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q ui c k facts Syracuse unive rsity Founded in 1870
Points of Pride
Location: Main campus is in Syracuse, N.Y. (a five-hour drive from New York City), with eight centers around the world and U.S. centers in New York City, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.
SU’s Maxwell School is recognized as one of the world’s best graduate schools of public affairs— and home to undergraduate social sciences
Undergraduate Enrollment: 13,000+ students representing 130+ countries. Majors: 200+ majors/100+ minors within nine undergraduate colleges
The first U.S university to offer a bachelor of fine arts degree One of the nation’s first schools of journalism
Faculty: 1,563. A majority of full-time faculty members have earned Ph.D. or professional degrees (86%).
Fourth oldest architecture program in the country
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 16:1
One of Sierra Club’s 75 greenest universities
Average Class Size: 25 Current Alumni: Nearly a quarter of a million alumni representing 165 countries and territories. Research: $70.4 million was awarded for research, teaching, and other sponsored programs in 2012. Study Abroad: Program consistently ranked among the top 25 in the U.S. Almost half of all SU students study abroad at least once. Career Placement: Directly after graduation, 95% of 2012 seniors were employed, interning, or attending graduate school.
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#7 Best College Newspaper (2013 Princeton Review) One of the first universities in the nation to offer an inclusive elementary education program Home to the Carrier Dome, the largest on-campus domed stadium in the nation.
W o r l d - C lass A cad emics and O pportunitie s > NASA-quality flight simulator > Student-run communications agencies, including TNH, Comm.UNITY, and Hill Communications > Study abroad opportunities around the world > Entertainment industry courses at SU’s LA Center
You’ll learn from scholars of distinction, industry leaders, and community members as you work to address real-world issues
> Collaboration with Equity actors at Syracuse Stage, a four-theater complex
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> $1.5 million student-managed Wall Street Orange Value Fund
Customize your education Choose from 200 majors/100 minors to create the education—and career—of your dreams. A few examples to get you thinking: Majors: Biology and Illustration Career: Medical Illustrator Majors: Psychology and Art and Design Career: Art Therapist Majors: Political Science and History Career: Prosecuting Attorney Majors: Aerospace Engineering and International Relations Career: International Aerospace Engineer
Pour lava out on the Quad with sculpture professor Robert Wysocki and Earth sciences department chair Jeff Karson to explore lava as an art form and a natural phenomenon.
Learn fiction writing from George Saunders, English professor, winner of the PEN/Malamud Award, and one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2012. “The best book you’ll read this year.” —The New York Times Magazine
Conduct groundbreaking research to treat diabetes with the oral delivery of insulin alongside chemistry professor Robert Doyle.
Analyze skeletal remains from the prehistoric era with Shannon Novak, associate professor of archaeology and author of House of Mourning: A Biocultural History of the Mountain Meadows Massacre, which was awarded the 2010 James Deetz Prize from the Society for Historical Archaeology.
Learn investment strategy, entrepreneurial tactics, and life lessons from Martin J. Whitman, founder of the Third Avenue Value Fund and namesake of SUâ€™s Whitman School of Management.
Intern at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, Franceâ€”or one of many other high-profile organizations and businesses around the world.
P l a n n ing 101 Some students arrive on campus with a specific major, or majors, in mind. Others take time to explore their options. Either way, youâ€™ll have the opportunity to change direction as your interests develop.
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Customize your education with a dual/combined major or a second major through one of SUâ€™s nine undergraduate schools or colleges, or develop an individualized major with assistance from your academic advisor. You can also opt for a minor.
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.
Learning Communities offer you the chance to live with students who have similar academic interests so help on a project or assignment is never far away.
Your faculty and peer advisors will help you plan your courses. Support Along the Way
The Tutoring and Study Center, as well as the Writing Center, offer one-on-one and smallgroup tutoring by graduate and undergraduate students.
Each school and college has a first-year experience designed to ease your transition into college life.
SU Disability Services ensures that students with disabilities have equal access to all University programs and activities. Learn more at disabilityservices.syr.edu.
