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Things to Do in Syracuse

Syracuse is New York's fifth-largest city and is located in the scenic center of the state. It has a rich heritage and hosts numerous ethnic festivals, featuring the music, food and other cultural offerings of our diverse population. The area also offers a variety of restaurants and cultural organizations with an international flavor.

Many restaurants, nightclubs and shops are within walking distance of our campus, which is next to Syracuse University. A few blocks farther away are downtown Syracuse and Armory Square, the city's most popular nightlife spot.

The popular spots in Armory Square include Kitty Hoyne's Irish pub, Margaritas Mexican Cantina, and Pastabilities. The Marshall Street area closer to campus is home to several unique Syracuse mainstays for food, music and legal beverages, including Faegan's Cafe and Pub, Varsity Pizza, and Bleu Monkey Cafe. The eclectic "Westcott Nation" area nearby is home to ethnic eateries such as Alto Cinco and Munjed's Middle Easter Cafe, plus the Westcott Theater for concerts and a bar called Taps, housed in a converted funeral home.

For outdoors enthusiasts, there are plenty of places to ski, ice skate, snowboard and snow-shoe in Central New York. In the warmer months, the region's parks and lakes are filled with boaters, hikers, rock-climbers and runners competing in road races. The Adirondack Mountains and Finger Lakes Wine Country are easy day trips.

Cultural opportunities abound with Symphoria orchestra, Syracuse Stage professional theater, Everson Museum and many community music and theater groups. The Rosamond Gifford Lecture Series attracts Pulitzer Prize winning authors, and the Landmark Theatre and War Memorial host concerts featuring a wide range of performing artists.

Sports fans enjoy Syracuse Mets AAA professional baseball, as well as the Syracuse Crunch hockey team (American Hockey League) and Syracuse University sports. The Carrier Dome, which hosts Division I football, basketball and lacrosse, is a short walk from campus.

The Norton College of Medicine At A Glance

Degrees Offered

  • Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • Certificate of Advanced Study in Public Health
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)
  • Doctor of Medicine/Doctor of Philosophy (MD/PhD)
  • Doctor of Medicine/Master of Public Health (MD/MPH)

Enrollment: 716

 Faculty: 2,492

  • Full-time: 623
  • Part-time: 224
  • Volunteer: 1,751

Residency Match

  • 2021: 97%
  • 2020: 99%

USMLE Pass Rates

  • Step 1: 98%
    (2020 data)
  • Step 2: 98%
    (2019 data)

Annual Tuition

  • $43,670
    (New York residents)
  • $65,160
    (out-of-state residents)

Financial Aid

About 85% of students share more than $25 million