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SUNY-ESF Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

52.1%
Admission Difficulty for SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into SUNY-ESF? The school has a 52% acceptance rate. Last year, 948 out of 1,818 applicants were admitted making SUNY-ESF a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 24 percent. SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 35% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1220-1360
Applicants Submitting SAT
77%
SAT Scores for SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 630
SAT Math 25th 590
SAT Composite 25th 1220
SAT Scores for SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 690
SAT Math 75th 670
SAT Composite 75th 1360
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry?

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry typically requires applicants to be in the top 22 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1220 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1150. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1290 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 77 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1360 and Above Good >65%
1290 to 1360 Avg + 52%-65%
1220 to 1290 Avg - 39%-52%
1150 to 1220 Reach 27%-39%
Less than 1150 Low <27%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
24-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
50%
ACT Scores for SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 28
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into SUNY-ESF?

Admission data indicates that SUNY-ESF regularly accepts students with ACT's of 24 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 27 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. 50 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >65%
26 to 28 Avg + 52%-65%
24 to 26 Avg - 39%-52%
22 to 24 Reach 27%-39%
Less than 22 Low <27%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.8
Typical High School Grades
A-

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry was 3.8 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as SUNY-ESF accepts 52% of students who apply.

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Admission Statistics

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 938 877 1,818
Accepted 518 430 948
Acceptance Rate 55% 49% 52%
Enrolled 167 162 329
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 32% 38% 35%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and what considerations affect admission decisions?

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=196103 IPEDS survey data for SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.