State University of New York College of Environmental Science and ForestryThe ESF mission statement is "to advance knowledge and skills and to promote the leadership necessary for the stewardship of both the natural and designed environments." ESF is a "specialized institution" of the State University of New York, meaning that curricula focus primarily on one field, the College's being environmental management and stewardship. Students may supplement their education with courses taken at Syracuse University. ESF has academic departments in the fields of chemistry; environmental and forest biology; environmental resources engineering; environmental studies; forest and natural resources management; landscape architecture; and paper and bioprocess engineering. Environmental science programs offer students integrative degrees across the natural sciences.
The admission rate for applicants to ESF is 61 percent (Fall 2018). ESF is ranked at 55th in the 2020 ''US News & World Report'' rankings of the top public national universities. Furthermore, ESF is ranked 121st in the 2020 ''US News & World Report'' list of the best National Universities (both public and private). U.S. News & World Report ranked ESF as 64th best graduate school in Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering category in 2016. The ''Washington Monthly College Guide'' ranked ESF No. 49 among the nation's top service-oriented colleges and universities for 2012 (and 6th in "community service participation and hours served").
''Forbes Magazine'' ranked ESF #54 in its listing of “America’s Best College Buys” for 2012. Forbes.com has also ranked ESF at No. 3 on its 2010 list of the 20 best colleges for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). ESF is listed at No. 2, ahead of top programs like Duke, Cornell and Yale, among the best college environmental programs in the nation by Treehugger.com, a website devoted to sustainability and environmental news. In 2007, ''DesignIntelligence'' magazine ranked ESF's undergraduate and graduate programs in "Landscape Architecture", respectively at No. 12 and No. 9 in the United States.
The ''Online College Database'' ranked ESF at No. 6 on its list of "50 Colleges Committed to Saving the Planet" for 2013. The ranking relates in part to one of the school's newest programs, Sustainable Energy Management. Launched in 2013, the program focuses on energy markets, management, and resources. Global issues such as responsible energy use and development of sustainable energy sources are critical focal points in the STEM major. Provided by Wikipedia
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