early decision deadline (first-year students only)
early decision II and regular decision deadline (first-year students only)
transfer students, fall start (Nov. 15 for spring enrollment)
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.
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. Connect with one today.
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.
Isn’t Maxwell a graduate school?
Living up to our reputation as the #1-ranked graduate program in public affairs is our passion. Living down our reputation as a graduate school 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.