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Reviews 2392 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I have met many people outside of campus that notice my Syracuse clothing and would tell me that they went there and loved it. I have made many connections because of this school and it has put me in a good direction towards what I want to do after college. There are so many alumni that you can get in touch with and they are willing to put you in the right direction. Take advantage of it!

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I love SU! There are so many things you can get involved in and I made sure to take advantage of it. You will have a terrible time if you don't take advantage of the hundreds of clubs on campus and take on challenges. I have made so many friends from the clubs that I joined and the organizations that I am a part of. It makes every experience a rewarding one. The school pride here is also amazing, so much orange! You may not like the color orange when you first get to campus, but now after finishing my junior year, I can't get enough of it. And it's because of how much pride we have at SU. We are Orange!

3 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: The only attraction outside of the campus is the mall Destiny USA (which is actually great), and Armory Square if you want some nice food and some shopping. There aren't many activities outside of campus and people generally stay within the SU borders. There are also some very unsafe areas outside of campus, some not even too far away.

3 College Senior

Facilities: Gyms: Archbold/Flanagan - They're alright, if you need to workout it's there, but not necessarily a pretty site

Ernie Davis Gym - Small, but nice. There is lifting and machines but no courts or anything. Lots of the Greek community goes here

CPU labs: All have Windows 7, there are a few Mac labs, and Whitman labs have Windows 8 touch CPUs. Some schools on campus are better than others with availability, but you can guarantee Office, the Adobe Suite, and a few other ditties on there so you can do your work.

Student center: Schine - It's eh. Nothing fancy about it. The bookstore and an auditorium is there, but it's just typical.

Libraries: Bird Library - You can definitely get some work done in there, 6 floors (quieter as you go up). Facility itself isn't beautiful, but is definitely useful if you want to get some work done.

5 College Senior

Nightlife: You can do almost anything any night at SU, there are house parties everywhere, the bars are open every night. There are even theme nights in Faegan's during the week so you don't need to go to house parties if you don't want a rager. Things do get out of hand at times, but there is no denying that SU is a party school when we are always ranked in the Top 10, there is a reason for it...

3 College Senior

Campus Dining: The hours are bad in some residence halls. A few are open until 9, but others are only until 7:30 or 6:30 on the weekends, which is bogus. The food is subpar, but it's definitely edible. They can satisfy your appetite. There are a few vegan/vegetarian options, however they don't go out of their way to make it known.

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: There are some really good looking people on campus, but many of them can be jerks or mean. However, there are so many people around that are so hot and you can become friends with.

4 College Senior

Academics: There are so many different marketing classes that you can take. I like how there are so many topics that can be involved in marketing so the options are broad, but you can specify in the specific field that you want. The classes are good, but they can be challenging at times. The professors are friendly and the Whitman school in general is a great place to be a student!

4 College Senior

Academics: There are many programs within the University and different schools so you can focus on what you want to do. The professors are generally very good, alot of the international professors and grad students aren't the best though. Registration can be a big pain because of people that get to sign up before you, and make sure you plan out your what class/time/professor you want before hand with backups in order to prepare yourself because it is very likely you will not get all the classes you want.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have had my share of difficult classes and difficult professors. I have sat in huge lecture halls and in a class as small as eight. The variety that is offered and the easy with which you can choose what suits you best is amazing.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I already get emails every week telling me about job opportunities from the school and the alumni network is really active in the students now attending. I am sure it also depends on what major you are in but it seems that the school and the alumni all care for the future of the graduates.

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5 College Junior

Majors: I had no problem getting into the program that I wanted even though there was plenty of help for me if I needed it.

4 College Junior

Majors: I love my program, the people in it are easy going and helpful. I don't feel overworked or completely stressed out over the amount of work yet I still get enough to keep me busy.

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4 College Junior

Campus Dining: The food is the same all over campus, its a matter of if you prefer small dining halls to larger ones. The food is the same almost every week following a menu for each day with slight variances day by day. Many students will eat and grab something for later so not to waste another meal swipe just for a snack.

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5 College Junior

Athletics: Syracuse has the most fan support/ school spirit I have seen for college teams. It seems like everyone gets involved for the students to professors and even the work staff on campus show their support. You can tell Syracuse is big into health for all students not just the athletes by the amount and upkeep of the fitness centers all around campus.

5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Most students going off campus either go to the mall or downtown to eat but the city has many other things to offer. Parks and after school programs that allow for volunteer work, restaurants, nightclubs, art displays and exhibits are all available to the students and are within easy transport to the campus.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The school has a strict policy for underage drinking/ drug use and for any kind of plagiarizing. I have not found fault with any of their policies since I know things have happened in the past where people were hurt and that these rules are in place to protect the students.

5 College Junior

Academics: The options of classes to choose from are great and lets everyone experience either exactly what they were looking for to something they never even thought of. I haven't really had that many bad professors either. I have my favorites in certain areas but on a whole I would say that the professors work hard and really care about their students.

4 College Junior

Academics: The professors in my field and so helpful and are really willing to work with me. I haven't had the opportunity to look into internships or jobs for after college yet but I know my advisers will be helpful and do what they can for me.

3 College Junior

Diversity: Most students are from white upper class republican families. It isn't always easy to spot someone who comes for middle or lower class and I don't think that is such a big deal on the campus. Regarding religion and sexual orientation, the majority of the campus is accepting and willing to help make a change in how other people look at them.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Given our location crime occurs quite often. It is scary at times but you always see DPS or city police around which helps make the place feel safer.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: Most parties are all the same no matter where they are. Most people host them off campus in the surrounding neighborhood streets so its easy access from main campus. I don't think you can go to Syracuse and not go out to a party at least once.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Most of the students are welcoming and friendly, its only when you run into Greek students or certain groups such as drama or art that the people dress the same and act the same. Many students are into either sports or theater and both get a good showing when an event is held.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms all have something to offer whether it is a dining hall, closeness to classes, style and room types. The housing lottery runs pretty smoothly. Freshman dorms have a more social atmosphere than upperclassman but I liked that since it gave me more privacy as well as a quiet place to sleep and study.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is a big deal on campus where a lot of people join but you don't need to be in a fraternity or sorority to enjoy what the college has to offer. Non-Greeks typically find Greek students rude, egotistical and annoying but they get along when need be. Plenty of housing for greek students in various houses( some are rundown while others are pristine).


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Marshal Yong
New York City
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SU has a laundry list of good qualities about it and very few flaws. The main thing to remember is that SU and its students refuse to be pigeonholed. There are so many varying interests at Syracuse University, as well as a broad array of extracurricular activities. People can't even agree on what major is the most prestigious (although many claim communications or architecture). Still, although there is a broad range of people at SU, there usually is a consensus on one thing: people at Syracuse University really like it. Sure, there are different reasons, but almost everyone who spends a few years at SU enjoys it.

Some like the choices in classes, while others like the prominent sports teams on campus. Some like the appeal of a real college campus in the middle of a big city. No one comes for the weather. And besides the few reasons a student will specifically seek out Syracuse University, there are a broad number of factors that keep students here. The on-campus and off-campus housing is excellent, the computer facilities are top-notch, and the nightlife can be a major draw. Also, students generally have a lot of genuinely interesting events going on around campus. Whatever the reason, students who come to SU tend to stay here.

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