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ESF is one of the nation's premier colleges focused on the study of the environment, developing renewable technologies, and building a sustainable future. We work to address the Earth’s most pressing problems — and students come here because they want to be part of the solution.


A small college with BIG ideas

Our students, faculty, staff, and alumni make a global impact improving and sustaining the environment. We offer a world-class education among a close-knit community of more than 2,000 scholars with common values and a shared sense of purpose.

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Our Campus

ESF’s tight-knit community is centered alongside Syracuse University in the heart of Central New York and has a system of properties that broadly represent New York state’s rich ecological diversity for scientific study and instruction.

Our Region

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Improve Your World

We’re on a mission to advance knowledge and skills and to promote the leadership necessary for the stewardship of both the natural and designed environments.

Our vision is: A better world through environmental discovery.

A concise statement combining ESF's Vision and Mission is Improve Your World.

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Meet ESF President Joanie Mahoney and the team of talent that makes up the Executive Cabinet.

College Leadership Team


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