Syracuse University (Syracuse, 'Cuse, or SU) 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, although it maintains a relationship with The United Methodist Church.
|Motto||Suos Cultores Scientia Coronat (Latin)|
Motto in English
|Knowledge crowns those who seek her|
|Type||Private research university|
|Established||March 24, 1870|
|Endowment||$1.39 billion (2020)|
|Budget||$1.543 billion (2022)|
|Provost||John Liu (interim)|
|Campus||Urban, 683 acres (276.4 ha)|
|Newspaper||The Daily Orange|
|NCAA Division I|
ACC, CHA, EARC, MAISA
|Mascot||Otto the Orange|
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". 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, except for the men's rowing and women's ice hockey teams. SU is also a member of the Eastern College Athletic Conference.