State University of New York – College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF)

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Established in 1911 through a bill signed by the New York Governor (John Alden Dix), the State University of New York – College of Environmental Science and Forestry, is a degree-granting institution based in the University Hill neighborhood of Syracuse, New York. The university’s curricula focuses on the understanding, management and sustainability of the environment and natural resources. The ESF mission statement is “to advance knowledge and skills and to promote the leadership necessary for the stewardship of both the natural and designed environments.”

General Information

Admission Office

106 Bray Hall

One Forestry Drive

Syracuse, NY 13210

(315) 470-6600

Fax: (315) 470-6933

Contact: Susan Sanford

Director of Admissions & Inter-Institutional Relations
Main Address

One Forestry Drive

Syracuse, NY 13210

(315) 470-6500

Total undergrads: 1,633

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 310

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,541

Graduate enrollment: 568


Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $40

Online application fee: $40
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 48%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 89%

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Animal Sciences B
Pest Management B

Architecture & Related Programs

Landscape Architecture B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Aquatic Biology/Limnology B
Biochemistry B
Biotechnology B
Conservation Biology B
Environmental Biology B
Natural history and interpretation B
Wildlife Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Construction Management B


Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Science Teacher Education B


Bioprocess engineering, paper science and engineering, wood products engineering B
Engineering – General B
Environmental Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Surveying Technology A

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Environmental Studies B
Fishing/Fisheries B
Forest Management B
Forest Resources Production B
Forest Sciences/Biology B
Forest Technology A
Forestry – General B
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B
Natural Resources Management/Policy B
Wildlife/Wilderness Management B
Wood Science/Paper Technology B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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