Syracuse, New York
One of the 58 universities chosen for membership in the Association
of American Universities, Syracuse University plays a leading role
in research and higher education. The private university offers 226
undergraduate, 174 master's and 77 doctorate degrees in 14 colleges.
These include the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Computer
and Information Science, the L.C. Smith College of Engineering, and
the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.
Founded in 1870, Syracuse awarded the nation's first bachelor of
fine arts degree in 1874, and awarded its first Ph.D. in 1881. The
university's sprawling campus with lawns, trees and walkways, sits
on a hill overlooking metropolitan Syracuse. Fifteen of the
university's buildings are listed on the National Register of
Historic Places. The city offers a full slate of the arts, music and
Research centers operated by the university include the
All-University Gerontology Center, the Center for Advanced
Technology in Computer Applications and Software Engineering, the
Center for Membrane Engineering and Science, the Center for
Molecular Electronics, the Institute for Sensory Research, the
Northeast Parallel Architecture Center, and the Syracuse Center for
The school enrolls 12,100 full-time undergraduate and 4,500
graduate students. Of these, 17% are minority and 4% are Hispanic.
Female and coed residence halls are available, as are
university-operated apartments and on-campus family housing.