M a j o r s an d M in o rs Majors
Syracuse’s nine undergraduate colleges offer you the flexibility to explore varied interests—and develop new ones. School of Architecture 465 students Architecture
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The College of Arts and Sciences 4,481 students African American Studies Anthropology Applied Mathematics Art (through Arts and Sciences) Art History Biochemistry Biological and Medical Physics (through Physics) Biology Biophysical Science Biotechnology Chemistry Citizenship and Civic Engagement Classical Civilization Classics (Greek and Latin) Communication Sciences and Disorders (Speech Pathology and Audiology) Earth Sciences (Geology) Economics Energy and Its Impacts English and Textual Studies Environmental Sciences (through Biology or Geology) Ethics European Literature Fine Arts
Forensic Science French and Francophone Studies Geography German Language, Literature, and Culture Greek (through Classics) History History of Architecture International Relations Italian Language, Literature, and Culture Latin (through Classics) Latino-Latin American Studies Linguistic Studies Mathematics Middle Eastern Studies Modern Foreign Languages Modern Judaic Studies Music (through Arts and Sciences) Music History and Cultures Neuroscience Philosophy Physics Policy Studies (Public Affairs) Political Philosophy Political Science Psychology Religion Religion and Society Russian and Central European Studies Russian Language, Literature, and Culture Sociology Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture Women’s and Gender Studies Writing and Rhetoric Professional Advising Programs: Predentistry Prelaw Premedicine Preveterinary Medicine Dual and Combined Enrollment: School of Education S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science
School of Education 484 students Teacher Prep: Inclusive Early Childhood Special Education Inclusive Elementary and Special Education Health and Physical Education Spanish Education Non-Teacher Prep: Health and Exercise Science (includes Pre-Physical Therapy and 3+3 DPT) Selected Studies in Education Dual Enrollment: The College of Arts and Sciences English Education Mathematics Education Science Education Social Studies Education College of Visual and Performing Arts Art Education Music Education L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science 1,429 students Aerospace Engineering Bioengineering Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Computer Science Electrical Engineering Environmental Engineering Mechanical Engineering Systems and Information Science (dual enrollment: School of Information Studies) Combined Enrollment offered through: The College of Arts and Sciences
David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics 1,158 students Child and Family Studies Nutrition Nutrition Science and Dietetics Public Health Social Work Sport Management School of Information Studies (iSchool) 515 students Information Management and Technology Systems and Information Science (dual enrollment: L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science) Dual Enrollment: Martin J. Whitman School of Management S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications Martin J. Whitman School of Management 1,651 students Accounting Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises Finance Management Marketing Management Real Estate Retail Management Supply Chain Management Dual Enrollment: School of Information Studies S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications 1,274 students Advertising Broadcast and Digital Journalism Graphic Design Magazine Newspaper and Online Journalism Photography Public Relations Television - Radio - Film Dual Enrollment: The College of Arts and Sciences Martin J. Whitman School of Management School of Information Studies College of Visual and Performing Arts 1,889 students School of Art and Design Department of Art: Ceramics History of Art Illustration Jewelry and Metalsmithing Painting Printmaking Sculpture Dual Enrollment: School of Education (Art Education) Department of Design: Communications Design Environmental and Interior Design Fashion Design Industrial and Interaction Design Department of Transmedia: Art Photography Art Video Computer Art and Animation Film Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies: Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Department of Drama: Acting Drama - Theater Management (B.S.) Musical Theater Stage Management Theater Design and Technology Setnor School of Music: Music Music Composition Music Industry Performance (Organ, Percussion, Piano, Strings, Voice, Wind Instruments) Recording and Allied Entertainment Industries (The Bandier Program) Dual Enrollment: School of Education (Music Education)
Minors are an important part of your curriculum. Once enrolled, you may choose from the following options. Accounting Addiction Studies African American Studies American Studies Animation Anthropology Applied Statistics Architectural History Architecture Art and Music Histories Art History Art Photography Asian/Asian American Studies Biology Ceramics Chemistry Child and Family Policy Child and Family Studies Chinese Studies Classical Civilization Classics Coaching Cognitive Science
