Apply

  • Apply
  • Prospective undergraduate students can use the Common Application to apply to Syracuse University. If you are a veteran or military-connected student, please use the Veterans and Military Students Application. Complete details about the application process are found on the Office of Admissions website.

    Syracuse University’s Office of Admissions outlines what is required of a Syracuse University applicant. More specifically, the College of Engineering and Computer Science recommends:

    • Four years of high school math, including precalculus or calculus
    • Four years of high school science, including chemistry and physics
    • At least one recommendation from a math, science, or engineering teacher or professor
    • Transfer applicants must have a strong background in calculus and science, preferably chemistry and/or calculus-based physics.

    PLAN A VISIT

  • PLAN A VISIT
  • The College of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) offers information sessions and lab/facility tours for prospective students on most weekdays at 11:00 a.m. or 3:00 p.m., following the campus tour.  This session lasts approximately 90 minutes.  You may plan for a morning or an afternoon weekday visit as follows:

    Morning Visit

    9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Admissions Info Session & Campus Tour, Office of Admissions, Suite 100, Crouse-Hinds Hall

    11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Engineering & Computer Science Info Session and Labs Tour, Room 123 Link Hall

    Afternoon Visit

    1:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Admissions Info Session & Campus Tour, Office of Admissions, Suite 100, Crouse-Hinds Hall

    3:00 – 4:30 p.m. – Engineering & Computer Science Info Session and Labs Tour, Room 123 Link Hall

    Please register for the Office of Admissions portion via this link.  Then, in order to confirm the availability of the ECS session for the same date, please email Jonathan Hoster, Undergraduate Recruitment Specialist, with the student’s name, year in high school (or college for transfer students), intended major, and hometown.  Please include a contact phone number, and please reference the date and time for your visit.  You may also reach the Engineering and Computer Science Admissions Office by phone at 315-443-2219 with any questions.

    Additional details for your weekday visit:

    Please park in the University Avenue Garage.  The garage’s address is 1101 E. Adams St., Syracuse, NY.

    Campus Map:
    https://www.syracuse.edu/wp-content/uploads/main-campus-map.pdf

    The University Avenue Garage is #7 on the map.
    Crouse-Hinds Hall (Office of Admissions) is #24.
    Link Hall (Engineering & Computer Science) is #61.

    Also, the Syracuse University Office of Admissions hosts numerous open house programs throughout the year. These include Orange Preview Days for prospective applicants and Spring Receptions for admitted students. These programs typically include an academic overview of majors presented by faculty from the College of Engineering and Computer Science as well as tours of laboratories, residence halls, and the campus. Information about these events can be found on the Office of Admissions website.

    The annual Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) Open House will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018.  This is a very special event that includes student project demos and tours of ECS labs as well as residence hall tours, campus tours, and a fun lunch on the Quad.  Admitted students are invited to this event, as are prospective students (such as high school sophomores and juniors) who would like to learn more about the opportunities in Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse.  The schedule for admitted students (high school seniors and transfer students) runs from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and the schedule for younger students (high school sophomores and juniors) runs from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Registration will be available in early 2018.

     

    DATES & DEADLINES

  • DATES & DEADLINES
  • First-Year Students

    • Early Decision application deadline is November 15
    • Regular Decision application deadline is January 1

    Transfer Students

    • Spring semester admission deadline is November 1
    • Fall semester admission deadline is July 1

    TUITION & FINANCIAL AID

  • TUITION & FINANCIAL AID
  • Approximately 70 to 75 percent of Syracuse University students receive financial support, including assistance from institutional, federal, state, or private sources. Syracuse University offers both merit-based scholarships and need-based financial aid.

    To be fully considered for need-based financial aid, students must complete a FAFSA form and the CSS PROFILE. The Office of Admissions provides current information regarding the cost of attendance.

    EVENTS

  • EVENTS
  • In additional to University events, the College hosts a number of events throughout the academic year. To register, please visit the Office of Admissions.

    FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS

  • FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS
  • Being a new student is a time for transition, and the College of Engineering and Computer Science is dedicated to your success. The College has a number of programs in place to support your success. Please learn more about them via the Student Success Center.

     

    ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE (ECS) LEADERSHIP SCHOLARS

  • ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE (ECS) LEADERSHIP SCHOLARS
  • The College of Engineering and Computer Science seeks to enroll high-achieving, driven, and dynamic undergraduate students, who will be the future leaders in a globally-engaged and technological world.

    The ECS Leadership Scholars program provides significant resources to support exceptional students, including:

    • $25K merit scholarship (renewable for 4 years)
    • Admission to 5-year BS/MS program with 50% tuition discount for 5th year
    • A paid summer research position with faculty mentor
    • Priority consideration for a study abroad scholarship
    • Priority consideration for an invention experience
    • Priority enrollment in Renée Crown University Honors
    • First-year housing in Honors or ECS Learning Community
    • An annual reception with industry partners, retreat, and ongoing seminars

    WHERE GRADS GO

  • WHERE GRADS GO
  • On average, ninety-five percent of Engineering and Computer Science graduates are employed full-time in industry or enrolled in graduate school by graduation or within the next six months.

