Syracuse University is a private research university in Syracuse, New York, United States. The institution’s roots can be traced to the Genesee Wesleyan Seminary, founded in 1831 by the Methodist Episcopal Church in Lima, New York. After several years of debate over relocating the college to Syracuse, the university was established in 1870, independent of the college. Since 1920, the university has identified itself as nonsectarian, although it maintains a relationship with The United Methodist Church.
In its 2017 ranking of U.S. colleges, U.S. News & World Report ranked Syracuse tied for 60th among undergraduate national universities.
In 2015, Syracuse University was ranked 24th in New York State by average professor salaries.
Many of SU’s programs have been nationally recognized for excellence. A 2008 survey in the Academic Ranking of World Universities places Syracuse University in the top 100 world universities in social sciences. In the 2015 ‘Design Intelligence’ national rankings, the Environmental and Interior Design program is ranked 9th.
Among the individuals who have attended or graduated from Syracuse University include writers Stephen Crane, Joyce Carol Oates, John D. MacDonald, Cheryl Strayed, Shirley Jackson, and Alice Sebold; William Safire, Pulitzer Prize winning commentator; Cambridge University historian Sir Moses I. Finley; Sir John Stanley, British Member of Parliament; Arthur Rock, legendary venture capitalist and cofounder of Intel; Vishal Sikka, CEO and MD of Infosys; Donna Shalala, CEO of the Clinton Foundation; Joe Biden, former Vice President of the United States; Robert Jarvik, inventor of the first artificial heart implanted into human beings; Eileen Collins, first female commander of a Space Shuttle; Prince Sultan bin Salman, first Arab, first Muslim and the youngest person to travel to space; Robert Menschel, legendary partner/director at Goldman Sachs; Marilyn Loden, who coined the phrase “glass ceiling”; Samuel Irving Newhouse, Jr., owner of Conde Nast publications; Lowell Paxson, founder of Home Shopping Network; musician Lou Reed; Betsey Johnson fashion designer; David P. Weber, lawyer and certified fraud examiner, who reported misconduct in the Bernard L. Madoff and R. Allen Stanford frauds; and Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, a prominent investor and member of the Saudi royal family. Emily C. Gorman, former director of the United States Women’s Army Corps, completed her graduate studies at Syracuse.
Pamela A. Torres, Born 22 years ago in the city of Paterson NJ, Peruvian Parents, successfully finishes her professional studies at the University of Syracuse.
Because of her abilities, perseverance and personal discipline, Pamela is a Latino pride.
I love Syracuse University
I want to thank the University of Syracuse for the academic support and the intellectual formation of Pamela, thanks to the faculty and all those people who had to do with the culmination with success of Pamela Alejandra’s Professional career, thank you very much.
It is a joy and an immense thanks to the University of Syracuse, two of my three daughters have studied there, Nuria Andrea; Mechanical Engineer, and Pamela Alejandra Accounting. The joy of the parents is to see their daughters realized in their professional formation. Congratulations Pame.