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

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Biotechnology transfer student.Quite BrightOther
Biotechnology transfer student. If you're not a transfer student this school is good for you, or if you have only completed about a year of college classes. The school is absolutely horrible for transfer students. You're much better coming in here as a freshman and going through their pipeline of academics. Overall the school is a nice looking school and had previously been given great reviews, even by some of my friends. After being here though the logistics for transfers is way below average for satisfaction. The current classes I attend do not teach you anything. I am not paying to hear about current issues. You need to develop your own class for yourself. Just as one of the other posters said "you're better off reading and memorizing a text book than you are attending a class". I am very disgusted with coming to this school.
1st Year Male -- Class 2016
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Education Quality: F
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The general attitude of ESF towards the environmentBrightOther
The general attitude of ESF towards the environment is good and the people there are often nice and fun to be around (aside form the many pot heads). However, I was greatly disappointed when it came to nearly everything about the academics.

The coursework is not only difficult, but it is nearly impossible to do even for very good students. A student is better off reading and memorizing the book than going to class, because the professors don't teach everything they need to, not even close.

The Professors are varied and while some are nice, most are very hard to reach and very cold. One that I had for my first two semesters was downright unstable, having mood swings in class and sending students crying from her office because they dared to be responsible and come to her with questions for clarification.

Advising is a nightmare as students are left mostly on their own to make curriculum decisions. Advisers are most interested in getting you out of their office quickly, not in helping the students. Also, some classes are closed without notification to the students and opened later on, causing already stressed students to monitor their enrollment sheets for days at a time in the hopes that a class will open up.All in all this school care more about money and appearances then the mental and physical health of their students. Stay far away from this school if you value your sanity.

1st Year Female -- Class 2017
Extracurricular Activities: B, Education Quality: 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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