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The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry

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ESF is fucking awesome
1st Year Male -- Class 2014
Friendliness: A+, University Resource Use/ spending: F
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SUNY ESF taught me one thing;Other
SUNY ESF taught me one thing; No matter how hard you work, or the effort you put in, you can't make it anywhere with their education.

Even using my networking contacts I can't find employment anywhere. My former adviser that I did research for 20-40hrs a week for the past two years is useless as well. He informed he would be glad to assist me in my job search... hollow words from someone who didn't deserve my time. After he ignored an e-mail of mine for over a week I called and he pretended not to know me.

Now I am forced to move beyond my education to find ways to get by.ESF no one needs you, you're not that great.

Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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I am from a relatively small down andQuite BrightOther
I am from a relatively small down and graduated seventh in my class. I chose ESF because I thought I wanted to pursue an environmental degree and when I visited campus I fell in love. It was small, consisting of about 5 buildings and had a very small student population. However, as I began school there, my opinion started to change. You really do get the best of both worlds at ESF, small school good education and then SU, great parties, huge athletics, clubs and activities. However, I found people at SU to be pretty rude towards ESF students and the ESF student population is just as weird. There are two groups of students, the weird ones that still seem like they should be nerds in high school and the ones who drink so much that they are still drunk when they go to class in the morning.

The weather in Syracuse is horrible, rainy, cold, and windy 80 percent of the week and with the bus stop so far away from ESF's campus, the walk can be pretty depressing.

As for the classes, I came to really regret my decision to attend ESF. When looking at colleges, I thought I was sure that I wanted to pursue an environmental degree, but throughout the semester, I found out that I was wrong. I decided that an environmental degree was not for me but I couldn't do anything because ESF is such a specific school. If you are absolutely positive that you want an environmental degree, go for ESF, but do not be fooled, just because it is "easy" to get into, doesn't mean it is easy. This is probably one of the hardest colleges I could have attended and I struggle daily in classes. Some teachers are friendly, while others are unapproachable and hostile.While ESF is great at what it does, I felt unwelcomed and out of place here and stuck with no where to turn because of it's lack of variety. Needless to say, I will be transfering at the end of this year.

1st Year Female -- Class 2014
Education Quality: A+, Surrounding City: B-
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