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

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I attended ESF in the hopes of beingQuite BrightBiology
I attended ESF in the hopes of being at a school where students cared about the environment. I expected a different type of student than the typical high school student. Boy was I wrong. First off, if ESF is so concerned with the environment, why isn't it a smoke free campus? It seems I am constantly breathing in cigarette smoke. On top of that a large proportion of students smoke pot. Which in my opinion is disgusting. I am housed in ESF's "beautiful" Centennial Hall. I am surrounded by loud obnoxious freshman...on top of that I have awful roommate. Other than the social aspects, the education at ESF is not as great as they brag about. One of the professors is exasperated and frustrated when students as a question, however, there are a few who are extremely kind and helpful. I live 30 minutes from home and I find myself going home every weekend because the student body is beyond annoying. I would never recommend this school. I am a freshman student and thank God I will be transferring in the Spring out of this awful place.
1st Year Female -- Class 2015
Scholastic Success: A, Education Quality: F
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Undergrads be weary!BrightBiology
Undergrads be weary! If you want to be respected by your Profs. and peers SUNY ESF might not be the place for you. The same can be said if you expect to be gainfully employed after your time there. I have found that although most of the Profs are approachable they do not play well with others. They are judgmental and reluctant to form any sort of bond with the majority of their students especially depending on ones major. Of course there are exceptions to this rule. The academic rigor of the school can also make students be cut-throat at times. Choose your friends will certainly need them for study groups! I cannot say that I am happy that I spent two years at SUNY ESF earning what turns out to be an unmarketable degree. I can happily say that I will never have to go through it again!
2nd Year Female -- Class 2009
University Resource Use/ spending: A, Collaboration/Competitive: D
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I graduated from ESF with a BS inQuite BrightBiology
I graduated from ESF with a BS in Wildlife Science. ESF is a very specialized school and if you want to go into environmental biology, forestry, or related fields this school is the right one for you. The diversity of classes I was offered was amazing and they were taught by high quality, innovative professors. Most professors would go above and beyond to help students (with the exception of several... but every school has that). Another huge plus academically is the amount of lab and field work. ESF has such a large campus with so many research stations around NY that it is almost impossible to not get involved in research. Because of this I was extreamly prepared when I graduated for either grad school or a job.

The campus life was also great. The school provides activities for students ranging from organizations such as the wildlife society to the outdoor club (which always has some climbing or backpacking trip planned almost every weekend) to TGIF socials (where a student lounge is converted into a bar and students over 21 get free beer). Even without the activities the college provides there is always something to do. There is not to large of a greek life, but people are always coming up with new trips and parties so it's never dull. When you first come to the college the staff will tell you that a ESF student works hard but plays harder :) The academics are definitly challanging but you will come out prepared. And despite the amount of work you do as a student, almost all students also figure out to have just as much play. Within a year of graduating I recieved my dream job (being a zookeeper).

3rd Year Female -- Class 2006
Education Quality: A+, Individual Value: F
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