About Us

Academic Overview

Le Moyne offers more than 700 courses leading to Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degrees in more than 30 different majors. Le Moyne also provides courses of study leading to a master’s in business administration, education, nursing, occupational therapy, physician assistant studies, arts administration, information systems, and family nurse practitioner. The College's Center for Continuing Education offers evening degrees, certificate programs and houses the Success for Veteran's Program.

Our Campus

Le Moyne’s 160-acre, tree-lined campus is located in a residential setting 10 minutes from downtown Syracuse, the heart of New York state. Our 48 buildings include a variety of student residential housing, several academic and administrative buildings, a stand-alone chapel, library and performing arts center. The Campus Center features the LaCasse Dining Center and the Campus Pub, while the Dolphin Den (located on the first floor of Grewen Hall) is a popular gathering spot, as is the Le Moyne Plaza. The lower part of campus features the Recreation Center, the Henninger Athletic Center, a multi-use turf field, and baseball and softball diamonds. Learn more about our facilities here.

Students and Demographics

Approximately 2,500 full-time undergraduate students are enrolled at Le Moyne, with a ratio of 56% full-time undergraduate female and 44% full-time undergraduate male. Students (undergraduate, graduate, full-time and part-time) come from 30 states and 37 countries.

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Highlights for 2014-15
In March 2015, the College inaugurated its 14th president, Linda LeMura, Ph.D., the first laywoman ever to lead a Jesuit college or university. More than 1,000 individuals, including representatives of approximately 50 colleges and universities from across the country, attended the installation ceremony.

In Fall 2014, Le Moyne welcomed the Class of 2018, the largest in the College's history, at 687 strong.

Colleen Fagan '15 became the College's first-ever recipient of a prestigious Boren Scholarship, which provides opportunities to study less commonly taught languages in critical regions of the world that are typically underrepresented in study abroad programs. Colleen will spend a year in Nepal working on public health and epidemiology initiatives. Taylor Glausen '15 and Angela Le '16 were two of 30 students recognized with undergraduate research awards from The American Physiological Society; only one other institution in the country (the Mayo Clinic) had two students win.

For the second consecutive year, The Princeton Review ranked Le Moyne as one of the nation’s premier institutions for undergraduate education and included the College in its guide, The Best 379 Colleges. This places Le Moyne among the most elite institutions in the U.S., as only 15 percent of American colleges and universities are included in The Princeton Review’s national list. In addition, U.S. New and World Report recognized Le Moyne as one of “America’s Best Colleges” for the 23rd consecutive year.

Service continues to be a hallmark of a Le Moyne education. In January 2015, Le Moyne received the Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. In November 2014, Le Moyne was the only institution in New York state to make the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in each of the four categories – general community service, interfaith community service, economic opportunity and education – recognized by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Brandon Johnson '15 was one of 200 students nationwide to receive a Newman Civic Fellows Award for his community engagement efforts.

Dr. Lara Deruisseau from biology is the latest professor from the College of Arts and Sciences to be awarded a Fulbright Award, and will spend the next academic year conducting Alzheimer's research at the University of Eastern Finland. She also has received a $362,000 grant from the National Institute of Health for student training in biomedical sciences. History Professor Doug Egerton, one of the country's preeminent Lincoln scholars, is working on his ninth book; his eighth -- "The Wars of Reconstruction" -- was named one of the top books of 2014 by The Atlantic magazine.

Le Moyne is one of only 24 U.S. institutions to receive a $50,000, two-year grant from the Council of Independent Colleges for the development of a program to promote opportunities for vocational discernment by undergraduate students.

Students working with the College’s Department of Communication and Film Studies, Department of English, and Department of Visual and Performing Arts premiered a film they had been working on for nearly two years, Business Affairs, at the W. Carroll Coyne Center for the Performing Arts.

Le Moyne was named to the 2015 list of Military Friendly Schools released by G.I. Jobs magazine. The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges that are doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students. Criteria for making the Military Friendly Schools list includes efforts to recruit and retain military and veteran students, results in recruiting military students, and academic accreditations.

During the 2014 Founders’ Day Gala, the College presented its highest honor, the Simon Le Moyne Award, to the inaugural Class of 1951. The event, which was held in Le Moyne’s Recreation Center, drew nearly 700 people to campus and raised more than $160,000 for student scholarships. Another event, Le Moyne in New York: A Tribute to Jesuit Leadership, honored Robert Errico ’57, Nicolena (Scirto) Errico ’59 and Francis Nash S.J., for their numerous contributions to the College. It raised more than $230,000 for the Le Moyne College Fund, which helps to support student financial aid and scholarship.

