essential tool for research, where one
can locate books and articles, connect with
a librarian to get research assistance, take
an online tutorial, and much more. Library
web resources are accessible remotely,
including from residence halls, off-campus
apartments, and SU Abroad centers.
Computing Network
You will have access to a broad range of
computing and information technology
services. The University’s campus-wide
high-speed networks connect you to e-mail,
the Internet, and campus information and
learning systems. You’ll enjoy high-tech,
multimedia classrooms and collaborative
spaces, as well as computer labs equipped
with the latest software technologies for your
academic coursework. Additional computing
resources for specific academic programs
and research activities are available through
the University’s colleges.
Five residential dining centers offer meal
plans and a wide variety of menu options
daily. Meals are served on an all-you-careto-eat basis and include vegetarian and
vegan selections at each meal. Kosher and
halal options are also available. In addition,
there are dining locations in the two student
centers, a food court featuring brand-name
fast foods, numerous cafés and vending
options, and a campus grocery. A registered
dietitian is on staff, and special dietary
needs can be easily accommodated.
Personal Fitness
No matter where you live on or around
campus, excellent recreation facilities are
nearby. You’ll find a large selection of weight
training equipment and cardiovascular
exercise machines; basketball, racquetball,
squash, and handball courts; and swimming
pools. Additional facilities include multiuse dance studios, outdoor tennis courts,
multi-use outdoor fields, and an ice skating
Safety and Security
The safety and security of students is
paramount. The Department of Public Safety
(DPS) patrols the SU campus 24 hours a
day, every day of the year, and all campus
peace officers are police academy- trained
and certified by New York State and have
completed rigorous field training and
evaluation. The University’s comprehensive
safety network also includes a 24-hour
emergency phone number (711 from
any campus telephone), a safety escort
service, Blue Light Emergency Phone
Service (strategically located emergency
phones located throughout Main and South
campuses), I.D. card entry at all residence
halls, free shuttle service, and an Orange
Alert System that instantaneously transmits
safety messages via e-mail, text, and phone.
A complete report of the University’s
campus safety policies/procedures, as well
as crime rates and statistics for the most
recent three-year period, is available from
the Syracuse University Department of
Public Safety online at publicsafety.syr.
edu, by mail at 130 College Place, 005
Sims Hall, Syracuse NY 13244, or by calling
Honors Program
The Renée Crown University Honors Program
is an enhanced educational experience for
students who seek an intense intellectual
challenge and are prepared to invest the
extra effort it takes to meet that challenge.
The program requires an excellent command
of language and a commitment to global
awareness, civic engagement, collaborative
work, and academic breadth and depth.
It is open to all undergraduates. For more
information visit
Study Abroad
SU Abroad, a nationally top-ranked program,
offers semester, summer, short-term, and
yearlong options. Programs feature a breadth
of courses (many taught in English) and are
open to students of all language levels. In
addition, the selective Discovery Programs
for entering first-year students provide a
small cohort of students the opportunity
to begin the collegiate experience at SU
Centers in Florence or Strasbourg. Learn
more at
Summer Study
Summer study opportunities abound for all
students, including first-year, visiting, and
high school students, as well as athletes
and dancers. We offer four credit-bearing
sessions, including an intensive two-week
MAYmester, two six-week summer sessions,
and a combined summer-long session.
Summer study is a great option
for anyone looking to accelerate his/
her academic program, reduce a regularsemester course load, prepare for study
abroad, or simply take an interesting course.
Graduate Study
Syracuse University offers graduate and
professional school programs in more
than 200 areas. Some programs have
accelerated tracks for undergraduates who
want to get a jumpstart on earning their
graduate degrees. The University is home
to a rich array of colleges and top-ranked
professional schools that offer J.D., master’s,
and doctoral degrees with faculty engaged in
both research and teaching.
English Language Institute
The English Language Institute (ELI) provides
intensive English courses to international
students for academic or professional
purposes. Courses are offered at five
proficiency levels (beginner to advanced)
throughout the year. Small classes, highly
qualified instructors, and individualized
curricula can help you reach your language
goals. For more information, visit YeSU.syr.
Career Preparation
The Career Services Office will guide you
through all stages of career planning. Initially,
the office can help you explore academic
options through individualized counseling,
self-assessments, and a vast collection of
career resources. As you progress through
college, career services can assist you in
securing valuable internship experiences
and thinking about how your academic
studies can translate into a potential career
When you prepare to apply for
internships and full-time jobs, career
services offers one-on-one assistance,
including job search strategizing, resume
and cover letter critiques, and mock
interviews. The office also manages a
database of SU alumni who serve as
mentors to current students, helping
you to gather information about career
paths and the transition from college. In
addition, career services hosts several
career fairs each academic year, giving
you the opportunity to connect with top
employers in a variety of fields. For more
information about career services, visit
Visiting Speakers
Step out of traditional classroom settings
to learn in auditoriums and seminar rooms,
and even one-on-one with internationally
recognized personalities (many of them
SU alumni). Recent on-campus speakers
include internationally renowned artist
Shimon Attie; Karen Tse, award-winning
human rights defender and founder of
International Bridges for Justice; U.S.
Secretary of State Hilary Clinton; writer
David Sedaris; acclaimed photographer
Annie Leibovitz; and speedskater Apolo
Anton Ohno.
As a Syracuse student, you won’t have to
travel far to find interesting things to do.
