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Undergraduate Admissions

At ESF, the environment comes first and science is our middle name!

ESF is home to a dynamic community of collaborators, researchers, teachers, and learners — all coming together to improve our world. Our students are high achieving, engaged, active, and enthusiastic. At ESF, you can pursue your interests and passions and take them even farther through research; field, lab, and studio work; and study abroad and internship opportunities. Our partnership with and proximity to Syracuse University opens up even more opportunities to enhance your academic and student life.


First-Year Students

Admission to ESF is competitive, but our admissions process is a personal one. Your interests, abilities, and goals are important to us in providing the best guidance we can as you explore your options. If you’re a high school student interested in ESF, see what we have to offer.

First-Year Admissions

Transfer Students

ESF welcomes transfer students in all undergraduate programs of study. Approximately 30% of our students transfer to ESF. If you have completed college-level coursework following high school graduation, you’re considered a transfer student.

Transfer Admissions

International Students

At ESF, we value the global perspectives that our international students bring to the classroom and campus. International students may either apply as first-year or transfer student as your post-secondary education directs.

International Student Admissions

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I love ESF because it is a small, student-focused school with a big city feel. ESF is centered around protecting and improving the world around us. 
Marie Hutchinson, Landscape Architecture



About ESF


Programs, Majors, Minors

We offer 24 Bachelor of Science programs, 28 minors, and three associate degree programs within our eight academic departments.

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Student Life

ESF students are encouraged to dive in and take advantage of all that ESF has to offer. We offer many opportunities for support, leadership, extracurricular involvement, and lifelong friendships.

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Tuition & Aid

A college education is an investment in your future, and it’s hard to find a better educational value than ESF. Find out how we can help make college more affordable.

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Interested in ESF?

We invite you to take the next step — request more information from us, schedule a visit to campus, or (if you’re ready) apply!

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Contact Us

Finding the right college can be both exciting and overwhelming.  If you have any questions at any point in your journey, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions is here for you: | (315) 470-6600

Staff Directory

Academic Year: Monday – Friday  8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Summer: Monday – Thursday  8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. to noon