834 reviews
  1. Geneseo, NY
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A-
SUNY Geneseo is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
State University of New York Athletic Conference
Address
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

SUNY Geneseo Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
59%
SAT Scores Range
1120-1320
ACT Scores Range
25-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for SUNY Geneseo

Cost

Net Price
$15,850/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,704/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,295/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,320/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,359/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,900/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.54 responses
35%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.57 responses
30%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.56 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,455Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Academically Competitive
    35%
  • Motivated
    35%
  • Stressed
    19%
  • Happy but Busy
    8%
  • Fun
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.62 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.79 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Outstanding
    49%
  • Worthwhile
    34%
  • Endurable
    9%
  • Whatever
    6%
  • Isolating
    3%

After SUNY Geneseo

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
78%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
64%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.39 responses

SUNY Geneseo Reviews

834 reviews
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SUNY Geneseo is a school of 5000 set in a rural part of Western New York. The college is vibrant and filled with activities. The school is called "Harvard on the Hill" and for good reason. The Honors college of the SUNY system, Geneseo is populated by some of the brightest students in New York State. Future artists, athletes, and scientists all found their way here and mixed working hard with playing hard--and not just in the typical college party culture. It was easy to maintain a clean lifestyle, as everyone was incredibly accepting and there were always things to do.
However, the college has made some choices without consulting the student body regarding funding and program changes, which has left many students feeling frustrated and ignored. If the communication between students and administrators had been stronger, my experience would have been close to perfect.
I love Geneseo. The academics and professors are unbeatable for the price. I have had absolutely transformative experiences in classes I've taken here. I have been challenged by classes, yet always felt I had many resources available for help when I needed it. The campus community is largely supportive, open-minded and positive. Students here are smart and kind. Obviously there are exceptions -- I might be biased but I believe Greek life here is somewhat insidious. Regardless, I have had very positive experiences here that have really made me grow and mature, have made amazing lifelong friends, and have learned a lot.
Geneseo is truly an amazing bang-for-your-buck. The school has rigorous academics while providing a safe, happy environment to live in while you get your education. The staff here truly work their hardest to make this the best experience possible, and you really receive a lot for what little you pay in the cost of attendance. The vast majority dorms are clean and well taken care of, and pleasant to reside in. The campus food is highly rated and Geneseo is one of the best colleges in the country for gluten-free and vegan options. The nightlife is abundantly present Thursday-Saturday, as well as some Wednesdays and other special occasions. Most professors truly want students to achieve great things, and are willing to help them get there.