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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    D
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B+
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 $33,100.
About SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry...
Athletic Division
USCAA
Athletic Conference
Address
One Forestry Dr.
Syracuse, NY 13210
Branch of
SUNY System
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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
52%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1150-1300
ACT Range
24-28
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$18,166/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,628/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
91%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.18 responses
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.22 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.22 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,737Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
54
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
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  • Friendly, nerdy, weird, helpful, geeky
    44%
  • Friendly
    38%
  • A little nerdy but nice
    13%
  • Nerdy
    6%

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.26 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.29 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Rigorous
    39%
  • Unique
    39%
  • Friendly
    11%
  • Industrious
    6%
  • Relaxed
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
78%
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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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 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.