Who We Are

Get ready for the world at a place that feels like home.

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. And then we get them ready for the world at a place that feels like home.

The value of a Syracuse University education begins with our approach. Students can customize their own academic experience by blending the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of our professional programs.

The Syracuse University classroom spans the globe, with a study-abroad culture so strong that nearly half of our students take part in a learning experience overseas. Our graduates are entrepreneurial, ambitious, and extremely well prepared to step right into work.

Deeply focused on our students, Syracuse University is a premier institution of research and higher learning. Our investment in research means that undergraduates and graduate students collaborate with some of the finest scholars and most nurturing faculty in the world. It is in that search for innovation that Syracuse University students often find an inspiration that changes their lives.

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 162 countries; a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries.

We are a university of national stature and international opportunity.

Syracuse University is a place of diverse people who strengthen our values. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Our students really want to be here, and you can feel it everywhere. We admire their ambition and support their education through grants, scholarships, and financial aid. Whether students are learning online or on campus, they feel part of one community.

Our renowned arts programs stir the imagination of what is possible. As New York’s college team, Syracuse is proud of its acclaimed athletics programs that unite our campus year-round. The impassioned spirit of every activity at Syracuse University creates a feeling of Orange pride that never leaves you. We are a university with a culture of high expectations for everyone—and with a tenacious work ethic to match.

This is what college should feel like—four seasons of beauty, an iconic college campus, an easy drive to major cities, and our own mid-city comfort that makes people want to stay.

Syracuse University is about enriching your life. It is where you come to cheer, to grow, to become the person you want to be.


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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. And then we get them ready for the world at a place that feels like home.