SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

United States of America

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State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, also known as ESF, is a doctoral university based in Syracuse, New York, and a branch of the SUNY system. Founded in 1911, ESF is the country’s oldest college devoted solely to the study of the environment. 

The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry offers students a niche education with the benefits of life at a large institution. The most popular majors at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry include: Environmental Biology; Natural Resources and Conservation, Engineering, Landscape Architecture and Chemistry. 

The total student population at the university is more than 2,300 students of which more than 1,800 are enrolled in the undergraduate programs. The student to faculty ratio at the university is 16:1 and the acceptance rate is 52%.

The College offers various basic forms of student financial assistance: scholarships or grants; part-time employment; educational loans; diversity student scholarships and fellowships; assistantships, tuition scholarships, and fellowships for graduate students; a deferred tuition payment plan; and sources of non-need loans to students and parents. Financial aid is awarded primarily on the basis of financial need. Some scholarships and fellowships, however, are based on other criteria, such as academic achievement or minority status. Assistantships, tuition scholarships and fellowships for graduate students are awarded based upon academic achievement.

Notable Alumni: Reginald E. Balch (Canadian photographer and scientist), Stephen Kay (Golf course architect), Bob Marshall (Forester, writer and wilderness activist)

Program
Duration
Format
Tuition Fees
Deadlines
Standard Test
English

Water Resources Engineering deals with analysis and design of water resource systems through field, laboratory, and computer methods. Emphasis is placed on coordinating engineering to reduce impacts on human and natural systems.

"3 Letters of Recommendation, Resume, Transcripts of an earned bachelor's degree from a recognized institution with an academic record showing at least a ""B"" average for junior and senior years of the baccalaureate program or for the master's program, A statement of educational and professional goals"

Water Resources Engineer, Environmental Engineer

15th Jan

English

Aquatic and fisheries science is the study of aquatic ecosystems to increase scientific understanding and to apply basic ecological principles to their management, thereby sustaining them for multiple uses.

Official high school transcript, Typical SAT scores: Critical reading (560-640), Math (560-660), ACT Composite (25-29), Average GPA 3.8, TOEFL:PBT-550,CBT-213,IBT-79, IELTS-6

Fisheries Science, Wetland Science, Limnology, Marine Biology and Oceanography

1st Feb

English

This option stresses a chemical approach to problems in the life and health sciences. Students take advanced courses in natural products chemistry, chemical analysis, and biochemistry. Professional electives in botany, chemical ecology, genetics and molecular biology strengthen connections in the life and health sciences.

Official high school transcript, Typical SAT scores: Critical reading (560-640), Math (560-660), ACT Composite (25-29), Average GPA 3.8, TOEFL:PBT-550,CBT-213,IBT-79, IELTS-6

Analytical chemist, Biomedical scientist, Healthcare scientist, clinical biochemistry, Clinical research associate,Forensic scientist,Physician associate,Research scientist (life sciences),Scientific laboratory technician

1st Feb

English

If you want to help solve America s energy problems and also prepare for an exciting and rewarding career, take a close look at ESF s Bioprocess Engineering program the first and only program of its kind in the Northeastern United States.

Official high school transcript, Typical SAT scores: Critical reading (560-640), Math (560-660), ACT Composite (25-29), Average GPA 3.8, TOEFL:PBT-550,CBT-213,IBT-79, IELTS-6

U.S. food industry, International corporations, Biotechnology companies, Government agencies, Private consulting firms, Agricultural commodity processing, University Research

1st Feb

English

Biotechnology is the application of biological organisms, cells, or molecules to create products or services for the betterment of humans.

Official high school transcript, Typical SAT scores: Critical reading (560-640), Math (560-660), ACT Composite (25-29), Average GPA 3.8, TOEFL:PBT-550,CBT-213,IBT-79, IELTS-6

DNA analyst, Scientist, Clinical Research Associate job, Laboratory Assistant, Microbiologist, Greenhouse and Field Technician, Bioinformatics Specialist, Animal Caretaker

1st Feb

a) Common Application

b) Official high school transcript

c) Official SAT/ACT scores

d) Typical SAT scores: Critical reading (560-640), Math (560-660), ACT Composite (25-29)

e) Average GPA 3.8

f) TOEFL/IELTS/STEP IKEN scores if the applicant’s native language is not English

g) TOEFL:PBT-550,CBT-213,IBT-79, IELTS-6

h) Acceptance rate: 51.1% (2014)

Requirements vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific requirements.

Fees

Undergraduate: USD 16,650

Fees vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

Cost of Living

The annual cost of living is USD 11,430 approx.

Accommodation

Yes, the university has in campus dorm facilities

Undergraduate: Spring: November 1, Fall: February 1

Graduate: Spring: November 1, Fall: January 15

Deadlines vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.

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University Stats

2210

Students

1790

Undergraduates

420

Postgraduate

120

Faculty Strength

18

Student Faculty Ratio

52
%

Acceptance Rate

$
16650

Tuition Fees

$
11430

Living Cost

$
3135

Other Fees

3.85

Avg. GPA

37

Avg. IB

68
%

Avg. Percentage

* All cost are in USD