Communication and Rhetorical Studies Communication Sciences and Disorders Communications Photography Computer Engineering Computer Gaming Computer Science Dance (through Exercise Science) Early Childhood Earth Sciences Economics 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 Fashion Design Finance Forensic Sciences French and Francophone Studies Geography Geology German Language, Literature, and Culture Gerontology Global Enterprise Technology Global Political Economy Global Security Studies Health and Exercise Science Health and Wellness History History of Architecture Information Management and Technology Information Technology, Design, and Startups 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 (LGBT) Linguistic Studies
Logic Management Studies Marketing Mathematics Medical Anthropology Medieval and Renaissance Studies Middle Eastern Studies Music History and Cultures Music Industry Music Performance Muslim Cultures Native American Studies Neuroscience Nonviolent Conflict and Change Nutrition Nutrition Science Painting Philosophy Physics Policy Studies Political Science Psychology Public Communications Studies Public Health Real Estate Religion Religion and Media Religion and Society Retail Management Rhetorical and Public Advocacy Russian Russian and Central European Studies Science, Technology, and Society Sculpture Social Welfare Sociology South Asian Studies Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture Sport Hospitality and Event Management Strategic Management Textile Design Textiles Theater Visual Culture Womenâ€™s and Gender Studies Writing and Rhetoric
ca mp u s lif e By the Numbers
Student Clubs and Organizations
21 residence halls
African Student Union
18 places to eat, including vegetarian, vegan, kosher, and halal options (dining centers, cafes, and food courts) Two campus groceries 300 student clubs and organizations
Architecture Students Organization Cheon Ji In Syracuse Cricket Engineers Without Borders Hong Kong Cultural Organization Ottoâ€™s Army
Seven fitness facilities
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Soccer Society of Professional Hispanic Engineers Need a Break from your Studies? > On-campus ice-skating pavilion and ropes course > Plays and concerts, many of which feature SU students > Festivals throughout the year, including Mayfest, Apple Fest, Winter Carnival, and Feel the Pulse
Sororities and Fraternities (70+) Sour Sitrus Society Pep Band Syracuse Animal Rights Organization Student Environmental Action Coalition Women in Communications ...and 300+ more. For a complete list, visit studentactivities.syr.edu
Fraternity performs at Feel the Pulse.
Crouse College (right) Holden Observatory (left)
Hear from SU students. youtube.com/SyracuseAdmissions
Photo: Luke Rafferty for The Daily Orange
A student temporarily lives in a “shack” on the Quad that he constructed as part of Habitat for Humanity’s annual Shack-A-Thon. The event is desgined to call attention to the problem of substandard housing.
“I trek all across campus posting 40-60 notes a day. I want to make a difference in those I touch.” -Allie Caren, creator of SU Stickies #SUstickies
Student group Enactus works with Mayan weavers to develop, market, and sell eco-friendly products at the SU bookstore. Since 2007, the group has sent the weavers more than $90,000 and funded almost 200 scholarships for Mayan girls.
“I love hearing The iBand (made up of three iSchool deans and a program director) perform around campus. It was especially fun on the last day of classes!” -Nerisa Arias
v i s i t i ng sp eakers Whether you are at the main campus or studying abroad, you’ll learn from internationally recognized professionals (many of them SU alumni). Recent guests include writer David Sedaris, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Dalai Lama, and speedskater Apolo Anton Ohno.
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Students welcome former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Students meet with His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman Al Saud G ’99, the youngest person to fly on the space shuttle, first member of a royal family in space, and the first Muslim in space. Furio Colombo—writer, director, actor, and member of the Italian Parliament—speaks speaks to students at the SU Center in Florence, Italy. Jim Richardson, photographer for National Geographic magazine and contributing editor of National Geographic Traveler magazine, presents “Light Pollution: Our Vanishing Night.”
S e r v i ces an d C areer P re paration Success at Syracuse
Success Beyond Syracuse
The Mary Ann Shaw Center for Public and Community Service unites you with other students, faculty, and staff for volunteer opportunities in Syracuse and beyond.
When you prepare to apply for internships and full-time jobs in the U.S. or abroad, Career Services offers one-on-one assistance, including:
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.
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The Parents Office provides support and advice to parents and families during the transition to campus and throughout your time at SU.
