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e s f home link - e s f college of environmental science and forestry
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About ESF

Like Nowhere Else...

A confluence of merit, minds and mission with a century of history, ESF stands alone in its balanced dedication.

Quick Facts 

  • 1700 undergraduate and 500 graduate students
  • 25 undergraduate programs and 46 graduate areas
  • ESF students can take classes, use library and computing facilities, join clubs and eat in dining halls at Syracuse University.
  • More than 70,000 service hours logged by students annually
  • Intercollegiate basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, indoor track, timber sports and bass fishing
  • Ranked No. 2 on Princeton Review’s list of “green colleges” and No. 4 on Sierra Magazine’s “Cool Schools” list
  • 20,000 alumni worldwide
  • One day is not enough to celebrate our planet — Earth Week is a seven-day event.
  • Home of the annual Top 10 New Species list
  • 25,000 acres of field stations across New York state

Welcome to ESFInterim President David C. Amberg

president dr. David c. Amberg

"There is no better time than now for ESF to step up and meet the unprecedented challenges faced by our planet and its inhabitants — challenges posed by environmental degradation and environmental change." Read more

College Leadership