    They land jobs with multi-national corporations and national research labs, as well as startups. They also earn admission to masters and doctoral programs at some of the nation’s finest colleges and universities.

    The College’s Career Services and Syracuse University’s Career Services Office provide many important services for students. These include meetings, advice, and workshops regarding: resume reviews, cover letter writing, interviewing tips, industry tours, job shadowing with alumni, employer networking sessions, and salary negotiation.

    Every semester, the College hosts a specific Engineering and Computer Science Career Fair. This fair draws up to 100 employers who are looking for engineering or computer science students to fill openings at their companies. Additionally, the University’s Career Services Office hosts career fairs featuring employers looking for students from many different disciplines.

    A majority of students are successful in securing either an internship or co-op experience during their time as a student. These opportunities are a crucial component of the educational experience and preparing students for professional success.

    FAQs

  • FAQs
    • How does Syracuse apply AP credit?

      To earn AP credit, students must generally earn an AP exam score of 4 or 5, depending on the exam. Engineering & Computer Science students are not automatically awarded AP credit for calculus. To receive AP credit for calculus, a student must earn a 4 or 5 on the AP Calculus (AB or BC) exam. In addition, all new first-year Engineering and Computer Science students are required to take the Calculus Readiness Exam (CRE). The results of the CRE are considered along with a student’s AP Calculus exam score in order to place students in the appropriate level of calculus.

      Students may earn credit for AP Chemistry with a 5 on the AP exam.

      Students may earn credit for AP Physics if they earn a 3 or better on the AP Physics C (mechanics or electricity and magnetism) exams.
      Complete details on AP credit may be found in the SU Course Catalog. (Click the link and then scroll down to Table B.)

    • Is it possible to have a second major or a minor as an engineering or computer science student?

      Yes! Students have the flexibility to pursue studies in other academic areas at Syracuse University. If a student chooses to pursue a second major, this would be accomplished through a combined degree program with The College of Arts and Sciences (natural sciences and math, social sciences, humanities) and typically takes five years to complete. A minor consists of six or seven courses in a particular area of study and can be accomplished within the normal four years of study. Minors are listed under their respective school/college in the SU Course Catalog.

    • How can I combine my interests in engineering and business?

      The H. John Riley Dual Engineering/MBA Program allows Syracuse University students to earn a bachelor’s degree from the College of Engineering and Computer Science and an MBA degree from the Whitman School of Management in a total of five years. Graduates of this program enter the workforce with a unique combination of skills – the engineering or computer science expertise needed to develop technological innovations and the business knowledge necessary to put these ideas into action.

    • Will I be able to participate in performing arts if I’m not a music or drama major?

      Absolutely! Many engineering and computer science students have significant talents and passions for the performing arts. Syracuse University boasts many extracurricular music and drama organizations that are open to all SU students. Two of the best-known bands are The Pride of The Orange Marching Band and the Sour Sitrus Society. The University also has many other instrumental ensembles and choral ensembles, as well as numerous a cappella groups. One of the most popular theater groups for non-drama majors is the First Year Players.

    • Will I be required to take a foreign language at Syracuse?

      Engineering and computer science majors are not required to take a foreign language. All students are required to complete several courses in the social sciences or humanities. To fulfill this requirement, you may choose courses from a very broad range of disciplines such as English literature, political science, economics, psychology, foreign language, and many more.

      If you are interested in continuing to study a foreign language or starting to study a new one, there are many options at Syracuse. The University offers courses in 20 different languages! You may learn more via the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics.

    • Does Syracuse offer summer engineering classes?

      Yes! Some engineering courses are offered each summer as well as a variety of mathematics, chemistry, physics, and biology courses. These courses are available to full-time undergraduate students.

      The SummerStart Program is designed to give incoming SU first-year students a head start on their academic studies. With transition seminars, mentoring programs, and social events, the program provides a high level of support to students. Students participate in SummerStart during the summer between high school and college.

      Also, Syracuse’s Summer College for High School Students offers rising juniors and seniors an opportunity to take an innovative engineering course that surveys many aspects of the field, while earning college credit and living in one of the residence halls. Students attend Summer College during the summer prior to the start of their 11th grade or 12th grade year.

    • What academic support is available to students?

      The Student Success Center is the headquarters for student support. A signature Student Success program is the Academic Excellence Workshops (AEW). Students register for AEWs at the beginning of the semester and they meet weekly with their workshop groups. These workshops are aligned with key courses such as calculus, statics, dynamics, etc. The workshop consists of 6-8 student participants and a upper-class student facilitator. They work on problems that are aligned with a particular course that all of the participants are taking in that semester. Many students attribute their academic success in part to their participation in AEW.

