About Syracuse University

Since its founding in 1870, Syracuse University has established a proud tradition of bringing students from diverse backgrounds together to create and grow as they break boundaries:


Syracuse University was officially chartered in 1870 as a private, coeducational institution offering programs in the physical sciences and modern languages. Its main campus is in Syracuse, located in the heart of New York State.

Current Chancellor

Kent Syverud is the 12th chancellor and president.


The university currently has more than 4,600 full-time graduate and law school students enrolled as well as more than 1,500 students enrolled part time.

The Newhouse School

The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications was established in 1971.


The total student population at Syracuse University represents all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries.


Syracuse is a proud supporter of military service members and veterans. In 1946, the university welcomed returning World War II veterans under the G.I. Bill of Rights and enrollment tripled overnight.


Syracuse faculty is made up of 1,043 full-time instructional faculty members, 94 part-time members, and 472 adjunct professors. Approximately 86 percent of full-time faculty members have earned a Ph.D. or professional degree.


Our worldwide alumni network is made up of 247,811 members representing all 50 states and 162 countries and territories.