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    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    D
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
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SUNY ESF is a highly rated public college located in Syracuse, New York. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,711 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the SUNY ESF acceptance rate is 54%. Popular majors include Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Natural Resource Management, and Forestry. Graduating 75% of students, SUNY ESF alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,500.
About SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry...
Athletic Division
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Athletic Conference
Address
One Forestry Dr.
Syracuse, NY 13210
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SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
54%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1070-1260
ACT Range
23-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$18,079/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,307/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,844/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,523/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,296/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,608/ year
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Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.18 responses
85%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.20 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.20 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,711Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 14 responses
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  • Friendly
    43%
  • Friendly, nerdy, weird, helpful, geeky
    43%
  • A little nerdy but nice
    14%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
54%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.24 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.27 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
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  • Unique
    44%
  • Rigorous
    31%
  • Friendly
    13%
  • Industrious
    6%
  • Relaxed
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
75%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.14 responses
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SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry Reviews

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I ended up transferring from this school. Academically, this school is great with very passionate professors and students. It's well recognized in the environmental field and the price is great. However, if you're looking for your typical exciting college experience this isn't the place for you. The school is very small and cliques form fast and are very exclusive. There is no party scene. The surrounding area is terrible especially for someone who enjoys the outdoors. People are so desperate to be in nature many people end up hanging out in the graveyard nearby. Unless you have a car your trapped in the falling apart, garbage filled city with crime all around. Highly recommend joining the Syrcause's outing club if you go here and like to be outside.
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I loved the experiences that I had at SUNY-ESF. The students and teachers are both passionate about saving the environment, and there are many options for both hard science and creative classes. The teachers are up to date with current happenings and legislation, and knowledge taught is both detailed and comprehensive. There is also the option to take any Syracuse University classes due to their partnership, which is basically getting private university teaching at public university cost.
This school is incredible, the academics, the campus, the professors, it is all so amazing! This school is rigorous with its freshman, so don't expect to sail though classes easily. After that, the doors are wide open, and with all kinds of natural science going on, you can never be truly bored. Science heavy, but that is how I like it.