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Syracuse University has given me everything I could have ever wanted and more in a college experience. I recommend Syracuse University to anyone who asks because of the relationships I've created with friends and professors, the unparalleled experiences I've had, and the spirit of being Orange!
It gets cold! I wasn't really aware of how cold it got, but being in Upstate New York, it makes sense!
Syracuse University is a place where everyone can be celebrated, and that encourages all students to succeed, no matter their background or future interests. There are an incredible amount of resources and faculty that are able to help students succeed. While academics are a high priority, the school also offers a variety of extracurricular opportunities to foster a well-rounded community of engaged and creative students.
At such a large school, taking initiative is important. There are amazing experiences everywhere, but you have to do the work to find them yourself. Learning to self-advocate is incredibly important if you don't want to get lost in the masses. But the more you put yourself out there, an overwhelming number of opportunities will come to you!
The people and their passion for making Syracuse a better place!
The issues surrounding the fair treatment of minority students.
Very nice campus. Syracuse is a small city so there are some things to do, especially events-wise through the university itself. Great hands-on film program.
The university could work on making better food, as well as having more options available. Also could work on more funding for certain programs such as VPA.
There are many majors to choose from, great professors, and a great opportunity for a buzzing social life if you know where to look. Many buildings have been renovated since my freshman year, so there are a lot more places to gather and do work and it was pretty easy to transfer majors.
One thing I wish I would have considered was the food, the campus itself, and the weather. The food is quite bland and the restaurants on and off campus can get pretty repetitive. I also underestimated how much the hills were going to annoy me on any given day. The campus is beautiful no doubt, but I'm not always in the mood to walk up incredibly steep hills in a blizzard when I'm going to class. Additionally, I don't think I quite understood what Syracuse's weather was like and how many times you're gonna be walking to class going against strong winds and persistent snow.
Syracuse offers many resources to help you get the best out of your undergraduate career.
There is no air conditioning in most residence halls, so in the summer it is very hot. Dining hall food is also sometimes repetitive so you will not want to eat the same food every day.