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Be a part of the solution.

For the past century, we’ve been educating, training, and supporting environmental champions, climate-change warriors, and sustainability advocates to understand, adapt to, mitigate, and build resilience in the face of environmental issues facing our planet.

If you’re passionate about improving our world, ESF can help you develop the expertise you need to prepare for a rewarding career. You’ll learn through a variety of ways: academic coursework, research, and field experiences; study-abroad programs and internships; and from your faculty, peers, and the community. Our work has never been more important and our students have never been more valuable upon their graduation.


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Undergraduate Admissions

ESF is a small college with big ideas. Students are taught by world-class faculty and renowned field experts who push the boundaries of knowledge and research in their academic specialties. We practice what we teach, which is why many of our programs embrace a hands-on learning approach through research, field work, and internships.

First-Year Students     Transfer Students

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Graduate Admissions

The Graduate School at ESF is committed to sustained learning, action and accountability to continually improve our environment for equity, diversity, justice and access.

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International Students

At ESF, we celebrate diversity and globalism and are excited to welcome graduate and undergraduate students from across the world with a full range of educational opportunities, services and support.

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At ESF, I was able to have new experiences I would not have anticipated, a number of which I received through the support of professors, advisors, and other departments. Thanks to that, I am more willing to try new things and take on bigger challenges that may have intimidated me at first.

Jordan Jessamy, Graduate Program in Environmental Science (GPES)

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