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)
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