Syracuse University Notable Alumni

Discover the notable alumni of Syracuse University. The list includes people like Joe Biden, Carmelo Anthony, Vera Farmiga, Grace Jones & Megyn Kelly. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as media personalities, writers, sportspersons, film & theater personalities and singers etc.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Lou Reed

Lou Reed
3
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician, Singer
Birthdate: March 2, 1942
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Southampton, New York, United States
Died: October 27, 2013

 2 Jim Brown

Jim Brown
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: February 17, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: St. Simons, Georgia, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 3 Vera Farmiga

Vera Farmiga
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 6, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Clifton, New Jersey, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 4 Shirley Jackson

Shirley Jackson
3
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: December 14, 1916
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, U.S.
Died: August 8, 1965

 5 Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: May 29, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)

 6 Peter Falk

Peter Falk
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 16, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: June 23, 2011
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 7 Grace Jones

Grace Jones
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: May 19, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Spanish Town
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 8 Vanessa Lynn Williams

Vanessa Lynn Williams
4
Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 18, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 9 Suzanne Pleshette

Suzanne Pleshette
3
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 31, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn Heights, New York, United States
Died: January 19, 2008
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 10 L. Frank Baum

L. Frank Baum
3
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: May 15, 1856
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chittenango, New York, United States
Died: May 6, 1919
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 11 John C McGinley

John C McGinley
2
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 3, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 12 Neal McDonough

Neal McDonough
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 13, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 13 Dylan O'Brien

Dylan O'Brien
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 26, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 14 Marvin Harrison

Marvin Harrison
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: August 25, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 15 Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: June 16, 1938
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lockport, New York, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 16 Kate Siegel

Kate Siegel
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 9, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 17 Peter Weller

Peter Weller
1
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 24, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 18 Kevin Michael Richardson

Kevin Michael Richardson
1
Famous As: Mostly voiced villainous characters in animation and video games
Birthdate: October 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 19 Donovan McNabb

Donovan McNabb
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: November 25, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 20 Tom Everett Scott

Tom Everett Scott
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 7, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 21 Al-Waleed bin Talal

Al-Waleed bin Talal
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Business magnate
Birthdate: March 7, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Riyadh
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 22 Aaron Sorkin

Aaron Sorkin
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Famous As: Playwright
Birthdate: June 9, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 23 Riki Lindhome

Riki Lindhome
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 5, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Coudersport, Pennsylvania, USA
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 24 Frank Langella

Frank Langella
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 1, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bayonne, New Jersey, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 25 Ted Koppel

Ted Koppel
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Famous As: Journalists
Birthdate: February 8, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lancashire, England, UK
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 26 Sam Lloyd

Sam Lloyd
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 12, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Weston, Vermont, USA
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 27 Peter Guber

Peter Guber
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Famous As: Film producer
Birthdate: March 1, 1942
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

 28 Heather Dubrow

Heather Dubrow
1
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 5, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, USA
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 29 Joe Biden

Joe Biden
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 46th President of the United States
Birthdate: November 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 30 Al Davis

Al Davis
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Coach & Executive
Birthdate: July 4, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brockton
Died: October 8, 2011

 31 Dion Waiters

Dion Waiters
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: December 10, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 32 Betsey Johnson

Betsey Johnson
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Costume designer
Birthdate: August 10, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wethersfield
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 33 Camille Paglia

Camille Paglia
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Famous As: Cultural critic
Birthdate: April 2, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Endicott
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 34 Beau Biden

Beau Biden
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Son of Joe Biden
Birthdate: February 3, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Died: May 30, 2015

 35 Kathy Hochul

Kathy Hochul
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Politician, Lawyer
Birthdate: August 27, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States

 36 Megyn Kelly

Megyn Kelly
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: November 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Champaign, Illinois, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 37 Jim Boeheim

Jim Boeheim
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball coach, Basketball player
Birthdate: November 17, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lyons, New York, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 38 Mike Tirico

Mike Tirico
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Famous As: Sports Commentator
Birthdate: December 13, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Whitestone, New York, United States

 39 Mike Rotunda

Mike Rotunda
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: March 30, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 40 Jerami Grant

Jerami Grant
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: March 12, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)

 41 Jay Harrington

Jay Harrington
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 15, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Massachusetts, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 42 Dwight Freeney

Dwight Freeney
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: February 19, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, USA

 43 Larry Csonka

Larry Csonka
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American footballer
Birthdate: December 25, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stow, Ohio, USA
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 44 John Mackey

John Mackey
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: September 24, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Roosevelt, New York, United States
Died: July 6, 2011
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 45 Sterling Morrison

Sterling Morrison
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: August 29, 1942
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: East Meadow, New York, United States
Died: August 30, 1995

 46 Jim Hutton

Jim Hutton
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 31, 1934
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Binghamton, New York, USA
Died: June 2, 1979
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 47 Cheryl Strayed

Cheryl Strayed
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 17, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Spangler, Pennsylvania, U.S.

 48 Doug Marrone

Doug Marrone
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Coach, American football player
Birthdate: July 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 49 Sheldon Leonard

Sheldon Leonard
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 22, 1907
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
Died: January 11, 1997
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 50 George Saunders

George Saunders
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: December 2, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Amarillo, Texas
Also known as the ‘Syracuse, 'Cuse’, or ‘SU’, Syracuse University is by far one of the most reputed institutions to graduate from. The ‘Methodist Episcopal Church’ laid the foundation of this notable institution in the year 1831 in Lima, New York. It has a beautiful campus that is located in the ‘University Hill’ which is very close to Syracuse, New York. It offers nationally recognized programs and is split into 13 schools and colleges. They also have a very athletic and a competitive sports team and have managed to secure a place in the ‘Eastern College Athletic Conference’. Most of the alumnus of this university are extremely competitive and have made a name for not only themselves but also for the institution they have passed out from. After passing out from this institution they have moved in different fields like sports, entertainment, business etc. You name a field and here you will have alumni of Syracuse University has made a mark for themselves upholding the reputation of the institution they have passed out from. Some of the notable alumni of the ‘Syracuse University’ are, the popular sportscaster, Bob Costas, the famous actress, Vanessa L. Williams or for that matter, the exceptional screenwriter, Aaron Sorkin. These notable alumni of the ‘Syracuse University’ have taken the world by a storm and this is just the begning.