SUNY College Of Environmental Science And Forestry

SUNY College Of Environmental Science And Forestry

The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, also known as the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry or SUNY ESF, was established in 1911. It is a public college and the main campus occupies an area of over 10 acres in Syracuse, New York. In addition, the institute has a number of satellite campuses including the Wanakena Campus, Cranberry Lake Biological Station campus, Huntington Wildlife Forest campus, Tully Campus, Warrensburg Campus, Thousand Islands Campus, and Forest Experimental Station campus.

SUNY ESF offers graduate and undergraduate programs in various fields including science, landscape architecture, and applied science. Bachelor's and associate's degrees are also offered here. The student body of the college includes enrollment from various countries worldwide.

The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry's students compete in various intramural and club sports. The athletics teams are nicknamed the Stumpies. They participate in sports including golf and soccer.

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Contacting ESF

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
One Forestry Dr.
Syracuse , NY 13210
General Phone: (315) 470-6500

ESF Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Conservation and Resource Management151environmental studies, environmental science, natural resources management, forestry, forest sciences, forest management, wood science, forestry courses
Science146wildlife biology, biotechnology, aquatic biology, environmental biology, conservation biology, biological and biomedical sciences, chemistry, chemistry courses
Engineering54engineering, environmental engineering, various engineering courses
Architecture and Planning34landscape architecture
Construction Trades26construction trades
Agricultural Science and Management13various agricutural courses
Engineering Technician11surveying tech

Number of programs and degrees for ESF in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Postbaccalaureate certificate131
Bachelor's degree26518
Master's degree976
Doctor's degree225
Associate's degree382

ESF Student Body

In 2007-2008, ESF had a total enrollment of 2,299 students (1,843 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 58%
Women 42%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 77%
Graduate 23%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 88%
Black 1%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 6%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 11%
18-19 22%
20-21 24%
22-24 17%
25-29 13%
30-34 5%
35-39 3%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York82%
New Jersey4%

ESF Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 16 %
Part-Time 100 %

ESF Room and Board (2007)

ESF offers campus housing for 300 of its 1,843 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Syracuse, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

ESF Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal520610
SAT Math540630
ACT Composite2127

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT100%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT38%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

ESF Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,209
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 11,469
Room and board $ 11,920
Room charge $ 5,980
Board (meal plan) charge $ 5,940
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 1,050

Financial Aid:
ESF participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 285100)

ESF Faculty

ESF has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2011
Non-tenured and not on tenure track31

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year24$112,4920*
Associate professorcalendar year1*1*
Instructorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year26$110,1521*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year23$92,2653$88,194
Associate professoracademic year28$73,8426$70,917
Assistant professoracademic year15$63,3559$60,979
Instructoracademic year4$54,0253$48,873
Lectureracademic year1*0*
All faculty totalacademic year71$76,30921$65,977

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

ESF Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other

Architecture And Planning
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management
Forest Sciences and Biology
Forestry, General
Forestry, Other
Natural Resources Management and Policy
Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology

Construction Trades
Construction Trades, Other

Engineering, General
Engineering, Other
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering

Engineering Technician
Surveying Technology/Surveying

Aquatic Biology/Limnology
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Conservation Biology
Environmental Biology
Wildlife Biology

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What Sets ESF Apart:

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Salaries of full-time faculty
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Male % of student body
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Top 12%ESF Male % of student body
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 14%ESF Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(colleges not offering open-admission)
Top 18%ESF Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 19%ESF Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
% of degrees in engineering
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%ESF % of degrees in engineering

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