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ESF Named a Top College for Affordability

Syracuse, N.Y. – Jan. 10, 2024 – Its low cost and low student debt landed the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) – one of the nation’s premier colleges focused exclusively on the study of the environment, developing renewable technologies, and building a sustainable future – on a list of the 2024 Top Colleges for Affordability.

Out of over 1,800 U.S. colleges and universities, 150 were recognized by Scholarships360 as a Top College for Affordability, selected through metrics that considers student loan debt, net price, graduation rates, and graduate income. ESF and other institutions on the list share a commitment to providing access and financial aid support for all students, regardless of financial background.

“A college education is an investment in a student’s future, and it’s hard to find a better educational value than ESF. SUNY’s tuition and fees are among the lowest and most competitive in the nation, and ESF offers scholarships, grants and financial aid to help make college affordable,” said Mark Hill, Director of Financial Aid at ESF.

The full list of Top Colleges for Affordability can be found online here.

About SUNY ESF

The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) is dedicated to the study of the environment, developing renewable technologies, and building a sustainable and resilient future through design, policy, and management of the environment and natural resources. Members of the College community share a passion for protecting the health of the planet and a deep commitment to the rigorous application of science to improve the way humans interact with the world. The College offers academic programs ranging from the associate of applied science to the Doctor of Philosophy. ESF students live, study, and do research on the main campus in Syracuse, N.Y., and on 25,000 acres of field stations in a variety of ecosystems across the state.