SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF)

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SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry can be found in Syracuse, NY, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. About two thousand students are enrolled at SUNY-ESF.

Many of the students that got into this school earned an SAT score within the range of 1120 to 1300, or got accepted with an ACT score within the range of 23 to 28. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the SUNY-ESF average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.28 - 3.52. SUNY-ESF has an acceptance rate of about 70% with 31% of applicants deciding to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall SUNY-ESF Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry was reported as 69.5% in Fall 2020 with over 1,660 college applications submitted to SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SUNY-ESF ACT Scores: 23 - 28
  • SUNY-ESF Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 54.2%
  • 2017-2018: 52.2%
  • 2018-2019: 61.4%
  • 2019-2020: 69.5%
  • Projected SUNY-ESF Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 57.7%

How Does SUNY-ESF Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for SUNY-ESF is twenty-three percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Le Moyne College73.6%
Cazenovia College93.7%
Morrisville State College74.9%
Colgate University22.6%
Wells College83.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to SUNY-ESF (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading560 - 650
Math560 - 650
Total Score1120 - 1300
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 28
Math22 - 27
Composite Score23 - 28
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