A Nice Place to Be
Maxwell Is Famous for its Supportive Environment
When you ask current students how they like Maxwell, you'll hear this time and again: Maxwell is friendly. It's unpretentious. Staff members are approachable, down-to-earth, helpful, and unflappably conscientious. Faculty members are accessible and collegial. In fact, many prospective students comment on these traits in the people they first contact at Maxwell.
Relationships formed at Maxwell last a lifetime. Students, alumni, faculty members, and staff members make up an extended community, recognizable for its shared values and loyalty. Maxwell's alumni, almost 10,000 strong, are famously attached to the School and to one another. Networking, mentoring, and other career assistance are common - among alumni or between alumni and students.
The School is hosted by a major, multi-faceted university located in Syracuse, New York, a comfortable, diverse, mid-sized city. Here you can see professional theater one night and, within 20 minutes of downtown, find a great hike the next afternoon. A little farther away are the Finger Lakes and Adirondack Mountains. Syracuse also enjoys music, professional and semi-professional sports, fine arts, restaurants, and frequent cultural festivals. Syracuse has all the attractions of a city and yet the friendliness of a town.
Maxwell is nice people. Syracuse is a friendly place. Those are the kinds of advantages that don't necessarily show up in the box score but sometimes make all the difference in the world.