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    About Us

    New York City bleeds Orange!

    There are few locations on the planet that compare with the energy, entrepreneurial spirit, and opportunities per square mile New York City has. The New York metro area also has SU’s largest alumni base in the world, making it alive with Orange spirit and rich with a huge roster of high-profile events.

    It’s no wonder that Syracuse University’s close and dynamic relationship with the city is unlike any other. What is it that has ingrained SU into the fabric of NYC?

    • The vast network of SU alumni. More than 57,000 NYC alumni open doors for SU grads in the worlds of entertainment, the arts, finance, information technology, media, journalism, and more.
    • The largest home base of SU students. Currently, 4,817 undergraduates studying at SU hail from the metro New York area. Meet a few of our NYC students.
    • Immersive learning experiences. From semester-long programs, like the drama department’s Tepper Semester and Syracuse Architecture NYC, to week-long trips to the city’s media empires and internships with prestigious companies, SU students get an intense, unvarnished look at what it takes to succeed in their chosen fields.
    • A true “community of experts.” Syracuse University students benefit from the knowledge and expertise of alumni and friends who are leaders in their fields and in the NYC community, while collaborations with NYC-based firms like JPMorgan Chase & Co. provide unequaled opportunities for students to learn in real-world settings. Read the profiles of some of our experts.
    • A wide range of alumni and student events. Alumni networking events, industry panel discussions, New Student Send-Offs, SUccess in the City receptions—all these and more enable alumni and students to engage with the University in NYC, creating a lively exchange of ideas. See photos from recent events.
    • The Joseph I. Lubin House. Located on East 61st Street in Manhattan, Lubin House is home to many of SU’s events, features a continual slate of art exhibitions in its Louise and Bernard Palitz Art Gallery, and serves as a base of operations when SU professors and student groups are in the area. Check out our latest exhibition.
    • The Fisher Center. Now in full swing, the Fisher Center is SU’s new academic home in New York City. With 20,000 square feet of state-of-the-art teaching facilities, it enhances our existing NYC-based programs and will expand our offerings with new classes and programs in theater, architecture, business, communications, the arts, fashion, the humanities, and more.
    • New York’s College Team. New York City becomes a sea of orange when one of SU’s teams plays in the area. In fact, we consider Madison Square Garden to be our athletics home away from home!

    Some Facts and Figures*

    • 57,118
      Number of SU alumni living in the NYC area
    • 4,817
      Current number of undergraduate students from the metro New York area attending SU
    • 38%
      Percentage of NYC-area students who are students of color
    • 1,263
      Number of students (first-year and transfer) from the NYC area who enrolled for fall 2013
    • 14,059
      Greatest number of NYC-area alumni from one school (the College of Arts and Sciences)
    • 39
      Number of NYC-area alumni, parents, and friends serving on the Board of Trustees (including emeritus) 
    • 137
      Number of NYC-area alumni, parents, and friends serving on school and college advisory boards, the National Alumni Association Board, and the Athletics Advisory Board

    * Unless otherwise noted, statistics are as of the 2013-14 academic year.

    Stay Connected

    This site is your hub for Syracuse University in the New York metro area. So whether you’re an alum, a prospective student, or just a fan, stop by often to see what’s new and what’s going on. Want to get involved? Contact Jeff Sperber, executive director of development for the New York metro area, at 212.710.5581 or jsperber@syr.edu.