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Build a Sustainable Future.

At ESF, we work to address the Earth's most pressing problems — and students come here because they want to be part of the solution. As part of the Sustainable Resources Management department, you'll better understand current environmental issues with a special focus on sustainably managing renewable, natural and constructed resources.

Our undergraduate degree programs include:

Construction Management

Forest Ecosystem Science

Forest Resources Management

Natural Resources Management

Sustainable Energy Management

Apply to ESF today!

Fall 2024 Filing Dates


January 15

Guaranteed Transfer

January 15

Recommended Transfer

February 15

Applications for all will still be accepted after this date and will be considered for admission on a space available basis.

About ESF

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Who We Are

ESF is a small college with big ideas. Our faculty, students, 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. We're also a leader on numerous lists of "green" and sustainable schools. The Princeton Review ranks ESF the No. 3 Top Green College in the nation, while the Sierra Club ranked ESF one of the "Coolest Schools" in the country for five consecutive years (2017-2021).

Affordability & Value

A college education is an investment in your future, and it's hard to find a better educational value than ESF. We're recognized as a "Best Value School" and often ranked for our affordability. Plus, SUNY's tuition and fees are among the lowest and most competitive in the nation.

In addition to federal and state financial aid programs, ESF offers:

  • scholarships
  • grants
  • loans
  • part-time employment
  • deferred tuition payment plans


Students leave ESF well-trained to execute on improving the world — and their expertise has never been more in demand. Our high placement rate means students are prepared to transition from an ESF undergrad to employment or graduate study. ESF alumni have a wealth of opportunities to pursue and get jobs related to their majors all over the world.



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Thanks to our long-standing partnership with Syracuse University — which is located right next door — ESF students can:

  • take classes at SU
  • use their library, computer and recreational facilities
  • join student clubs
  • participate in intramural athletics
  • attend events
  • take advantage of on-campus dining
  • participate in faith-based communities