130 Freshmen Enroll at ESF
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Some 1,600 students began classes this week at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF).
The student body includes 130 freshmen and 240 transfer students who are new to campus. Forty-five students are studying at the New York State Ranger School in Wanakena.
About 1,000 of the students are undergraduates, with the remaining 600 involved in graduate studies.
The freshman class comprises students from eight states. Eighty-eight percent of the freshmen are from New York. Slightly more than half the freshman class is male.
Students arrived at the ESF campus Thursday, Aug. 26, for an orientation program. Classes began Monday, Aug. 30. In Wanakena, classes began Wednesday, Aug. 18, after a two-day orientation program.
ESF is a specialized college of the State University of New York. The college was founded in 1911.
ESF offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in chemistry, construction management and wood products engineering, environmental and forest biology, environmental resources and forest engineering, environmental studies, forest resources management, landscape architecture, and paper science and engineering. There is also a dual option in forest ecosystem science. Students at the Ranger School earn an associate's degree in forest technology.