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The SU Campus

Syracuse University has a longstanding tradition of transcending traditional boundaries through a combination of innovative thinking, daring choices and entrepreneurial attitude. SU’s iconic campus is nestled among the rolling hills of Central New York, a diverse community within a diverse community. With 13 academic colleges, nationally ranked athletic programs, more than 50 student clubs and a mix of neighboring merchants, Syracuse University prides itself on the resources, culture and opportunities for growth it provides its students, staff and faculty.

The SU Campus

Chartered in 1870, Syracuse University is a private, coeducational, urban institution located in the heart of Central New York. The 270-acre main campus is within easy driving distance of Toronto, Boston, Montreal and New York City. Learning centers in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and abroad offer a rich mix of academic courses, alumni activities and immersion programs. Under the leadership of Kent Syverud, the University’s 12th chancellor and president, Syracuse is recognized as a student-focused global research university renowned for academic rigor, richly diverse learning experiences, and a spirit of discovery.

A Campus of Diversity

With more than 15,000 undergraduates and nearly 7,000 graduate students, and over 3,000 faculty members, Syracuse University represents all 50 states and more than 120 different countries. 

Athletics and Student Activities

With more than 50 registered student clubs and organizations, there is something for everyone. The campus is also home to three athletic facilities, including Archbold and Flanagan Gymnasiums, and the Women's Building, which house a variety of athletic equipment, two full-length swimming pools, aerobic classes and dance studios. Students can also participate in more than 20 different intramural sports offered during both semesters. With multiple nationally ranked Division I sports teams, SU is consistently ranked among the best in school spirit. The iconic Carrier Dome is conveniently located directly on SU's campus. Student tickets are offered at a discount.

Marshall Street

Located next to campus and boasting more than 20 restaurants, Marshall Street is a great location for grabbing a bite to eat between classes. It is also the perfect place to buy official SU apparel to show off your school spirit. With a variety of shops and boutiques, Marshall Street is a corridor of activity.

Tobacco Free Campus

To help ensure a healthy, productive, respectful environment in which to work, learn and live, Syracuse University is committed to providing a smoke- and tobacco-free campus. In accordance with the Clean Indoor Air Act, smoking and the use of all tobacco products is prohibited on property owned, operated or controlled by the University, indoors and out, except as noted below. It applies to all University students, staff and faculty, as well as all visitors, contractors and vendors. A full copy of the policy is available here.

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