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SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Overview

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is a public institution located in Syracuse, New York. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Known For?

507 Undergraduate Awards
$31,615 Avg Cost After Aid
52% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at ESF have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 2%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at ESF.
  • In 2017-2018, 70% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from ESF makes roughly $45,600 a year. This is 12% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • On average, it takes about 4.2 years for students from ESF to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

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SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Rankings

According to our 2021 analysis, ESF is ranked #386 out of 2,320 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at ESF.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Forestry Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Value Forestry Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Value Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Value Natural Resource Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Natural Resource Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Value Natural Resources & Conservation Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Value Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Natural Resources & Conservation Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Value Natural Resources Conservation Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#50 Best Value Biological & Biomedical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards ESF has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#2 Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation College Factual
#2 Best Colleges for Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology College Factual
#3 Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation College Factual
#3 Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#4 Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences College Factual
#5 Best Colleges for Zoology College Factual

Where Is SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry?

Location of SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Contact details for ESF are given below.

Contact Details
Address: One Forestry Dr., Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone: 315-470-6500
Website: www.esf.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sunyesf/
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sunyesf

How Do I Get Into ESF?

You can apply to ESF online at: www.esf.edu/admissions/apply.htm

Admission Requirements for ESF

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into ESF?

52% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women
77% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at ESF is 52%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 45% of accepted students are men and 55% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 49%, and the acceptance rate for women is 55%.

Average Test Scores

About 77% of students accepted to ESF submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 580 and 650. Math scores were between 570 and 650.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry  ( 580 to 650 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry  ( 570 to 650 )
200
800
ESF received ACT scores from 50% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 22 and 28. Math scores were between 23 and 27. Composite scores were between 24 and 28.

ACT English Scores for SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry  ( 22 to 28 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry  ( 23 to 27 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry  ( 24 to 28 )
1
36

Can I Afford SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry?

$31,615 Net Price
55% Take Out Loans
2.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of ESF is $31,615. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At ESF, approximately 55% of students took out student loans averaging $7,345 a year. That adds up to $29,380 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at ESF is 2.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,747 Full-Time Undergraduates
48% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,812 undergraduate students at ESF, with 1,747 being full-time and 65 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  ESF

There are also 397 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,747 full-time undergraduates at ESF, 52% are male and 48% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  ESF

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of ESF Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 67
Black or African American 33
Hispanic or Latino 108
White 1,362
International Students 49
Other Races/Ethnicities 128

Geographic Diversity

New York students aren't the only ones who study at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. At this time, 16 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Online Learning at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

10 Took All Classes Online
65 Took At Least One Class Online
329.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 65 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at ESF has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 115th most popular in New York for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of ESF

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry was 329.2%. This is the #188 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at ESF regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 108 18 8 134
Natural Resources Conservation 22 67 19 8 116
Natural Resource Management 0 61 3 0 64
Forestry 22 26 12 0 60
Environmental Engineering 0 45 12 2 59
Zoology 0 38 0 0 38
Biomedical Engineering 0 35 0 0 35
Landscape Architecture 0 12 8 0 20
Construction Management 0 19 0 0 19
Chemistry 0 12 2 5 19
Biotechnology 0 16 0 0 16
Paper Science & Engineering 0 9 2 0 11
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 7 0 0 7
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 4 0 0 4
Engineering-Related Technologies 4 0 0 0 4
General Physical Sciences 0 0 2 0 2
Construction Engineering 0 0 1 0 1
Sustainability Science 0 0 0 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation (Other) 0 0 0 0 0
Other Public Administration 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 48 459 79 23 609

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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