Go to the Lowe Art Gallery and see your
illustration professor’s drawings (or your
own, for that matter) on display for the
entire University community. Walk across the
Quad to watch a recently released movie or
to see a world-renowned visitor. Climb the
Crouse College steps to hear a performance
by one of Syracuse University’s many
choirs. Syracuse is home to more than 300
extracurricular groups, so you’ll never run out
of things to do!
Beyond campus, the City of Syracuse
and the surrounding area offer theater,
opera, touring Broadway shows, concert
tours, museums, a symphony, and
professional sports. You can get reduced
admission to many of these events
through Pulse, a program that provides
undergraduates with opportunities to attend
and participate in programs, performances,
exhibitions, and events in the performing
arts. Within a short drive of campus you’ll
enjoy exploring the natural beauty of
the Finger Lakes region and Adirondack
Mountains, along with many county and
state parks, hiking areas, winter ski resorts,
and ice skating rinks. Syracuse is also home
to Destiny USA, Central New York’s premier
shopping mall. For an up-to-date look at
local event listings, attractions, and news,
College of Law
At SU Law, you can benefit from many joint
degree programs; interdisciplinary study;
various academic centers, institutes, and
certificate programs; and programs abroad.
SU College of Law students engage in
learning and discovery through pro bono
and community service programs and
take active leadership roles in community
engagement and citizenship at the local,
national, and global level. Go to law.syr.
edu to learn more.
Admissions and Financing Your Education
Applying For Admission
Syracuse University uses the Common Application exclusively. Applicants for
admission apply directly to one of SU’s nine undergraduate colleges or to a dual/
combined program within two colleges. The Admissions Committee will evaluate your
application on the basis of your academic record, test scores, recommendations,
essay, activities, and unique personal qualities and talents. To get started, visit the
Apply To Syracuse section of the web site,
Early Decision: November 15
Regular Decision (First-Year): January 1
Regular Decision (Transfer): January 1 is the priority deadline; however applications
will continue to be accepted on a space-available basis.
Spring Admission (first-year or transfer): November 15
Financing Your Education
International Students (Non-U.S. citizens who are not
U.S. permanent residents)
Undergraduate international applicants are not eligible for financial aid from the
United States government or any U.S. state government. However, there are other
types of financial aid for which you may qualify. Merit-based scholarships are awarded
on the basis of exceptional academic and personal achievement. Selection is
made by the Office of Admissions and eligibility is based on a student’s academic
credentials. Limited need-based awards are offered to students who are selected by
the Office of Admissions and who demonstrate financial need through the College
Scholarship Service (CSS)/PROFILE Application for International Students.
You must provide official documentation stating how expenses will be paid while
enrolled at Syracuse. Proof of funding in the amount of $60,150 must
be submitted.
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply for all forms of financial
aid, including those living outside the United States. SU requires that you submit the
College Scholarship Service (CSS)/Financial Aid PROFILE and the Free Application for
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for need-based aid. It is important to
submit these forms on time as awards are made on a funds-available basis.
For deadlines and additional information on financing your education, please visit
Admission information for students outside the United States:
•The TOEFL or IELTS is required of all international (non-U.S. citizen) undergraduate
applicants whose native language is not English, whether applying as a freshman
or transfer student. If a student’s first language is English, the TOEFL or IELTS is not
required to be considered for admission.
•The SAT/ACT is optional for any student studying outside the United States
and currently enrolled in a school that does not follow the American system of
education. However, applicants are encouraged to submit scores if available.
•International (non-U.S. citizen) applicants can be granted conditional admission
to Syracuse University if the academic requirements for admission have been met,
but there is insufficient English proficiency and/or insufficient financial support
documentation. Once the conditions are met, the student will be fully admitted to
the University on a space available basis.
For information on all requirements, click on “Apply to Syracuse” at
Typical Expenses for
2012-1013 School Year
$37,610 Tuition
13,692 Housing and Meals
1,394 Miscellaneous Fees
1,000 Program Fees
1,342 Books and Supplies
2,250 Health Insurance
2,250 Personal Expenses
$60,150 Total
Student Clubs and
Here is a partial list of the many clubs,
organizations, and activities available to
SU students. (Visit for
a complete listing).
Special Interest
African Student Union
Architecture Students Organization
Asian Students in America
Baha: Student Association
Caribbean Students Association
Engineers Without Borders
Habitat for Humanity
Hong Kong Cultural Organization
Korean Student Association
Mock Trial Team
Student Environmental Action Coalition
Taiwan Connection
Women in Communications
Arts Activities
Syracuse Orange Bhangra
Black Artist League
Cabaret Performance Troupe
Cheon Ji In
Creations Dance Troupe
Drama L’Orange
Fashion Association of Design Students
Kalabash Dance Troupe
Sour Sitrus Society (basketball pep band)
Current SU students represent more than 120 countries:
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Burkina Faso
Democratic Republic of the
Costa Rica
Cote d’Ivoire
Czech Republic
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Hong Kong
New Zealand
Palestinian Territory
Russian Federation
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saudi Arabia
Sierra Leone
South Africa
Sri Lanka
St Vincent & the Grenadines
South Korea –
Republic of Korea
Syrian Arab Republic
Tanzania, United Republic of
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
Undergraduate Admissions Processing Center
621 Skytop Road, Suite 160
Syracuse NY 13244-5290