SUNY-ESF Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
How hard is it to get into SUNY-ESF and can I get accepted? The school has a 61% acceptance rate ranking it #59 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,239 out of 2,018 applicants were admitted making SUNY-ESF a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 34 percent. SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 31% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
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SUNY-ESF SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT87%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||560|
|SAT Math 25th||560|
|SAT Composite 25th||1120|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||660|
|SAT Math 75th||650|
|SAT Composite 75th||1310|
|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 requires applicants to be in the top 37 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1120 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 1020. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1220 out of 1600. The school ranks #31 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 87 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1310 and Above||Good||>73%|
|1215 to 1310||Avg +||61%-73%|
|1120 to 1215||Avg -||48%-61%|
|1025 to 1120||Reach||35%-48%|
|Less than 1025||Low||<35%|
SUNY-ESF ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT43%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||22|
|ACT Composite 25th||23|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||27|
|ACT Math 75th||29|
|ACT Composite 75th||29|
|Average ACT Score||26|
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 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 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 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #30 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 43 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|29 and Above||Good||>73%|
|26 to 29||Avg +||61%-73%|
|23 to 26||Avg -||48%-61%|
|20 to 23||Reach||35%-48%|
|Less than 20||Low||<35%|
Avg. High School GPA3.8
Typical High School GradesA-
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. The school ranks #9 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 61% of students who apply.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||28%||35%||31%|
What are the requirements for admission to SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
87% of students submit their SAT scores to SUNY-ESF. 43% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
61% 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.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1120 and 1310. 87% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.