Improving the quality of incoming classes results in higher graduation rates. The current rate—74 percent—is the highest in the University’s history. Vice Chancellor and Provost Deborah A. Freund has set a target of 85 percent to be reached in the next 10 years.


Smoke-Free Residence Halls
Beginning with the fall 2000 semester, all Syracuse University residence halls became smoke-free under a policy established by the Office of Residence Life.

Random Housing Assignment for First-Year Students
New students enrolling in the fall 2001 semester were offered two housing options. The first is a special-interest or academic theme-based residence hall arrangement. The second choice, open to all other students, is a random assignment to one of the Main Campus residence halls. The policy change from housing selections based on the timing of tuition deposits to the random format was established to give students an intentional, guided living experience to further develop their academic and personal skills.













A better academic profile for entering classes, increased need- and merit-based financial aid, improved counseling, and other efforts have led to fewer students dropping out. The drop-out rates for freshman and sophomore year, which tend to be the peak years for this problem, have fallen by nearly eight percentage points.



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