SUNY ESF is a highly rated public college located in Syracuse, New York. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,737 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the SUNY ESF acceptance rate is 52%. Popular majors include Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Natural Resources Conservation and Management, and Environmental Science. Graduating 78% of students, SUNY ESF alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,500.
SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry Rankings
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.18 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.22 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.22 responses
Most Popular Majors
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology94 Graduates
Natural Resources Conservation and Management77 Graduates
Environmental Science62 Graduates
Environmental Engineering37 Graduates
Zoology and Entomology30 Graduates
Construction Management28 Graduates
Landscape Architecture16 Graduates
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering12 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.26 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.29 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.14 responses
SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry Reviews
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.
I absolutely love ESF. The smallness of the classes and the campus overall feels amazing and very tight nit; I love feeling like I belong here. And I speak from experiences having been to over 3 different college campuses in the past due to transferring. The only thing I do not like is the location surrounding it; Syracuse is a very depressed city, and it shows. A lot of abandoned houses, and I've heard gunshots before when coming home from campus (that was only once so far though.)
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.