syracuse-university-sSyracuse University (also referred to as SU, Syracuse, or ‘Cuse) is a private research university located in Syracuse, New York, United States. It was founded by the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1832. Following several years of debate over relocating the college to Syracuse, the university was founded independent of the college in 1870. Since 1920, the university has identified itself as nonsectarian. Its Latin motto is “Suos Cultores Scientia Coronat”, which means “Knowledge crowns those who seek her”. Its college colour is orange.

The school’s independent student newspaper is The Daily Orange, founded in 1903 and independent since 1971. It has two radio stations: WAER-FM and WERW-AM, and a campus television network Hill TV.

Official name for SU’s sports teams is “the Orange”, the mascot is Otto the Orange, all the school sports teams participate games in the Division I, Big East Conference of National Collegiate Athletic Association. Men’s basketball, football, lacrosse play in the Carrier Dome (the largest university stadium of the nation and the largest stadium in the northeast U.S.A.).


Syracuse is a city in and the county seat of Onondaga County, New York, United States, the economic and educational hub of Central New York. It stands tens of miles from the southern Lake Ontario of the Finger Lakes, 5 hours drive southeast to New York. Due to the high latitudes and the Finger Lakes effect, it has a large volume of rain and snow. Syracuse has a continental climate with four distinct seasons. Summer temperatures are between 25-30 degrees, winter temperatures are between 0-15 degrees. First snow begins around in November until March, April.

National Recognition and Ranking

In 2010, the U.S. News & World Report ranked Syracuse number 55 among undergraduate national universities. Its Master’s course of Public Administration was ranked first in the United States has been training a large number of senior officials for the federal, state and local government.

  1. USNews U.S. Universities Overall Ranking (undergraduate) 50th in 2008
  2. The best U.S. electronic information management graduate discipline in the United States, 2009
  3. The best U.S. government’s public administration graduate discipline in the United States, 2009
  4. The best U.S. public finance and budgeting discipline in the United States, 2009

Schools and Colleges

School of Architecture
College of Arts and Sciences
School of Education
L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science
College of Human Services and Health Professions
School of Information Studies
College of Law
Martin J. Whitman School of Management
Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
College of Visual and Performing Arts
University College
The Graduate School


All cost about US$ 32,200 / year

Entry Requirements

IELTS: over 6.5 (Public Media requires IELTS 7.0)

Admission Conditions

Undergraduate: TOEFL 80 (with dual enrollment)
Graduate: over GPA 3.0, TOEFL 90 (Media College requires over 100), GRE 1250, GMAT 650