College Program Highlight – Syracuse University

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College Program Highlight – Syracuse University


Syracuse is an R-1 Research school and boasts nationally ranked academic programs in communications, architecture, business, and engineering. The school’s campus sits on University Hill, above the sprawling city of Syracuse in central New York state. With about 100 inches of snowfall each year, the cold winters at Syracuse University give students plenty of opportunities for skiing, snowboarding and sledding on nearby mountains. On campus, there are more than 300 student organizations. About 30 percent of Syracuse students are involved in Greek life. All freshmen and sophomore students must live in on-campus housing, though there are some exceptions. The free Connective Corridor bus shuttles transport students between campus and downtown Syracuse, where annual celebrations include a Winterfest and a Jazz Fest.

Syracuse University offers undergraduates a variety of study abroad opportunities, including through the school’s overseas centers and programs with partner institutions. Freshmen interested in the liberal arts can spend their first semester studying abroad through the Discovery Programs in Madrid; Strasbourg, France; or Florence, Italy.

Syracuse University Rugby Football Club was founded in 1969, and has enjoyed much success since its humble beginning. The Hammerheads are a D1A program and compete in the Liberty Empire Conference with clubs and universities across New York State and the Northeast, and are consistently one of the best teams in the division, winning the conference title in fall 2015. The club has also made their mark on a national stage. In 2015 Syracuse competed in the national rugby playoffs in North Carolina, and over the past two seasons have played bowl games in Pittsburgh and Rhode Island. The fall 15s league season provides 10-12 games, depending on playoffs. The spring 7s season consists of scrimmages and tournaments over six weekends, as well as 15s games for a developmental squad. A flexible, yet serious five day practice schedule operates at fields on campus and at the Hookway athletic field in the fall. There are spring training opportunities in the gym, weight room, Manley Field House and the Carrier Dome. There is also an opportunity in the spring for an international tour. In the past the club has visited and competed against teams in Argentina, England, Spain and Portugal to name a few. All Syracuse undergraduate students are eligible to play for the team, and students who attend SUNY ESF can as well. The club also boasts a high team GPA and a 100% graduation rate for seniors.

Syracuse UniversityInstate Tuition and Fees:$46,755Room and Board:$15,558Undergraduate Enrollment:21,970Student to Faculty Ratio:15:1Acceptance Rate:52%Admissions Deadline:Jan 1Test Scores Due:Jan 1GPA Requirement:3.6SAT Requirements:1160-1350ACT Requirements:25-29

Rugby InformationMen’s Rugby Website:https://www.surugby.comMen’s Head Coach:Bob Wilson – rcwilson@syr.eduWomen’s Rugby Website:http://suwomensrugbyclub.com/Women’s Rugby Email:suwomensrugbyfc@gmail.comMen’s Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/SyracuseRugby/Men’s Twitter:https://twitter.com/cuse_rugbyMen’s Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/cuse_rugbyWomen’s Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Syracuse-Womens-Rugby-176289072626/Women’s Twitter:https://twitter.com/@CuseWomensRugby

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SUNY-ESFInstate Tuition and Fees:$46,755Room and Board:$15,558Undergraduate Enrollment:21,970Student to Faculty Ratio:15:1Acceptance Rate:52%Admissions Deadline:Jan 1Test Scores Due:Jan 1GPA Requirement:3.6SAT Requirements:1160-1350ACT Requirements:25-29

Information edited from Syracuse University’s website, CollegeData.com and US News World Report with input from SU rugby programs.

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