Syracuse University is a private research university located in the heart of Central New York. The main 270-acre campus is positioned on University Hill overlooking the city of Syracuse. The beautiful quad, surrounded by a mix of old and mid century buildings, is home to just under 15,000 undergraduates and close to 5,000 graduates from all over the world. Marshall Street serves as SU’s college town, just down the hill from the quad and essentially an extension of campus. At the other end of University Hill lies the Carrier Dome. Try and plan your visit around a football or basketball game; Syracuse students have tons of school spirit, and it’s so much fun to experience Orange pride at one of the games.
Breakfast: Students rave about Mother's Cupboard, known for their huge pancakes and cocoa iced coffee. If you have a car and have only one breakfast, Stella's diner is the place to go. A favorite of locals as well as SU students, it's known to have the best hangover brunch in the area. You must order the home fries; you won't regret it, it's a meal in itself. Another great choice is Eggplant - also known as the "All Night Eggplant Diner." Right on campus, Funk 'N Waffles (locally owned by SU grads, ) is created by the students for the students. They have every waffle you've ever dreamed of…savory or sweet and excellent sandwiches. Check them out on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.
Lunch: Armory Square is a short 5- 10 minute drive from campus. Our favorite lunch spots include: Blue Tusk, Empire Brewery, and Modern Malt. A few blocks away hit family run Gannon's for homemade ice cream for dessert. On campus, Varsity is an institution at Syracuse; it has been around for over 80 years - famous for pizza and wings. Also on Marshall Street is Faegan's, another SU icon serving bar/pub food offering great salads, sandwiches, and a wide selection of beers!
A Step Up: Everyones favorite, Pastabilities is the oldest restaurant in Armory Square, serving delicious, Italian inspired fare to hungry students and locals alike. A must order is their famous spicy hot tomato oil served with their homemade stretch bread. Other Italian favorites include Asti, Joey’s and Francesca’s Cucina. Local favorites, Phoebe’s and The York are American bistros with a seasonal menu.
Local Attractions: Before leaving school stock up on your “Orange” gear at Mannys or T Shirt World. Explore Armory Square, the revitalized district downtown, where old warehouses and historic buildings are now home to a large concentration of restaurants, bars, and eclectic shops. The Everson Museum of Art, focusing on American artists, has an impressive collection housed in a building designed by acclaimed architect I.M. Pei. The picturesque town of Skaneateles, in the heart of the Finger Lakes region, is a half hour drive from SU. Stroll along Skaneateles Lake and enjoy the historic downtown filled with architectural treasures and great restaurants. Popular student recommendations include Gildas, Bluewater Grill, The Corner and Doug's Fish Fry to name a few! Enjoy an afternoon of hiking or biking on the extensive network of trails at Green Lakes State Park or just do a loop around the glacial lake. There's also an 18 hole Robert Trent Jones golf course.
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900 South Crouse Avenue, 100 Crouse-Hinds Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244-5040
(p) (315) 443-3611
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Maurice Harris, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions
NCAA Division I
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