SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More

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With an acceptance rate of 54% in 2016, SUNY ESF has largely accessible admissions. Successful applicants will generally have B-averages and standardized test scores within or above the ranges posted below. To apply, those interested will need to submit an application, personal statement, official high school transcripts, and scores from either the SAT or the ACT. If you have any questions or concerns about applying, be sure to contact the admissions office at SUNY ESF.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • SUNY College of Environmental Science Acceptance Rate: 54%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Description:

The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry is a specialized environmental management and sustainability college with its main campus located in Syracuse, New York, and several satellite campuses across central New York and the Adirondack Mountains area. The 17-acre main campus sits on Syracuse’s University Hill overlooking downtown Syracuse and Onondaga Lake. ESF has a 15 to 1 student faculty ratio and offers 22 undergraduate and 30 graduate degrees in the sciences, engineering and forestry. Within the undergraduate program, the most popular areas of study are environmental biology, conservation biology and landscape architecture.

The most common graduate programs include forest management and operation and environmental physiology. Students are actively involved on campus, participating in nearly 25 student clubs and organizations. The ESF Mighty Oaks compete in cross-country, golf, soccer and basketball in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association and have a long tradition in intercollegiate woodsman competitions.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,186 (1,751 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 54% Male / 46% Female
  • 98% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $8,103 (in-state); $17,953 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $16,110
  • Other Expenses: $1,050
  • Total Cost: $26,463 (in-state); $36,313 (out-of-state)

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 89%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 82%
    • Loans: 57%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,104
    • Loans: $6,922

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Conservation Biology, Environmental Biology, Environmental Science, Landscape Architecture, Wildlife Science.

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 85%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 20%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 60%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 74%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Golf, Basketball, Cross Country, Track and Field, Soccer
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Track and Field, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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