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Frequently Asked Questions

Find the answers to some of the most typical questions undergraduates and parents have about tuition, financial aid, housing, safety and the surrounding community.

I'd like to visit the Whitman School, how do I set that up?
Following New York State recommendations all campus visits are suspend until further notice. On our visit us page you can learn how to connect with us virtually.

Where does Whitman rank against similar programs?
Whitman holds several rankings for its programs. Click here for a full list.

What are typical class sizes?
The average Whitman School undergraduate class size is 38. 

Are faculty available for questions and help?
At Whitman you are taught by faculty; they are accessible and helpful to our students. Most Whitman faculty offices are on the 5th and 6th floors of the Whitman building.

What is the IMPRESS program?
The Goodman IMPRESS program, launched in 2014, is designed to provide all Whitman undergraduates with the skills and experiences employers seek including leadership, communications, certifications, global context and industry exploration. All incoming students are placed in one of four “houses” where they experience healthy competition as they develop their extracurricular skills, under the direction of four committed and excellent House Masters who teach the introductory business course, and serve as their first Faculty Mentor, along with outstanding sophomore/junior Peer Facilitators.

Who helps Whitman students obtain internships and with their job search?
Whitman students are required to complete at least one internship, many will do two or three. The Whitman School has a Career Center which provides students with resources to help them with their career planning. For more information, visit the Whitman Career Center.

What business classes will I take my first two years at Whitman?
During your first-year at Whitman, you will generally take four business classes, including Perspectives of Business and Management (SOM 122). In your sophomore year, you will take eight business classes. Introductory accounting and business law courses are also taken during this time.

How and when do I register for my first semester classes?
You will receive information from the Whitman School about your first semester registration, with complete instructions and who to contact for assistance. Whitman School Academic Advisors will work with you during your time at Whitman to help you plan what you need and want to accomplish.

What study abroad opportunities are available?
We encourage Whitman students to study abroad at any one of Syracuse University's centers or through the World Partners Program. For more information, visit the Syracuse Abroad website.

Can I pursue two majors?
Students at Whitman can have double majors, triple majors, dual majors (a major at Whitman and one in another school/college, such as Newhouse) and/or minors. For more information, visit the dual majors website or call the Undergraduate Office at (315) 443-2361.

What is a dual major? What dual degrees are available?
The Whitman School offers the chance to earn a dual major, which allows students to pursue two programs of study in different schools at the same time. The Whitman School offers dual programs with the School of Information Studies, College of Arts and Sciences/Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Other dual programs may be completed as well. For more information about the requirements for dual majors please visit or call the Undergraduate Office at (315) 443-2361.

Does the Whitman School provide financial aid?
All financial aid, (need-based and merit-based) is awarded through Syracuse University's Office of Financial Aid. You can contact them at (315) 443-1513 or visit the website.