Syracuse University Visit Report by aaron93larijani
Visit to Syracuse University in May 2013 by aaron93larijani(Student, HS Class of 2010)
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Information Session: Yes - Gave a lot of information of the school it was very interesting. They threw a huge show for the admitted students event it was actually really cool. Really instructive overall.
Campus Tour: Yes - Didn't really get much of a tour untill I left the group and went to my school I was accpeted into myself (Maxwell) once I did that though the visitors department in the school and its students h
Overnight Visit: Yes - Stayed at the Crowne Plaza in Syracuse only about a mile and half away from the campus. It was pretty nice loved the staff. Definitely recommend it. Syracuse itself sucks though except for it's b
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Campus Visit Notes for Syracuse University
I went to the college on April 20 (yes 4/20), and it was an amazing day. The weather was 80+ degrees out and it was lovely. There was an admitted student's event that was pretty much just being held to convince people to join the school, you can tell because they spent sooooooo much money on it.
We went to the student services are where we were greeted by nice students and checked in. There was free coffee, orange juice, and donuts for everyone. Then we sat down in the auditorium or something I guess and there was a nice show with an admitted students video followed by the Dean of Admissions speech (which was kind of boring).
After that we each broke up in to the school we were all accepted to, for my case it was the Maxwell School of Art's and Sciences. There we got to meet a few professors and students in the school where we can ask questions about the academics and such. Then all the future students and parents are broken up and the future students go with actual students into another room and the parents stay with the professors. As a student I do not know what my parents did so I can not answer that side, but pretty much on my side we got to ask any questions we liked with out our parents over our shoulders about the academics and such.
After all that we had lunch at the dome which was very nice. There was a nice little trivia thing and a lot of the clubs at the schools had booths you can go see and the food wasn't half bad.
After that you receive a booklet that tells you specific things and where to go for them. Like I am a transfer student and at 2pm there was a special event for me. Also they had dorm tours and campus living and honors programs and so much more.
Overall by the end of the day I was finally able to make my decision to come to Syracuse.
Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:
Go to the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Syracuse. Very nice staff, nice rooms. Food at the hotel sucks but go out in to town for some food. Call for the shuttle to pick you up form the airport, save you $30.
Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:
Didn't go to many places, overall the food wasn't amazing it was pretty dull. Everyone recommends Dinosaur BBQ I guess, but when I went there it tasted like Armadillo Willies.
Other Comments (Transportation, local attractions, parking, etc.):
Taxi there is very weird not like in a big city where every taxi looks the same. Everyone here pretty much has there own car. But, you can pretty much walk all over campus but not the town.