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Chances of getting into SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
69.5%
Admission Difficulty for SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into SUNY-ESF and can I get accepted? The school has a 70% acceptance rate ranking it #82 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,155 out of 1,661 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. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must 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 determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

SUNY-ESF SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1120-1300
Applicants Submitting SAT
87%
SAT Scores for SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1120
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 1210

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 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 1030. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1210 out of 1600. The school ranks #34 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 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 >80%
1210 to 1300 Avg + 70%-80%
1120 to 1210 Avg - 58%-70%
1030 to 1120 Reach 45%-58%
Less than 1030 Low <45%
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SUNY-ESF ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-28 
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 22
ACT Composite 25th 23
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
Average ACT Score 25

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 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #39 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 43 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 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
28 and Above Good >82%
25 to 28 Avg + 70%-82%
23 to 25 Avg - 60%-70%
21 to 23 Reach 50%-60%
Less than 21 Low <50%
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SUNY-ESF GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

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

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into SUNY-ESF. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry was 3.8 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 70% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

66% of SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 27%
Top 25% of class 66%
Top 50% of class 95%
Bottom 50% of class 5%
Bottom 25% of class 0%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 901 760 1,661
Accepted 656 499 1,155
Acceptance Rate 73% 66% 70%
Enrolled 182 171 353
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 28% 34% 31%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Application Fee

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

Admission 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 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.

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?

70% 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 1120 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 23 and 28. 43% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.