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Syracuse Student Life

Syracuse is on a 721-acre campus in an urban setting in Syracuse, New York, not far from Syracuse. There are many activities and organizations for Syracuse students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Syracuse also has fraternities and sororities.

Syracuse has a thriving Student Association. In fact, more students participate in Student Association than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Syracuse include University Union, Otto, Danceworks and Citrus TV.

Syracuse students' favorite campus events are Orange Central, Mayfest/Block Party and Juice Jam.

Does Syracuse Offer Student Housing?

Syracuse offers on-campus housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of Syracuse students live on campus. In 2021, 53% of undergrads at Syracuse lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 47% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Syracuse. There are 8,001 spots available in on-campus housing for all 14,479 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 6,090 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 85% students stay on-campus. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.

Syracuse offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Syracuse Athletics

At Syracuse there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Syracuse:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Crew NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Lacrosse NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Equestrian Sports Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Fencing Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Gymnastics Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Rugby Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Sailing Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Swimming And Diving Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Tennis Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 1
Water Polo Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Cheerleading Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Soccer Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Bowling Club Teams Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Ice Hockey Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 1
Volleyball Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 1

Is Syracuse Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Syracuse University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Syracuse campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Additionally, Syracuse has Guardian mobile app.

Plan a Visit to Syracuse

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Syracuse, take Interstate 81; Interstate 90 to Syracuse, NY. If you need to fly, book your flight to Syracuse Hancock International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in New York you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Syracuse's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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Syracuse Students

54%

Women

46%

Men

96%

Full Time

4%

Part Time

37%

In State

63%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

55%

14%

10%

7%

7%

4%

3%

1%

0.06%

Undergraduate Students

14,479

Graduate Students

6,843

Non-Resident / International Students

1,982

Syracuse Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

21,322

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

69%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$55,925

Out-of-State

$55,925

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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