SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Syracuse, NY, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
52%
Acceptance Rate
1,818
Students Applied
44%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
365
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. December 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision November 1, 2018
Other
Guaranteed Transfer Deadline
February 1, 2019
Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$50
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
72%
Out-Of-State Students
19%
US States Represented
27
Countries Represented
9
50%
Submitting ACT
77%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 25
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1235
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
570
75th
650
Reading
25th
580
75th
650
3.80
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
37%
3.50 - 3.74
34%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
25
Top 25%
63
Top 50%
95
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
24
$30k - $48k
23
$48k - $75k
28
$75k - $110k
28
$110k+
61

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: esfinfo@esf.edu
Admissions Telephone: 315-470-6600
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.74 Average Rating
You'll discover very quickly whether or not this is the school for you. When you're hanging out on campus it may feel like it's all fun and games but when you're in the classroom there is no joking around! Classes here are tough!
Amanda
Prepare for the cold winters.
Kristine from Syracuse, NY
Decide what makes you happy and go for it. Work hard and get prepared to be shocked at how different college is from high school. Be active and social...these 2-4 years are the only years you will be able to enjoy this.
OAKIE!
Visit. Talk to current students.
Samamtha from White Hall, MD
Winters here are absolutely brutal, and they start early. Make sure you either pack a nice, heavy coat, or you go right out and buy one once you get here. I only came from an hour away, and the difference still was enough to shock me.



If you're coming in as a freshman and staying in the dorm, take advantage of the mentor activities and the activities the RAs run. Yeah, they seem corny and dumb (and the mentors/orientation leaders tend to treat you like you're still kids if you let them), but they'll help you get out and meet people. There's an amazing sense of community here and everyone's more than willing to include you, but you have to put yourself out there first.



Don't walk across the quad. Just. Don't. Skip, cartwheel, roll across it, nobody will care... but if you just walk directly across it, you will have committed the highest of the stumpy sins. People have gotten tackled over this.
Ravyn from Romulus, NY
It is a challenge so be ready to work hard in the sciences but learn a lot of valuable information.
Alexandria from Syracuse, NY
Be ready to hit the ground running, it will be a lot more work than you're used to in high school, but definitely worth it. It has a partnership and is right across the street from SU, on of the biggest party schools in the country, so don't get too wrapped up in all the parties. Time management will be your biggest obstacle to overcome. There will always be something to do, especially if you're living in the dorms (Centennial), but in order to get a good GPA you will need to spend a lot of time doing homework and studying. A lot of students create study groups so you get work done and have a social life at the same time. Also, GET SLEEP! With everything that's going on, sleep can sometimes get lost in the mix, but without sleep you are more likely to doze off in class which does not leave a good impression on the professors and you will be more likely to get sick.

Have fun in college too! Join clubs that you're interested in and GET INVOLVED! Also, don't be afraid to go to your professors for help. Utilize their office hours, not only will they help you and answer any questions they have, but it will show the professors that you are truly putting in a good effort to do well in the class.
Jordan
Visit the school to see how you think you would fit in. Go to information sessions about your intended major, talk to professors, and go to open houses. Most importantly, talk to the students who actually go here and get their opinion on the school. Feel free to ask current students anything that will help you figure out if ESF is the right place for you!
Ashlyn from South Lima, NY
Don't live far away from campus! It's hard to get involved with other students and the community. Try hard to be outgoing, you'll learn so much more and make great connections. Also, take everything in stride. There are some aspects of ESF that can be frustrating (registration, bad professors, quarrelsome classmates, etc), but just remember it's all a learning process- use it for the betterment of yourself.
Hilary-Anne from Fabius, NY

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