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About ESF

Like Nowhere Else...

A confluence of merit, minds and mission with a century of history, ESF stands alone in its balanced dedication.

Quick Facts 

  • 1700 undergraduate and 500 graduate students
  • 25 undergraduate programs and 46 graduate areas
  • ESF students can take classes, use library and computing facilities, join clubs and eat in dining halls at Syracuse University.
  • More than 70,000 service hours logged by students annually
  • Intercollegiate basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, indoor track, timber sports and bass fishing
  • Ranked No. 2 on Princeton Review’s list of “green colleges” and No. 4 on Sierra Magazine’s “Cool Schools” list
  • 20,000 alumni worldwide
  • One day is not enough to celebrate our planet — Earth Week is a seven-day event.
  • Home of the annual Top 10 New Species list
  • 25,000 acres of field stations across New York state

President's Welcome

Quentin Wheeler, president of SUNY E.S.F.

"Whether your passion lies in designing better human-built environments, conserving and understanding biological diversity, or engineering better ways to meet the needs of human survival, ESF is in a league of its own." Read more

College Leadership