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Reviews 218 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Sophomore

Local Area: I'm from a big city so the cultural aspect is much more limited. That being said syracuse is great for college because it's not to big that you have to worry about paying a lot for living and eating or being to isolated from campus but also not small that you feel like the only thing you can do is on campus. The mall's pretty good, although I think the shopping could be better. It would be nice if there was a stronger music scene and since the city isn't that big there are a lot of outdoor opportunities a short drive away.

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: If they are your type its okay but I don't really find any of the guys in my classes attractive. Its either hippy or red neck, haha .. but there are a few cute ones. I'd say SU has the cuter guys, but their more douchier while esf guys are nicer

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I like a lot of the people I met and the cool classes I can take. I don't like the weather.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: If you want to stay in the upstate area its grey for getting a job, if not then you will have to do your own research to find internships. Don't forget about SU right next door for this stuff since they have a lot more well connected people. ESF does have a lot of experienced professionals in specific fields though if you are into specific research stuff.

2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Some classes are really great and challenging and others I wonder why do they make this a required course because it is a complete joke and the professors have no idea how to teach or organize their thoughts. Personally I would rather be challenged because I am paying for this unlike high school. Other programs may be different but efb has this aspect. I have really learned how to memorize but critical thinking wise, I did more in high school. The other thing that's weird is that some of the higher level classes are easier than the intro classes, which I think might have to do with the large amount of community college kids. Labs are also hit or miss. If you have a good TA it can be a good experience but TAs with no public speaking skills make it three hours of hell. There is a lot of variety which is good. Teachers are not that great with grading on time too.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safety wise its fine. Since SU likes to party at all hours of the night students are always around or its a blizzard and everyone is staying warm inside. But people have had trouble with townies after parties have been shut down on friday/ saturday in off campus neighborhoods so keep an eye out for that. But my opinion personally is that a lot of people here were just sheltered and just assume people are shady by looking at them when really they are harmless if you leave them alone. Health wise its different. The center is kinda far away from esf. I've gone to times with some kinda serious problems and they weren't very helpful, one of the issues still bothers me. There is a real hospital super close though.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: ESF is allowed to rush for frats/ sororities. But once they know you go to esf your not very likely to get into esf bc many su kids don't like when we use their stuff and this qualifies as there "stuff". I was in a sorority but it was brand new so I think they were more desperate for members. But everyone I met was very nice to me for the most part. Bottom tier greek people are nice but when you get to the top tier that's when you start to see more of your typical stereotypes.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: ESF athletic teams are actually pretty good but no one pays a whole lot of attention to them compared to SU sports. There are no ESF athletic centers, it is all su, I think it'd be cool if we had one in the dorms.. time will tell. But we can use su which is pretty cool. The only thing I wish they had was an indoor track students could use bc its almost impossible to go running in the winter. There are also a ton of inter mural sports at su we can play.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The only reason I didn't give it five was because many of the houses are older so washers and stuff may not be top notch and it can get chilly in the winter. The houses are super cheap though, well it depends. If you go with one of the monopoly places the campus hill, then no, but if you go with an independent you get a good deal. I know someone who got a whole three story house for 350 a month. The off campus area is also really close to campus and the bus stop which can take you to destiny and downtown. But if you have a pet it might be harder to find a place.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I love marshall street, its actually one of the reasons I chose this school, haha. But it is a bit of hike from esf. They have popular chains like starbucks and insomnia but also independent places like bleu monkey and varsity. There is a lot to choose from. The only thing I wish is that they had a late night coffee place. Some of it is a little pricey depending on what you get. Westcott's also pretty cool too.

2 College Sophomore

Administration: From what i've heard from both professors and students is that they are a hassle to deal with but i've never dealt with them personally

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Most of the parties I have been to are SU so... if this is only esf i would give it a 2 star. It is also important to factor in the weather. Nearly half of the year everyone is in hibernation compared to the first and last months of the year where packs of people flood the street. There are a lot of walk in parties, frat parties and word of mouth party. It does help getting to know some su kids though if you want a "wild party" compared to esf ones which are more laid back but still fun.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I think I got a good deal, but it still bothers me that I pay nearly twice as much as in state students who are way less involved in the campus community and are worse students than me. But overall it is still a great bargain compared to SU and any of the other schools I looked at during high school.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Sadler has a lot to choose from but the dining plan is very expensive. Compared to paying 20 per meal I now pay $60 for 2 weeks of food by food shopping and making my own food. Trailhead is also over priced and I think you get a better deal eating at the SU cafes, with the exception of coffee. People's place, in the basement of hendricks is also great. But if you know when campus events are there is a ton of ways to score free food

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are really nice. They are brand new, carpeted, no brick walls, and you have your own bathroom. That being said they are very isolated which makes it hard in the winter when walking is the only transportation method and limits your social circle to the esf freshman class. The RA's are not always the most friendliest and understanding towards new freshman trying to get organized and the computer lab sucks. There is no real study space and if you need to be up late bird library is the closest one which is about a mile away. The lounging area is average because it is concrete so it looks like a half renovated basement and its an open floor plan so you can hear everything which makes it nearly impossible to watch the tv. The washers and dryers are good.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: The Administration here if pretty fair, there are rules where there should be and they are enforced to a reasonable extent. As long as you don't push the limits on some of them, there should be no problem.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There are a lot of options when it comes to the party scene here at ESF. I know a lot of people that choose not to go out, but for those that want to finding a party isn't exactly difficult. Both ESF and SU throw a lot of off campus house parties, and if you're not into that there's always the bar scene. For those that don't like to drink there are events held almost every Friday in Nifkin to keep you busy.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The school does a great job of getting you all the financial aid you need.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Food: It's true that SU's meal plans are unreasonably priced, the good thing is that you have options. Instead of purchasing SU's meal plan I chose to go with Trailhead dollars only. ESF"s meal plan is much cheaper and well worth it. Trailhead has the best campus quality food I have experienced and you can use Trailhead dollars towards Treehouse. Treehouse is a little cafe located in the basement of Bray Hall, it's sort of like a little 7/11 you can go to for coffee, snacks, and a lot of other convenient on the go foods.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I'm a transfer student over from Pace University's Westchester campus, compared to the dorms there ESF's are phenomenal. Centennial Hall is relatively new and has a lot of housing options from the two person freshmen dorms to suites and even full-sized apartments. They can be expensive but it does pay to be this close to campus, especially on those cold snowy days over the winter.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I mean, we can party, but we prefer to work.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: ESF's food is great, just dont go to SU

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Centennial Hall has wonderful ammenities, and is beautiful, not to mentoion less then 5 years old!

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: If you plan to move off campus, you have to start looking for houses and appartments at least six months before because we are competing for off campus housing with students from Syracuse University.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There aren't a lot of places that offer student discounts, but the prices are still pretty fair and many restaurants offer delivery to the dorms.

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