During the current academic year: The School of Graduate and Professional Studies launched new programs in occupational therapy and family nurse practitioner, the Madden School of Business developed academic agreements with Fu Jen Catholic University in Taiwan and the Loyola University of Business Administration in India, and the College of Arts and Sciences has announced a graduate program in arts administration and finalized a 4+1 agreement with Syracuse University's Forensic Science School, as well as an agreement with SU's Newhouse School of Public Communications.

In December 2014, the College learned it will receive $1.5 million to renovate the final two floors of the Coyne Science Center, completing the total refurbishment of Coyne into a true state-of-the-art facility. Together with the new science building opened in 2012, there is now more than 110,000 square feet of new teaching, laboratory and collaborative space for our burgeoning science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. In September, the second floor of the Madden School of Business came online with student meeting spaces, open multi-functional academic areas, and faculty offices.
Le Moyne reached a milestone in its history when The Princeton Review ranked it as one of the nation’s premier institutions for undergraduate education and included the College in its guide, The Best 378 Colleges. In achieving this distinction, Le Moyne joins the ranks of some of the most elite institutions in the U.S., as only 15 percent of U.S. colleges and universities are named to The Princeton Review’s national list. Le Moyne was also recognized as one of “America’s Best College” by U.S. News and World Report for the 22nd consecutive year.

In April 2014, the new College of Arts and Sciences at Le Moyne was formally launched. Previously a division, the announcement was made at an event that also featured the inaugural Arts and Sciences Magis Lecture – that talk "Theatre of the Word: A Life in the Classroom," was presented by Dr. Robert Flower from Le Moyne's philosophy department, who is retiring after more than 40 years teaching at the College.

The College dedicated the new home of the Madden School of Business in Mitchell Hall. This space, which students and faculty have been using since the beginning of the fall semester, includes a state-of-the-art trading floor and financial education center, complete with the same Bloomberg terminals used by investment firms around the world; an analytics and marketing research lab; an accounting lab; and multiple technology-enhanced classrooms. It is also the home to the Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Program for Christian Social Ethics in Business, Woodstock Business Conference and Family Business Center.

For the sixth consecutive year, Le Moyne was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which recognizes institutions of higher education that support exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs. The Honor Roll’s Presidential Award is the highest federal recognition an institution can receive for its commitment to service learning and civic engagement. Special emphasis this year was placed on recognizing service that helps youth from disadvantaged circumstances graduate from high school and prepare for college.

Thanks in part to the work of Le Moyne’s Frank Ridzi, Ph.D., Sunita Singh, Ph.D., and Monica Sylvia, Ph.D., who teach in the areas of sociology, education and psychology respectively, and their involvement with the Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County, Syracuse was one of 38 communities in the nation to be designated as a 2013 Community Pacesetter for child literacy.

In November 2013, the College unveiled a display that honors 13 outstanding Jesuit scientists and researchers whose work spans centuries and crosses boundaries, including paleontology and biochemistry. The wall sculpture, which was created by Brian Hanlon, a classically trained sculptor, is housed in the atrium of the new science building.

Rolling Stone magazine named Communication Professor Michael Streissguth’s latest book – Outlaw: Waylon, Willie, Kris and the Renegades of Nashville – to its list of the 20 Best Music Books of 2013.

Following a two-year study of the National Research Council policy on “Responding to Oil Spills in the Arctic Marine Environment,” Martha Grabowski, Ph.D., the McDevitt Chair in Information Systems at Le Moyne, briefed members of Congress and the eight agency sponsors on the findings this spring in Washington, D.C.Le Moyne was named to the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools , released by G.I. Jobs magazine. The list honors the top 15 percent of Colleges that are doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students. Criteria for making the Military Friendly Schools list includes efforts to recruit and retain military and veteran students, results in recruiting military students, and academic accreditation.

The 2013 Founders’ Day Gala, which honored longtime Le Moyne supporters James and DeDe Walsh, drew an estimated 730 attendees. The event raised $170,000 to provide financial support to Le Moyne students. Another event, Le Moyne in New York: A Tribute to Jesuit Leadership, honored Noreen’58 (honorary ’95) and Michael Falcone (honorary ’89) and Charles Currie, S.J., for their numerous contributions to the College and to Jesuit education. It raised $160,000 for the Le Moyne College Fund, which helps support student scholarship and financial aid.

