Syracuse University

Syracuse University (informally 'Cuse or SU)[11] is a private research university in Syracuse, New York. Established in 1870 with roots in the Methodist Episcopal Church, the university has been nonsectarian since 1920.[12] Located in the city's University Hill neighborhood, east and southeast of downtown Syracuse, the large campus features an eclectic mix of architecture, ranging from nineteenth-century Romanesque Revival to contemporary buildings.

Syracuse University
MottoSuos Cultores Scientia Coronat (Latin)
Motto in English
"Knowledge crowns those who seek her"
TypePrivate research university
EstablishedMarch 24, 1870; 152 years ago (1870-03-24)[1]
AccreditationMSCHE
Religious affiliation
Nonsectarian; historically affiliated with the United Methodist Church[2]
Academic affiliations
Endowment$1.81 billion (2021)[3][4]
Budget$1.543 billion (2022)[5][6]
ChancellorKent Syverud
ProvostGretchen Ritter
Academic staff
1,764[7]
Administrative staff
3,769[7]
Students21,772 (2021)[7]
Undergraduates14,778 (2021)[7]
Postgraduates6,921 (2021)[7]
Location, ,
United States

43.0376°N 76.1340°W / 43.0376; -76.1340
CampusMidsize City,[8] 683 acres (276.4 ha)[9]
Other campuses
NewspaperThe Daily Orange
Colors  Orange[10]
NicknameOrange
Sporting affiliations
MascotOtto the Orange
Websitesyracuse.edu
Crouse College, a Romanesque building completed in 1889, housed the first College of Fine Arts in the U.S. It is now the home of the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the Setnor School of Music.

Syracuse University is organized into 13 schools and colleges, with nationally recognized programs in architecture, public administration, journalism and communications, business administration, information studies, inclusive education, sport management, engineering, law, and the arts. The university is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity".[13] Alumni and affiliates include three Nobel Prize laureates, one Fields Medalist, 36 Olympic Medalists, 13 Pulitzer Prize recipients, numerous Academy Award winners, two Rhodes Scholars, four Marshall Scholars, the 46th president of the United States Joe Biden, and various governors and members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

Syracuse University athletic teams, known as the Orange, participate in 20 intercollegiate sports. SU is a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, or ACC for all NCAA Division I athletics,[14] except for the men's rowing and women's ice hockey teams.[15][16] SU is also a member of the Eastern College Athletic Conference.[17]


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