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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
SUNY Geneseo is an above-average public college located in Geneseo, New York. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,375 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the SUNY Geneseo acceptance rate is 65%. Popular majors include Psychology, Biology, and Communications. Graduating 81% of students, SUNY Geneseo alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,100.
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
Branch of
SUNY System
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
State University of New York Athletic Conference

SUNY Geneseo Rankings

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SUNY Geneseo Admissions

Acceptance Rate
65%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1120-1300
ACT Range
24-28
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$17,673/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,269/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
81%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.54 responses
33%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.67 responses
29%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.66 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    12%
  • On Campus
    88%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,375Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
143
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 46 responses
  • Academically Competitive
    33%
  • Motivated
    33%
  • Stressed
    15%
  • Boring and from some rural area
    7%
  • Happy but Busy
    7%
  • Fun
    4%
  • horrific
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.72 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.89 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 45 responses
  • Outstanding
    42%
  • Worthwhile
    29%
  • Endurable
    7%
  • Home away from home
    7%
  • Whatever
    7%
  • Absolutely terrible
    4%
  • Isolating
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
81%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
64%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.39 responses
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SUNY Geneseo Reviews

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Having just completed my first year at SUNY Geneseo, I can say I really enjoy the school. Coming from a very diverse inner-city school district, the diversity is almost nonexistent- there are a ton of stereotypical greek life people, but that makes the party scene pretty fun at least. Not a ton to do in the area unless you drive, and since everyone can bring cars there are never any parking spaces available. I'm excited to return, though, as I did form a solid friend group and meet a really great guy. Teachers I had were all fantastic throughout COVID-19 considering my family had a good share of health problems. Physics/Astronomy department rocks! Not my major, but definitely has some of the best professors.
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I've had a great academic experience so far! I am an International Relations major and the Political Science department is one of the best in Geneseo, I love all my professors! The school's administration is the main problem, they are very disorganized and shady, the students are often left out of the school's plans. We don't even have a library, the administration plans to open it in 2025 so no one will be able to use it in five years! I hate Pres. Battles!
I can not stress enough how much the people here just seem to skate by, I couldn't name a handful of people who are actually happy. Greek life overruns the school, you will get asked the question "what are you in" once a day from beginning to end of your Geneseo journey. Good luck going to parties without being in or knowing someone in a frat or on a sports team. Even my closest friends to date regret coming here, not a single person I know here has not contemplated transferring. The administration is also a joke, we won't even have a functioning library until 2025. The classes you want are also beyond difficult to get into if you aren't a senior, it's a scramble once a semester at 7 am to even try to grab 13 reasonable credits.