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Study at 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 enrolment of the college includes enrolment 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.

Profile of SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

The campus of ESF is in Syracuse, NY, which is a medium-sized city. The school is a public institution. Degrees at ESF include, at the school s highest level, the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in engineering, science, architecture and planning, conservation and resource management, and construction trades.

ESF Selectivity

Admission at ESF is selective, not open to all who apply. Getting into the school is challenging; it only admitted 51% of those who applied in 2007. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 510. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 540 and 620.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at ESF is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student enrolment

In 2007, the school had 2,299 students enrolled (1,932 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at ESF.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The mission of the College of Environmental Science and Forestry is to advance knowledge and skills and to promote the leadership necessary for the stewardship of both the natural and designed environments. "

ESF Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Science176 environmental biology, wildlife biology, conservation biology, biotechnology, chemistry, chemistry courses, biological and biomedical sciences, aquatic biology
Conservation and Resource Management124environmental studies, forestry courses, forest management, environmental science, forestry, natural resources management, wood science
Architecture and Planning 48landscape architecture
Engineering 34environmental engineering, engineering, various engineering courses
Construction Trades22 construction trades
Agricultural Science and Management 13various agricutural courses
Engineering Technician4surveying tech

Contact: ESF

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

One Forestry Dr.

Syracuse, NY 13210

General Phone: (315) 470-6500


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