State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry: Narrative Description

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STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK COLLEGE OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND FORESTRY J-16

1 Forestry Dr.
Syracuse, NY 13210-2779
Tel: (315)470-6500
Free: 800-777-7373
Admissions: (315)470-6600
Fax: (315)470-6933
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.esf.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1911. Setting: 12-acre urban campus. Research spending 2003-04: $11.5 million. Total enrollment: 2,046. Faculty: 147 (116 full-time, 31 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 8:1. 849 applied, 64% were admitted. 14% from top 10% of their high school class, 49% from top quarter, 90% from top half. 1 class president, 2 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,307 students, 37% women, 63% men. Part-time: 230 students, 42% women, 58% men. Students come from 25 states and territories, 8 other countries, 11% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 2% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 12% 25 or older, 40% live on campus, 14% transferred in. Retention: 89% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: biological/life sciences; natural resources/environmental science; engineering/engineering technologies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Syracuse University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 3.3 high school GPA, supplemental application, SAT or ACT. Recommended: 3 recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 11/15 for early action. Notification: continuous, 1/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $4350 full-time, $181 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,610 full-time, $442 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $641 full-time, $16.10 per credit hour part-time, $19.10 per year part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to location. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and location. College room and board: $9790. College room only: $4890. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and location.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 300 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 33% of eligible men and 33% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Bob Marshall/Outing Club, Forestry Club, Student Environmental Action Coalition. Major annual events: Earth Day, Family and Friends Fall Barbecue, Awards Banquet. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. F. Franklin Moon Library plus 1 other with 137,367 books, 204,150 microform titles, 2,000 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $986,625. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Syracuse University.

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