Work was completed on a $3 million renovation to the LaCasse Dining Center, primarily sponsored by Sodexo, the College’s food service provider. The new dining center is set up to be similar to a food court, with multiple stations where food is prepared to order. As many local ingredients are used as possible.


The College earned accolades for its academic excellence and value in several national rankings. For the fourth consecutive year, Le Moyne was named one of the best colleges in the Northeast by The Princeton Review and, for the 21st year in a row, U.S. New and World Report ranked Le Moyne as one of America’s “Best Colleges” based on its academic quality. The College also was named one of the 500 best colleges in the U.S. by Forbes magazine for the fifth time in as many years.

Members of the Le Moyne community joined people around the world in offering prayers of support to the newly elected Pope Francis, the first Jesuit pontiff in history. Numerous TV, radio and print reporters interviewed members of Le Moyne’s Jesuit community about the selection of the new pope.

Le Moyne unveiled its first Alumni House. Located at 546 Fayette Boulevard, the home has been refurbished to serve the needs of alumni, with meeting spaces, high-speed Internet access, and a large-screen television with USB and computer capabilities. It also serves as the home to Le Moyne’s Office of Alumni and Parent Programs.

Kelsey Woodrick ’13 was selected for a Fulbright U.S. student award for 2013-2014 in Thailand, where she will serve as a teaching assistant in English classes. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the highly competitive Fulbright program provides funding for students, scholars, teachers and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research and teaching. Woodrick majored in English with concentrations in literature and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, and minored in anthropology.

Several innovative academic programs were introduced at the College, including a Higher Education Leadership Certificate, Adult Education Certificate and Certificate in Health Care Leadership.

Le Moyne Provost Linda LeMura, Ph.D., was one of only 14 individuals selected to represent the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the U.S. at a meeting with Adolfo Nicolás, superior general of the Society of Jesus. The participants discussed the future of Jesuit higher education, the challenges it faces, and how they can work together to nest prepare their students for success. 

Le Moyne received a $2 million grant from New York’s Regional Economic Development Council program. The funds will be used to assist with the renovation of Mitchell Hall, which will house the Madden School of Business, and the Coyne Science Center, which is being renovated as part of a $45 million investment in the sciences at Le Moyne. 

Several nursing students and faculty members traveled to Worawora, Ghana, where they volunteered at a remote hospital; conducted vision, hearing and blood pressure screenings at two clinics in the area; and visited patients in their homes. In addition, Mary Springston, director of the College’s physician assistant studies program, traveled to the Republic of South Sudan, where she worked with officials from the country’s Department of HIV/AIDS to deliver medicine, supplies and educational materials throughout the area known as Torit.

The 2012 Founders’ Day Gala, which honored alumni and longtime supporters of the College Armand ’57 and Joan ’88 Cincotta, drew an estimated 700 attendees. The event raised $185.000 to benefit Le Moyne’s scholarship programs. Meanwhile, another event, Le Moyne in New York: A Tribute to Jesuit Leadership, was held to honor Mike Madden ’71 and J. Donald Monan, S.J., for their innumerable contributions to the College. It raised $130,000 for the Le Moyne College Fund.

The College hosted a series of events to mark the 50th anniversary of what is widely regarded to be the most significant ecumenical event of modern times, the Second Vatican Council. The events – which included two public lectures by prominent theologians and a concert featuring music inspired by the council sought to establish a dialogue about the role the church plays in people’s lives today.

Martha Grabowski, Ph.D., was selected as the inaugural McDevitt Chair in Information Systems.  In this role, Grabowski works on some of the newest frontiers of large-scale systems research. Grabowski, who has been at Le Moyne since 1987, has served the College as a professor of business administration and director of Le Moyne’s information systems program.

Le Moyne was named to the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools, released by G.I. Jobs magazine. The list honors of the top 15 percent of Colleges that are doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students. Criteria for making the Military Friendly Schools list includes efforts to recruit and retain military and veteran students, results in recruiting military students, and academic accreditations.


 

Our History

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Learn about the first years on the Heights

Founded in 1946, Le Moyne is the second youngest of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the U.S and the first to open as a co-educational institution. The College is named for Simon Le Moyne, S.J., a Jesuit priest, missionary and teacher with a considerable influence on Central New York. Le Moyne’s first classes were held in downtown Syracuse before excavation began on the former Gifford Farm. In 1948 the College’s first two structures, now known as Grewen Hall and the Coyne Science Center, were built. Learn about the early days from those who were here.

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