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Syracuse University Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 697 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 13 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

55% Women
45% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Big East Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $304,519)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $171,479)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 150 110 Yes -
Basketball 18 15 - Yes
Field Hockey - 28 Yes Yes
Football 108 - - -
Ice Hockey - 26 Yes -
Lacrosse 53 35 Yes -
Rowing 52 53 - -
Soccer 32 26 Yes Yes
Softball - 24 Yes Yes
Swimming and Diving 6 9 Yes -
Tennis - 8 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 12 Yes Yes
Badminton - - Yes -
Baseball - - Yes -
Bowling - - Yes -
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cricket - - Yes -
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Golf - - Yes -
Gymnastics - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Rifle - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Skating - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Track and Field, X-Country - - Yes -
Water Polo - - Yes -
Wrestling - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5.8%
Black/non-Hispanic 5.9%
Hispanic 4.9%
Non-resident alien 8.1%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 29.8%
Two or more races 0.6%
White/non-Hispanic 44.4%
Percent of students with disability 6%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 21 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 17
Liquor Law Violation 1
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 9
Property Crime 48
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Imani from Syracuse, NY
  • 3
  • The dorms are okay. All first-year students are expected to live in one. However, after the first year, you have the option to move to south campus which I consider…

  • Sep-17-2013 Read More
  • Leandra from Brooklyn, NY
  • 4
  • dorm living is a little less than par but the experience is definitely worth it. syracuse tries to house you in a diverse community of people in your same grade…

  • Jan-21-2012 Read More
  • Akili from Fairburn, GA
  • 4
  • -There are quite a few dorms on campus. For the first year it is great to meet the people in your dorm, eat in the dinning halls with them, go…

  • Apr-17-2012 Read More
  • Anonymous
  • 2
  • Do not expect to live in luxurious dorms freshman year. The lottery process here at Syracuse is fair in the sense that the lottery numbers are completely random. There are…

  • Apr-22-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Taylor from Santa Rosa, CA
  • Jan-30-2015 I am a current student here

    The food is pretty good. There is always a large selection based on preferences and food allergies. Our gluten-free and vegan sections are actually really good and there is a lot of delicious food found here. We have a really large and diverse salad bar at all of our dining halls (my favorite part). At every single dining hall, you can find a selection of fruits, vegetables, meats, sandwich bar, Chinese food station, Italian food station, pizza station, etc.

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  • 3
  • Jen from Indianapolis, IN
  • Sep-19-2014 I am a current student here

    The dorm food is good, but it gets old really quick. Thankfully there are a lot of cafes on and off campus to switch things up whenever you want.

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  • 3
  • Alyssa from Charlestown, NH
  • Jun-01-2014 I am a current student here

    Not horrible, not fantastic. There are lots of options for students with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free diets. There are lots of options, but they tend to get repeated thoughout the year. They host themed dinners throughout the year, which are lots of fun. Chinese New Year and Mexican Fiesta night are my personal favorites.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Taylor from Santa Rosa, CA
  • Jan-30-2015 I am a current student here

    There are too many sororities and fraternities to keep track of - I would say Syracuse is the top school for greek life.

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  • 0
  • Joshua from Plymouth Meeting, PA
  • Jan-03-2015 I am a current student here

    I'm not personally interested in Greek Life, but from what I have seen, it is a prominent presence on campus and there are plenty of options to those interested.

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  • 0
  • Ashanna from Staten Island, NY
  • May-31-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is huge on campus. You can always find someone who's involved in Greek, however if it's not your style it's no big deal.

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  • 0
  • Fatima from Staten Island, NY & Richmond, VA
  • May-30-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is absolutely everything. It is difficult to put it in words right now. I am not in Greek life, but I love taking part in their events. Obviously, they throw the best parties and have the most fun social gatherings, But they also have an integral push academic awareness and advancement. By attending Greek-sponsored events, I have had the pleasure of meeting Anderson Cooper, Nia Long, Common, KRS-One, Shawn and Marlon Wayans, and several trendy hip-hop artists. Also, despite the cliches, most of the Greek guys are really sweet and approachable. Most of the time, they freely approach the event attendees and strike up mutual, cordial conversion with no obvious attempt to sweep you off your feet or try to hit on you. The conversation is purely sincere. I enjoy it.

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  • 0
  • Elissa from Albany, NY
  • Apr-28-2014 I am a current student here

    I joined a sorority and it was one of the best decisions I made. I made so many friends that I wouldn't have met otherwise. It is a great opportunity to get involved and help out the community through events that the chapters hold.

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  • 0
  • Qiong from Brooklyn, NY
  • Feb-23-2014 I am a current student here

    We have A LOT of Greek Life on campus, practically all my friends are in Greek except for four or five. They tend to make you feel like you're in a family, and throw tons of party and is, I think, expensive.

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  • 0
  • Elizabeth from Portland, CT
  • Dec-17-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is big at Syracuse. The good thing about Syracuse is that they won't let freshman rush till the spring semester. This allows students to get a feel for the campus and what sorority or fraternity they want to join or not join.

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