The Buzz about SUNY ESF, Our ReLeaf 2015 Host

Gateway Center suny esf picA number of NYSUFC members are also alums of SUNY ESF (College of Environmental Science and Forestry), including Kim Zhang and Council Treasurer Lori Brockelbank, our Council Secretary Steve Harris, and Executive Secretary Liana Gooding’s husband Mark. For those of you who are new to SUNY ESF, here’s the buzz. One standout stat: the average student: faculty ratio is 12:1. 

ESF at a Glance

Founded in 1911, ESF is the nation’s oldest and most respected college dedicated solely to the study of the environment, developing renewable technologies and building a sustainable future.

  • The ESF campus occupies 12 acres in Syracuse and 25,000 acres on its regional campuses throughout Central New York and the Adirondack Park.
  • The ESF student body consists of approximately 1,650 undergraduate students and 600 graduate students.
  • ESF alumni number more than 18,000 worldwide.
  • ESF offers 24 undergraduate and 30 graduate degree programs to choose from, including bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral (Ph.D.) programs in the sciences, engineering, forestry and landscape architecture. Associate degree programs are offered at ESF’s Ranger School in the Adirondacks.
  • The College’s long-standing partnership with Syracuse University provides ESF students with the opportunity to take classes at SU, use library and computing facilities, join student clubs and eat in SU dining halls.
  • US News & World Report ranks ESF among the “Top 50 Public National Universities” and one of the top 50 “Great Schools at Great Prices.” Here’s an article they did about ESF.
  • Forbes magazine ranks ESF the 3rd best college in the nation for women in science and engineering.
  • ESF students contribute more than 70,000 hours of community service each year, and the College has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
  • The College sponsors intercollegiate athletic teams in basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, indoor track and timber sports.


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