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Syracuse University

Master's Programmes

Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)

About

Since its founding in 1870, Syracuse University has had an illustrious history of educational excellence. Among SU's milestones are:

  • 1870 Promotes equal education for men and women.
  • 1874 Offers the nation's first bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.) degree.
  • 1924 Creates the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, one of the few schools in the nation to combine the social sciences and public administration education.
  • 1934 Pioneers one of the nation's first schools of journalism, now the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
  • 1946 Welcomes returning World War II veterans under the G.I. Bill of Rights and enrollment triples overnight.
  • 1961 Celebrates the selection of Ernie Davis '62 as the first SU football player and first African American to win the Heisman Trophy.
  • 1971 Establishes an intercollegiate athletics program for women.
  • 1980 Builds the Carrier Dome, the only domed stadium in the Northeast and the largest structure of its kind on a college campus in the country.
  • 1996 Receives the Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for best demonstrating successful innovative faculty development programs to enhance undergraduate education.
  • 2002 Becomes the site of the New York State Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems.
  • 2003 Wins the NCAA Division 1 Men's Basketball Championship.
  • 2004 Inaugurates Nancy Cantor as the University's 11th Chancellor and President.
  • 2005 Earns recognition as one of the nation's "Colleges with a Conscience."
  • 2007 Launches The Campaign for Syracuse University, the most ambitious fund-raising effort in the University's history.
  • 2008 Presents a major exhibition of original drawings and writings by Renaissance master Michelangelo Buonarroti at the SUArt Galleries on campus and the Joseph I. Lubin House in New York City.
  • 2008 Hosts the Syracuse premiere of Universal Picture's The Express—a feature film about the life and times of football legend Ernie Davis '62.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2021
601 -20
2020
581 -30
2019
551
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2020
601
2019
601
2018
601
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2021
-
2020
251
2019
251
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2021
-
2020
346 15
2019
361
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Accreditation

Syracuse University has received notification from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education that the University successfully retained its accreditation status. In the notification letter, the commission commended the University for the quality of its self-study process and noted that the next eight-year evaluation visit would take place in 2026-27.

Student Reviews

Ah, Syracuse. How I miss thee.
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love Syracuse. Still do. It's a beautiful campus, that feels like two different worlds depending on what season we're in; in the summer, my roommates and I used to party the night away, bare-sleeved and warm, and in the winter, we had to huddle together in the dorms as the snow piled up knee-length. Don't think it got us out of any 8 am classes, though. The architecture...

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very well connected university, With networking and available resources for learning

Syracuse offers the classic college experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Choosing to study at Syracuse for my undergrad was one of the best choices I've ever made. I never wanted to transfer, and I can't imagine choosing another school. There are so many options, both socially and academically, that anyone can find something they're interested in. That being said, there are also plenty of opportunities to build close relationships that will...

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