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Congratulations, Admitted Students!

We are excited to welcome you to Maxwell | A&S! You have much to look forward to, including special on-campus and virtual events, meeting your peers in the admitted student cohort and, of course, enrolling here at Syracuse. If you have not yet received your admission decision, keep an eye on your email inbox. The Office of Admissions will continue to send decision letters over the coming weeks.

Visit Our Admitted Students Page

Nov. 15

early decision deadline (first-year students only)

Jan. 5

early decision II and regular decision deadline (first-year students only)

July 1

transfer students, fall start (Nov. 15 for spring enrollment)

An undergraduate experience like no other!

Get to Know Syracuse University

Syracuse University’s central admission website is a treasure trove of information and resources for you to explore. But the best way to get to know us is to visit. Follow the links below to see if Syracuse is a good fit for you, then schedule a visit to explore your opportunities on campus.

General Admission Information

How to Apply

Tuition and Cost

Take a Virtual Tour

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Connect with an Alumni Ambassador

Learn about the Maxwell School from the people who know it best! Alumni Ambassadors are passionate champions of the Maxwell School who are using their Maxwell education to make real and lasting change in the world.

Alumni from every degree program working in a range of organizations and industries are available to answer your questions.

Explore Undergraduate Programs

We offer undergraduate majors and minors across the social sciences and multidisciplinary programs to develop your expertise in a range of issue areas and engaged citizenship.


Citizenship and Civic Engagement


Environment, Sustainability and Policy

Geography and the Environment


International Relations

Policy Studies

Political Science


Isn’t Maxwell a graduate school?

Living up to our reputation as the #1-ranked graduate program in public affairs is our passion. Changing the misconception that we are graduate-only is a challenge.

Since the Maxwell School first opened its doors in 1924, it has provided a citizenship curriculum for all undergraduates in the liberal arts and has enrolled graduate students in the then-nascent field of public administration. To this day, the school is home to all social science departments at Syracuse University and, together with the College of Arts and Sciences, offers a full range of undergraduate social science and related interdisciplinary majors and minors (in addition to its highly regarded master’s programs). Bachelor’s degree recipients receive a diploma signed by the deans of both schools.

Starting in 2019, students interested in an undergraduate Maxwell major apply directly to the Maxwell School rather than through the College of Arts and Sciences.

Students standing in front of the George Washington statue in Maxwell Hall


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Christopher Anderson

Director of Undergraduate Recruiting, Maxwell School and College of Arts and Sciences

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315.443.4322 |

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Rachel Skipper

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Recruiting, Maxwell School and College of Arts and Sciences

301 Hall of Languages
315.443.4322 |

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Chris Bezdedeanu

Recruitment Specialist, Maxwell School and College of Arts and Sciences

301 Hall of Languages
315.443.4322 |

Maxwell Undergraduate Admissions
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