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Reviews 2129 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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4 College Senior

Majors: Once I was a student here, it was pretty easy to get into my program.

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4 College Senior

Majors: I enjoy being in my program because it's small and I got to know the people in it, and I get to work with faculty members.

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4 College Senior

Athletics: We have a great basketball team, so people love to watch them and go to games. Lots of schools spirit.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Living on campus was fun and convenient freshman year.

4 College Senior

Academics: My major is quite small so I get to know people in it better.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: I'm not in greek life, but it's a huge part of the school.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: The campus police are around but mostly to monitor parties.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is pretty good. It's worth it to live off-campus after sophomore year.

2 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: The local area is pretty poor. Outside the campus is not very safe.

3 College Senior

Parking: You need a car to get around Syracuse. Parking is usually available for a price.

4 College Senior

Diversity: There are many different kinds of people on campus and most people are very accepting.

2 College Senior

Scholarships: I did not receive any financial aids besides federal unsubsidized loans.

4 College Freshman

Academics: You can have a "Harvard" education here, I was told by a professor once. "You just have to be the one to want it."

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4 College Freshman

Computers: I love the technology at this school. There are computer clusters everywhere and students have so much access to all of it. There are labs that are open 24/7 for computer use. Students can walk almost anywhere on-campus and have wireless internet. Even guests can use the wireless internet at Syracuse! It's wonderful. It's one of the best things about this school to me.

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3 College Freshman

Majors: I'm in an internship-type situation right now. It's rather nice being a part of the community of working students.

3 College Freshman

Majors: Things could be better if there were set requirements or if I got paid.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Some are good and cheap. Some are poisonous and cheap.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: No where else has transportation been so available.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I particularly don't care for athletics.

1 College Freshman

Weather: I hate the weather. This week alone, it was as hot as 80 degrees on Monday and today it snowed an inch.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: If you're on-campus, usually things are pretty okay. But the moment you get on any street just outside of the campus, everything goes to Hell.

2 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: There's almost nothing to do here unless you're getting drunk or rich.

2 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The strictness could be much better in terms of behavior in the dorms. There can be a large party of 20 in one room and the RA could never be the wiser if no one complains. Partying is huge and drug use is pretty apparent.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Never want to join the Greek life. Some groups are very good with their community service and that's wonderful. Other groups are rather competitive and ask a lot of their members.

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4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: House parties are HUGE. Bars are okay, but house parties are the way to go for broke college kids.

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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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