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Washington, DC, is known for many things. It’s the point of origin for the nation’s public policy. The home base for some of the most powerful men and women in the country. And a magnet for world attention.

It’s also home to a thriving Syracuse University presence. Whether you’re a Syracuse University alum, a prospective student, a friend, or a fan, we hope you’ll find ways to engage with the Orange by attending professional and social events and activities in the region.

Some Facts and Figures

  • The greater Washington area has the University’s second-largest alumni base in the world—nearly 15,000 alums and counting.
  • The Syracuse University schools and colleges with the greatest number of DC-area alumni are the College of Arts and Sciences (3,960) and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs (1,479).
  • About 500 accepted students per year move from the greater Washington area to Syracuse, New York.
  • Syracuse University’s presence in the DC region enables Syracuse University to attract and interview promising applicants for admission at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Syracuse University undergraduate and graduate students can take part in a number of DC-based programs offered by the College of Law, the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, and the College of Visual and Performing Arts, as well as interdisciplinary programs that cross disciplinary boundaries.
  • In 2013, Syracuse University's Maxwell School launched a far-reaching collaboration with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). CSIS’s world-class facility provides space for Maxwell-in-Washington programs, houses staff and visiting faculty from Syracuse, and provides enhanced opportunities to conduct symposia, workshops, meetings, and expanded executive education programs.
  • Syracuse University’s Burton Blatt Institute reaches around the globe to advance the civic, economic, and social participation of people with disabilities. The institute’s DC office gives students and faculty the chance to be directly involved in policy development, research, and analysis on a range of issues, including education, civil rights, technology, health care, housing, and employment.
  • A number of DC-area alumni, parents, and friends serve in Syracuse University volunteer leadership positions. Ten are Syracuse University trustees, 23 serve on school or college advisory boards, and 21 are members of the Washington, DC, Regional Council.
  • Several foreign embassies are located nearby in our DC neighborhood. Other neighbors include Stanford University and Boston University facilities. There are also countless attractions nearby, including 75 museums and 40 theaters.

* Unless otherwise noted, statistics are as of the 2013-14 academic year.