While you're gaining an education, you'll also enjoy our community
The most important considerations when judging a graduate school are its educational programs and your prospects for career improvement. But it's helpful to know, also, that the culture of the Maxwell School is welcoming and comfortable. Staff are friendly, caring, and here to support your academic success. Faculty are engaged and committed to education and mentoring. The concentrated natures of the programs allow each new class to foster deep alliances and friendships that last a lifetime. Maxwell is a supportive environment in which you are encouraged to develop academically, professionally, and personally.
When alumni talk about Maxwell, they always note how much they enjoyed and valued their time at Syracuse University and in Central New York. SU is a cosmopolitan and world-renowned research university, and the city of Syracuse offers a quality of life that draws graduates back long after they have finished their academic studies.
Syracuse is a city with extensive cultural, entertainment, and other diversions — theater, music, professional and collegiate athletics, cultural festivals, fine arts, nightspots, and more. The nearby Finger Lakes region and Adirondack Park offer numerous places to leave your urban tensions behind.
Syracuse is also a center of municipal and county governance, and a city with a strong legacy of progressive social movements and support networks. In their internships and extracurricular activities, many students find themselves connecting with the local community and the innovative leaders and organizations operating here.
No wonder that our alumni leave with not only a degree, but an affection for the places and people to which Maxwell connects them.