> resume critiques > practice interviews > career fairs throughout the year The office will connect you with SU alumni who can serve as mentors, helping you to gather information about career paths and the transition from college.
SU Career Placement Survey 2012
Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is an elective curriculum that enables you to become a commissioned officer in the Air Force or the Army while pursuing a degree. SU Abroad offers learning opportunities in more than 30 countries—many of which include field study, internships, and home stays. All coursework carries SU credit, which allows you to complete your degree on schedule. Discovery programs offer you the chance to spend your first semester taking courses at one of two SU Abroad Centers—Strasbourg, France, or Florence, Italy. Designed for select firstsemester students with an interest in the arts, humanities, languages, international studies, or social sciences, SU’s Discovery programs provide an international foundation that expands your academic and professional options and comprehension of global politics and issues.
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95% found opportunities in six months
21% graduate school
“Working at MTV has afforded me many learning opportunities and the chance to get to know producers. And because my job requires me to look at other people’s lives, I’ve become more understanding. It’s very rewarding.” –Brooke Crittendon ’03 associate producer of the award-winning documentary series True Life
< With investment dollars awarded in Syracuse’s annual Panasci Business Plan Competition and after their pitch on ABC’s business reality show Shark Tank, SU students created Dream Water, now sold at more than 3,000 retailers. > Study abroad at one of eight SU Centers around the globe, including SU Istanbul.
> Volunteer through the Shaw Center, Hendricks Chapel, your home college, or one of the many student organizations.
L i v i n g in S yracuse The City of Syracuse is a fusion of distinctive neighborhoods, festivals, parks, professional sports, destination shopping, and a thriving art and music scene. You’ll engage with the city in many ways, from volunteering with organizations to interning with businesses. What is there to do in Syracuse?
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Shop: Home to the 6th-largest enclosed shopping center in the country—Destiny USA Dine: #5 Most Vegetarian Friendly Small City in North America (PETA, July 2010) and Best Bar-B-Que joint in America—Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (ABC Good Morning America Weekend, May 2009) Intern: #8 Happiest City for Work in 2012 (Careerbliss, 2012) Get Fit: #6 Best Triathlon City in U.S. (Active.com) and Best Running Store in America– Fleet Feet Sports (Competitor Magazine) Play: Rent a paddle boat at Green Lakes State Park, ski at a nearby mountain, or test your fear of heights at the ’Cuse Challenge Ropes Course on campus. Enjoy Life: Ride the ferris wheel at the State Fair, attend a baseball game, or experience the arts at one of the city’s numerous museums, theaters, and concert venues. Weather in Syracuse: SU students enjoy all four seasons.
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Armory Square, downtown Syracuse
Onondaga Lake Park
Campus fall foliage admissions.syr.edu
s p o r t s s cene With seven men’s and 11 women’s athletic teams, you’ll have many opportunities to join your classmates and cheer on the Orange. In 2013, the Syracuse University men’s basketball team set the U.S. collegiate on-campus
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attendance record with 35,012 fans.
A l um ni SU alumni make their mark in a variety of professions— from actors to zoologists and everything in between. Ted Koppel ’60 Former anchor, ABC News Nightline; managing editor, Discovery Channel; senior news analyst, National Public Radio
Waleed Abdalati ’86 NASA Chief Scientist
Joseph Biden L’68 U.S. Vice President Dick Clark ’51 Former CEO, Dick Clark Productions
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Lt. Col. Eileen Collins ’78 First female space shuttle commander
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
Steve Kroft ’67 Co-editor and news correspondent, CBS, 60 Minutes Sol LeWitt ’41, Modern artist, key creator of minimalism and conceptual art
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
Betsey Johnson ’64 Fashion designer and breast cancer activist
Lou Reed ’64 Singer-songwriter and guitarist, The Velvet Underground
Rami Khouri ’70, G’98 renowned international journalist specializing in Middle Eastern affairs
Elsa Reichmanis ’72, G’75 Director of materials research, Lucent Bell Labs; former president, American Chemical Society
Aaron Sorkin ’83 Creator, NBC’s The West Wing; playwright and screenwriter, A Few Good Men, The American President, and The Social Network
John Sykes ’77 MTV founding executive
Donovan McNabb ’98 Professional football player
Bruce Fowle ’60 Founding principal, Fox & Fowle Architects; senior partner, FXFOWLE Architects
His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman Al Saud G’99 Youngest person to fly on the space shuttle, first member of a royal family in space, and the first Muslim in space Ian Schrager ’68 Hotelier, co-founder and owner of Studio 54
Arthur Liu G’66, President & CEO, Multicultural Radio Broadcasting, Inc.
