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Chances of getting into SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
60%
Admission Difficulty for SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Difficult 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into SUNY-ESF and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at SUNY-ESF is 60%.  It ranks #54 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. SUNY-ESF is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 1,174 out of 1,951 applicants were admitted.

The school has difficult admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 32 percent (SAT 1130/1300 ACT 24/30). SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.72. 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

SUNY-ESF SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1130-1300
Applicants Submitting SAT 
87%
SAT Scores for SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1130
SAT Scores for SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 650
SAT Composite 75th 1300
Average SAT Score 1220

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 prefers applicants to be in the top 36 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1130 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 1040. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1220 out of 1600. SUNY-ESF ranks #32 in New York and #223 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 87 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

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 
1300 and Above Good >74%
1215 to 1300 Avg + 60%-74%
1130 to 1215 Avg - 44%-60%
1045 to 1130 Reach 29%-44%
Less than 1045 Low <29%
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SUNY-ESF ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
24-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
43%
ACT Scores for SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 27

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 21 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 27 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #30 in New York and #192 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 43 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
30 and Above Good >74%
27 to 30 Avg + 60%-74%
24 to 27 Avg - 44%-60%
21 to 24 Reach 29%-44%
Less than 21 Low <29%
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SUNY-ESF GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.72
Typical High School Grades 
A-

What GPA do you need to get into SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into SUNY-ESF. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry was 3.72 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #17 in New York for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as SUNY-ESF accepts 60% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 1.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 28.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 45.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 23.0% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 3.0% Low
2.50 to 2.99 0% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,068 883 1,951
Accepted 680 494 1,174
Acceptance Rate 64% 56% 60%
Enrolled 151 151 302
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 31% 26%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is $50.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and what student information is used for admission decisions?

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Application 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.

FAQs

Does SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry prefer SAT or ACT?

87% of students submit their SAT scores to SUNY-ESF. 43% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry?

60% of those who apply are granted admission to SUNY-ESF. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1130 and 1300. 87% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 24 and 30. 43% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.