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Syracuse University

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About

Since its founding in 1870, Syracuse University has had an illustrious history of educational excellence. Among SU's milestones are:

  • 1870 Promotes equal education for men and women.
  • 1874 Offers the nation's first bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.) degree.
  • 1924 Creates the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, one of the few schools in the nation to combine the social sciences and public administration education.
  • 1934 Pioneers one of the nation's first schools of journalism, now the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
  • 1946 Welcomes returning World War II veterans under the G.I. Bill of Rights and enrollment triples overnight.
  • 1961 Celebrates the selection of Ernie Davis '62 as the first SU football player and first African American to win the Heisman Trophy.
  • 1971 Establishes an intercollegiate athletics program for women.
  • 1980 Builds the Carrier Dome, the only domed stadium in the Northeast and the largest structure of its kind on a college campus in the country.
  • 1996 Receives the Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for best demonstrating successful innovative faculty development programs to enhance undergraduate education.
  • 2002 Becomes the site of the New York State Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems.
  • 2003 Wins the NCAA Division 1 Men's Basketball Championship.
  • 2004 Inaugurates Nancy Cantor as the University's 11th Chancellor and President.
  • 2005 Earns recognition as one of the nation's "Colleges with a Conscience."
  • 2007 Launches The Campaign for Syracuse University, the most ambitious fund-raising effort in the University's history.
  • 2008 Presents a major exhibition of original drawings and writings by Renaissance master Michelangelo Buonarroti at the SUArt Galleries on campus and the Joseph I. Lubin House in New York City.
  • 2008 Hosts the Syracuse premiere of Universal Picture's The Express—a feature film about the life and times of football legend Ernie Davis '62.

Accreditation

Syracuse University has received notification from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education that the University successfully retained its accreditation status. In the notification letter, the commission commended the University for the quality of its self-study process and noted that the next eight-year evaluation visit would take place in 2026-27.

Syracuse, New York, United States

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