Syracuse, NY
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Reviews 2437 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Campus Dining is good but not the BEST. At any school you will get sick of dining hall food

5 College Sophomore

Majors: There is a great variety of majors and support.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: They are very helpful with our education.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are alright. but they could be better.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: The are great environments for learning and study.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It is an amazing school, and I wouldn't trade it.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: THe school puts great effort in events for careers

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: There is aid, but it seems a little unfair.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Its a big thing, Go Orange.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There is always a party, weekends def.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is someone from every place on earth.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There is a diversity on campus that is refreshing.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: It pretty cool, especially the black greeks.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It is quite convenient to live close to campus.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: People are shallow, greek life makes the school smaller, but it's somewhat necessary if you want to have a social life. Then you meet the shallow people.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: You will receive an amazing job.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: The professors are outstanding. The curriculum is well-rounded and practical. The registration process is a bit like the housing lottery in that it's kind of stressful, but all in all, it's not that bad. Workload is average in most cases. There are tons of special study options for students who want or need them. There are non-traditional classes you can take and there are accommodations for students who need them. My favorite study area is Carnegie Library, but I also spend lots of time on the quad when it's nice, as well as the Life Sciences building and the basement of Schine Library.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I love being in Health and Exercise Science. We get a lot of expert, specialized attention. Workload is average, especially if you are dedicated to learning. This program prides itself on getting students the experience they need to go into the health field. I am only a sophomore, and I am already shadowing experts directly in the field of Physical Therapy while they work. The facilities are really nice. The Life Sciences complex is stunning. There are lots of direct field opportunities for students if you only take the time to seek them out.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus is really great. There are dozens of dorms to choose from, and most of them are pretty nice. Some are rougher than others, but the university has recently started renovating some of the more outdated ones. Dining is pretty good for college food. The social atmosphere is great. I loved living on my floor last year. Cost is average. I can't complain. The housing process is a bear, though. The lottery is the most confusing, convoluted process I have ever heard of. It's more stress than it's worth, it isn't fair, and it never works out right. I hate that. Everything else is livable, though. I love the on-campus experience.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Financial aid is a bit tricky to navigate in general, and not all of the charges you receive are explained or openly made available to your knowledge. However, the office of financial aid is usually pretty good about helping you figure out a way for you to pay for school. Keep your options open, and be patient. It's a pain in the neck, but it's worth it.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have had a blast at this university. All of my professors have been fabulous (with the exception of one, and he was alright, I guess.) I have loved the variety of courses to choose from and the amazing opportunities students have. Classes can range in size from a few students to a few hundred students. However, every class over fifty students must be broken down into smaller sections for instructor-led in-depth review of material, usually into groups of about 10. It's a big university, but it's really really hard to go without help if you're looking for it. Plus the honors program is amazing. I say if you have an opportunity to join, you should!

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are so many opportunities for students here. The value of a degree from SU is fantastic. It's a name that everyone knows, and it's a school that is going to push you so that you are actually earning that degree in your hand. The alumni network is priceless; there are thousands upon thousands of individuals to reach out to, and they are always willing to help out a fellow Orangeman. The university is always hosting job fairs, there are dozens of offices on campus that help with career searches and placement, and the availability of advisers to help you through each step of the way is awesome.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: I LOVE SYRACUSE, NEW YORK. It's a great little mix of everything you could ever want. It has great shopping (hello, Destiny USA!), FANTASTIC

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: This university is extremely accepting of students of all shapes, sizes, colors, backgrounds, and ideologies. There are dozens of organizations that cater to minority groups of all kinds. Most students are very accepting, but there are a few who will still pass judgement onto others.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I had no issue getting into the program I wanted. It's very important to have a nice high school transcript, and your SAT scores help, but I know that the essay was an extremely important part of admission. It wasn't necessarily to judge you based on your ability (or lack thereof) to write; it's more or less a tool for the admissions officers to understand who you are as a person and whether or not Syracuse might be a good fit for you. Aside from my own personal essay, they asked me a few personal questions specific to the University, and I know that those are very important when they make their decisions. My biggest tip for admission is just to be yourself. This university is so diverse that it would be silly to try and mold yourself to be someone else.

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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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