      It is also important to note that students have excellent opportunities to establish strong connections with their professors. Students are always welcome to meet with their professors during their office hours – just to say hello or to ask for assistance with a concept discussed in the course. In addition, teaching assistants, who work closely with faculty to ensure student learning, are excellent resources, and TAs also have office hours.

      The College also has success coaches who specialize in study skills, time management, etc. We can connect students with a one-on-one tutor through the SU Tutoring Center. In addition, the physics and math department clinics offer extra support for students enrolled in calculus and physics courses.

    • Will I have an advisor to help me?

      Yes! Advisors will guide you through each step of your education. New students work with professional, First-Year Advisors as well as the Program Director, a faculty member, who oversees their academic major. Faculty advisors work with students to ensure that they are meeting their degree requirements and to help them choose electives that align with their academic interests and professional goals.

      New students also have the benefit of working with Pathfinders (student peer advisors), who are upper-class students who share their knowledge and experiences to assist new students in their successful transition to SU. New students meet with Pathfinders during orientation and they work with Pathfinders throughout the first semester.

    • Are there research opportunities for undergraduates?

      Yes! There are many opportunities available for undergraduates to engage in significant research experiences. Students can become connected with these opportunities by reaching out to faculty members whose research area they find to be intriguing. Upper-class students are also valuable resources in educating new students about research opportunities and about the focus of various laboratories in the College. It is not uncommon for undergraduates to author papers and present their work at professional conferences.

    • Are there special housing opportunities for students in my major?

      Yes! Syracuse offers a variety of Learning Communities, which are themed housing environments based on academic, social, or extracurricular interests. Participation in a learning community offers a number of benefits, all of which help promote academic and social success at SU.

      First-year students are encouraged to consider living in the Engineering and Computer Science Learning Community, which is located in Shaw Hall, home of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) residential college. Living in this Learning Community means that students are living with peers who are enrolled in very similar majors and taking the same or very similar classes. They work on homework together and study together, and this becomes a very supportive academic environment.

    • What co-curricular organizations are available?

      The College of Engineering and Computer Science boasts 20 active co-curricular organizations related to engineering or computer science. There is a strong tradition of active student chapters of professional societies that represent all of academic majors. Student societies include the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE), Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). There are also active chapters of Theta Tau, professional engineering fraternity, and Alpha Omega Epsilon, professional engineering sorority.

      Society activities include professional development workshops; social activities; and service to the profession, to the College, and to the University community. Student societies also sponsor design competitions. For example, the College has design teams which design and build a steel bridge, a race car (Formula SAE), a Chem-E Car, and more. These teams work together to prepare their design for regional and national competitions.

      Joining a student society or organization is an excellent way to meet peers and professors, become more engaged with your major, and gain early exposure to your future career through networking opportunities with industry professionals.

    • How does the Co-op Program work?

      Students have excellent opportunities to participate in co-op placements across the nation. Co-op may involve paid work experience in industry or paid research experience at a university. The College Career Services Office will assist students with finding these opportunities and with the application process. Students participate in co-ops with industry leaders across the engineering and computer science fields.

    • How successful are graduates in finding jobs?

      On average, ninety-five percent of Engineering and Computer Science graduates are employed full-time in industry or enrolled in graduate school by graduation or within the next six months.

    ADMITTED STUDENTS

  • ADMITTED STUDENTS
  • Congratulations on being offered admission to the College of Engineering and Computer Science!

    Admitted Student Visit

    We would be very happy to meet with you and your family to discuss Engineering and Computer Science curricula, student support, study abroad opportunities, industry and graduate school outcomes, and much more!  We will also give you a tour of our labs and facilities.  Appointments are available on almost any weekday.  Please contact Terrie Monto, Recruitment Coordinator, at 315-443-2219 or [email protected] to make an appointment.

    Shadow a Class and Have Lunch with a Student

    We are also happy to arrange for prospective students to shadow a class and have lunch with a current student.  Please give at least one week’s notice to make these arrangements.  Please contact Jonathan J. Hoster, Undergraduate Recruitment Specialist, at 315-443-5348 or [email protected] to make these arrangements.  Please CC Terrie Monto, Recruitment Coordinator, at [email protected] on your request.

    College Open House

    The annual Engineering and Computer Science Open House will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017.  This will be an outstanding opportunity for all admitted students (and their families) to meet faculty and current students and to learn about the exciting experiences that await you as a Syracuse student!  The day will run from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Registration information will be available soon.

    University Events

    The Syracuse University Office of Admissions will be coordinating several Spring Receptions for admitted students during the month of April. These programs will include an academic overview of majors presented by faculty from the College of Engineering and Computer Science as well as tours of laboratories, residence halls, and the campus. The RSVP link for these program will be available on the Office of Admissions’ website.

    Skype Meeting

    If you are unable to visit campus, we would be happy to meet with you via Skype!  Please let us know your home city (for time zone coordination). The meeting would likely last 30 to 45 minutes.  Please contact Jonathan J. Hoster, Undergraduate Recruitment Specialist, at 315-443-5348 or [email protected] to arrange a Skype meeting.