Joyce Carol Oates ’60, Author, We Were the Mulvaneys, Faithless: Tales of Transgression, and them
Arielle Tepper Madover ’94 Theatrical and film producer, recent productions: Monty Python’s Spamalot, Frost/Nixon, and Annie John Tsebe ’81 First black national librarian in South Africa Bill Viola ’73 Video artist
Vanessa L. Williams ’86 National recording artist and actress, Desperate Housewives
Commencement in the Carrier Dome admissions.syr.edu
A d mi s sio n s an d F inancing Y our E ducation Applying for Admission Syracuse University uses the Common Application exclusively. Youâ€™ll apply directly to one of SUâ€™s nine undergraduate colleges or to a dual/combined program within two colleges. For full instructions, please visit admissions.syr.edu/apply. For information about transferring to SU, visit admissions.syr.edu/transferstudents.
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Application Deadlines > Early Decision: November 15 > Regular Decision: January 1 > Spring Admission (first-year or transfer): November 15* > Transfer Admission (fall): July 15* Note: An Early Admission option is also available for eligible high school juniors. Contact the Admissions Office for more information. Federal financial aid is not available for students admitted under the Early Admission plan. *Applications received after this deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.
Financing Your Education Syracuse University strives to meet your full financial need. Approximately 75% of SU students receive some form of financial support, mostly from institutional aid, but also from federal, state, or private sources. In 2012, SU awarded more than $206 million in scholarships and grants. Your financial need is determined by the information that you provide on two separate forms that make up the financial aid application process: > CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE > Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) If you apply for admission, you will automatically be considered for merit-based scholarships, which are awarded regardless of need. Most merit awards are for academic achievement and talent, as well as for students demonstrating outstanding community involvement and/or leadership. Life Sciences Complex
You may also be eligible for assistance from federal sources, including the Pell Grant, TEACH Grant, Work-Study, and Supplemental Educational Opportunity Program, as well as Federal Direct Student Loans and Federal Direct Plus Loans (for parents). Other possible aid sources include funding from your home state, private resources, and scholarships from outside SU.
Fees and Expenses The estimated cost of attending Syracuse University for the 2013-2014 academic year is based on the following:
Tuition Housing and Meals (average) Miscellaneous Fees Total
$ 38,970 $ 14,054 $ 1,488 $ 54,512
Applying for financial aid is easy. Please submit the:
Other Expenses (average) Books and Supplies Transportation Personal Expenses Total
$ $ $ $
CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE: collegeboard.org/profile (SU code: 2823)
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): fafsa.gov (SU code: 002882)
Early Decision First-Year Students
Regular Decision First-Year and Transfer Students*
CSS/PROFILE: Dec. 1, 2013 FAFSA: Feb. 1, 2014
CSS/PROFILE: Feb. 1, 2014 FAFSA: Feb. 1, 2014
Award Notification Dates
For Homeschooled Students: To be considered for federally funded financial aid programs, students should contact the Admissions Office for additional information. Limited financial aid is available for undergraduate international students. Visit http://syr.edu/financialaid/internationalstudents for details.
Total Cost of Attendance
These costs are estimates and may change. How Your Application is Evaluated > Academic performance, especially your senior year accomplishments and your participation in advanced coursework. > Via your personal essay, your goals, interests, experiences, and values. > Evaluation from your guidance counselor and two academic teacher recommendations that convey a sense of your unique gifts, capabilities, and accomplishments. > Strength of character and exemplary citizenship through after-school activities, volunteer work, or employment. Apply today at admissions.syr.edu/apply.
* Transfer students should apply for admission by January 1 and for financial aid by February 1 to receive full consideration.
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