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State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry

  • Syracuse, NY
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 44%56%
    student ratio
  • 1,744
    total students
  • $4,970 | $13,380
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • February 1
    fall application deadline
  • 46%
    acceptance rate
  • Very Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 600
    sat math
  • 580
    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • 25
    act composite

Overview

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF): Overview

Since it was founded in 1911 as the New York State College of Forestry, the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) has expanded both its role in education and its physical boundaries.

SUNY-ESF is the premier college in the U.S. for the study of environmental and natural sciences, design, engineering, policy and management of natural resources and the environment.The college has expanded its initial emphasis on forestry to include professional education in environmental science, landscape architecture, environmental studies, and engineering in addition to distinguished programs in the biological and physical sciences.

Throughout its history, the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry has focused on the environmental issues of the time in each of its three mission areas: instruction, research, and public service. The college is dedicated to educating future scientists, engineers and managers who, through specialized skills, will be able to use a holistic approach to solving the environmental and resource problems facing society.

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry: Degree Offerings

The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry offers three undergraduate degrees: the Bachelor of Science (B.S.), the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (B.L.A.), and the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.).

The B.S. degree is awarded in aquatic and fisheries science, bioprocess engineering, biotechnology, chemistry, conservation biology, construction management, environmental biology, environmental health, environmental resources engineering, environmental science, environmental studies, forest ecosystem science, forest health, forest resources management, environmental education and interpretation, natural resources management, paper engineering, paper science, sustainable energy management, wildlife science, and an undeclared option. A number of options and concentrations are offered within specific curricula.

The B.L.A. degree, which requires an additional year of study, is awarded in landscape architecture.

A.A.S. degrees are awarded in environmental and natural resources conservation, forest technology and land surveying technology at the Ranger School campus in Wanakena, New York.

If you really want to study the environment, you need to immerse yourself in it! SUNY-ESF may offer more opportunities to do that than any other college in the nation. Our students have access to regional campuses and field stations that provide more than 25,000 acres of natural forest and wetlands for faculty-led research projects and ¿hands-on¿ learning outside the classroom.

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry: Research Opportunities

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry offers its students numerous research opportunities and financial support from international, state, federal and non-governmental benefactors.

Historically, about $14.5 million was spent at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry on externally funded research efforts, providing SUNY ESF students with unique and distinctive research opportunities. These projects ranged from global to sub-molecular levels and engaged students at all levels of education. Over 34 active patents have been issued to SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry students and faculty since 1983.SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry research opportunities have been employed in locations including the U.S., South America, Russia, New Zealand, and Antarctica. SUNY ESF is progressively innovative and has plans to engage in new research experiences in areas including biotechnology and natural and environmental sciences in the foreseeable future.

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry: Student Life

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry students have the opportunity to engage in more than 250 student organizations and groups through Syracuse University. Organizations include social, service, recreational, and professional affiliations that help supplement the SUNY students' educations, making them well-rounded citizens. On the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry campus there are about 50 student-run organizations.

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry also has an intercollegiate athletics program where students can participate on numerous intercollegiate teams including cross country, timber sports, golf, basketball, soccer and indoor track. There are also many club and intramural-level sports activities available to SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry students through Syracuse University. These include ice hockey, skiing, volleyball, tennis, and over 35 other sports.

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Campus

Syracuse, a metropolitan area of more than 730,000 people. It offers many cultural, recreational, and educational opportunities, including museums, live theater, professional sports and historic points of interest.

Syracuse is one of the few cities in the nation situated at the crossing point of two superhighways. The driving time to SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry from New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, Toronto, and Montreal is about 5 hours, from Buffalo and Albany, about 3 hours. SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry campus is served by a modern international airport and major bus and rail lines.

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry: Financial Aid

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry's specific eligibility requirements vary depending on the financial assistance program to which a student is applying. SUNY- ESF makes it a priority to assist students with their educational and essential-living expenses. Financial aid is primarily awarded on a financial need basis and is assigned according to parental support, student savings, employment earnings, and financial assistance from other sources.

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry offers scholarships that are based on merit and academic achievement. Its graduate student fellowships, tuition scholarships, and assistantships are not awarded on a financial need basis.


Location & Contact

1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210-2779
USA

Ms.Susan Sanford

Director of Admissions

Phone: 315-470-6600
Fax: 315-470-6933
Email: esfinfo@esf.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Agriculture
    • Animal Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Plant Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Soil Science and Agronomy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Architecture
    • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Design/Architecture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Landscape Architecture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Aquatic Biology/Limnology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biotechnology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Botany/Plant Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Conservation Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Ecology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Entomology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Plant Pathology/Phytopathology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Plant Physiology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Wildlife Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Zoology/Animal Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Construction Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Biology Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemistry Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Science Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Agricultural Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Water Resources Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering technologies
    • Surveying Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Environmental Health
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Dentistry Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Medical Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Veterinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Biological and Physical Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Pre-Law Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Forest Sciences and Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Forest Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Forest/Forest Resources Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Forestry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Land Use Planning and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Natural Resources Management and Policy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Natural Resources/Conservation
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Parks, Recreation and Leisure
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Hydrology and Water Resources Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Polymer Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

46% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied1,538
    • Accepted777
    • Acceptance Rate46%
    • Enrolled1,798
    • Female Applicants733
    • Females Accepted413
    • Female Acceptance Rate56%
    • Male Applicants805
    • Males Accepted364
    • Male Acceptance Rate45%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Minimum high school GPA of 3
      supplemental application
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.85
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen February 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen February 1st --
    • Early decision plan December --
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer March 1st --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 580 530 630
    • SAT Math 600 550 630
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 26 22 26
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$4,970
    • Out-of-state tuition *$13,380
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,228.00
    • Room and board *$14,610.00
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredDeferred paymentsDeferred payments and Installments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,798
    • Male Student Percentage57%
    • Female Student Percentage43%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino2.92%
    • Black or African American1.28%
    • White or Caucasian86.87%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.18%
    • Asian2.8%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more races2.51%
    • Unknown1.87%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout1.58% representing 12 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students16% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 35%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services Yes
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Bob Marshall/Outing Club, Forestry Club, Student Environmental Action Coalition, Student Green Campus Initiative, Alpha Phi Omega (Service)
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: United States Collegiate Athletic Association
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Archery Yes No No
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball Yes No No
    • Basketball Yes Yes No
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Crew Yes No No
    • Cross-country running Yes Yes No
    • Equestrian sports Yes No No
    • Fencing Yes No No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No Yes No
    • Gymnastics Yes No No
    • Ice hockey Yes No No
    • Lacrosse Yes No No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rifle Yes No No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Sailing Yes No No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Yes No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Squash Yes No No
    • Swimming Yes No No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track Yes Yes No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Archery Yes No No
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes No No
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Crew Yes No No
    • Cross-country running Yes Yes No
    • Equestrian sports Yes No No
    • Fencing Yes No No
    • Field hockey Yes No No
    • Football No No No
    • Golf No Yes No
    • Gymnastics Yes No No
    • Ice hockey Yes No No
    • Lacrosse Yes No No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rifle No No No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Sailing Yes No No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Yes No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Squash Yes No No
    • Swimming Yes No No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track Yes Yes No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty186
    • Full-time Percentage76%
    • Part-time Percentage24%
    • Female Percentage31%
    • Male Percentage69%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio13:1 or 2,099 students to 157 faculty


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