- Class: Senior
- Major: Journalism
- Gender: F
- High School: Peekskill High School
- Transfer Student: N
Syracuse is a big school and although the campus may seem overwhelming at first, it gets smaller as you go on. The city of Syracuse is not a thriving metropolis but it has some interesting places to be (ex. Armory Square). Most of the schools in Syracuse, particularly Newhouse and Maxwell, have really great reputations, and most people associate Syracuse with D1 sports teams. There's always something going on on-campus and off-campus but you have to be proactive about it. The faculty I've come in contact have been great but there are some professors who could stand to learn more about working with students and organizing a class. The most recent controversy on campus with the Hill TV scandal (I'm sure you can google it). There is major orange pride on campus and you will ac***ulate a lot of orange for your wardrobe...and learn to love the color in the end. I've met some great people at SU and I met my fiance here so I'm kind of in love with my campus
I would have to say that the Spanish department is kind of disappointing, unless you take classes at the SU Center in Madrid - then the classes are great. I would recommend Koseki, Lewis, Everly, and Walker as professors of Spanish and avoid Garcia-Calderon, Bonilla, and Kim. Newhouse classes are overall awesome. The students in Newhouse are competitive by nature but willing to help you out -- although, I'm not going to lie, there are some jerks there. The magazine department is a lot of fun. Most recently I was in an editing class where we created our own magazine about sex. It was a blast.
There is diversity on campus but there could stand to be more. It is very accepting as we are one of the only universities in the country to have an LGBT studies minor. Students are also fighting to start a Transnational Asian Studies Program. The administration pushes for diversity and connecting the university to the city of Syracuse which makes SU a pretty interesting place to be. Most SU students come from NYS (mostly Long Island, New York City, Albany, Central New York), but we also have a lot of students from New Jersey and different states and countries around the world.
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