Page 1

s y r a cuse univ ers ity

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.

A top-60 U.S. university* (out of nearly 1,800 ranked institutions)

Undergraduate Enrollment: 13,000+ students representing 130+ countries. Majors: 200+ majors within nine undergraduate colleges, 100+ minors. Faculty: 1,563. Approximately 86% of full-time faculty members have earned Ph.D. or professional degrees. Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 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.

Hall of Languages

SU’s Maxwell School is recognized as one of the world’s best graduate schools of public affairs— and home to undergraduate social sciences The first U.S university to offer a bachelor of fine arts degree One of the nation’s first schools of journalism Fourth-oldest architecture program in the country One of Sierra Club’s 75 greenest universities #7 Best College Newspaper (2013 Princeton Review) One of the first universities in the nation to offer an inclusive elementary education program *U.S. News & World Report 2013, Princeton Review

| |

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

You’ll learn from scholars of distinction, industry leaders, and community members as you work to address real-world issues

> Entertainment industry courses at SU’s LA Center > Collaboration with Equity actors at Syracuse Stage, a four-theater complex

S yracuse unive rsity

> $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

Lyman Hall

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 SU’s Whitman School of Management.

Intern at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France—or one of many other high-profile organizations and businesses around the world.

| |

P l a n nin g 101 Some students arrive on campus with a specific major, or majors, in mind. Others take time to explore their options. Either way, you’ll have the opportunity to change direction as your interests develop.

S yracuse unive rsity

Start Here!

Customize your education with a dual/ combined major or a second major through one of SU’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.

Hendricks Chapel

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 | |

M a j o r s an d M inors Majors

Syracuse’s nine undergraduate colleges offer you the flexibility to explore varied interests—and develop new ones. School of Architecture 465 students Architecture

S yracuse unive rsity

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

Tolley Hall

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 Security Studies Global Political Economy 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 Women’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 Asian Students in America Caribbean Students Association Cheon Ji In Syracuse Cricket Engineers Without Borders

Seven fitness facilities

Hong Kong Cultural Organization

S yracuse unive rsity

Orange Bhangra Dance Troupe Rugby 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

Soccer Society of Professional Hispanic Engineers South Asian Students Association Student Environmental Action Coalition Women in Communications ...and 300+ more. For a complete list, visit

Crouse College (right) Holden Observatory (left)

Hear from international students.

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 designed 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 s p eak ers 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.

S yracuse unive rsity

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 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.”


Maxwell Hall

| |

S e r v i ces and C areer P re paration Success at Syracuse

Success Beyond Syracuse

Slutzker Center for International Services, a facility in the heart of campus staffed by caring professionals, helps you integrate into the SU community and assists you with travel procedures, immigration documents, and living arrangements.

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 English Language Institute provides classes and personal attention as you study reading, grammar, and writing.

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.

S yracuse unive rsity

The Parents Office provides support and advice to parents and families during the transition to campus and throughout your time at SU. SU Abroad offers learning opportunities in more than 30 countriesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;many of which include field study, internships, and home stays. All coursework carries SU credit, which allows you to complete your degree on schedule. You can also begin your education abroad (ideal for European students not ready to venture far from home): Discovery Programs: Join a small cohort of entering first-year students to begin your collegiate experience at SU Centers in Florence, Italy, or Strasbourg, France. Gap Year Program: Earn academic credit (transferrable to most U.S. universities) in London or Madrid, while also having time to travel, intern, and volunteer.

> resume critiques > practice interviews > career fairs throughout the year

SU Career Placement Survey 2012

95% found opportunities in six months


postgraduate internship

21% graduate school

Shaffer Art Building




seeking employment

“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.

> Meet friends from your home country and beyond through conversation groups, picnics, and other events hosted by the Slutzker Center for International Services.

| |

L i v i n g in S yracus e 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?

S yracuse unive rsity

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. ( 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.

Average Daily Temperature Avg. High

Avg. Low

30° C 25° C

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.

20° C

Weather in Syracuse: SU students enjoy all four seasons.

5° C

15° C 10° C

0° C -5° C -10° C -15° C

The Warehouse

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Photo of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que © Wainwright Photography

Š Wainwright Photography

Armory Square, downtown Syracuse

Onondaga Lake Park

Campus fall foliage | |

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

S yracuse unive rsity

attendance record with 35,012 fans.

Carrier Dome

| |

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

S yracuse unive rsity


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




Donovan McNabb ’98 Professional football player


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

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

Joyce Carol Oates ’60, Author, We Were the Mulvaneys, Faithless: Tales of Transgression, and them

Newhouse III


Arthur Liu G’66, President & CEO, Multicultural Radio Broadcasting, Inc.

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

Steve Kroft ’67 Co-editor and news correspondent, CBS, 60 Minutes Sol LeWitt ’41, Modern artist, key creator of minimalism and conceptual art



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 | |

A d mi ss io n s an d F inancing Y our E ducation Applying for Admission Syracuse University uses the Common Application exclusively. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll apply directly to one of SUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nine undergraduate colleges or to a dual/combined program within two colleges.

S yracuse unive rsity

Application Deadlines: > Early Decision: November 15 > Regular Decision (first-year students): January 1 > Regular Decision (transfer students): January 1 This 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 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: Awarded on the basis of exceptional academic and personal achievement. Selection is made by the Office of Admissions and eligibility is based on academic credentials.


Need-based awards (limited): Offered to students who are selected by the Office of Admissions and who demonstrate financial need through the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE Application for International Students.

You must provide official documentation stating how expenses will be paid while enrolled at Syracuse University. Proof of funding in the amount of $62,656 must be submitted. Life Sciences Complex

U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents U.S. citizens and permanent residents, including those living outside the U.S., are eligible to apply for all forms of financial aid. SU requires that you submit the 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. Admission Information for Students Outside the U.S.: The TOEFL or IELTS is required of all international (non-U.S. citizen) applicants whose native language is not English, whether applying as a freshman or transfer student. If your first language is English, the TOEFL or IELTS is not required to be considered for admission. The TOEFL or IELTS requirement may be waived in certain situations. The decision to waive the standard requirement is at the discretion of the Admissions Committee. The SAT/ACT is optional for any student studying outside the U.S. 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.

Typical Expenses for 2013-2014 School Year (Amounts are listed in USD (American dollars) $ 38,970 $ 14,054 $ 1,488 $ 1,000 $ 1,360 $ 1,284 $ 3,500 $ 1,000

Tuition Housing and Meals (Average) Miscellaneous Fees Program Fees Books and Supplies Health Insurance Personal Expenses Transportation

$ 62,656


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

| |

W h e re i n th e World

Montreal Ottawa


Burlington vermont


New York Rochester Buffalo

New hampshire

Syracuse Binghamton




Hartford Connecticut






New York City


Providence Rhode Island

Nearby Major Cities


Time by Car

Albany Baltimore Boston Cleveland Montreal New York City Philadelphia Toronto Washington, D.C.

219km 534km 481km 531km 399km 450km 410km 399km 563km

2.5 6.0 5.5 6.0 4.5 5.0 4.5 4.5 7.0

hours hours hours hours hours hours hours hours hours

S y r a c u se U ni ve r si t y

New Jersey Baltimore West Virginia

Washington, DC

S yracuse unive rsity




Asterisks indicate the 130+ countries that current SU students call home.


100 Crouse-Hinds Hall 900 South Crouse Avenue Syracuse NY 13244-2130 315-443-3611

Syracuse University International Viewbook  
Syracuse University International Viewbook