Syracuse University

900 S Crouse Ave #100, Syracuse, United States


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About Syracuse University

Syracuse University, commonly referred to as SU, is a private research university that was founded in 1870. Although currently a nonsectarian university, SU's roots can be traced back to its beginnings as a Methodist seminary established in 1832; over the following 150 years, SU gradually grew into a co-educational college and eventually a highly respected research institution. The university established the first American Institute of Visual and Performing Arts in 1873, the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs in 1924, and nation's first journalism school, the SI Newhouse School of Public Communications (originally the School of Journalism) in 1943. In 1967, SU joined the American Association of Universities.


Syracuse University is home to 15 colleges and offers over 300 academic majors. SU also employs over 1,000 professors and instructors and more than 3,000 staff members. The university currently enrolls student body of over 20,000, including approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 6,000 graduate students. Notable alumni include journalists Ted Koppel, Megyn Kelly, and Bob Costas, actors Taye Diggs and Frank Langella, and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden. As a whole, the university frequently ranks in the top 25% of American universities, and individual colleges and programs have received particularly high rankings. The Maxwell School, for example, is currently ranked as the top graduate school for public affairs, and the School of Architecture's Bachelor of Architecture program is currently ranked second in the U.S.


SU is divided into two campuses, North (Main) Campus and South Campus, which are connected by the city's bus service. The majority of undergraduate academic halls, recreation centers, and office buildings are located on North Campus, although South Campus houses many athletic buildings and a large number of students in both graduate apartments and undergraduate residence halls. A branch of the Division of Student Affairs, the Slutzker Center is the main on-campus resource for international students studying at SU. Upon arrival at the university, all international students must register at the Slutzker Center before proceeding with orientation and enrollment. The Center also can help you manage your immigration and visa paperwork, understand your tax procedures, offer academic and career advising, and offer student counseling and outreach to various student populations.

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