Syracuse University 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.

At A Glance

  • Ranking: # 60
  • Acceptance Rate: 50% 2019-2020
  • Tuition: $50,230 (2019)
  • Undergraduates: 15,275 (2019)
  • Enrollment: 22,850 (2019)
  • School Color: Orange
  • Mascot: Otto the Orange
  • Founded: March 24, 1870
  • Notable Alumni:

    • 46th U.S. President Joe Biden
    • NASA Astronaut and US Air Force Colonel, AFROTC Graduate Eileen Collins
    • Actress Vanessa Williams
    • Newscaster Bob Costas
    • American Bandstand Founder Dick Clark
    • Portland Trailblazer NBA Star Carmelo Anthony
    • Cleveland Browns Running Back Jim Brown
    • Miami Dolphins Fullback Larry Csonka

    Become a Cross-town Cadet

    As a cross-town cadet you will have the chance to attend one of our 11 cross-town universities while attending Air Force training and academic classes at SU.  Additionally, there are no extra registration costs associated with these Air Force training courses.

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