Syracuse is on a 721-acre campus in the urban setting of Syracuse, New York, not far from Syracuse.
Syracuse has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Syracuse has fraternities and sororities.
Syracuse has the Student Association. In fact, more students participate in the Student Association than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Syracuse include University Union, Otto, African Student Association and Citrus TV.
Syracuse students' favorite campus traditions are Orange Central, Mayfest/Block Party and Juice Jam.
This table offers information on housing at Syracuse.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for sophomore|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||53%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||8,290|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||7,924|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||47%|
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 2022, 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 8,290 spots available in on-campus housing for all 14,778 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 7,924 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.
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|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Crew||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Lacrosse||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Badminton||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Equestrian Sports||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Fencing||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Golf||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Gymnastics||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Rock Climbing||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Rugby||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Sailing||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Skiing (Downhill)||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Swimming And Diving||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Table Tennis||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Ultimate Frisbee||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Weight Lifting||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Water Polo||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Wrestling||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
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.
Syracuse offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Additionally, Syracuse has Guardian mobile app.
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.
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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