SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry was awarded 180 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is paper science and engineering.

Overall Quality

ESF landed the #175 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when ESF held the #226 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

ESF also holds the #18 spot on the Best Colleges in New York ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into ESF?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is a competitive 52%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

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 )
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800

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

ACT Composite Scores for SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry  ( 24 to 28 )
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SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is about average at 14 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is 71%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  71 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Freshmen Retention Rate

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry has a freshmen retention rate of 82%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  82 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at ESF for first-time, full-time students is 59%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  59 out of 100
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100

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SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,812 undergraduates at ESF with 1,747 being full-time and 65 being part-time.

How Much Does SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Cost?

The overall average net price of ESF is $19,737. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for ESF

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,838 $15,930 $20,095 $21,656 $25,541

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of ESF, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. 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 2.5%. 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.

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How Much Money Do ESF Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from ESF make around $45,600 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future ESF graduates since it is 15% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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Location of SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Located in Syracuse, New York, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is a public institution. Syracuse is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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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

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 19 majors graduated from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Of these students, 537 received undergraduate degrees and 101 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 145 $22,800
Natural Resource Management 63 $35,500
Natural Resources Conservation 60 $28,500
Biomedical Engineering 47 NA
Environmental Engineering 40 NA
Zoology 33 $20,500
Forestry 18 NA
Landscape Architecture 17 $41,700
Biotechnology 15 NA
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 13 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at ESF

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2018-2019, 74 students took at least one online class at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. This is an increase from the 65 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 74 13
2017-2018 65 10
2016-2017 12 0
2015-2016 56 0
2013-2014 93 0

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*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.

References

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