Syracuse University

Syracuse University (Syracuse, 'Cuse, or SU[8]) is a private research university in Syracuse, New York. The institution's roots can be traced to the Genesee Wesleyan Seminary, founded in 1831 by the Methodist Episcopal Church in Lima, New York. After several years of debate over relocating the college to Syracuse, the university was established in 1870, independent of the college. Since 1920, the university has identified itself as nonsectarian,[9] although it maintains a relationship with The United Methodist Church.[10]

Syracuse University
MottoSuos Cultores Scientia Coronat (Latin)
Motto in English
Knowledge crowns those who seek her
TypePrivate research university
EstablishedMarch 24, 1870; 151 years ago (1870-03-24)[1]
Academic affiliations
Endowment$1.39 billion (2020)[2]
Budget$1.543 billion (2022)[3][4]
ChancellorKent Syverud
ProvostJohn Liu (interim)
Academic staff
1,744[5]
Administrative staff
3,554[5]
Students21,322 (2020)[5]
Undergraduates14,479 (2020)[5]
Postgraduates6,843 (2020)[5]
Location, ,
United States

43.0376°N 76.1340°W / 43.0376; -76.1340
CampusUrban, 683 acres (276.4 ha)[6]
NewspaperThe Daily Orange
ColorsOrange[7]  
NicknameOrange
Sporting affiliations
NCAA Division I
ACC, CHA, EARC, MAISA
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.

The campus is in the University Hill neighborhood of Syracuse, east and southeast of downtown, on one of the larger hills. Its large campus features an eclectic mix of buildings, ranging from nineteenth-century Romanesque Revival structures to contemporary buildings. SU is organized into 13 schools and colleges, with nationally recognized programs in information studies and library science, architecture, communications, business administration, inclusive education and wellness, sport management, public administration, engineering and the College of Arts and Sciences. The university is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity".[11] 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, three Marshall Scholars, 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,[12] except for the men's rowing and women's ice hockey teams.[13][14] SU is also a member of the Eastern College Athletic Conference.[15]