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This Is an Exciting Time to Attend Syracuse University!

Syracuse University is home to 14,500 undergraduate students from all 50 states and over 120 countries. More than 600 Syracuse University students hail from the Washington, DC, metro area alone!

This is a particularly exciting time to be a Syracuse University student. Opportunities are bigger and better than ever, with new academic programs, high-tech facilities like Newhouse 3 and the Life Sciences Complex, and immersion programs here in Washington, DC, and in other locations across the country. Students can select from more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered at 11 schools and colleges, the student/teacher ratio is 16:1, and the average class size is just 25 students.

Frequently Asked Questions

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There are many ways for prospective students to gather information on the University and its many schools and colleges. The Office of Admissions offers a variety of suggestions.

The Admissions Office encourages prospective students and their parents to visit Syracuse University and experience a taste of campus life. Check out the visit options and register online, or call 315.443.3611 to schedule your appointment. Transfer applicants are encouraged to call for individual appointments.

The staff of Syracuse University’s Office of Admissions is available to prospective students on campus, and in areas throughout the United States. For further details, check out how to meet us.

The Admissions Committee welcomes a family tradition at the University and gives every possible consideration to the children of alumni. However, it is important that applicants meet all the admissions requirements as outlined in the application for admission. In addition, the Admissions Committee recommends that all prospective applicants have a personal interview.

The Alumni Representative Program is a volunteer organization for recent graduates who are looking to share their experiences and enthusiasm for their alma mater. Representatives work with the Office of Admissions to recruit prospective students at college fairs and other activities. For more information or to volunteer, contact Peter Hagan, associate director of admissions, at 315.443.1595 or email

Students and new graduates can gain great insight into potential career paths by talking with experienced alumni. To offer your perspective and wisdom to Washington, DC-based career and professional networking programs, contact us.

To become involved with University-wide career programs and campus events, contact Career Services.

You should also join ’CuseConnect, a LinkedIn group designed to help students connect with alumni for professional guidance and advice.