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Syracuse University


Syracuse University

Syracuse University

Syracuse University (also referred to as SU, or Syracuse) is a private research university located in Syracuse, New York, United States. Its roots can be traced back to Genesee Wesleyan Seminary, founded by the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1832, which also later founded Genesee College. Following several years of debate over relocating the college to Syracuse, the university was founded independent of the college in 1870. Since 1920, the university has identified itself as nonsectarian, although it still maintains an affiliation with the United Methodist Church.

Syracuse was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1966.
The campus is located in the University Hill neighborhood of Syracuse, east and southeast of downtown, on one of the larger hills. Its large campus features an eclectic mix of buildings, ranging from nineteenth-century Romanesque structures to contemporary buildings. SU is organized into 13 schools and colleges, with nationally-recognized programs in information studies and library science, architecture, communications, business administration, public administration, and engineering.

Syracuse University athletic teams, known as the Orange, participate in 20 intercollegiate sports. SU is a member of the Big East Conference for all NCAA Division I athletics, except for the women’s ice hockey, the rowing crew, and the men’s lacrosse teams. The men’s lacrosse team will start playing in the newly formed Big East Conference starting in 2010. SU is also a member of the Eastern College Athletic Conference.

Syracuse University Rankings in 2010

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Syracuse University Tuition and Fees

The estimated cost of attending Syracuse University during the 2010-2011 academic year is based on the following:

Tuition: $34,970
Housing and Meals (average cost): $12,850
Fees (Health, Activity, Cocurricular, and Communication): $1,332
Total: $49,152

Other Expenses (average)

Books and Supplies (est.): $1,308
Personal expenses (est.): $900
Travel (est.) $600
Total: $2,808
Total Cost of Attendance: $51,960

Schools and Colleges of Syracuse University

  • School of Architecture

    Syracuse Architecture offers a professional education that is disciplinary and rooted in humanistic tradition.

  • The College of Arts and Sciences

    The founding college of Syracuse University remains at the center of undergraduate learning.

  • School of Education

    The School of Education is a national leader in enhancing educational practice. A pioneer in the inclusion movement, the School continues that tradition through its work to improve urban education.

  • L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science

    The L.C. Smith College educates engineers and computer scientists and creates new knowledge and technologies.

  • Graduate School

    The school oversees SU’s academic policy, graduate degree and certificate program modification and development, and the professional development programs for graduate study at Syracuse University.

  • The College of Human Ecology

    The College of Human Ecology prepares students through scholarship, practice, civic engagement, advocacy and entrepreneurial endeavors to promote the health and well-being of individuals of all ages, their families, and their communities within the framework of social justice principles.

  • School of Information Studies

    The nation’s Original Information School, the nationally ranked iSchool continues to be a leading center for innovative programs and research.

  • College of Law

    As part of a leading research university, the law curriculum combines a balanced commitment to scholarship, teaching, and research. Interdisciplinary programs at the College of Law partner our offerings with other schools and colleges to create innovative initiatives that cross academic barriers—thus our students gain both a sound doctrinal legal education and practical hands-on experience in the real world.

  • The Martin J. Whitman School of Management

    The Whitman School develops entrepreneurial managers who will become leaders in an era of global competitiveness.

  • Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

    Nationally ranked, The Maxwell School advances citizenship, scholarship and leadership around the world.

  • S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

    One of the nation’s premiere schools of mass communication, Newhouse embraces virtually every known form of information dissemination.

  • College of Visual and Performing Arts

    The center of cultural life on campus, VPA supports the creative process and professional development.

  • University College

    Offers SU degree and certificate programs to part-time students. Flexible course formats, supportive academic advisors, and financial aid options meet the needs of adult students.

  • Summer at Syracuse

    Part-time, full-time, and visiting students can take a variety of classes in flexible formats. People of all ages can enroll in programs to improve academic success, jump start a college career, or pursue artistic and athletic interests.

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