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    This is an exciting time to attend SU!

    Syracuse University is home to 14,500 undergraduate students from all 50 states and over 120 countries. More than 500 SU students hail from the Los Angeles area alone!

    This is a particularly exciting time to be an SU student. Opportunities are bigger and better than ever, with new academic programs, high-tech facilities like Newhouse 3 and the Life Sciences Complex, and immersion programs here in Los Angeles and in other locations across the country, including New York City and Washington, DC. Students can select from more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered at 11 schools and colleges, the student/teacher ratio is 16:1, and the average class size is just 25 students.

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    Admissions in LA

    SU has an admissions office at the Syracuse University Los Angeles center in Sherman Oaks. We also sponsor a wide range of activities for students and parents, including programs by individual colleges, auditions and portfolio reviews, information sessions, interviews, and parent workshops.

    While none of these can take the place of a campus visit—which is really the best way to learn about Syracuse University—they do offer you firsthand information about SU. Since space is limited, please make your reservations at least one week in advance.

    • Personal interviews are available for high school students in the fall of their senior year. An interview is not required, but may strengthen your candidacy. For you, it is a chance to talk with a member of the Admissions Committee and share your goals, interests, and academic information. Interviews are conducted from mid-September through December and must be scheduled in advance by registering via the Admissions website.

      To schedule an interview:

      • Select "Schedule Online"
      • Select Interview and date range, then register
      • You will receive an email confirmation
    • We hold required portfolio reviews and auditions for students applying to the architecture, art and design, acting, musical theater, and design/technical theater programs. Typically, transfer students audition or have portfolios reviewed on the main campus in Syracuse. However, you should call the Office of Recruitment and Admissions in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at 315.443.2769 to see if it is possible to present your portfolio at the Syracuse University Los Angeles office. Please call ahead to make an appointment for portfolio review or audition. 


    Important: Our thoughts are with students and their families who have been affected by the California fires or recent hurricanes. If you have been impacted by any of these natural disasters, we'll be happy to work with you as you complete the application process. If you need additional time to submit your application and/or supporting documentation, please contact us at or 315-443-3611.