SUNY Geneseo is ...
NCAA Division III (without football)
State University of New York Athletic Conference
High School GPA
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.54 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.57 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.56 responses
Most Popular Majors
Business Administration and Management121 Graduates
Mathematics & Statistics77 Graduates
Special Education and Teaching68 Graduates
International Relations and National Security Studies57 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.62 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.79 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.39 responses
SUNY Geneseo Reviews
Review SUNY Geneseo
I came to Geneseo very optimistic, but it has been the most demoralizing experience of my life thus far. Most professors are either incompetent or set ridiculous expectations, or sometimes they fit both criteria. The only reason I am giving this a 4 star rating is because I couldn't think of another SUNY school I would rather go to. Transfer students, such as myself are often stigmatized by intolerant professors such as Julia Walker as being "lazy", and will struggle to fit in socially and establish a group of friends for their short remaining 2 years here. Luckily if you have no personality and don't mind giving up your dignity, you can rush a fraternity or sorority, have fun destroying your GPA given the ridiculous social requirements and hazing. And many students here including myself could have just as easily gone to Fredonia, Buff State, Albany, etc., and graduated with a 3.9-4.0, but instead we will be graduating here, struggling to get a 3.6-3.7 at BEST!
Geneseo is a place that you should go to if you like eating at applebees. Some disrespect to applebee's, maybe less for the students. I absolutely loved the faculty in my department, but I think the reason I loved them so much is because they felt as trapped as I did. You're in a very rural place, they've shut down the entire arts and computer sciences departments, and last I heard they were limiting access to the auditorium for student art clubs (I'm talking a capella here) to once a semester because they're not profitable. It gets pretty homogeneous which is hard, especially if you're a downstater. If you really have your heart set on the academics (which I get, because they can actually be pretty good!) I would recommend learning how to drive, and maybe just commuting from Rochester proper if you can, because the people who rent out apartments there aren't nearly as slumlord-y and you can at least achieve something resembling quality of life.
I was very excited to go here as a Freshman, and that feeling lasted maybe one semester. All of the academic buildings, except for the science center, are very outdated and some rooms are roped off because of asbestos or plumbing issues. If you don't belong to a Greek organization, then you can rarely get into parties, and if you are in a Greek organization the hazing is pretty bad. My roommate rushed one of the sororities on campus and didn't come home for a week. When she did come home, she had not showered or ate an actual meal since I saw her last and seemed emotionally broken. What was really unsettling was that she wasn't "allowed" to tell me what they did to her. Diversity is also barely a thing at this school, and we had a hate crime involving antisemitic graffiti just last year. Looking back, I really wish I had picked a different school to attend because I become less and less comfortable at Geneseo every semester.