The University and the city of Syracuse as a whole

I am very interested in Syracuse University, but I want to make sure I am making the right decision if I decide to attend this school. So I wanted to know if the school really does have a good academic program, if there is alot of activities to get into on campus and off campus, and how the neighborhood and the city of syracuse is. For example, is the security on campus good or can any random stranger walk into the dorm builings. How is the surrounding neighborhood? And I'll be interested in anything else you have to say about the school. Ever Wonder Who Really Runs Syracuse University? Click this link ! WHO LEADS SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY? The liberal left of course!