Syracuse University, founded in 1870, is a private, four-year college with an enrollment of more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Located in Syracuse, in central New York State, Syracuse University is a sprawling, scenic campus, worth a visit by students and non-students alike.
US News and World Report magazine ranks Syracuse University as #62 in its current list of the top colleges and universities in the United States. Notable alumni include Vice President Joe Biden, author Joyce Carol Oates and rocker Lou Reed.
About Syracuse University
Strolling around Syracuse University, you'll see a variety of architectural styles, from Romanesque buildings to modern structures designed by some of the world's top architects, including I.M. Pei. A few of the university's buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Highlights of any visit to Syracuse University include the SU Art Galleries and its variety of permanent and temporary art exhibits, Hendricks Chapel with its large rotunda, and the Ernest S. Bird Library and its special collections department that houses documents by John Calvin, Rene Descartes and Sir Frances Bacon, among others.
Of course, if you visit SU during basketball season, be sure to secure tickets to see "the Orange" play at the Carrier Dome. Syracuse is a perennial contender for the NCAA Division I men's basketball title.
Visiting Syracuse University
Syracuse University is conveniently located at the juncture of I-81 and I-90 (the New York State Thruway), about 200 miles west of Albany and 100 miles east of Rochester.
While in Syracuse, be sure to visit the city's Little Italy neighborhood with its many Italian restaurants, art galleries and bakeries; the Erie Canal Museum; and at least one of the city's more than 150 parks. Syracuse is also home to The Great New York State Fair, held over 12 days each year in late August and early September.